I can still remember the very first time I tried oatmilk. I mixed it with my coffee and it was quite traumatic. Coffee is always my feel-good drink but when I had a sip that day, I felt so bad. I cannot accurately describe it but it tasted like carton. How sad, right? So when a friend kept raving about OATSIDE, I was not completely sold, to be honest. It all changed when I tried it for the first time. I had no idea that oatmilk can actually taste that good. Since then, I always stock up on OATSIDE Barista Blend to mix it with my coffee and OATSIDE Chocolate Hazelnut for my iced afternoon drink. I’ve been buying my stocks online so just imagine my joy when I learned that it’s more accessible now here in the Philippines!
Know More About OATSIDE
OATSIDE, the oat milk brand that has swept across Asia since early 2022, can often be spotted in cafes and supermarkets across countries such as Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Singaporean Founder and CEO Benedict Lim began OATSIDE when he saw a gap in the market for a plant-based milk that offers a creamy and malty taste profile that is familiar to people who don’t typically drink plant milks.
OATSIDE is one of Asia’s few “full-stack” plant milk start-ups. OATSIDE has retained full jurisdiction over their entire production process, from sourcing its Australian oats, to oat extraction to filling. This allows customization in the production process of our delicious oat milk, and the ability to ensure that only sustainably-sourced ingredients of the highest-quality are used. OATSIDE is plant-based, lactose-free, cholesterol-free and low in saturated fats.
Sustainability has been core to the mission of driving plant-based milks globally – production of oat milk requires 90% less land and water and produces 70% less emissions as compared to the production of cow’s milk, which makes it much more sustainable.
OATSIDE launches in the Philippines
OATSIDE held its official launch in the Philippines at Papakape, Fort Santiago, Intramuros Manila on May 9, 2023 in a true Filipino Fiesta style hosted by Sam YG and Erwan Heussaff in Philippine’s first-ever milk tasting experience.
According to Sam, “I’ve been a fan of OATSIDE from its coffee partners, and I’m so excited that it’s finally reached Philippine shelves!” Meanwhile, Erwan shares that he’s excited to use OATSIDE in his own kitchen: “I’ve tried to make my own oat milk at home because I haven’t found the right one in our markets, but OATSIDE just changed the game for all of us.”
In partnership with the Moment Group, guests were able to taste Adobo Mousse on a Fried Oat Milk Bar along with other local delicacies that incorporate OATSIDE, showcasing its versatility beyond coffee and drinks. Guests were treated to Oat-Crusted Cheese-Stuffed Arancini on Cauli-Oat Milk Puree, Chocolate Oat Milk Coffee Jelly Shooters and South Cotabato Crumbs with Oatmilk Latte Dip. For dessert, guests had the opportunity to try halo-halo, taho and ice cream—all with an OATSIDE twist.
OATSIDE Barista Blend’s creaminess gives body to coffees and teas, but is neutral enough to allow the coffee and tea notes to shine through. OATSIDE Barista Blend also creates beautiful microfoam when steamed for latte art, making it a favourite among baristas.
OATSIDE Chocolate is a dark, rich chocolate oat drink made with a Rainforest Alliance-certified Indonesian-African cocoa blend, no added flavours, and with less sugar than most chocolate milks.
Lastly, OATSIDE Chocolate Hazelnut is a blend of Indonesian-African cacao beans and 100% Turkish hazelnuts. It has light caramel notes from coconut palm nectar. It’s 100% natural—no added flavours , gums, preservatives, and colours.
Where is OATSIDE available?
Today, OATSIDE is available in partner cafes in the Philippines including PickUp Coffee, FRNK and Bo’s Coffee; and starting May, OATSIDE Barista Blend and Chocolate will be available on the shelves of major retailers nationwide, starting with Landers and Puregold — and on e-commerce platforms like Lazada and Shopee.