Frequently Asked Questions About Stoaked
What’s the difference between overnight oats and regular oats?
The health benefits of overnight oats cannot be emphasised enough.
One of the biggest differences is the type of oats that are used. A regular bowl of oats that's made instantly often contains instant oats which are heavily-processed and high in preservatives. The type of oats that are usually recommended for overnight oats are dry rolled oats, which are raw and natural. The more processed the oats, the less nutritious they are, which is why overnight oats are a much wiser choice if you’re being conscious of your health.
The overnight soaking process helps the superfood retain their valuable nutrients and makes them easier to digest. Preparing oats by heating them up is generally considered less nutritious because nutrients are reduced during the cooking process. Soaking oats overnight allows the oatmeal to swell up and readily absorb the liquid, making them a nourishing and satisfying breakfast meal on their own.
The highly nutritious soaked oats provide a range of health benefits due to their rich fibre and protein content. They contain a number of vitamins and minerals, including manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc, all which contribute to bettering your gut health and your overall well-being.
Do I need to add anything to my oats?
There’s no need to add anything to your oats. Each pot is made ready-to-eat and has enough nutrients and flavour for you to kick-start your day. If you like, you’re welcome to add your own fresh fruit for extra nourishment, or sprinkle on some nuts and seeds for an extra boost. If you do, show us how creative you can get by tagging us on Instagram.
How do I eat Stoaked Overnight Oats?
We eat ours chilled and we encourage you to eat your Stoaked chilled too. As we say, they’re made for your convenience - ready-to-eat and grab from your fridge in the morning as a delicious refrigerated item that’s packed with nutrients.
However, you do have the option to heat and eat if you’d like to. Just pop it into a microwave safe jar and heat in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until it reaches a temperature of your liking.
Is there a best before date?
Yes. Since we provide you with the healthiest possible breakfast option we can, Stoaked products are made fresh and with no preservatives. Your Stoaked will last up to 7 days in the fridge, and is freshest during the first 5 days.
What areas does Stoaked deliver to currently?
We have big dreams! Eventually, we’d like to be delivering to most provinces around South Africa. For now, we’re delivering to the Durban area and surrounds only. If you’re not in our delivery areas yet, please be patient with us - we’re working on it!
We’re currently delivering to:
- Westville, Pinetown and surrounds
- Hillcrest, Kloof and surrounds
- Durban and surrounds
- Durban North and surrounds
- Umhlanga, Umdloti and surrounds
Can I order my Oats for instant delivery?
Not at the moment. Currently, we deliver every Wednesday. In the future, we’d like to deliver more frequently and provide either instant or next-day deliveries and we'll be doing thst soon. You can order your Stoaked one week in advance - if that’s not you winning at meal-prep, we don’t know what is!
Please understand that should life throw us a curveball and we face unforeseeable delivery issues, we promise to communicate these with you as soon as we can to manage your delivery expectations.
How do you manage the delivery of my Stoaked Overnight Oats?
Our oats are carefully transported and delivered by our awesome delivery wizard, Nkosinathi. Once your Stoaked is dispatched, you’ll receive a notification. Please make sure that there is someone waiting to collect your delivery on arrival and that they get your oats into the fridge as soon as possible.
Should you be unable to collect your delivery, it will return back to us, unfortunately leaving you empty handed. We will then be in touch with you to re-arrange delivery for an additional delivery fee of R50.
Is there a return policy?
We pride ourselves on delivering you the freshest overnight oats in town. However, if your oats are damaged on arrival, we will deliver you a replacement.
Is your packaging eco-friendly?
We’re committed to sourcing environmentally friendly packaging for our oats. Please know that we’re currently on a mission to source packaging that aligns with our company’s core values. Until then, we encourage you to reuse our Stoaked oat pots.
These size pots are the perfect option for storing any other food or meal-prepped item in your fridge, such as single portions of stews, soups and vegetables. We encourage you to jump on the meal-prep train using our oat pots. They’re also ideal for storing kiddies snacks and work as perfect lunch box alternatives.