Planet Oat Oatmilk Doubles Down on Low Sugar with Unsweetened Flavors

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Planet Oat Oatmilk has always been a low sugar brand, and most of their flavors have “no added sugars” (see note below). But a few grams of sugars are produced in the processing of the oats. So they’ve launched two new “Unsweetened” varieties that each contain zero grams of total sugar to help meet every need.

When Planet Oat Oatmilk was first released, you might have thought this was a fledgling company, but it is produced by HP Hood. They’re a $2 billion, 170-year old dairy, and one of the largest food and beverage companies in the U.S. Like so many other dairy producers, HP Hood jumped into the fast-growing, non-dairy market. But unlike many of their competitors, it looks like they got it right the first time. Planet Oat Oatmilk has been met with rave reviews for it’s creamy consistency, fortification, performance in coffee, and naturally low-sugar taste.

Planet Oat Oatmilk Revew - ratings, ingredients, allergen info, certifications and more! It's dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, vegan and labeled as gluten-free.

Planet Oat Oatmilk Doubles Down on Low Sugar with New Unsweetened

Aside from the dark chocolate, all of the Planet Oat Oatmilk varieties are made without any added sugars (see note below). As mentioned, an enzymatic process used to make oatmilk (so it isn’t goopy like homemade versions!) breaks some of the carbohydrates down into sugars. So they aren’t sugar-free, but do not have any sugars added to the ingredients. Now, somehow, Planet Oat has managed to remove those last traces of oat sugar in their new, sugar-free, unsweetened varieties. And like their other flavors, these cartons are also generously fortified with vitamins and minerals.

Original

Planet Oat Oatmilk Revew - ratings, ingredients, allergen info, certifications and more! It's dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, vegan and labeled as gluten-free.Ingredients: oatmilk (filtered water, oats), calcium carbonate, dipotassium phosphate (stabilizer), sea salt, gellan gum, vitamin a palmitate, vitamin d2, riboflavin (vitamin b2) and vitamin b12.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 90 calories, 1.5g fat, 19g carbs, 2g fiber, 4g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 2g protein. Fortified to contain the following RDA percentages: 20% vitamin D, 25% calcium, 20% vitamin A, 10% riboflavin, 10% vitamin B12.*

Unsweetened Original

Planet Oat Milk Reviews and Info - Now in 5 varieties, all dairy-free and vegan.Ingredients: oatmilk (filtered water, oats), calcium carbonate, dipotassium phosphate (stabilizer), guar gum, sea salt, gellan gum, vitamin a palmitate, vitamin d2, riboflavin (vitamin b2) and vitamin b12.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 45 calories, .5g fat, 8g carbs, 1g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 1g protein. Fortified to contain the following RDA percentages: 20% vitamin D, 25% calcium, 20% vitamin A, 10% riboflavin, 10% vitamin B12.*

Vanilla

Planet Oat Oatmilk Revew - ratings, ingredients, allergen info, certifications and more! It's dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, vegan and labeled as gluten-free.Ingredients: oatmilk (filtered water, oats), calcium carbonate, dipotassium phosphate (stabilizer), sea salt, natural vanilla flavor with other natural flavors, gellan gum, vitamin a palmitate, vitamin d2, riboflavin (vitamin b2) and vitamin b12.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 90 calories, 1.5g fat, 19g carbs, 2g fiber, 4g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 2g protein. Fortified to contain the following RDA percentages: 20% vitamin D, 25% calcium, 20% vitamin A, 10% riboflavin, 10% vitamin B12.*

Unsweetened Vanilla

Planet Oat Milk Reviews and Info - Now in 5 varieties, all dairy-free and vegan.Ingredients: oatmilk (filtered water, oats), calcium carbonate, dipotassium phosphate (stabilizer), natural vanilla flavor with other natural flavors, guar gum, sea salt, gellan gum, vitamin a palmitate, vitamin d2, riboflavin (vitamin b2) and vitamin b12.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 45 calories, .5g fat, 8g carbs, 1g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 1g protein. Fortified to contain the following RDA percentages: 20% vitamin D, 25% calcium, 20% vitamin A, 10% riboflavin, 10% vitamin B12.*

Dark Chocolate

Planet Oat Oatmilk Revew - ratings, ingredients, allergen info, certifications and more! It's dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, vegan and labeled as gluten-free.Ingredients: oatmilk (filtered water, oats), cane sugar, cocoa processed with alkali, calcium carbonate, dipotassium phosphate (stabilizer), natural flavors, sea salt, gellan gum, vitamin a palmitate, vitamin d2, riboflavin (vitamin b2) and vitamin b12.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 140 calories, 2g fat, 31g carbs, 3g fiber, 12g sugars (includes 8g added sugars), 3g protein. Fortified to contain the following RDA percentages: 20% vitamin D, 25% calcium, 20% vitamin A, 10% riboflavin, 10% vitamin B12.*

