Milk Alternatives

Always read ingredient lists carefully. Carrageenan may be present in the final product but not listed on the ingredients label when it is used as a “processing aid,” for example in cream. We recommend contacting the company directly if you would like to confirm whether carrageenan is in the final product. Read more on processing aids here, and view USDA safe and suitable ingredients here.

Note: The law does not require ingredients to be listed on alcoholic beverages, and carrageenan is commonly used to clarify beer.

You can contact companies in the left column using the links provided.
Please note that all brands listed with an asterisk (*) supply products both with and without carrageenan.

Organic Dairy

Buttermilk with Carrageenan Buttermilk without Carrageenan
(Organic buttermilk producers that used to add carrageenan have reformulated their products to be carrageenan-free)
  • Butterworks Farm
  • Clover Stornetta
  • Hawthorne Valley
  • Kalona Supernatural
  • Natural By Nature
  • Organic Valley
Chocolate Milk With Carrageenan Chocolate Milk without Carrageenan
  • Castle Rock Organic Farms
  • Cow Wow Cereal Milk
  • Crystal Ball Farms
  • Equal Exchange Hot Chocolate (powdered)
  • Horizon
  • Organic Valley (except shelf-stable)*
  • Strafford Organic Creamery
  • Thomas Organic Creamery
Cottage Cheese with Carrageenan Cottage Cheese without Carrageenan
  • Kalona Supernatural (regular and lowfat)
  • Nancy’s
  • Organic Valley (regular and lowfat)
Cream with Carrageenan Cream without Carrageenan
  • Butterworks Farm
  • Clover Stornetta*
  • Kalona Supernatural
  • Natural By Nature (heavy cream)*
  • Organic Valley (Pasteurized only, not Ultra Pasteurized)*
  • Strauss Family Creamery
  • Trickling Springs Creamery
Eggnog with Carrageenan Eggnog without Carrageenan
  • Kalona Supernatural
  • Strauss Family Creamery
  • Organic Valley
Ice Cream with Carrageenan Ice Cream without Carrageenan
  • Alden’s
  • Castle Rock Organic Farms
  • Crystal Ball Farms
  • Green and Black’s Organic
  • Julie’s
  • Mapleton’s Organic
  • Publix (note: Publix conventional ice cream does contain carrageenan)
  • Strafford Organic Creamery
  • Strauss Family Creamery
  • Three Twins
Kefir with Carrageenan Kefir without Carrageenan
No organic kefir found with carrageenan – carrageenan is sometimes used in conventional kefir
  • Butterworks Farm
  • Cedar Summit (pourable yogurt)
  • Fresh Made
  • Helios
  • Lifeway
  • Nancy’s
  • Organic Pastures
  • Organic Valley (pourable yogurt)
Shelf-Stable Milk with Carrageenan (“milk boxes”) Shelf-Stable Milk without Carrageenan (“milk boxes”)
  • Horizon
  • Organic Valley (regular, lowfat, strawberry, vanilla)*
Sour Cream with Carrageenan Sour Cream without Carrageenan
  • 365 Whole Foods
  • Clover Stornetta
  • Horizon (regular only)*
  • Kalona Supernatural
  • Organic Valley (regular and lowfat)
  • Nancy’s
  • Strauss Family Creamery
  • Wallaby Organic
Yogurt with Carrageenan Yogurt without Carrageenan
  • Horizon (Tuberz™)*
  • Publix
  • Trader Joe’s (Squishers™ and all but European-style plain whole milk, Greek-style yogurt, and vanilla organic yogurt cups in 6-pack)* Ingredients vary in Trader Joe’s products. Please read ingredients labels carefully.
  • Yami Organic
  • 365 Everyday (Whole Foods)
  • Butterworks
  • Clover Farms
  • Crystal Balls Farm
  • Green Mountain Creamery
  • Hails Family Farm
  • Harris Teeter
  • Hawthorne Valley Farm
  • Helios
  • Horizon (all except Tuberz™)*
  • Kalona Supernatural
  • Latta
  • Maple Hill Creamery
  • Nancy’s
  • O Organics
  • Olympus
  • Pavel’s
  • Redwood Hill Farms
  • Saint Benoit
  • Seven Stars
  • Simple Truth
  • Smari
  • Stonyfield
  • Strauss Family Creamery
  • Thomas Organic Creamery
  • Trader Joe’s European-style plain whole milk, Greek-style yogurt, and vanilla organic yogurt cups* (Ingredients vary in Trader Joe’s products. Please read ingredients labels carefully.)
  • Traders Point
  • Trickling Springs Creamery
  • Trimona
  • Wallaby Organic
  • Wegman’s
  • White Mountain

