Choosing Oat milk at coffee shops - an alternative luxury lifestyle in Taiwan?

Source: Oatly, Starbucks

When you go to coffee shops, you have to add price for oat milk instead of milk. Oat milk per bottle costs more than double of fresh milk does (and it’s long life milk not fresh). Almost all of the oat milk in Taiwan relies on imports. Very few are produced locally.

In Taiwan, the carbon footprints are obviously higher for using oat-milk. Isn’t that going against the environmental protection value in veganism? No wonder some people say that “oat milk is a middle-class scam”. Sometimes it seems that vegan-friendly products or meals in Taiwan are costly, somehow makes veganism become an alternative luxury lifestyle.

Plus, if your diet is looking for high protein and low carb, oat milk is definitely not a good choice, it contains more calories per millilitre than average low-fat milk or soy milk.

去咖啡店牛奶換成燕麥奶要加價,燕麥奶的售價是鮮奶2倍以上(而且是保久乳),台灣的燕麥奶幾乎都仰賴進口,在地生產的很少,在台灣喝燕麥奶,碳足跡顯然比喝牛奶高啊,那不是跟Vegan倡議的環保價值背道而馳了?難怪有人會嘲諷「燕麥奶是中產騙局」,有時候感覺在台灣vegan適用的產品、餐點都所費不貲,流於一種另類奢華的生活態度