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Activists sour on Oatly vegan milk after stake sold to Trump-linked Blackstone

My favourite vegan milk brand sold themselves out to Blackstone. Damn capitalism.

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  • 4 September, 2020 debacle

    What's the point of Oatly? Never tried it, but I can get an organic, vegan oat milk for around 1.10..1.20 Euro everywhere. Oatly prompts 1.99 Euro. Is it like a good wine, not comparable to the cheap one? My gut feeling says: Given that Oatly is the only one, that is present on huge hoardings, I assume, that the higher price is just for their expensive ads.

    Fun facts:

    1. In Germany, oat milk is taxed 19 % VAT, cow milk only 7 %.

    2. Oat milk must not (by law) be marketed as milk, because it is not a mammalian product.

    3. Some cow owners make more money from cow shit and methane (for energy) than with milk and meat.

  • 4 September, 2020 ericbuijs

    Simple explanation. When we (my family) decided to ban milk from our daily diet we tried a couple of brands (Alpro, Oatly and several cheaper house brands). We all agreed that Oatly tasted best. Perhaps they have a higher percentage of oats but I haven't checked (yet). The house brands here in the Netherlands are just a little cheaper (1,78 vs 1,87 for Oatly). I'll keep my eyes open for cheaper brands but until then. Meanwhile milk over here sells for 0.85 which is insane.

  • 22 October, 2020 Orbifx

    keep getting disappointed like that. You know what.. companies will be companies. We need to start making it ourselves at home :)

  • 22 October, 2020 ericbuijs

    Although I make a lot myself (and I mean a lot) I simply lack the time to make everything myself. At some point I have to buy stuff from a company and I guess I have to live with disappointment.