Please visit http://boonestle.blogspot.com/ for the new home of the Boo Nestle Campaign where you can find answers to these questions:
What is Boo Nestle?
What Did Nestlé Do To Deserve a Boycott?
What Brands Should I Avoid? What Can I Do?
Nestle’s brands dominate the market in many categories including, most egregiously, baby formula and foods (including Good Start formula, Gerber, Gerber Graduates) bottled water (including Arrowhead, Deer Park, Perrier, Poland Spring, San Pellegrino), dairy products (including Coffee-Mate), and ice cream (including Dreyers, Edy’s, Haagen-Dazs, Drumstick) but also dinner and diet meals (including Hot Pockets, Buitoni, Stouffer’s, Lean Cuisine), breakfast items (including Carnation Instant Breakfast), coffee and beverages (including Juicy-Juice, Nesquik, Nescafe, Nestea), petcare (including Alpo, Cat/Dog Chow, Fancy Feast, Friskies, Purina), nutrition and health (including Jenny Craig, Power Bar) and last but not least, most of us know about… chocolate and candy.
If you’re disgusted by what you’ve learned about the Nestle Corporation and want to vote with your wallet but are overwhelmed by the magnitude of their portfolio, here’s a small way to make a difference right now — don’t buy Nestle chocolate, candy and foods this Halloween.
If you want to participate, here are the major candy brands to avoid:*
- Baby Ruth
- Butterfinger & Butterfinger Crisp
- Crunch including Crisp, Miniatures & Buncha Crunch
- Kit Kat (manufactured by Hershey under license in North America)
- Oh Henry
- Wonka: Pxy Stix, Gobstoppers, Spree, Laffy Taffy, Nerds incl Nerds Rainbow Rope, Fun Dip, Runts, SweeTarts, Shockers, Mix-Ups, Wonka Bar, Tinglerz, Kazoozles, Gummies, Harry Potter-branded candy
- 100 Grand
Also, if you’re having a Halloween party, avoid these brands that you might use for party food:
- Nestle Toll House (chocolate chips, refrigerated cookie dough)
- Juicy Juice
- Jamba Ready-to-Drink
- La Lechera (condensed milk)
- Nestle Abuelita chocolate
- Nestle Crunch Ice Cream and Dibs
- Nestle Hot Cocoa
- Taster’s Choice
- YoCrunch yogurt
* The above lists the relevant brands Nestle manufacturse themselves but there are many other products and brands they are involved with distributing, licensing (such as Kit-Kat) or have partial ownership of in the US and globally so there may be other products in the Halloween aisle but at least this is a start.
If you’re in Canada, follow this link for a list of their Canadian-distributed brands.
If I’m missing any other Halloween-related Nestle-owned or -related brands, please post a comment below.
If you’re looking for ways to celebrate Halloween without Nestle, read Forget goblins: it’s the (Nestle) candy that should scare you on Musings on Mamahood (who is @doudoubebe on Twitter).
If you’re wondering why you should boycott Nestle in any capacity, here’s a shortcut to the primer on the topic as well as the ever-growing list: An open letter to the attendees of the Nestle Family blogger event (by @phdinparenting) and the Anthology of Nestle Activist Blog Posts & Twitter Names by Best For Babes (by @bestforbabes).
Originally published on October 5, 2009 but republished to make it easier to find!
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