Product received complimentary for review purposes, all opinions 100% my own.
Protein oatmeal with fruit is a regular breakfast meal for me. It is full of dietary fiber, keeping me satisfied longer than say a bowl of cereal with fruit. Oats are one of the foods I want to eat as the health benefits are remarkable; helps lower cholesterol, good for your heart, supports healthy digestion, helps aid in weight loss, can reduce blood pressure and so much more.
So I eat my oats, add to my pancakes and bake a ton with them but have never drank oats in a beverage. To my surprise there is a fabulous company that offers an oat beverage with 3 grams of oat fiber per bottle.
Welcome Sneaky Pete’s Beverage Company.
The company behind fabulous oat beverages in a variety of flavors including mango, grape and apple to name a few. When you think of an oat beverage, you would believe the drink would be concentrated, but nope. This is a flavored type water, not thick at all.
Sneaky Pete’s Oat Beverages are in convenient BPA free recyclable 12 FL oz. bottles and only 40 calories per bottle. The naturally flavored drinks contain 3 grams of oat fiber in each bottle, the same amount of fiber found in a bowl of oatmeal!
I had to open these immediately because to be honest I didn’t think they’d be flavorsome. I have to say a few are too sweet for my taste but with that being said they are much better than a juice containing high fructose corn syrup, loads of sugar and dyes. Sneaky Pete’s sweetens with three different sweeteners in the drinks; erythritol (sugar alcohol), evaporated cane juice and stevia extract. I do think this is an ample amount of sweeteners for such a small bottle which brings the carbohydrates to 22 grams and sugars 5 grams. Though sugar is low I’m still not a fan of all the natural sweeteners included.
The mango flavor is incredibly sweet. Since I’m eating healthier and do not use any sugar or sweeteners I had my husband and mom both taste and they agreed. The grape had an “off” taste.
So here we go.
Peach was by far my preferred flavor. It was light and not too sweet plus you get a nice genuine peach flavor, raspberry and apple came in close seconds. The kids LOVED the apple. I much rather them drink this than most apple juices found on shelves.
I love the entire idea behind Sneaky Pete’s. These beverages are a wonderful way for kids to get fiber without even knowing it. My kid’s won’t touch oatmeal but they do enjoy the apple flavor of this so that is a huge advantage.
There are many things I like about the drinks. Very low in calories compared to most drinks we would grab. They are all natural without artificial flavors or colors, easy – no cooking involved and for the most part taste great. These are better for you juice drinks that are heart healthy and refreshing. I love that the drinks all have a tan tinge to them so you know, nothing was added to these. In my opinion they are much tastier cold than at room temperature. A much better option than juice drinks, juice boxes and sports drinks.
Sneaky Pete’s retail for $25 for a case of 12 so a little more than $2 per bottle.
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