Stoked Oats sent me samples of their flavored gluten free oats. To tell you the truth, I wasn’t excited about it. I assumed instant oats are instant oats, whether they are gluten free oats or not. Now, I can tell you, you have to try these! They are amazing! Now I understand their story and once you try them, you will, as well. I don’t usually ramble on in my reviews, but for this one, you’ll have to forgive me. I was literally stoked!
The Stoked Oats Story
Stoked Oats was founded by two guys, who not only love oats, but are ultra endurance athletes. Stoked Oats were made for ultra endurance athletes. They started making their own gluten free oat mixes in their own home kitchen, for their personal use. They enjoyed it so much that they shared them with their friends, family, and co-workers, who also loved them. Then they decided that they were too good to keep to themselves and Stoked Oats was born.
One of the co-founders of Stoked Oats is Simon Donato, the star of the television series, Boundless. It has already begun airing in Canada, but it airs in the U.S. on September 25th via the new Esquire Network. You can check out the Boundless trailer further down on this post.
How Stoked Oats Avoids Gluten Cross Contamination
They use oats certified by the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO), a subsidiary of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North Amercica (GIG). Stoked Oats are tested twice, once by their oat supplier, and again after they blend them in their Canadian facility. In both instances they test below 5 parts per million (ppm) gluten. In Canada, oats cannot be certified due to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) stipulations. They can only be called Wheat, Rye, and Barley Free. And that is just what they are…gluten free oats.
Again, I state “our” because my husband was the taste-tester for the Stone Age Oats because I am allergic to pumpkin seeds and coconut.
Because I received sample sizes of Stoked Oats, 35 grams (about 1.25 ounces), they did not have any cooking instructions on the package. I added 3/4 cup of water and microwaved them for 1 minute on high. Then I added a splash of half & half in a couple of them before I realized they all contain whey isolate. There was really no need for any dairy. I also added a teaspoon of light brown sugar. Just perfect, for our tastes!
The instructions you will find on the container is to use 1.5 parts water to 1 part oats. Of course you can add it as you would granola to yogurt or add it to a smoothie, and more.
To help you understand the ingredients list…
Whey Protein Defined:
For those who are not familiar with whey protein, it is a dairy protein, a byproduct from the cheese making process; however, most of the fat and lactose is removed. Stoked Oats contain whey protein isolate, which is a more thoroughly filtered protein, leaving it virtually lactose-free; where whey concentrate contains about 5% lactose. Most whey isolates can be certified lactose-free. Whey isolate is also extremely low in carbs and fat. There are other health benefits to whey protein, in general. It does not need digesting, but gets into your system fast. It is also packed with amino acids. Whey protein isolate is absorbed into your system faster than whey protein concentrate.
Stone Age Oats
Ingredients: Oats, Pumpkin Seeds, Flax, Whey Isolate, Almonds, Walnuts, Chia Seeds, and Coconut.
Review: Mind you, my husband is not a hot cereal cereal lover, whatsoever. He isn’t very crazy about nuts and seeds, either. As he took a few bites, he had a very curious look on his face. I asked, “Well?” He replied, “I can eat these everyday for breakfast!” That says it all, from a still gluten-eating and only has coffee for breakfast kind of person.
Ingredients: Oats, Walnuts, Flax, Whey Isolate, Chia Seeds, Instant Coffee, and Organic Chocolate (Organic Cocoa, Liquor, Organic Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Natural Cocoa Powder)
Review: I rarely drink coffee. I quit about 18 years ago. However, when I am really short on sleep, say, I only get 4 hours, I do have a cup of decaf. Well, this morning, and it seems, lately, every Thursday, I am just exhausted! I really have to cut back on my work hours. Meanwhile, all I could think about was trying Redline Stoked Oats. I really needed a pick-me-up. Well, forget about that it contained coffee, it tasted absolutely delicious! I really enjoyed the slight coffee flavor, and the finely chopped walnuts. It didn’t make me jittery at all. Just a mild pick me up, making me feel as if I had 8 hours sleep and a nutritous breakfast. I was stoked!
Note: By this time, eating oats for breakfast and lunch reminded me of my of earlier days. I was super busy then, too, and used to grab them for lunch, as well as breakfast. I was a perfect weight then, too. I never had high cholesterol, either. Perhaps experts are correct in that oats (fiber) keeps cholesterol levels in check.
Ingredients: Oats, Apple, Flax, Mulberry, Chia Seeds, Currants, Whey Isolate, and Cinnamon.
Review: When I made the Bucking-Eh Oats adding 3/4 cup of water appeared to be too much at first. However, since it contains dehydrated apples, I let it sit for a few minutes and it thickened right up. While waiting, the aroma was making me even more hungry. Who doesn’t enjoy apple and cinnamon? It’s all American! It was delicious. I felt so good about every bowl of Stoked Oats because of the healthy ingredients like chia seeds and flax.
Ingredients: Oats, Flax, Almonds, Chia Seeds, Whey Isolate, Organic Chocolate Chips (Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Natural Cocoa Powder)
At first I wondered what Aphrodisi meant. I am a little slow today. It is a play on aphrodisiac, a substance that increases your libido (sex drive). Okay, so my husband wasn’t home, but I ate them anyway. Chocolate was once thought to be an aphrodisiac because of the chemicals it creates in the brain, PEA. Meanwhile, no studies have proven this to be true. Nowadays, chocolate is known to increase endorphins (pleasure chemicals) in the brain, much like exercise. Others believe chocolate has something to do with your serotonin (relaxing chemicals) levels.