Organic Dairy Alternative

Almond Milk with Carrageenan Almond Milk without Carrageenan
  • 365 Whole Foods
  • Beber
  • OMilk NYC
  • Trader Joe’s (refrigerated)* Ingredients vary in Trader Joe’s products. Please read ingredients labels carefully.
  • Wegman’s
  • Westsoy (the conventional line may contain carrageenan)
Cheese Alternative with Carrageenan Cheese Alternative without Carrageenan
  • Sunergia Soyfoods – SoyFeta and Soy Bleu Cheese
  • Vegan Gourmet (made with organic ingredients)
  • Dr-Cow
  • Heidi Ho
  • Miyoko’s Creamery (made with organic ingredients)
Chocolate Soymilk with Carrageenan Chocolate Soymilk without Carrageenan
  • Organic Valley
  • Tofu Shop
  • Soy Dream (enriched chocolate)
Coconut Milk with Carrageenan Coconut Milk without Carrageenan
  • Trader Joe’s (original, vanilla and light) Ingredients vary in Trader Joe’s products. Please read ingredients labels carefully.
  • Native Forest (canned milk or cream)
  • Pacific
  • So Delicious (all organic culinary milk, latte and coconut beverages)
  • Tropical Traditions (coconut cream concentrate)
Coconut Water with Carrageenan Coconut Water without Carrageenan
  • Coco Libre coconut water
  • Harmless Harvest Organic 100% Raw
  • Yoga Earth Purity (coconut water powder)
Coffee Creamer with Carrageenan Coffee Creamer without Carrageenan
  • Organic Valley
Frozen Dessert (non-dairy) with Carrageenan Frozen Dessert (non-dairy) without Carrageenan
  • So Delicious (coconut frozen desserts made with organic ingredients: all No Sugar Added products)*
  • 365 Whole Foods
  • Coconut Secret Raw Coconut Cream
  • Julie’s
  • Luna and Larry’s Coconut Bliss
  • Nadamoo
  • Natural Choice Fruit Bars
  • Organic Nectars
  • Sambazon
  • So Delicious (all frozen desserts and bars except those listed to the left)*
Hemp Milk with Carrageenan Hemp Milk without Carrageenan
No organic hemp milk found with carrageenan.
  • Hemp Bliss
Oat Milk with Carrageenan Oat Milk without Carrageenan
No organic oat beverages found with carrageenan.
  • Pacific Foods (organic original, organic vanilla)
Rice Milk with Carrageenan Rice Milk without Carrageenan
  • B.R.A.T. (all flavors)
  • Kirkland Signature
  • Natur-a
  • Nature’s Promise (Giant)
  • Rice Dream – shelf-stable (organic classic original, organic enriched original)*
  • Trader Joe’s (Ingredients vary in Trader Joe’s products. Please read ingredients labels carefully.)
Soymilk with Carrageenan Soymilk without Carrageenan
  • 365 Whole Foods* (all but Vanilla and Original Light)
  • Eden Soy (EdenSoy contains no carrageenan except for chocolate-flavored EdenSoy. Eden is in the process of reformulating its chocolate soy milk.)
  • Natur-a
  • Organic Valley
  • Pacific Foods (organic unsweetened original) Note: non-organic line contains carrageenan
  • So Nice (Natural flavor only)*
  • Soy Dream (Shelf Stable: classic vanilla and enriched chocolate; Refrigerated: classic original)*
  • Sunrise Soya (all except light fortified sweetened)*
  • Tofu Shop
  • Trader Joe’s Unsweetened in aseptic package (refrigerated does contain carrageenan)* Ingredients vary in Trader Joe’s products. Please read ingredients labels carefully.
  • Twin Oaks
  • Vermont Soy* (unsweetened)
  • Westsoy (original, unsweetened, lowfat)*
“Yogurt” (Non-Dairy) with Carrageenan “Yogurt” (Non-Dairy) without Carrageenan
  • No organic “yogurt” found containing carrageenan
  • Nancy’s (soy yogurt)
  • O’Soy (Stonyfield Organic soy yogurt)
  • So Delicious
  • Trader Joe’s (soy yogurt) Ingredients vary in Trader Joe’s products. Please read ingredients labels carefully.
  • Whole Soy & Co. (soy yogurt)
  • Wildwood (soy yogurt)
  • Yoso (soy yogurt)

