Since online businesses have been taking off during this quarantine season, many people have been grabbing the opportunity to turn their homemaking skills into profits. Whether you're a moonlighter, a full-time entrepreneur, or a teen looking for a new venture, the online community doesn't discriminate as long as you’ve got good quality products on hand. With that said, we think 19-year-old Winona Te's homegrown business, Oatmade, is up to be a frontrunner when it comes to your pantry's everyday staples.
Now joining the ranks of soy and almond, oat milk is the new healthy plant-based milk stepping into the spotlight. And for those who are curious to try, Oatmade is here to cater to your needs. According to the co-owner, Winona Te, she and her sister were initially experimenting on healthy recipes when they stumbled upon the interesting process of creating oat milk. Thus, after many research and trials, they launched the humble beginnings of their business.
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When asked what sets their product apart from commercialized milk, Winona tells Preview, "Oat milk has not yet fully established itself in the Philippine market, which is why we took the opportunity to recreate and make it ourselves. Oat milks are not just any other non-dairy alternative, whether it be homemade or store-bought, it has the lowest environmental impact and water consumption throughout its production."
She also emphasized, "Oatmade milks are vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free! They do not contain any added preservatives, stabilizers, gums, and fillers—making it 100% natural as opposed to those in the market." Beyond that, she guarantees that they use high quality ingredients and follow safety protocols when creating fresh batches the night before. To also carry over their sustainable vision, they've chosen to utilize reusable glass bottles, and continue to encourage their customers to make use of them in their own ways.
Eco-friendly, healthy, and tasty—this creamy guilt-free drink pairs perfectly with coffee, matcha, smoothies, or even your choice of granola. As of now, Oatmade currently offers three flavors: unsweetened (P200), sweetened (P215), and cocoa (P220).
Keep in mind that you're never too young or too old to start something new, and to all young aspiring entrepreneurs out there, here’s Winona's tip for you: "When you come across an idea that has been lingering in your mind but you’re unsure of its potential, just go for it, and the rest will follow."