The updated Nestle product boycott list

As promised, here is the updated Nestlé product list (current as of Oct. 7, 2009). The information below came from Nestlé USA product list, Corporate Watch, Gerber and Nestlé Brands.

Photo courtesy David Boyle
Photo courtesy David Boyle

Unfortunately, because Nestlé owns such a large number of products and I am only one person, I am finding it impossible to make this list complete. If you run across something that you know Nestlé makes that is not on this list, please leave me a comment so I can add it. Also, when in doubt, read the label, look for the Nestlé name in the fine print. Thanks!

Don’t know what the Nestle boycott is all about? Educate yourself. Check out my post, Annie’s (PhDinParenting’s) post and Best for Babies’ Anthology of Activist Blogs & Twitter Names. Remember, knowledge is power.


Candy and Chocolate:
Baby Ruth
Carlos V (“the authentic Mexican chocolate bar”)
Laffy Taffy
Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip
Nestle Abuelita chocolate
Nestle Crunch
Oh Henry!
Pixy Stix
100 Grand

Frozen Foods:
Lean Cuisine (frozen meals)
Lean Pockets (sandwiches)
Hot Pockets (sandwiches)
Stouffer’s (frozen meals)

La Lechera (sweetened condensed milk)
Libby’s Pumpkin
Nestle Tollhouse Morsels and baking ingredients

Ice Cream:
Dreyer’s (ice creams, frozen yogurts, frozen fruit bars, sherbets)
Edy’s (ice creams, frozen yogurts and sherbets)
Häagen-Dazs (ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, bars)
Nestle Delicias
Nestle Drumstick
Nestle Push-Ups
The Skinny Cow (ice cream treats)

Pet food:
Cat Chow
Dog Chow
Fancy Feast
Frosty Paws (dog ice cream treats)
Pro Plan


Jamba (bottled smoothies and juices)
Milo Powdered Beverage and Ready-to-Drink
Nescafé Café con Leche
Nescafe Clasico (soluble coffees from Mexico)
Nescafe Dolce Gusto
Nestle Juicy Juice 100% fruit juices
Nestle Carnation Malted Milk
Nestle Carnation Milks (instant breakfast)
Nestle Hot Cocoa Mix
Nestle Milk Chocolate
Nestle Nido (powdered milk for kids)
Taster’s Choice Instant Coffee

Specialty items:

Buitoni (pasta, sauce, shredded cheeses)
Maggi Seasonings
Maggi Taste of Asia

Infant Formula:
Nestle Good Start
Gerber Pure Water (for mixing with formula)

Baby Foods:
Gerber (cereals, juice, 1st Foods, 2nd Foods, 3rd Foods, etc.)
Gerber Graduates (snacks, meal options, side dishes, beverages, Preschooler meals/snacks, etc.)

Gerber – cups, diaper pins, pacifiers, bowls, spoons, outlet plugs, thermometers, tooth and gum cleanser, bottles (all of these are made by Gerber)

Breastfeeding supplies:
Gerber Seal ‘N Go breast milk storage bags, bottles, nipples, nursing pads, Breast Therapy warm or cool relief packs, Breast Therapy gentle moisturizing balm (all of these are made by Gerber)

Bottled Water:
Deer Park
Gerber Pure Water
Poland Spring
Pure Life
S. Pellegrino

Breakfast Cereals:
see joint ventures below

Performance Nutrition:

Jenny Craig

Joint Ventures (in which Nestle is partnered with another company):
Nestlé SA has several joint ventures. These are some of the larger ones:

Beverage Partners Worldwide, formed in 2001, is a joint venture between the Coca-Cola Company and Nestlé S.A. It concentrates on tapping markets in the beverage sectors, particularly ready-to-drink coffee and teas, such as Nestea.

Cereal Partners Worldwide is a joint venture between Nestlé and General Mills. From what I understand, in the USA, the cereals are made by General Mills. In the UK, they are made by Nestle.

Laboratories Innéov is a joint venture between Nestlé and L’Oréal, formed in 2002. Cosmetics included in are:

Dairy Partners Americas is a 50/50 partnership between New Zealand dairy multinational, Fonterra and Nestlé and was established in January 2003. The alliance now operates joint ventures in Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador and Colombia.

Other Nestle Boycotts:

If committing to a total Nestle boycott is too overwhelming, you might want to consider joining a week-long Nestle boycott. Baby Milk Action is hosting one for the week of Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, 2009.

Also, Danielle Friedland of Celebrity Baby Blog fame is hosting a #BooNestle Halloween candy boycott.

Whether you decide to join the boycott completely, the week-long boycott, the Halloween candy boycott or just a partial list boycott, I’d love it if you’d leave a comment and let me know. Thank you.

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135 thoughts on “The updated Nestle product boycott list”

  1. Nestle own Rowantrees and Maynards(spelling could be wrong)who make fruit gums, wine gums and lots of soft chewy sweets in Ireland & U.K. Don’t know if they’re in the U.S.

