Indie Brands That Aren’t

This is my disappointingly-sure-to-be-ever-growing list of independent brands that aren’t.  If you’re concerned about what your money finances it’s important to know to whom it goes after you’ve used it to purchase goods.  Oftentimes the final destination will surprise you.

Brand Owner
Annie's Homegrown Foods General Mills
Arrowhead Mills and Health Valley Hain Celestial
Back to Nature Kraft
Barbara's Bakery Weetabix
Bear Naked Granola Kelloggs
Ben & Jerry's Unilever
Blue Moon Beer MillerCoors
Burt's Bees Clorox
Cascadian Farms and Muir Glen Organic General Mills
Dagoba Chocolate Hershey
Green and Black (organic chocolate) Schweppes
Horizon Milk Dean Foods
Honest Tea Coca Cola
Kashi and Morningstar Farms Kelloggs
Miss Vickie’s Frito Lay (Pepsico)
Mother's Quaker Oats/Pepsico
Mrs. Meyers Clean Day SC Johnson
Naked Juice Pepsi
Odwalla Coca-Cola
R.W. Knudsen and Santa Cruz Organic Smuckers
Scharffen Berger Hershey
Seeds of Change Mars
Stacy's Pita Chips Frito Lay
Stoneyfield Farm Dannon
Tom's of Maine Colgate-Palmolive
Vans and SmartWool VFC (Owns Lee Wrangler Timberland etc)
Vitamin Water Coca-Cola

You also should reconsider buying any Nestle products.  They’re quite the corporationHere’s a list of their brands.  It’s a lot.

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