Oatly Dairy free milk alternative review

“It’s like milk, but made for humans”

Oatly package

It was the packaging of Oatly that first caught my attention on one of my many visits to Waitrose. I decided to investigate a little further and as soon as I realised it was a milk alternative I popped it straight into my shopping basket. I don’t really drink regular milk these days, so I like to try as many alternatives as I can, plus I really liked the packaging. Oatly is one of the first milk alternatives that I’ve started to buy on a regular basis.

So, what exactly is Oatly? It’s a dairy free alternative to milk and soya. Oatly, as you can probably guess is made from oats, it’s full of fibre and free from added sugars. They’re a small Swedish business and use only Swedish oats. One of the main benefits to this is that many of the nasty pesticides that are used on oats in the rest of Europe are forbidden in Sweden (this is a topic I’m rather interested in).

Oatly birds eye view

You will notice that Oatly is an off-white colour, I don’t find this an issue but I thought it was best to let you know.

I enjoy using Oatly in porridge, smoothies, cereal and for baking and cooking. Simply use it anywhere you would normally use regular milk or other milk alternatives. However, if you’re going to use it in tea then it’s best to put Oatly into your teacup first and then add the water once it has cooled a little. If not, the tea can curdle which doesn’t alter the taste but looks a bit funny.

Oatly Vegan


I’ve been buying Oatly regularly and I’m keen to try more from the range, especially the chocolate version. Do you drink regular milk? If not, have you ever used Oatly?


I hope some of you found this post interesting and possibly useful. Don’t forget to let me know if you try Oatly and feel free to share your thoughts.