Extra Creamy

Planet Oat Oatmilk Revew - ratings, ingredients, allergen info, certifications and more! It's dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, vegan and labeled as gluten-free.Ingredients: oatmilk (filtered water, oats), sunflower oil, calcium carbonate, dipotassium phosphate (stabilizer), guar gum, sea salt, sunflower lecithin, gellan gum, vitamin a palmitate, vitamin d2, riboflavin (vitamin b2) and vitamin b12.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 120 calories, 3.5g fat, 22g carbs, 3g fiber, 5g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 2g protein. Fortified to contain the following RDA percentages: 20% vitamin D, 25% calcium, 20% vitamin A, 10% riboflavin, 10% vitamin B12.*

Added Sugar in Planet Oat Oatmilk

It looks like some in-store cartons are now showing 4 grams of added sugars in the Extra Creamy, Original, and Vanilla varieties, despite no change in the total sugars, formula, or information on Planet Oat’s website. There was a ruling that oat milk companies must disclose “oat sugar” created during the production of oat milk (they use an enzymatic process that breaks some of the oat down into simpler carbohydrates), as added sugars. We assume that’s why cartons in store seem to have “added sugars” now. So technically, there still aren’t any types of sugar added to the formula, but sugar is created in the processing.

More Facts on Planet Oat Oatmilk

  • Price: $3.99 per 52-ounce carton (that’s 7 cups; 1 cup shy of a half gallon)
  • Availability: Planet Oat Oatmilk is available in the refrigerated section of stores like Kroger, Shaw’s, and Whole Foods in the U.S.  It’s also sold via Amazon Fresh.
  • Certifications: Planet Oat Oatmilk is Non-GMO Verified and Certified Kosher D (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).
  • Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Planet Oat Oatmilk is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. Most varieties are also oil-free.*
  • For More Product Information: Visit the Planet Oat website at planetoat.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Never again!!

Rated 1 out of 5
July 15, 2021

I tried Planet Oat Extra-Creamy in my coffee for the first time today. Not only did it not turn my coffee cream-colored, but it curdled!! The taste was fine, but the appearance was gross!! I would never drink a concoction like that on a regular basis, much less serve it to my guests!! Just so you know, the product was not expired or even close to it, and I thoroughly shook the container before pouring.

Kathy Peler

Best tasting by far! Review is for the Original

Rated 5 out of 5
June 25, 2021

I have tried several other popular oatmilks and Planet Oat is by far the best. It is not overly sweet, does not contain oils which my system doesn’t tolerate well and has 1/3 of my daily calcium needs. All of this in a smooth, creamy, mild oat tasting drink. Delicious!!!

Ginny

Oat is for oatmeal

Rated 1 out of 5
June 15, 2021

Absolute garbage taste like burnt motor oil

CHRISTOPHER W BARROW

The only milk alternative I like

Rated 5 out of 5
May 22, 2021

I’ve tried to cut back on dairy as I’ve gotten older. It’s not something I particularly WANTED to do but my stomach seemed to have developed a lessened tolerance to straight up milk over the years. So I’ve reluctantly tested all the various milk alternatives. Soy milk, cashew milk, almond milk, rice milk, coconut milk, and I’ve found them all lacking. They just don’t TASTE like milk and feel more like I’m drinking flavored water which isn’t exactly what I want in my cereal.
Then I stumbled across oat milk. In terms of flavor it’s the only one that I like and Planet Oat in particular is my top pick. It’s creamier than most and has the perfect blend of oat and near-milk taste. It goes with cereal, peanut butter, and I’ve even tossed it into certain recipes to replace milk, though unfortunately it doesn’t have the same chemistry so it just doesn’t work right in a number of cases. Still, if I have to abandoned a frosty glass of milk and replace it with a milk-substitute, I’ll take Planet Oat any day.

Brian

Perfect for lattes

Rated 5 out of 5
May 22, 2021

I’ve tried multiple brand names and varieties of oat milk but the extra creamy oat milk by Planet Oat adds the perfect texture to my oat milk lavender lattes. Monin was the source for the lavender syrup I needed.

Bonnie Goodman

Great in coffee

Rated 5 out of 5
April 25, 2021

Love the robust taste in my coffee. My 2 year old grandson loves it also!

Barbara Tracy

No Sugar Creamer Please

Rated 3 out of 5
April 24, 2021

The consistency of the creamer is very good, however for a coffee drinker that doesn’t sweeten her coffee, the creamer is much too sweet. The unsweetened oat milk tastes good but is too thin for coffee.

DJG

Planet Oat Milk

Rated 5 out of 5
April 19, 2021

I just bought the vanilla oat milk and it was delicious I will definitely recommend it I like it much better than soy milk personally.

Glenda K Wallace

Oat Milk is bomb.

Rated 5 out of 5
April 19, 2021

I use this milk for my diabetic shake. I can drink this with or without cereal. In a cup by itself. It’s tastes better than almond milk. Because almond milk tastes like wood.

Shyy Oshun Bey

Tastes funny

Rated 1 out of 5
April 1, 2021

I like the Silk Vanilla Almond Milk better. It has a funny taste!

Tiffany

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