Organic Nutritional Drinks & Supplements

Nutritional Drinks and Supplements  with Carrageenan Nutritional Drinks and Supplements without Carrageenan
  • Aloe Farms Aloe Vera Juice and Gel
  • Amazing Grass Kidz Superfood (removed carrageenan in 2015; read labels as old formulation may still be on shelves)
  • Aubrey Organics Pure Aloe Vera
  • B.R.A.T
  • Garden of Life
  • Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice*
  • NOW Aloe Vera Gel
  • Orgain (protein shakes, vegan nutritional shakes, meal powder and protein powder)
  • PediaSmart
  • Sambazon (Acai, Acai Berry + Yerba Mate + Guarana, Supergreens Kale + Ginger, Blended Breakfast, Amazon Energy)*
  • Svelte organic protein shakes

Organic Deli Meat

Deli Meat with Carrageenan Deli Meat without Carrageenan
  • Applegate (Packaged and Sliced: Roasted Chicken, Turkey Breast, Roasted Turkey Breast, Smoked Chicken, Smoked Turkey Breast)*
  • Applegate (Roast Beef, Genoa Salami, Uncured Ham)*
  • Organic Prairie

Organic Dips

Dips with Carrageenan Dips without Carrageenan
  • Marzetti’s Organic Ranch Veggie Dip
  • Simply Organic Dip Mixes

Organic Juice

Juice with Carrageenan Juice without Carrageenan
  • Lakewood (Acai Amazon Berry and Coconut)*
  • Apple and Eve
  • Columbia Gorge
  • Honest Kids
  • Knudsen’s (all flavors except Yumberry)
  • Lakewood (all flavors except Acai Amazon Berry and Coconut)*
  • Organic Valley
  • Publix
  • Santa Cruz
  • Uncle Matt’s

Organic Prepared Foods

Desserts/Snacks with Carrageenan Desserts/Snacks without Carrageenan
  • There are many without carrageenan. Please watch the ingredients labels.
Pizza with Carrageenan Pizza without Carrageenan
  • 365 Whole Foods
  • Amy’s (70% organic)
  • Annie’s Organic Frozen Pizza
  • Nature’s Promise
  • Publix
  • Rising Moon Organics (70% organic)
  • Trader Joe’s (Ingredients vary in Trader Joe’s products. Please read ingredients labels carefully.)
Prepared Meals with Carrageenan Prepared Meals without Carrageenan
  • Amy’s Baked Ziti Bowl, Kids Baked Ziti Bowl, Vegetable Lasagna
  • Cedarlane burritos
  • There are many prepared meals without carrageenan. Please watch the ingredients labels.

AVOID: Conventional/“Natural” Foods with Carrageenan

Below is a partial list of conventional products containing carrageenan. This list is not comprehensive, but provides examples of categories of foods where you may not expect to find carrageenan, like nutrition bars (Balance Bars), chocolate bars (Enjoy Life), and chicken strips (Butterball and Hormel).

Always check ingredients lists carefully when purchasing foods – some of the brands listed below carry products with and without carrageenan (for example, Kraft Philadelphia fat free cream cheese contains carrageenan, whereas Kraft Philadelphia regular cream cheese is carrageenan-free).

Chocolate/Candy Bars

  • Enjoy Life ChocoBoom™ Ricemilk and Ricemilk Crunch
  • PayDay Bar

Chocolate Milk/Powder

  • Borden (also eggnog and other flavors)
  • Carnation Breakfast Essentials
  • Garelick TruMoo™
  • Hood Simply Smart
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Nestle Nesquik
  • Ovaltine
  • Promised Land (also eggnog and other flavors)
  • Stop ‘n Shop

Coffee Beverages

  • Caribou (iced cofee in the can)
  • Coconut Cafe
  • International Delight
  • Starbucks drinks with soymilk

Coffee Creamer and Half and Half

  • Dairygold
  • Fresh Market half & half
  • Friendly Farms
  • Great Value (Walmart) half & half – please read the label, some may be on the market without carrageenan
  • Hood Fat Free coffee creamer
  • International Delight coffee creamer
  • King Island Coconut Milk coffee creamer
  • Meadowgold
  • Nestle Coffeemate, liquid (Only “Natural Bliss” full fat  flavors are carrageenan-free)
  • Silk non-dairy coffee creamer
  • So Nice non-dairy coffee creamer

Dairy (cottage cheese, sour cream, ricotta cheese, yogurt, etc.)

