Silk Oat Yeah Oatmilk Gives Us Something Dairy-Free to Shout About

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Every time I see the picture of Silk Oat Yeah Oatmilk, I think of the Kool-Aid man busting through a wall, shouting “Oh Yeah!” Fortunately, this milk beverage line contains a lot more nutrition than those sugar packets. And it boasts versatility in coffee, on cereal, and even in recipes. They even have an unsweetened version that might work well in some savory dishes.

And according to Silk, you can feel good about enjoying their oatmilk too. It reportedly has a smaller footprint than most other types of milk alternatives, which have a baby footprint compared to dairy milk.

Silk Oat Yeah Oatmilk Review with Ingredients, Allergen Info an More. Plus, leave your own rating! Dairy-free, plant-based, nut-free, and soy-free.

Silk Oat Yeah Oatmilk Gives Us Something Dairy-Free to Shout About

Silk’s first foray into oatmilk has been met with great enthusiasm, but also with some mixed reviews. Let us know what you think – leave your own rating and review below.

The consistency of each flavor is very creamy thanks to the touch of oil, emulsifiers, and thickeners in the ingredients. It is free of carrageenan, but to coax the creaminess out of starchy oats, they still have to add some helpers.

The 0g Sugar One

The subtle flavor of this simple oatmilk might make the transition easy for dairy-free newbies. It’s fairly neutral in taste, and is free of added sugars. The 4 grams of sugar in each serving is from the oats themselves.

Silk Oat Yeah Oatmilk Review with Ingredients, Allergen Info an More. Plus, leave your own rating! Dairy-free, plant-based, nut-free, and soy-free. Pictured: The 0g Sugar OneIngredients: oatmilk (filtered water, whole grain oat flour), 2% or less of: sunflower oil, vitamin and mineral blend (calcium carbonate, vitamin a palmitate, vitamin d2, riboflavin [b2], vitamin b12), dipotassium phosphate, gellan gum, sea salt, locust bean gum, ascorbic acid (to protect freshness), natural flavor. Produced on equipment shared with dairy and soy; see their website for details on their food allergen processes.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 60 calories, 3g fat, 7g carbs, 1g fiber, 0g sugars, 1g protein. Fortified with 35% calcium, 135% vitamin D, 25% vitamin A, 25% riboflavin, and 100% vitamin B12 of the RDA.*

The Plain One

The subtle flavor of this simple oatmilk might make the transition easy for dairy-free newbies. It’s fairly neutral in taste, and is free of added sugars. The 4 grams of sugar in each serving is from the oats themselves.

Ingredients: oatmilk (filtered water, oat extract), 2% or less of: sunflower oil, vitamin and mineral blend (calcium carbonate, vitamin a palmitate, vitamin d2, riboflavin (b2), vitamin b12), malt extract, dipotassium phosphate,  gellan gum, sea salt, sunflower lecithin, locust bean gum, ascorbic acid (to protect freshness). Produced on equipment shared with dairy and soy; see their website for details on their food allergen processes.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 90 calories, 3.5g fat, 14g carbs, 1g fiber, 4g sugars, 2g protein. Fortified with 45% calcium, 35% vitamin D, 15% vitamin A, 20% riboflavin, and 50% vitamin B12 of the RDA.*

The Vanilla One

It has just 2 grams more sugar, but this flavored version is notably sweeter then the plain one. But they are similar in other nutrients and consistency.

Ingredients: oatmilk (filtered water, oat extract), 2% or less of: cane sugar, sunflower oil, vitamin and mineral blend (calcium carbonate, vitamin a palmitate, vitamin d2, riboflavin (b2), vitamin b12), malt extract, dipotassium phosphate,  sea salt, gellan gum, sunflower lecithin, locust bean gum, natural flavor, ascorbic acid (to protect freshness). Produced on equipment shared with dairy and soy; see their website for details on their food allergen processes.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 90 calories, 2.5g fat, 14g carbs, 1g fiber, 6g sugars, 2g protein. Fortified with 45% calcium, 35% vitamin D, 15% vitamin A, 20% riboflavin, and 50% vitamin B12 of the RDA.*

The Chocolate One

According to the initial reviews, this isn’t your classically sweet chocolate milk. It’s lower in sugar, and it tastes like it too. But the flavor and richness are pleasant for a healthier drink.

Silk Oat Yeah Oatmilk Review with Ingredients, Allergen Info an More. Plus, leave your own rating! Dairy-free, plant-based, nut-free, and soy-free. Pictured: The Chocolate OneIngredients: oatmilk (filtered water, oat extract), cane sugar, 2% or less of: cocoa (processed with alkali), sunflower oil, vitamin and mineral blend (calcium carbonate, vitamin a palmitate, vitamin d2, riboflavin [b2], vitamin b12), malt extract, sea salt, locust bean gum, gellan gum, sunflower lecithin, ascorbic acid (to protect freshness), natural flavor. Produced on equipment shared with dairy and soy; see their website for details on their food allergen processes.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 120 calories, 3g fat, 23g carbs, 2g fiber, 13g sugars, 2g protein. Fortified with 45% calcium, 35% vitamin D, 15% vitamin A, 20% riboflavin, and 50% vitamin B12 of the RDA.*

Silk Oat Yeah Oatmilk Review with Ingredients, Allergen Info an More. Plus, leave your own rating! Dairy-free, plant-based, nut-free, and soy-free.

