Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Oatly, an oat based milk alternative

Last week we were given the opportunity to try Oatly, an oat based milk alternative.
I have never tried a product like this before but we do go through ALOT of milk in our house so I thought it would be nice to try an alternative and see what the boys made of it. 

Oatley,  an oat based milk alternative

Oatly hails from Sweden where it is the number one milk substitute. The company has been around since the early 1990's when many thought that they were crazy trying to deleop a drink from oats! Fast forward to today when there is a huge market for milk alternatives and it seems they were on the right track all along! They want to help people make small changes to improve their daily life and Oatly does that by being a healthier alternative to milk.

The range comprises of;
The Original Oatly Oat Drink Ambient RRP £1.39
The Original Oatly Oat Drink Fresh RRP £1.64
The Original Oatly Organic Oat Drink RRP £1.39
The Original Oatly Oat Drink Chocolate RRP £1.49
The Original Patly Organic Creamy Oat RRP £0.79

Oatley chocolate porridge

Firstly by making chocolate porridge, simple enough you make it in exactly the same way as usual but with Oatly Chocolate drink instead of milk. I added chopped up banana on top for added healthiness. This was a huge hit with the boys and both cleared their bowls.

Oatly banana muffins

Secondly I thought I'd try the original Oatly in some baking. I made banana muffins directly substituting milk for Oatly and they came out really well. You wouldn't know the difference.

Chocolate oat milk

Lastly we tried it simply as a drink. I'll be honest the Original Oatly didn't appeal to be visually(I know it's superficial) but the chocolate Oatly looks just like chocolate milk, far more appealing! A glass of this is a perfect partner for one of those banana muffins! 

As a family we really liked Oatly, though I will never stop buying milk it makes a great alternative especially for people who are dairy free. I will most likely buy the chocolate version in future as an alternative to buying chocolate milk as there is a lot less sugar added compared to other chocolate drinks. 

Oatly is available to buy at Tesco, Waitrose, Saintsbury's, Asda, Holland and Barratt and other retailers for more information check out the Oatly website or follow them on Twitter or Facebook. 

**I was sent vouchers to purchase the product for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own**

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