Silk – America’s number-one plant-based milk brand – has officially announced their newest product, “Oat Yeah” oat milk, which joins their lineup of other dairy-free products, which include coconut milk, almond milk, and cashew milk.
Oat Yeah is Non-GMO Project Verified and Vegan Action certified, containing no traces of dairy, cholesterol, or artificial colors. The oat milk comes in three flavors – The Plain One, The Vanilla One, and The Chocolate One – and runs around $4.49 USD per half gallon.
"As the plant-based pioneer, Silk has more than 25 years of expertise in making delicious, dairy-free beverages,” stated senior brand manager for Silk, Nikita McKinney. “Since introducing our soymilk, we've continued to modernize and grow the entire category by offering delicious new dairy-free alternatives like almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, and now, Oat Yeah oat milk. Oat Yeah oat milk is a great choice to help you make progress in the new year—whether you are nut-free, dairy-free or simply a flavor enthusiast. The creamy texture and delicious taste will have you shouting, 'oat yeah!'"
Oat milk is made by blending water-soaked steel-cut oats or whole groats, then straining the liquid through a cheesecloth or nut milk bag. Though a majority of the protein and fiber resides in the oat pulp, the milk still contains plenty of the nutrients from the oats.
The biggest benefit of oat milk? Anyone with an allergy or intolerance to nuts, dairy, or gluten can generally drink oat milk as a solid substitute for other forms of milk. Just be sure to read the label of the milk, especially those with a gluten intolerance or celiac disease. Silk states that the oats in Oat Yeah are naturally free of gluten, but “there is a small risk of cross-contamination with other gluten-containing ingredients.” As such, the oat milk cannot be certified as gluten-free.
An additional benefit of oat milk is that also contains considerably less saturated fat than other milks.
This is exciting news, particularly for those who may have a nut allergy as well as a dairy intolerance. Oat Yea is not yet available in stores, but it will likely be a popular product when it hits shelves this month, continuing on Silk’s tradition of being an industry leader for dairy-alternatives.