19 Brands You Didn’t Know Were Owned By Giant Corporations

I feel so lied to.

1. Blue Moon beer

Owned by: MillerCoors Brewing

ID: 1022441

2. Mrs. Meyers Clean Day

Owned by: SC Johnson

ID: 1022445

3. Kashi

Owned by: Kellogg’s (officially known as The Kellogg Company)

ID: 1022464

4. Stacys Pita Chips

Owned by: Frito-Lay

ID: 1022475

5. Naked Juice

Owned by: PepsiCo

ID: 1022511

6. Odwalla

Owned by: Coca-Cola

ID: 1022522

7. Stonyfield Farms yogurt

Owned by: Groupe Danone, a.k.a. Dannon (80% ownership)

ID: 1023506

8. See’s Candies

Owned by: Berkshire Hathaway (Warren Buffett’s company)

ID: 1023609

9. Burt’s Bees

Owned by: Clorox

ID: 1023635

10. Altoids

Owned by: Wrigley, which was bought by Mars, Inc. and Berkshire Hathaway.

ID: 1023713

11. Goose Island beer

Owned by: Anheuser-Busch InBev

ID: 1023975

12. Toblerone

Owned by: Mondelēz, which is made up of the cookie/candy/gum division of Kraft and Cadbury after they merged.

ID: 1024003

13. Tom’s of Maine

Owned by: Colgate-Palmolive

ID: 1024470

14. Pepperidge Farm

Owned by: Campbell Soup Company

ID: 1024551

15. Marmite

Owned by: Unilever

ID: 1024629

16. Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

Owned by: Unilever

ID: 1024694

17. The Art of Shaving

Owned by: Proctor and Gamble

ID: 1025191

18. Bear Naked granola

Owned by: The Kellogg Company

ID: 1025205

19. Orangina

Owned by: Dr Pepper Snapple Group, which was previously part of Cadbury Schweppes, which sold to Kraft, then Kraft split off the beverage division so Dr Pepper Snapple was separate again (and still owns Orangina). Phew!

ID: 1025300

Wanna see more? Here’s a handy (and depressing) map:


ID: 1026602

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated that Toblerone was currently owned by Kraft Foods. Toblerone is owned by Mondelēz International, which was previously owned by Kraft and owns former Kraft brands. A previous version misstated complete spellings of several brand names. (3/29/13)

ID: 1026393

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