Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Chobani Greek Yogurt

Thanks Libby, for the comment about Chobani greek yogurt...

"Also....check out Chobani greek yogurt. A little higher in calories per container (larger serving), but packs a PROTEIN punch. I really try to avoid anything "artificial" and this is pretty straightforward stuff."

Funny you should mention Chobani, because I happened to have a cup in my fridge.  I've been reading a lot about greek yogurt, and how it has better nutritional value than most yougurts.  When I went to the grocery store last week, I decided to buy some and try it out.  Chobani was the only brand they had available at Target.  So, I bought two vanilla flavored Chobani Greek yogurts.

Here is what the packaging looks like...

I totally agree with you Libby on the nutrition with this greek yogurt vs. other yogurts in general.  It definitely packs a harder/healthier punch.
  • All Natural, no artificial sweetners or preservatives.
  • Fat, 0g
  • Cholesterol, 0g
  • Sodium, 65mg
  • Carbs, 13g
  • Sugar, 13g
  • Protein, 16g!!!!!!!!!!
  • Calories, 120 (not too bad)

I really, really, really wanted to like this yogurt, but my honest, personal take on Chobani was it's a "no go" for me.  I can't get over the texture - it's pasty and a little gritty.  The flavor is okay, a little tart, but I'm sure each container is a little different.  The first container I ate (remember I bought two), I put in a little granola and some dried cranberries.  I ate the second container today, plain.  Both times, the texture just made it difficult for me to enjoy.  Too bad!  I really wanted to like this one. 

Question:  Do all greek yogurts have this different kind of texture, or is it just this brand?


Kim said...

I'm glad you commented on the texture, because I was definitely curious about that. I think I'll still give it a shot, but I like knowing what's coming.

Also, you mentioned Smart Balance products. If you're in the market for sour cream it looks like Daisy Brand sour cream (the light version) has a little less fat, and in turn few calories from fat.

Libby said...

I know I make a point of really stirring the yogurt before I eat it so I think that smooths it out a bit, but yes the texture is different than regular yogurt. I think you might find some differences across brands too. Not sure where you shop, but I know Festival has another brand in the health food section ....Fage is the brand name I think.

Try the blueberry or peach before giving up on it. Stir it up good and see if it grows on you a bit.

And thanks for the shout out! I am enjoying the blog : )

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