Posted: Dec 01, 2011 at 11:46 AM
(Last Updated: Jun 22, 2013 at 9:10 AM)
Of the Sneaky Pete’s line of oat-enhanced beverages, it is a classic oatmeal pairing flavor, apple, that is our favorite variety. The product has a spiced apple flavor to it, which is derived from flavoring rather than juice, but it’s accurate and enjoyable. Despite the product marketing itself as an “oat beverage,” there’s no oat flavor to it (hence the “Sneaky” name). However, the body of the drink is slightly viscous (which may be from the added oat bran concentrate. Sweetness comes from a blend of evaporated cane juice, erythritol, and stevia, which works very well and has only the slightest aftertaste. Nutritionally, this product has 3g of fiber (the equivalent of a bowl of oatmeal, according the to manufacturer) and is relatively low in calories: 40 per 12 oz. bottle. Packaging is a PET bottle that has been fully wrapped. The design of the label definitely gives the product the appearance of being a healthy product and, in the latest rendition, it feels like a more cohesive brand. The company has eliminated the Sneaky Pete character and have refined the front panel copy, both of which make the product feel like a polished product. And one of our other concerns about the first rendition -- that it was hard to see the flavor name -- has been adequately addressed. Overall, we definitely like what Sneaky Pete's has done with this product.