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At Oatsu, we believe a healthy gut is a happy gut. We make this easy to achieve through our plant-based, probiotic-rich breakfast pots.
Our oats are infused with amazake - an ancient Japanese cultured grain.
As well as being great for the gut, our range is all-natural, low in sugar, and dairy-free.
Gluten-free oats are also available on request.
What are overnight oats?
Overnight oats are a no-cook, chilled version of porridge. Instead of being cooked, the oats soak in plant milk, and soften to a thick, creamy consistency.
They make the perfect slow-release breakfast or snack, and keep you full due to their high fibre content.
How did Oatsu begin?
Our founder, Lauren, made overnight oats for breakfast every morning during her 4 years working in asset management and banking.
But when she didn't have time to prepare her oats the night before, she couldn't find any similar alternatives on supermarket shelves.
Lauren attended an Enterprise Nation course in October 2019, which gave her the confidence to leave her job and starting building a breakfast empire.
Why the Japanese influence?
Lauren wanted to incorporate the traditional healthy ingredients she'd been introduced to by her Japanese mother into her recipes.
During her visit to Japan in December 2019, she discovered amazake, a cultured grain. Rich in gut-friendly probiotics, vitamins and minerals, amazake has been used for centuries in Japanese cooking, and is lauded for its benefits for the skin and hair.
Our name comes from the translation of 'oats' in Japanese, which is Ōtsu (pronounced 'Oatsu').
How has Oatsu grown?
Following Covid-19, Oatsu plans to launch in cafes including The Feeding House at Great Western Studios, and The Co Dalston.
In its first months of operation, Oatsu held pop-ups at co-working spaces, gyms and studios across London, including Huckletree, The Studio Workspace, The Co Dalston, and Great Western Studios, Launch 22, and Fit Club Studios.
Oatsu has also collaborated with food brands including ManiLife, Elis Granola, Le Cookie Shop and Little Coffee Company.
How is Oatsu coping with the Covid-19 pandemic?
We're delighted to still be able to get our overnight oat pots sent out to customers nation-wide - in fact, we're busier than ever. As a home-based, London-based business, we're continuing to produce and sent out pots from our 5-star food hygiene rated kitchen.
Lauren and team are working hard to develop some exciting new flavours and product formats - stay tuned for updates!