Quaker Is Finally Making Oat Milk, and It’s Dang Delicious
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As Oatly fans who struggle to find the constantly sold-out oat milk, we’re beyond stoked to announce that Quaker, one of the largest and oldest (140 years!) American oatmeal brands, is making Oat Beverage ($5/48-ounce bottle), which *fingers crossed* will be stocked in groceries everywhere. In January 2019, the oat-based “milk” will hit stores in Vanilla, Original, and Original Unsweetened flavors. We had to know if this product could taste anything like the nutty, frothy Oatly we’ve become addicted to. Here are all the deets.
An 8-ounce serving of the Original Unsweetened flavor has only 30 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, and 0 grams of sugar, while the Sweetened and Sweetened Vanilla flavors both have 50 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, and 5 grams of sugar. We tried all three flavors, and they do not disappoint. Our favorite is the Vanilla, which complements coffee nicely. The drink adds a creamy texture to our java without being too sweet or overpowering. You can splash the Oat Beverage in much more than just coffee; pour it into cereal or use it in baked goods.
We blindly sipped both Quaker’s Oat Beverage and Oatly and determined that we can’t tell the the difference. Both have that signature, sightly roasted flavor and don’t taste off like some almond- or soy-based milks. You’ll find Quaker’s version will foam just like Oatly’s, so you can top your latte or café au lait with a mountain of white fluff.
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(Photo via Dawn Jackson Blatner)