Get Oat Milk on Demand in Your Pantry

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Feelin' Plantastic Tote

Feelin' Plantastic Tote

Pledge: C$15.00
How do you feel today? We certainly hope you’re feelin’ plantastic! Tell the world how great you feel with this handy reusable tote. Use it for groceries, take it to the gym, carry your books in it, the list goes on!
How do you feel today? We certainly hope you’re feelin’ plantastic! Tell the world how great you feel with this handy reusable tote. Use it for groceries, take it to the gym, carry your books in it, the list goes on!
Pledge: C$15.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-04-16
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The Sampler Trio

The Sampler Trio

Pledge: C$25.00
Want to take Alt Mylk for a test drive? The Sampler Trio includes one of each of our signature flavours. You get three bottles with a pre-measured amount of our instant oat milk powder, enough to make 500 mL of oat milk. Just add water, give it a good shake and enjoy!
Want to take Alt Mylk for a test drive? The Sampler Trio includes one of each of our signature flavours. You get three bottles with a pre-measured amount of our instant oat milk powder, enough to make 500 mL of oat milk. Just add water, give it a good shake and enjoy!
Pledge: C$25.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-04-16
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Mylk and Cookies

Mylk and Cookies

Pledge: C$55.00
Who doesn't love mylk and cookies? We're partnering with Lazy Bake to give you your snack fix. This reward includes one bag of Alt Mylk (you choose your flavour) and one bag of Lazy Bake cookie mix: you choose Chai cookies or Snickerdoodle (please indicate if gluten-free or regular).
Who doesn't love mylk and cookies? We're partnering with Lazy Bake to give you your snack fix. This reward includes one bag of Alt Mylk (you choose your flavour) and one bag of Lazy Bake cookie mix: you choose Chai cookies or Snickerdoodle (please indicate if gluten-free or regular).
Pledge: C$55.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-04-16
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The Signature Trio

The Signature Trio

Pledge: C$100.00
So you want to give Alt Mylk a home in your pantry? With this reward you get three full-sized bags of our signature Alt Mylk flavours: one unsweetened original, one vanilla and one chocolate. With this little collection, you'll have oat milk for days!
So you want to give Alt Mylk a home in your pantry? With this reward you get three full-sized bags of our signature Alt Mylk flavours: one unsweetened original, one vanilla and one chocolate. With this little collection, you'll have oat milk for days!
Pledge: C$100.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-04-16
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Share with a Friend

Share with a Friend

Pledge: C$125.00
Thinking of getting some Alt Mylk and maybe some extra to share with a friend? You’re a great friend! This reward includes 3 bags of instant oat mylk powder: one original unsweetened, one vanilla and one chocolate, PLUS one sampler bottle of each flavour. You pick which you want to keep for yourself and which you want to share
Thinking of getting some Alt Mylk and maybe some extra to share with a friend? You’re a great friend! This reward includes 3 bags of instant oat mylk powder: one original unsweetened, one vanilla and one chocolate, PLUS one sampler bottle of each flavour. You pick which you want to keep for yourself and which you want to share
Pledge: C$125.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-04-16
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The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

Pledge: C$135.00
Are you one of those people that just love breakfast? You could eat it pretty much any time of day? Check this out! The Breakfast Club includes one bag of each signature flavour, plus two bags of our limited edition granola, Granoluv: one Chocolate Chill, one Gran’s Apple Pie. Of course, you’ll need something to carry this haul, so we’ll sneak a tote in there
Are you one of those people that just love breakfast? You could eat it pretty much any time of day? Check this out! The Breakfast Club includes one bag of each signature flavour, plus two bags of our limited edition granola, Granoluv: one Chocolate Chill, one Gran’s Apple Pie. Of course, you’ll need something to carry this haul, so we’ll sneak a tote in there
Pledge: C$135.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-04-16
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The Mix and Match

