New in the market: Saskatchewan oat-based drink

~ posted 2016

Put away the hot chocolate and coffee this winter and try a new, healthier HOT drink - Saskatchewan oat-based smoothies!

OATDEAL is a Saskatoon based company that produces wheat free oat-based smoothies made with 100% Saskatchewan oats and 100% Canadian dry skim milk and natural flavours. Owner, George Barreras, is thrilled to introduce a unique Saskatchewan product to the market. "Our product is a delicious easy to prepare dry mix with no chemicals, preservatives or modified products added; we are proud to say we are a CLEAN LABEL COMPANY."

These delicious oat-based smoothies come in 3 flavours: Vanilla, chocolate and cinnamon and can be prepared both HOT and COLD. Find them at the SaskMade Marketplace (Saskatoon) and at the Regina Farmers' Market.

UPDATE 2017:  In November 2016 OATDEAL faced the dragons on CBC's Dragon's Den as they pitch their product. The video was aired in February 2017.  Find out how they did!!  VIDEO

For more information, check out their website at

The Food Centre is proud to have worked with OatDeal to bring these products to market in the areas of Product Development, Processing, Packaging, Labelling Regulations, Ingredient Sourcing

OATDEAL received funding from the Growing Forward2 - SAVI Funding Program to help launch his Saskatchewan made products. The SAVI program helps develop and expand small to medium-sized enterprises and producer/processor organizations who add value to agricultural products. It provides funding to these organizations to help capture market opportunities. Funding is available in three key areas: marketing, product/prototype development and training.