  • Activia (yogurt)
  • Big Y Foods (part skim ricotta cheese)
  • Brown Cow (some yogurts)
  • Byblos yogurt
  • Byrne Dairy (ultra-pasteurized half & half)
  • Cabot (sweetened light whipped cream, nonfat yogurt)
  • Carnation (evaporated milk and Breakfast Essentials)
  • Dannon (Oikos yogurt)
  • Darigold
  • Dean’s (cottage cheese)
  • Dragone (ricotta cheese)
  • Fit & Active (yogurt)
  • Friendship (non-fat cottage cheese)
  • Garelick Farms (cream, eggnog, whipped topping)
  • Great Value (Walmart)
  • Happy Farms (Aldi Foods)
  • Kemps (sour cream and cottage cheese)
  • Kraft (cottage cheeses and Philadelphia fat free cream cheese)
  • Kroger (CARBmaster nonfat milk)
  • LACTAID (Calcium enriched milk, chocolate milk, eggnog)
  • Land O’ Lakes (aerosol whipped cream, sour cream and cottage cheese)
  • Lucerne (heavy whipping cream)
  • Mid-America Farms
  • Nestle (Carnation evaporated milk)
  • Oakhurst (heavy cream)
  • Oberweis (chocolate milk)
  • Old Home Foods (sour cream, fat-free cottage cheese)
  • Pathmark (skim supreme)
  • Promised Land (whipping cream)
  • Reddi-Wip
  • Roundy’s (heavy whipping cream, cottage cheese, evaporated milk, more)
  • Shamrock Farms (cottage cheese and skim plus)
  • Sinton’s (whipping cream)
  • Starbucks (yogurt, whipped cream)
  • Trader Joe’s
    • coffee creamer
    • cottage cheese
    • many frozen dairy desserts
    • shelf-stable whipping cream
    • sour cream
  • Twin Brook Creamery (choclate milk and eggnog)
  • Westby (sour cream, yogurt, etc.)
  • Yogurtland

Dairy Alternatives
Also see organic dairy alternatives in table at top of page for alternative beverages

  • 8th Continent soymilk
  • Almond Breeze (Blue Diamond) – Watch ingredients labels: Blue Diamond has removed carrageenan as of 2016
  • Almond Dream
    • almond milk: original, unsweetened, vanilla, and unsweetened vanilla
    • frozen dessert
  • Archer Farms soymilk – Target
  • Bolthouse Farms soynog
  • Blue Monkey coconut milk
  • Califia Farms almond milk – Watch ingredients labels: Califia has removed carrageenan at the end of 2015
  • Chai Nog (Oregon Chai) soynog
  • Coconut Dream coconut beverages
  • Earth’s Own Almond Fresh almond milk
  • Engine 2 Plant-Strong almond milk
  • Flax USA flax milk
  • Friendly Farms almond milk (Aldi)
  • Great Value almond milk (Walmart)
  • Greenway unsweetened almond milk
  • Nature’s Place almond milk (unsweetened original and unsweetened vanilla)
  • Pacific Foods
    • hazelnut millk
    • hemp milk: unsweetened original, unsweetened vanilla and chocolate
    • rice milk
    • soymilk: all natural Select original and vanilla, all natural ultra original and vanilla
  • Rice Dream
    • frozen dessert
    • horchata
    • original unsweetened enriched refrigerated rice drink
  • Ryza rice milk
  • Silk
    • coconutmilk
    • soymilk and chocolate soymilk
    • soynog
  • Simple Truth Coconutmilk – Kroger
  • Simpli Oat Shakes (chocolate and coffee flavors only)
  • Simply Balanced almond milk (Target)
  • So Delicious (almond milk plus protein)
  • So Nice soymilk (all flavors except natural)
  • Sol (Sunrich Naturals) sunflower milk
  • Soy Dream
    • frozen dessert
    • soymilk: enriched vanilla and enriched original
  • Soy Slender (Westsoy) soymilk and chocolate soymilk
  • Starbucks (soymilk and cream may contain carrageenan, varies by store)
  • Sunflower Dream sunflower milk
  • Sunsational sunflower milk
  • Trader Joe’s
    • coconut milk
    • Soy Creamy frozen dessert
    • many other frozen desserts
  • Tofutti (all products)
  • Zico cocunut beverage (chocolate flavored)

