Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Brands Cheat Sheet

Several people asked for a copy of the grocery store brands cheat sheet I put together so that I can avoid Kraft, PepsiCo, and Nestle products*.

 Here's a pdf that you can download. I realized that I didn't double check to be sure that it included Cadbury (owned by Kraft now) which has quite a few products of its own to watch out for. Obviously anything with Cadbury in the name, but also unexpected products like Trident and Chiclets are made by them.

Also, I removed most of the brands that are available only in foreign countries and a couple of things like power drinks that I never use. Just FYI.

I'll do that on Monday and update it if need be.

As well as boycotting, be sure that you write or email the companies directly to express your concern about Senomyx's flavor program and their participation. Also it would be nice to contact Campbells' and Solae to let them know you appreciate their pulling out of Senomyx' program once they knew the full truth.

To make it easy, I'm including the contact info again below.

Contact the companies at:

Kent Snyder, CEO
4767 Nexus Centre Drive
San Diego, California 92121

Paul Bulcke, CEO
Nestlé USA
800 North Brand Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91203

Jamie Caulfield, Sr.VP
PepsiCo, Inc.
700 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577

Irene Rosenfeld, CEO
Kraft Foods/Cadbury Chocolate
Three Lakes Drive
Northfield, IL 60093

Contact Campbell and Solae with appreciation at:

Edmund M. Carpenter, CEO
Campbell Soup
1 Campbell Place
Camden, NJ 08103-1701

Mr. Torkel Rhenman Chief Executive Officer
4300 Duncan Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63110

*Because of their participation in a flavor program that uses HEK 293 – human embryonic kidney cells taken from an electively aborted baby to produce taste receptors.


  1. What a long list! Thank you...

  2. Thank you very much for providing this list! I shared the info from your previous posts with friends, and now I'll direct them here for the list. They were as appalled as I was to hear of this program.

    Bridget N.

  3. Thank you for your hard work on this. I just want to encourage everyone to write letters as well.

  4. Thank you for sharing this information and I will be passing it on. Hard to believe how screwed up the world is getting....

    PS, you just won a blogging award at the Lina Lamont Fan Club ( Congratulations, and beware of the curse....

  5. thanks for this - just posted about you and this whole disgusting mess on my blog. horrible....

  6. :falls off chair:

    Nooooooooo, not Fig Newtons! Et tu, Edy's?

    Well, thank God I already gave up Lean Pockets years ago . . .

    Thank you VERY much for putting this list together, Julie.

  7. Thank you for posting this. Is there any way to find out who makes various store brands?

  8. Terentia ... I'd advise checking Wikipedia (it is amazing what info is contained therein or checking with the store itself). :-)

    Nissa ... oooo, I LOVE Lina Lamont and can't wait to check out the award! Thank you! :-)

  9. Thanks for doing this and sharing this, Julie! You da best! :)

  10. Lisa Vasilak7/5/11, 6:50 AM

    Thanks for the list. I knew about Pepsi and Nestle but not Kraft. This is just so sick!!!

  11. Thanks for putting this list together!

  12. Wow! Had NO idea they (anyone) thought it was a good idea to use embryo cells to test FLAVOR of all things. Guess dead babies are just commodities for commerce to them -- UGH!--- How far society's thinking has gone down the flusher - can you imagine 100 years ago, even 50 years ago or LESS..........any but a VERY few thinking of this as a good idea....Brought to you by the crooked judges and crooked judgment of Roe V. Wade!! Going to say the Divine Mercy chaplet for an end to this - and of course to spread the sad news - Thanks for getting the word out!! Sugarcat3 here, like your blog.