Our mission: to find the best oat milk available in the UK. Here are the results of our expert taste testFebruary 16, 2019 at 10:16 am
Looking for the best oat milk to buy? Read on to find the results of our oat milk taste test.
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How the best oat milk taste test worked
Six members of the olive team conducted a blind taste test to find the most flavoursome shop-bought oat milk. We tasted all of the biggest brands widely available in the UK. The group chose an overall winner and a runner-up.
The results of the best oat milk taste test
Provamel organic oat drink
About the oat milk: This oat drink contains 12% oats, water, sunflower oil, dietary fibre and sea salt. It has no added sugar and is suitable for vegans.
Comments: With a rich oat flavour and natural sweetness, this creamy oat drink would be great on its own or poured over cereal.
Price: £1.89/1L, ocado.com
Alpro longlife oat milk alternative
About the oat milk: Made with 10% oats, water, sunflower oil and vitamins, this oat drink has no added sugar and is suitable for vegans.
Comments: This is the best dairy-free milk alternative if you want the thick texture of milk. It had a nice mouthfeel and works as well as dairy milk over cereal.
Price: £1.40/1L, ocado.com
Other oat milks we tried
Oatly oat drink
About the oat milk: Made with these 10% Swedish oats, water, rapeseed oil and vitamins, this oat drink is free from lactose and soya.
Comments: The yellow colour of this oat milk was off-putting, it was a bit blander than others we tried with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel.
Price: £1.50/1L, ocado.com
Rude Health longlife unsweetened oat drink
About the oat milk: This oat drink is made from 11% organic pure oats, spring water and sea salt. It’s gluten and lactose-free and suitable for vegans.
Comments: This drink had a biscuity aroma with notes of oat, however it was too thin for our liking.
Price: £2/1L, ocado.com
Innocent oat dairy alternative milk
About the oat milk: A blend of 15% oats, spring water and sea salt, this oat milk is free from diary and suitable for vegans.
Comments: This milk alternative was a little too sweet for some of the tasters, and had a slightly bitter aftertaste. We found the consistency to be a little too thin.
Price: £2/750ml, ocado.com
Plenish organic oat dairy free milk
About the oat milk: A blend of water, 11% organic oats and sea salt, this unsweetened oat milk is suitable for vegans.
Comments: This dairy-free milk had a rich oat flavour and pleasant appearance, however it was too watery for us.