Dairy-Free Cheese, Dips and Spreads

  • Butte Island Foods
  • Daiya (cheese slices; not cream cheese, cheese wedges or shredded cheese)
  • Dean’s
  • Go Veggie Foods
  • Lisanatti Foods – (reformulating to remove carrageenan, perhaps in mid-2016)
  • Marzetti’s Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips (all flavors)
  • Marzetti’s Veggie Dips (all flavors)
  • Shullsburg Creamery
  • Soy Kaas
  • Trader Joe’s


  • Dandies Vegan Marshmallows
  • Fresh & Easy Pudding
  • General Mills Fruit Gushers
  • Kozy Shack
  • Kraft Minute Tapioca
  • Little Debbie oatmeal snack cakes
  • Open Nature fruit and vegetable juice bars (Safeway)
  • Trader Joe’s dark chocolate covered caramels
  • Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt
  • Yoplait Frozen Greek Yogurt

Dressings (Salad)

  • Bolthouse Farms Yogurt

Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts

  • 365 (Whole Foods) Frozen Fruit Bars
  • Ben and Jerry’s
  • Blue Bell Creameries
  • Blue Bunny
  • Breyer’s
  • Chapman’s
  • Ciao Bella Gelato
  • Coldstone Creamery
  • Dairy Queen
  • Double Rainbow Sorbet
  • Edy’s
  • Friendly’s
  • Hood
  • Kemp’s
  • LaLoo’s goat milk ice cream
  • Lopez Island Creamery
  • Perry’s
  • Publix
  • Purple Door Ice Cream
  • Sassy Cow Creamery
  • Schwan’s
  • Snickers Ice Cream Bars
  • Tillamook
  • Turkey Hill (Premium flavors only)

Infant Formula

Currently all ready-to-drink (liquid) infant formula, except Gerber Good Start, contains carrageenan. Avoid carrageenan in infant formula by buying organic powdered formula.


  • Aidells (lunchmeat)
  • Aldi (Fit & Active turkey breast and ham, Lunch Mate smoked ham)
  • Butterball (chicken breast strips)
  • Columbus Naturals (oven roasted turkey)
  • Hormel (Natural Choice deli meats)
  • Kroger (raw chicken)
  • Oscar Meyer (Deli-Fresh)
  • Vita (Herring in Real Sour Cream)

Nutrition Bars

  • Balance Bars

Nutritional Drinks, Supplements and Teas
Please note that gel caps often contain carrageenan

  • Atkins ready to drink shake
  • Blue Bonnet Liquid Calcium Magnesium Citrate Plus Vitamin D3 (listed as “sea vegetable extract”)
  • Bolthouse Farms Protein PLUS and Perfectly Protein
  • Carnation Breakfast Essentials
  • dōTERRA gel caps
  • Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics
  • EAS 100% Whey Protein Powder
  • Ensure
  • Nestle Boost
  • Odwalla protein drinks
  • Ovega-3 (in capsules)
  • PediaSure
  • Premier Protein Shake
  • Pure Protein Shake
  • Six Star Pro Nutrition Instant Protein Smoothie
  • Slim Fast
  • Solgar calcium-magnesium citrate liquid
  • Yogi Green Tea Super Antioxidant
  • Young Living Oils gel caps
  • ZICO Coconut Water (chocolate)

Prepared Foods

  • Birds Eye Voila! Chicken Florentine
  • Buitoni Mushroom Agnolotti
  • Butterball Frozen Fully Cooked Turkey
  • Campbell’s (100% Natural Creamy Gouda Bisque, Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup)
  • Dempster’s tortillas
  • Gardenburger Malibu Burger
  • Gerber Graduates kids’ meals (ravioli)
  • Healthy Choice
  • Marie Callender’s pot pies
  • Rosetto Ravioli
  • Stouffer’s (meat loaf and fried chicken frozen dinners)
  • Trader Joe’s (chicken and cheese tamales)
  • Yves Veggie Cuisine
  • many grocery store rotisserie chickens (this is not a brand, but a note to check product ingredients)
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