OATSIDE is a new plant-based milk that is now available in Malaysia. Now you may wonder: “Do we really need another plant milk?”. Well, yes, because OATSIDE is creamier and maltier than the plant milks you currently consume. Despite the pandemic, OATSIDE is developed by Singaporean Benedict Lim and is one of the first “full-stack” oat milk brands to emerge from this part of the world. With in-house manufacturing capabilities and complete control over its sourcing and production process, it is sustainable and honestly the way forward. If you’re curious to know more then Glitz has all the information you need right here.
All About OATSIDE
OATSIDE has eliminated all nasties while focusing on obtaining the highest quality components. Every word on their ingredient list will be pronounceable (say good riddance to artificial flavours, gums, emulsifiers, preservatives or colouring). The oat milk also contains beta-glucans, which is good for heart health, lower cholesterol, and enhance immunity. Furthermore, it’s also low in saturated fats because it is manufactured from oats. Other than that, OATSIDE uses Australian Oats and natural spring water. And yes, they are Halal-certified so everyone can savour it.
“We know that taste is often a barrier for more people adopting sustainable milks, so our goal was to develop an oat milk that could overcome these perceptions. It was a challenge developing the right product with existing setups at contract manufacturers in the early days, so we took the longer approach of building out our own production line that allowed us more customization and control over the oat extraction process,” said Benedict Lim, Founder and CEO of OATSIDE.
OATSIDE is a delightful dairy-free option that will have lactose-intolerant people in delight. Compared to cow’s milk, oat milk uses 90% less land and water and creates 70% fewer emissions. In addition, they use Rainforest-Alliance certified ingredients and recyclable paperboard packaging. The latter comes from Forest Stewardship Council certified sources.
1. OATSIDE Barista Blend
OATSIDE Barista Blend’s creaminess gives body to coffees and teas. But it also takes a back seat such that your coffee or tea notes can still enjoy the centre stage. Plus, the Barista Blend creates beautiful microfoam when steamed for latte art. Which is a feat that has proved to be a challenge for plant-based milk. Now, you can have the perfect cuppa without compromising on the dairy-like feel.
2. OATSIDE Chocolate
OATSIDE Chocolate is a dark, rich and complex blend made for adults (and the most discerning children). It contains no-added-flavours and less sugar than most chocolate milk, all while still packing a delicious punch. It features 100% Rainforest Alliance certified blend of Indonesian-African cacao beans for a more complex flavour. Trust us when we say, you’ll never go back to regular chocolate milk after having a taste of this one!
3. OATSIDE Chocolate Hazelnut
OATSIDE Chocolate Hazelnut is liquid ‘gianduja’ – velvety smooth, with intense notes of dark-roasted hazelnuts. Because they loves consistency, the Chocolate Hazelnut also contains no-added-flavours. Instead, they rely on a heavier dose of high-quality hazelnuts, which are 100% Rainforest-Alliance certified and sourced from Turkey. If you’re looking for something enjoyable, this is the one. It exudes a nutty fragrance and creamy taste, truly the one we love the most.
The People Behind The Scenes
OATSIDE is one of the few “full-stack” food startups in Asia. They’ve kept complete control over the entire production process, from ingredient sourcing to oat extraction to filling. This enables customization in the creation of their tasty oat milk. Furthermore, they also ensure only sustainably sourced and high-quality ingredients make the oat milk.
The brand was launched by Benedict Lim, a Singaporean who was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Kraft Heinz Indonesia. It was born during the pandemic’s shutdown. Benedict started experimenting with making his own oat milk at home with different additives and extraction procedures to create varied flavour and texture combinations.
“I can’t wait for everyone to join us on the OATSIDE. We’ve worked really hard to develop a plant-based milk for Asia that doesn’t feel like a compromise on quality, taste or texture. We hope to contribute to a growing stable of plant-based products where picking the sustainable option no longer tastes of ‘doing your part’,” said Benedict.
OATSIDE is retailing at major supermarkets like Village grocer, Jaya grocer, QRA Foods, and available in cafes throughout the country, including The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Pulp coffee.