The Mix and Match

Pledge: C$170.00
With the Mix and Match, you're in the driver's seat. You get four bags of Alt Mylk, in any flavour combination of your choosing and two bags of our limited edition Granoluv (you choose your flavours). To sweeten the deal, we'll include cookies! (who doesn't love mylk and cookies?) You get one bag of Lazy Bake cookies in either chai or snickerdoodle (please specify if you prefer gluten-free or regular).
With the Mix and Match, you're in the driver's seat. You get four bags of Alt Mylk, in any flavour combination of your choosing and two bags of our limited edition Granoluv (you choose your flavours). To sweeten the deal, we'll include cookies! (who doesn't love mylk and cookies?) You get one bag of Lazy Bake cookies in either chai or snickerdoodle (please specify if you prefer gluten-free or regular).
Pledge: C$170.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-04-16
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The Alt Mylk All Year Subscription

The Alt Mylk All Year Subscription

Pledge: C$405.00
How would you like to have Alt Mylk show up at your door for a full year? With our subscription reward you get an Alt Mylk bundle on your doorstep every three months! You get two bags of Alt Mylk (choose your own flavours) and two bags of Granoluv (choose your own flavour). The bonus? Subscribers will get exclusive first access to some holiday flavours we have brewing, and a bonus surprise from a partner Alberta-based small business.
How would you like to have Alt Mylk show up at your door for a full year? With our subscription reward you get an Alt Mylk bundle on your doorstep every three months! You get two bags of Alt Mylk (choose your own flavours) and two bags of Granoluv (choose your own flavour). The bonus? Subscribers will get exclusive first access to some holiday flavours we have brewing, and a bonus surprise from a partner Alberta-based small business.
Pledge: C$405.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-04-16
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Canada-wide Shipping (excludes Alberta)

Canada-wide Shipping (excludes Alberta)

Pledge: C$10.00
So you're not local to Alberta, but you still want to get your hands on some Alt Mylk? Say no more. Add this reward onto the reward of your choosing, to get some tasty Alt Mylk in your mailbox.
So you're not local to Alberta, but you still want to get your hands on some Alt Mylk? Say no more. Add this reward onto the reward of your choosing, to get some tasty Alt Mylk in your mailbox.
Pledge: C$10.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-04-16
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US Shipping

US Shipping

Pledge: C$20.00
This is for our friends across the border who want to show Alt Mylk some love! If you're living in the US and would like to purchase a reward, please add this reward onto your purchase :)
This is for our friends across the border who want to show Alt Mylk some love! If you're living in the US and would like to purchase a reward, please add this reward onto your purchase :)
Pledge: C$20.00
Estimated Delivery: 2022-04-16
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Campaign Description

Help us get fresh, great-tasting oat milk in your pantry! We believe food should be nourishing to the body and not contain ingredients that can work against your well-being. Before Alt Mylk came the problem: GI issues led to a recommendation to try dairy alternatives. This didn’t work and led us on an eye-opening journey: conventional dairy alternatives contained a laundry list of ingredients that sounded like they belonged in a lab and not in our cereal! Every ounce of Alt Mylk instant oat milk powder upholds our values by sticking to the basic clean ingredients that are meant to nourish you. The added bonus is that you can make it on demand, as much or as little as you want; no worry about waste or spoiled milk! Use it for smoothies, add it to your coffee, try it in some energy balls. The best part is, since it requires no refrigeration, you can take it anywhere…..on a camping trip/road trip or pop it in your luggage when you travel!

How It Started...

When my sister, Lina, was younger, she started having stomach issues. One of the first things doctors suggested was making some dietary changes. Soon our fridge was populated with a variety of dairy alternatives from the grocery store, but my sister didn’t feel much better. Being a recent science grad with some exposure to food science, I was very much into understanding food chemistry and label reading. As I read through the labels for these milk alternatives and did some research, I had some culprits in mind for her ongoing troubles.

I was having a conversation with my mom and grandma about how these alternatives are suggested to people to make them feel better, but sometimes that’s not the case because of all the extra ingredients that are added: fillers, binders, etc. My grandma’s response was: "Why are you looking for a fancy solution to the problem? Why don’t you make yourself a batch of clean, healthy junk-free oat milk, like I used to make for you?” Hello, Captain Obvious! We had grown up drinking oat milk! More often than not, there was a pitcher of oat milk in the fridge and it was a great tummy soother when we weren’t feeling great. 

Alt Mylk is born!