  2. This site has a fairly big list, with some products not on this list. It’s scary how much they own. I’m currently looking up many lists online, and trying to add everything.

  3. Because of the joint venture between L’Oreal and Nestle, this would include all products from The Body Shop. L’Oreal owns The Body Shop. Sad, but true. I had used their products for many years, but no longer. L’Oreal is an awful company anyway, but pairing up with Nestle makes it unacceptable.

  4. I have been boycotting nestle for over 10 years. Thanks for such a comprehensive list! Yay for You!!!

  5. I was just searching more info on Nestle after viewing Flow this weekend and found your blog Love it and this list of Nestle products. I’m making my household a Nestle free zone. And, I’d like to add Ozarka to the list of Nestle bottled waters.

  6. I feel slightly ashamed that I didn’t know anything about the Nestle boycott until today, when someone in our office (I’m in Oxford in the UK) said we shouldn’t be buying Nescafe because of the African baby scandal. I had. I’ve had to do a whole load of research to bring myself up to speed!

  7. I just found out about the boycott today 5/2/10. What a sad state of affairs. I have notified everyone I know and asked them to do the same. Thanks for the post. There are some pretty sad and shocking videos on YouTube pertaining to this topic which is what lead me here. Peace and blessings.

  8. Here are more brands to add. Please forgive me if they are already there, it was hard comparing my list to yours.
    Tribe Mediterranean Foods (they make hummus and such)
    Vitality Foodservice products
    Cini Minis
    Cookie Crisp
    Fitness (cereal)
    Smarties (British)
    Chef (foodservice)
    Chef-Mate (food service)
    Davigel Davifrais (food service)
    Minor’s (food service)
    Trio (food service)

  9. Thank you for a new list, has just weeded out a few more!
    I have only been Nestle free for a couple ofmonths now, but there is somethingabout doing it that makes you feel good and feel like you are doing something worthwhile. I dont think it will ever Stop Nestle from doing what they do, as there are too many people who dont give a monkey, but maybe in time.
    My 2 oldest children understand that we dont buy Nestle and more. They got a simple explanation that they are mean to the poor mummies and the rainforests and are greedy. At 6 and 4 that is enough of an explanation. When we are in the supermarket, they spot Nestle and say “oh look thats Nestle, we can’t buy that” They are sometimes more vigient than me. They tell our friends and family if they buy something Nestle that we dont buy it.
    Continue with the good work!


  10. i will gladly give up haagen-dazs, although it’s been so long since i’ve had it…other than that, i’m happy to say i don’t buy anything on that list. on the other hand, it doesn’t make for a very effective boycott. huh. thanks for the list. :)

  11. thanks for the list, we changed our grocery list to include all the nestle we can use. their stock will go through the roof this quarter, please continue to update the companies that we (75%) of americans should buy.

  12. Because I do 99% of my shopping at Whole Paycheck and Trader Joe’s…I avoid most of these brands b/c we are a GFCFSF family.

    But my poor dog will be finishing his last bag of Proplan. Thanks for posting the updated list.

    We will join you in avoiding all things Nestle.

  13. Wow I had no idea that Nestle Owned so much, How Greedy can people be. Absolutely turns my stomach. I’m happy to say that I buy hardly any of these items on the list for my family. The only thing on here that I will have to omit from my lifestyle is the Perrier. But at least its easy to substitute with another brand. Thank you so much for posting I found it hard to find a list online.

  14. I recently committed to boycott nestle completely and I must say it has been fairly easy. there ARE other brands to buy besides Nestle made brands. The one thing that i actually really loved that I no longer buy and still haven’t found something equally good is my Ovaltine (i didn’t see it on the list) and ussually if a store didn’t have ovaltine i would buy nestquick so yeah. but it’s a good cause so I will live without.

  15. do you guys realise how ridiculous you all are? WHO CARES IF A CHILD HELPED MAKE YOUR FOOD?? AS LONG AS IT’S GOOD
    nestle just tries to maximise profits as any business does, it’s not its job to find out what their suppliers do

  16. this is my shopping list for tomorrow

    Donna C. says:

    Here are more brands to add. Please forgive me if they are already there, it was hard comparing my list to yours.
    Tribe Mediterranean Foods (they make hummus and such)
    Vitality Foodservice products
    Cini Minis
    Cookie Crisp
    Fitness (cereal)
    Smarties (British)
    Chef (foodservice)
    Chef-Mate (food service)
    Davigel Davifrais (food service)
    Minor’s (food service)
    Trio (food service)
    May 16th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

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  19. A friend posted this site and I was shocked when I read about what Nestle is doing. I have no problem boycotting everything on the list except I can’t give up my Diet Coke >,< Other then that I will join in and stop buying anything else on the lists.

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