The cool name of Hälsa beckons to the founders’ native land. But they’ve called the U.S. home for over 20 years, and wanted to create a drinkable yogurt that shared their natural food beliefs. Hälsa Oatgurt is made with organic Scandinavian whole grain oats, live cultures, prebiotics, and organic fruit juices. It has no added sugar, no dairy, and not a drop of anything artificial. Yet I must say that it tastes pretty darn good.
Tasting Notes for Hälsa Oatgurt
All of the flavors we taste-tested had a very thick, creamy, smoothie-like consistency. They are very smooth and drinkable on their own, but also blend well into homemade smoothies. They are all fruit-forward in flavor, but have a very slight “oat” finish.
This was hands down our favorite variety. It had a very fresh strawberry flavor that was just sweet enough. In fact, the sweet-tart taste made it a bit of a treat!
Ingredients – fermented organic whole grain oats, organic strawberry and apple juice blend, pea protein, organic flavors, citric acid. Live cultures, Bifidus.
This was the sweetest of the three and tasted a bit more apple and orange than mango and pear. But the four fruit blend makes a delicious, comforting melange overall.
Ingredients – fermented organic whole grain oats, organic mango, pear, apple and orange juice blend, pea protein, organic flavors, citric acid. Live cultures, Bifidus.
A touch less sweet than the other two, I liked this flavor for the morning. The slightly subdued taste was pleasantly sweet with a touch of blueberry tartness.
Ingredients – fermented organic whole grain oats, organic blueberry and apple juice blend, pea protein, organic flavors, citric acid. Live cultures, Bifidus.
The Facts on Hälsa Oatgurt
Price: $2.49 per 8-ounce bottle.
Availability: Hälsa Oatgurt is gaining distribution through natural food stores in the U.S. See their website below for a store locator.
Certifications: Hälsa Oatgurt is Certified Organic and Certified Kosher-D. The “D” in this case appears to be for manufacturing processes, not ingredients. However, there isn’t a “may contain” note. See our kosher labeling guide for a better understanding.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Hälsa Oatgurt is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes, ingredients, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Hälsa website at halsafoods.com.