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Oatly was launched in Sweden in 2001 and is the biggest selling alternative to milk in Sweden. I kind of tried oatly on a whim and I have to say oatly is a great alternative to soya milk. With Fussy Foodie Claire finding she is intolerant to soya milk, oatly is a perfect alternative and also a great way to get a little extra calcium.

Oalty by Sven Svensson

Oalty by Sven Svensson

I have given oatly a whirl in my porridge, hot cocoa and over cereal and all works really well. Just make sure you give the oatly a big shake everytime you use it as it can get a bit gloopy. I think I prefer rice milk as a soya alternative on porridge, as you might guess with oatly it just tastes well oaty when it’s on porridge.

If you are looking for a soya alternative or just fancy something new give oatly a whirl.

Oatly the low down

There are a number of versions of oatly but here we are looking at Oatly that is enriched with vitamins and calcium.

Oatly is free of milk protein, lactose and sugar. It’s nutritional balance is great and it’s rich in soluble oat fibres which can reduce raised cholesterol levels.

INGREDIENTS: Oat base (water, oats 10%), Rapeseed Oil, salt, vitamins (D, riboflavin, folic acid and B12), calcium.

per 100 ml  
Energy 180 kJ/45 kcal
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrates 6.5 g
    of which sugars 4 g
Fat 1.5 g
    of which saturated 0.2 g
Fiber 0.8 g
    of which betaglucanes 0.4 g
Sodium 0.05 g
Vitamin D 0.5 µg (10%*)
Riboflavin 0.13 mg
Folic acid  20 µg (10%*)
Vitamin B12 0.2 µg (20%*)
Calcium 120 mg

Oatly costs around £1.39 for a 1 litre pack and can be found in the milk alternatives or organic sections in supermarkets. Best served chilled, Oatly stays fresh for 4-5 days in the refridgerator after opening.

Oatly had an independent consumer taste test carried out to evaluate consumers’ opinions of the Oatly taste. An astonishing 94% of respondents who took part in the taste test, preferred the taste of Oatly, to the taste of a leading soya milk brand. 60% of respondents also said they preferred Oatly to a leading rice milk. So give oatly a try it’s a great milk alternative.

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    February 24, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    A very good recommendation by Miranda. I tried it last week and absolutely love it! It has quite a creamy texture which I actually quite like and it’s great as a comforting hot drink. Oatly will definitely be taking a regular place in my fridge.

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    August 22, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Does anyone know if Oatly is Low GI? I have been experimenting with reducing my dairy intake because dairy seems to give me acne. However about twelve months ago I started a Low GI diet. I have tried googling ‘Oat Milk/Oatly GI’ but have seen various contradictory information (nothing new there then!) So does anyone know whether Oatly is Low GI or not? I am using it on my Dorset Cereals muesli every morning and often have it on muesli at other times of the day for a snack or just heating it up a bit and having it as a warm drink, because I like the taste. Any help appreciated.

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    December 4, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Information from Oatly Website… “Oats provide low GI carbohydrates so they can therefore help to control blood glucose levels by reducing post-meal rises in blood glucose levels and providing a steady release of energy. Increased blood sugar levels are believed to be linked with a number of health problems.”

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    June 22, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I love Oatly. As I avoid sugar and dairy, I make a hot chocolate simply using cocoa powder and Oatly. Yum.

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