There are many sour cream brands available in the United States as you can see from the list below. We would be amazed if anybody has tried all the products on the list, not to mention the few smaller brands we likely missed. While not every sour cream is available nationwide, this should provide you with a good idea of what brands are out there.
We start out by highlighting some of the popular brands of sour cream. If you scroll to the bottom, you will see a table with an extensive list of brands.
Breakstone’s is a brand of Kraft Foods. They make regular, reduced-fat, and fat-free sour cream. Regular comes in 8 oz., 16 oz., 24 oz., and 48 oz. sizes. Reduced-fat and fat-free come in 8 oz. and 16 oz. sizes.
Cabot is a co-op made up of 800 farms in New England and New York. The co-op began in Cabot, Vermont way back in 1919. Its first products were butter and sweet cream, which largely went to the Boston area markets at the time.
Today, its dairy products are made in four plants. These products include cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, and sour cream. The sour cream is available in regular and light. The regular sour cream is available in 8 oz. and 16 oz. sizes. Light can be found in a 16 oz. container.
Daisy is one of the best sour cream brands if you are looking for pure ingredients. For example, the only ingredient in Daisy Sour Cream is cultured cream. That is it! Even Daisy Light Sour Cream has minimal ingredients that include cultured cream, skim milk, and vitamin A palmitate. This is one of the best brands of sour cream to avoid things like thickeners, preservatives, and/or additives.
Daisy makes its sour cream in the following sizes: 8 oz., 14 oz., 16 oz., 24 oz., and 3 lb. The 14 oz. is in a squeezable container. The 3-pound sour cream is only available in regular (not light).
Green Valley specializes in producing lactose-free dairy products. They add a lactase enzyme to their products to break down the lactose so that it is easily digestible. The nutritional value of the dairy is not harmed with the addition of this enzyme. According to the company’s website, approximately 110 million people in the United States are lactose sensitive. In other words, there are a lot of potential people who could enjoy Green Valley without the side effects of traditional dairy.
Green Valley makes traditional and organic sour cream available in 12 oz. containers. This is a good sour cream brand if you are looking for minimal ingredients.
Hood was started in 1846 in Charlestown, Massachusetts supplying dairy locally. They have since grown from a regional to a national brand and are one of the country’s largest private companies.
Hood makes regular and light sour cream products. Regular sour cream is available in 8, 12, 16, and 24 oz. containers. The 12 oz. size comes in a squeezable botte. Light sour cream can be purchased in only the 16 oz. size.
Horizon Organic is owned by Danone and is the largest supplier of organic milk in North America. It was first launched in 1991 in Boulder, Colorado and became a national brand in 1994. Similar to Organic Valley (see below), Horizon was one of the pioneers of organic dairy. They make USDA Organic Cultured Sour Cream that comes in a 16 oz. container.
Knudsen is a brand owned by Kraft Foods. The company began as a creamery in California in 1919 by the Knudsen brothers, Tom & Carl. Knudsen’s products are still made in California today with the company following the founder’s goal to provide the very best. They make regular, light, and fat-free sour cream. The regular sour cream can be purchased in 8 oz., 16 oz., 24 oz., and 48 oz. sizes. The light sour cream is available in 8 oz. and 16 oz. containers. Fat-free can only be found in a 16 oz. size.
If you like to purchase organic dairy products, you may already know Organic Valley. The co-op has only been in existence since 1988, however, they now are one the largest organic brands in the world. Products are sold in all 50 states and many other countries. Organic Valley makes regular and lowfat sour cream that are both USDA Organic. They both come in 16 oz. sizes with regular also available in an 8 oz. size.
Tillamook is a dairy co-operative consisting of approximately 100 farms. While the co-op makes several dairy products including sour cream, it is best known for it cheddar cheese. While Tillamook dates back to the 1800s, sour cream did not become a product of the company until 1993. The company makes regular and reduced-fat sour cream
List of Sour Cream Brands
The above represents some of the more popular sour cream brands available in America. The table below outlines a more complete list of brands that are available either regionally or nationally.
|Anderson Erickson||Regular, Lite||aedairy.com|
|Axelrod||Regular, Light, Onion||axelrod.com|
|Berkeley Farms||Regular, Fat-Free||berkeleyfarms.com|
|Blue Isle||Original, Original Lite||blueislespread.com|
|Breakstone’s||All-Natural, Reduced-Fat, Fat-Free||breakstones.com|
|Cacique||Spicy Jalapeno, Chipotle, Cilantro Lime, Crema Salvadoreña, Ranchero Crema Con Sal, Crema Mexicana Agria, Ranchero Crema Natural, Crema Mexicana||caciqueinc.com|
|Clover Sonoma||Organic, Regular||cloversonoma.com|
|Crowley||Regular, Sour Cream with Onion||crowleyfoods.com|
|Crystal Creamery||Regular Cultured, Light||crystalcreamery.com|
|Daisy Brand||Regular, Light||daisybrand.com|
|Friendship Dairies||Regular, Light, Premium Keto-Friendly||friendshipdairies.com/|
|Green Valley Organics||Organic, Regular (both lactose-free)||greenvalleylactosefree.com|
|Kalona Super Natural||Organic||kalonasupernatural.com|
|Land O Lakes||Regular, Light, Fat-Free||landolakesfoodservice.com|
|Organic Valley||Organic, Lowfat Organic||organicvalley.coop|
|Praire Farms||Regular, Light Fat-Free||prairiefarms.com|
|Shamrock Farms||Organic, Original, Light||shamrockfarms.net|
|Straus Family Creamery||Organic||strausfamilycreamery.com|
|Umpqua||Cultured, Cultured Lite, Natural||umpquadairy.com|
Non-Dairy Sour Cream Brands
Here is a list of non-dairy sour cream brands:
|Good Karma||Planted-Based Sour Cream||goodkarmafoods.com|
|Forager||Organic Dairy-Free Sour Cream (Cashew & Coconut Milk Based)||foragerproject.com|
|Kite Hill||Almond + Coconut Based Sour Cream||kite-hill.com|
|Tofutti||“Better Than Sour Cream” Plain||tofutti.com|
The interesting thing about sour cream brands is that many people often do not discern between one brand to the next. However, not all sour cream products contain the same ingredients. For example, some brands are made with thickeners, preservatives, and/or additives, while others are made with simply cultured cream. To us, it just doesn’t make sense to eat unnecessary ingredients that do not provide the body with an extra benefit. In our opinion, the taste of sour cream is just as good or better without preservatives or additives. Check the ingredients on the label if this is a concern to you.