Meanwhile, immediately after eating the Bucking-Eh Oats I made the Aphrodisi-Oats, just because I needed to write this review. I planned only having a few bites. Well, before I knew it, the bowl was empty. I kept thinking that it must contain coffee, too. I reread the label and it didn’t. I was tasting the chocolate chips which was a bit bitter as they were unsweetened – so healthy! So, after eating half the bowl, I allowed the oats sit for a couple of minutes to allow the chocolate to melt and stirred it really well. I still cannot decide which way I like it better. They both were really great.
My favorite flavor was the Redline, though I can picture myself eating the other flavors when different craving strikes me. I used to be an apple oats kinda girl. Now I’ll have to keep all four flavors in the house for the both of us.
You can purchase Stoked Oats at their online store.
THE GLUTEN FREE GIVEAWAY
This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian shipping addresses only.
Two (2) winners will receive the following:
- Stoked Oats 950 grams (33.5 ounces) (flavor of your choosing), and a Stoked Oats hat.
The approximate total retail value of the prizes is $70.00 ($35 per winner).
How to Enter
Do Step No. 1 below (mandatory). If you wish to do any of the other steps, each one will give you an extra entry. Therefore, leave a separate comment for each step you do.
- Comment on this post below, requesting to be entered in the giveaway and explain why you wish to enter. (mandatory).
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What you should know
- This giveaway ends at 11:59 pm PST on September 1, 2013.
- The winner will be announced at the bottom of this page on September 2, 2013.
- The winner will have until 11:59 pm PST on September 5, 2013 to reply to the winner’s notification email to supply their full name, U.S. or Canadian shipping address, and phone number. If they do not respond within that period of time, a new winner will be chosen. Therefore, use an email address you check often or check back to this page on September 2, 2013 to view the winner announcement. All shipping addresses, phone numbers and email addresses are kept confidential.
- The winner is chosen at random using a contest software application.
Disclaimer: Stoked Oats provided me with free products and sponsored this giveaway, but I was under no obligation to review them, if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a giveaway in return for the free products. I only write reviews for products that I enjoy.
And the winners are…
Rose and Raymond!
Congratulations to you both!
You both have until 11:59 pm Pacific Time on September 5, 2013 to reply to the winner’s notification email to supply your full name, U.S. or Canadian shipping address, and phone number. If you do not reply within this time, a new winner will be chosen.
Because one of the winners did not reply by the specified period of time, a new winner has been chosen. Congratulations to Kryzia! I look forward to your reply to the winner’s notification email by September 13, 2013. Again, congrats!
85 Replies to “Stoked Oats Gluten Free Oats Review and Giveaway”
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Would love to win these b/c we don’t have a lot of access to buying oats since we moved.
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Please enter me in this contest. Got hooked on your oats while visiting family that had some! Love the Redline best.
OMG they all sound amazing! Can’t wait to try, especially the chocolate version!!
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Stone Age Oats sounds like what we have been looking for breakfast!
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I would love to win these oats! I have Celiac’s and work long hours at a desk job – eating gluten free can be kind of a hassle sometimes. A nice bowl of oatmeal with other yummy things like sliced almonds, chia seeds, and raisins can fill me up without a whole lot of prep work. Thanks in advance!
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I love oats and these flavor concoctions sound incredible both for my family to enjoy in a hearty filling breakfast and also would be delicious to bake crisps and muffins too! Thank you for entering me in the giveaway to try! :)
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As a newly diagnosed celiac and lover of oatmeal, I thought oats were off limits to me forever due to cross-contamination issues. I have not had any luck locating gluten-free oats where I live and am excited to read about Stoked Oats! They sound like they make some fantastic products and I would love the chance to be entered in Gluten Free Carla’s giveaway! Thank you!
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I eat oatmeal for breakfast all the time as it’s so wholesome and filling! Never heard of these and would enjoy trying a new brand. Thanks!
I would love to try the different flavored oats. I have always loved oats but have avoided them due to celiac. These sound great i would enjoy the many flavor choices
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I had never heard of Stoked Oats until just now, but being very health conscious, would love to try them.
I would like to be entered in the contest. I have not tried instant oats since becoming gluten free and would love to try the different flavors.
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I would love to try a GF oat and see if it is easier on my stomach than regular oats!
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Why I would like to win is I like oatmeal and the flavor choice sound awesome especially the Redline coffee and oats big win.
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I would love to enter this giveaway – I had the chance to try one of their flavours at the Millarville Market and they were to die for!
I LOVE Stoked Oats! I’ve gone through several large containers of it and to win this giveaway would mean I could try some other flavours without having to choose which one to spend my money on. Great stuff!
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I am gluten-free and love oats, so I would really like to win. Thanks!
I’d love to win because I recently had to start a gluten-free diet and I am looking for good alternatives to my usual foods, like oatmeal.
I do like oatmeal and am intrigued by the flavor choices in this give away. Before going gluten free most of my breakfasts were largely bread/bready and now I eat a lot more granola, oatmeal and cereal since I haven’t found a gf premade bread I love! I hope I win some oatmeal :-)
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