After some consideration, testing, and re-consideration, Alt Mylk was born! The first iteration of our product was handmade, bottled milk made from the age-old recipe that was a part of our heritage. It was well-received by local plant mylk lovers and this made our hearts sing! Then the pandemic hit; our blenders went quiet and our nut mylk bags dried out.

Farmer’s markets were put on pause. Our budding venture wasn’t able to pivot to home delivery, as a large percentage of our customer base was in Calgary (believe us, we tried). The short shelf life of our product didn’t really allow for placement in grocery stores. We decided to press pause because we weren't ready to throw in the towel just yet.

A new idea...

Time and convenience are huge determining factors in our dietary practices. It’s faster and more convenient to grab something that’s ready-to-drink off the shelf versus sprouting, blending, and straining. And one of the first things we look at is the best before date; “will I use this up before x number of days!?”. Interestingly enough, most milk alternatives (even the commercial ones with all the fillers) have a disclaimer on the side to consume within 5-7 days. One of the first questions we’d get asked by customers when we were selling the OG Alt Mylk was “how long will this last”? Since we didn’t use preservatives and didn’t have access to shelf-life extending technologies we couldn’t top five days in the fridge. Surely there must be a solution to this time problem.

How it’s going...

So, after putting our brains to work, some consideration, testing, and some re-consideration, we’ve got something to unveil. Alt Mylk instant oat mylk powder was developed so you can enjoy junk-free oat milk (as grandma would say) in an “instant”. Put away that nut mylk bag; there’s no need to strain. Just measure,blend and enjoy. Your oat milk powder can last forever (ok, maybe not forever, but definitely 12 months when stored in a cool, dry place). Since you can control how much you’re making, you don’t have to worry about waste (just make sure to consume whatever you’ve blended up in about 5 days and keep it in the fridge).

Meet the Team

Sara Ruiz

Sara Ruiz

Founder

Sara's background is in science and public health, but she's always had a keen interest in the kitchen and creating foods that are wholesome and delicious. The only thing she loves more than creating these foods is sharing them with others. Drawing on her love of food and science and her newfound interest in whole and plant-based foods, and after seeing Lina's journey navigating dietary changes, she was inspired to create Alt Mylk, a dairy alternative without binders or fillers. She's dipped her toes into entrepreneurship in the past, but now she's ready to fully dive into the Alt Mylk journey and see what adventures are in store.

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Lina  Ruiz

Lina Ruiz

Creative Director

Lina is the reason that Alt Mylk came to be! Her health journey is what led us on this journey. She's feeling a lot better now and she's the masterful creative force behind all of our visuals. From staging to photography to video, she handles it all. She also contributes in the idea department (and she's got a mind full of them!). In her off time, she works on music-related creative endeavours (her passion). Yep, this girl is a creative powerhouse :)

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Finny Ruiz

Finny Ruiz

Chief Feline Meow-fficer

As the chief feline meow-fficer, Finny spends his busy days providing feline assistance to the Alt Mylk team. He's present for all calls and group meetings (even though he mostly sleeps through them) and he knows that his most crucial contribution is to provide cuddles and purrs to his team mates after a long day.

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Jan 15, 2022
Project launched

FAQs

Are shipping and GST included in the price?

Yes! If you're local to Alberta, everything is included in the reward pricing. If you're located outside Alberta, we have some shipping options for you to add on to your reward purchase.

Any preservatives or funky ingredients in your products?

Absolutely not! Our products are free from preservatives, artificial colors or flavors, high fructose corn syrup, and oils.

Are your products vegan or vegetarian?

Yes! Alt Mylk is suitable for vegan and vegetarian diets.

Are your products nut free?

Our current offerings do not contain nuts; however, we cannot guarantee that the facilities we source our ingredients from are nut-free facilities.

Are your products gluten-free?

Our products are made using gluten-free oats, and our original unsweetened is just gluten-free oats. We cannot guarantee that the ingredients used in our flavored varieties are processed without coming into contact with gluten, however.

When will the rewards be available?

Our aim is to begin the distribution of rewards in mid-April. Should anything affect our ability to honour this timing, we'll definitely keep all Boosters informed.
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