More Facts on Silk Oat Yeah Oatmilk

Price: $4.49 per (64-ounce) half gallon carton

Availability: Silk Oat Yeah Oatmilk is already rolling out to retailers across the U.S. Look for it in the refrigerated section of grocers like Target, Walmart, Publix, and Sprouts. We haven’t heard news of a Canadian launch for this product line yet.

Certifications: Silk Oat Yeah Oatmilk is Certified Vegan, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Kosher OU-D (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Silk Oat Yeah Oatmilk is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Silk website at silk.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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The Plain One

3.0 rating
September 22, 2020

Chose it as a low cost alternative to the brand I prefer since my choice wasn’t available. It didn’t meet my expectations. I thought it tasted “kind of oily”. My housemate thought it tasted like “uncooked flour”

Yah Goohot

Overwhelming Taste and Gross Texture

1.0 rating
September 3, 2020

I switched from Chobani to Silk Oat Milk to try something new, and was immediately extremely disappointed. I have been using oatmilk in my coffee everyday for the past few months and Silk Oat Milk left gritty particles in the bottom on my mug that were nauseating, and had an overwhelming flavor. As someone who enjoys oat products in general, this was still a unsavory flavor.

Renee

Too Overpowering

1.0 rating
July 31, 2020

Tried putting the plain one in my coffee and I thought my flavor syrup had gone bad. Then I put the oat milk in my cereal and realized the overpowering, pungent taste was the milk. Couldn’t taste my coffee, couldn’t taste my cereal; all I could taste was the worst oat milk I’ve ever had.

Q. G.

Refreshing, creamy but not heavy, great alternative to goats milk

5.0 rating
July 5, 2020

Everyone has their opinion but mine is that the plain Silk Oat Yeah is a great alternative to all the goats milk I buy. It has a gentle taste and easy on my stomach (I’ve had some IBS that comes and goes). So glad it’s now available up here in Canada at my local SAFEWAY. I’ll be buying more for sure. (It’s also cheaper than goats milk)

Bruce Fawcett

The plain one - Weird smell, stronger aftertaste than other oat milks

1.0 rating
June 8, 2020

I tried “The Plain One.” Maybe the flavored ones are better, but this one is bad.
The smell is off putting. If you’ve ever made paper mache, that’s what it reminds me of. I can normally drink oat milk by itself, but this brand the smell makes it too much and I can’t stomach trying to just drink this stuff straight up.
Also, it has a STRONG oat taste, which you’d think would be the point of oat milk but other brands are not this strong and don’t overpower whatever you’re eating. When eating a bowl of cinnamon cereal I would like to taste the cereal and not feeling like I just stuffed a handful of raw oats in my mouth with a little sprinkle of cinnamon.
All in all, if you have another option that you can go for, I would go for it and not waste your money on this stuff.

Harper Vazquez

Doesn't warn about gluten!

2.0 rating
May 31, 2020

I am sitting here with a huge bloated stomach feeling very uncomfortable and confused. The only thing new is the Silk Oat Milk. Aha! Barley! Disguised in the ingredient list as malt. That will teach me not to read ALL the words on the carton. The malt is from Barley and barley contains gluten and there is no warning on the carton. I have used lots of silk products and am really disappointed that they didn’t make the gluten known in a visible manner that folks would notice right away. Silk has been my favourite soy milk and chances are I will use it but I am not happy about the lack of gluten warning on the oat milk.

Lynda Whittaker

Response from Go Dairy Free

Just as a note, gluten is not a top allergen (wheat is), so manufacturers are not required to call out gluten ingredients on labels. Silk is following the labeling laws. They also do not appear to source gluten-free oats. If you have a gluten issue, I would stick to oatmilk and other product specifically certified as gluten-free and/or that use certified gluten-free oats.

Oat yeah vanilla

5.0 rating
April 25, 2020

The oat milk I use at work is super strong and I can’t stand how much it tastes like oatmeal lol so I decided to try the vanilla oat yeah and I am SO obsessed. I put mine in my iced coffee and it gives it a subtle vanilla flavor with a creamy texture but none of the “oaty” flavor. I haven’t tried it by itself because I prefer silk almond milk for my cereal which isn’t as thick, etc.

Emily

Smells like play doh!

1.0 rating
March 7, 2020

I tried this Oat milk when my store ran out of my preferred oat milk. Yuck! Smells like play doh and tastes horrible, my stomach is not happy either!

Chrissy

Taste is not great

2.0 rating
January 4, 2020

I have been using the Thrive Market brand Oat Milk for quite some time. Because I always have to order it online, I ventured out to the store and got the Silk version. It has a MUCH stronger oat taste than the Thrive one, and I didn’t like it at all. I gave it two stars because it is convenient to buy, but I honestly can’t see myself swapping to this.

Haley

Chocolate is great!

4.0 rating
December 15, 2019

I love the chocolate Oat Yeah. For someone with Soy and Tree Nut allergies, this has been so great to have. I’m in Toronto and it’s available in WalMart and Freshco.

Amz P

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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