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We Love Chobani Greek Yogurt

Not just love – but possibly obsessed! You’re probably thinking “Greek yogurt’s Greek yogurt.” Sure, for the most part you could probably line them all up next to one another and not tell a big difference. Until you put Chobani in the line-up. chobani pomegranate

Chobani is different because they are a fruit on the bottom Greek yogurt.

I first tried the 0% Pomegranate Chobani, and I was instantly hooked. Unlike those other fruit on the bottom yogurts, this wasn’t a big, syrupy mess. The flavor was light, and it’s full of those sweet and crunchy arils, the pomegranate seeds. As if the arils didn’t pack enough antioxidants, for a filling afternoon snack I added a handful of fresh blueberries. Pomegranate nutrition facts for a single-serving six-ounce cup:

  • 140 Calories
  • 0g Fat
  • 14g Protein

Next, I tried the 2% Pineapple Chobani. I was reluctant on this one, I wasn’t sure how that would translate into the yogurt. I was pleasantly surprised and devoured the entire cup. The pinapple flavor is mild and just sweet enough to cut the bitter bite of plain Greek yogurt. Plus, there are juicy chunks of pineapple mixed in. Toss in a little granola to make a filling snack and pretend you’re enjoying a slice of grandma’s pinapple-upside-down cake!

Pineapple nutrition facts for a single-serving six-ounce cup:

  • 160 Calories
  • 2.5g Fat
  • 13g Protein

chobani greek yogurtNeed more? Every cup of Chobani has 20 percent of the daily calcium requirements, five live and active cultures (including probiotics), and twice the protein of other yogurts. The ingredients are all-natural, gluten-free, Kosher, and made with hormone-free milk. You won’t find any added colors either. Instead, the flavorful spice turmeric is used to enhance the color of the pineapple flavor. For sweetner, they use evaporated cane juice, with an average of 18g of sugar for the fruit flavors. This healthy sugar alternative is not processed and retains much of its natural nutrition.

Some of the other flavors I’m dying to try are honey, blueberry and strawberry. There are also low-fat and non-fat choices for the plain Greek yogurt, which you can use as a smoothie base, toss in your own fruit, or even make Rebecca’s Healthy Tuna Salad.

If you’re looking for Chobani in your area, they are available nationwide at Whole Foods, Costco, Sam’s and other regional grocers like:

  • Giant
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Publix
  • Local health food stores

Read here to learn more about why we love Greek yogurt, and think you will too!

Thanks to Chobani for sharing some of their delicious flavors. While they provided samples, this review was in no way influenced and is Brandi’s own opinion.

July 30th, 2009