Chobani is listed in the Clean Yogurt post as one of the safe options at the store. They use all natural ingredients, no preservatives, and no artificial flavors or colors. Their yogurts have real fruit, or honey to add flavor, and the milk is from cows not treated with rBST. Greek yogurts are naturally 95% lactose-free, making them a great option for anyone who is lactose intolerant, and they provide lots of protein and calcium.
An assortment of yogurts arrived from Chobani. Thank you, Chobani! Wow, so many wonderful options — pineapple, passion fruit, mango, pomegranate, and blood orange! I feel a tropical island calling my name right now! I started with pineapple because I had a feeling that would be my favorite. It’s thick, creamy, and sweet. I planned on adding some of the pineapple yogurt to a smoothie for my girls but we finished every last drop before it could make it to the blender. Out of the flavors they sent, pineapple was my favorite, but it would be hard for me to pass up mango and blood orange at the store!
A fun way to enjoy CHO, as Chobani is commonly called, other than plain, in a smoothie, and in dips, is to freeze it. Just put the whole container in the freezer and before you know it, you have FRO CHO! You can also add it to an ice cream maker. I don’t have an ice cream maker but we use our blender to make frozen yogurt all the time. You can find that recipe here. Two ingredients, one step, and you’ll be skipping the additives at the frozen yogurt shops forever!
Also in the box, their new Champions line. This is the first line of greek yogurts marketed towards kids. It’s sweeter, not as thick, and does not have chunks of fruit in the yogurt. They sent Vanilla Chocolate Chunk to try — lucky us! This yogurt is so tasty and sweet and the perfect yogurt for anyone trying to switch their kids from regular yogurt to greek style yogurt. They didn’t go light on the chocolate or the vanilla! You get plenty of chocolate in every bite, and the smell of vanilla was so pleasant! The first thing I noticed on the label is they add thickeners to this line — pectin and locust bean gum. Both are natural, but they are not in their other line of yogurts. Another difference you can see, is it’s higher in sugar. Most of their yogurts have 2 – 3.5 grams of sugar per ounce, but the Champions line has up to 4 grams of sugar per ounce. The smaller serving of 3.5 ounces per container is a great size for school lunches or an after school snack. With that said, if you trying to make the switch to greek yogurt, this is a great place to start!
Chobani has offered one lucky winner to receive an assorted 12 pack of greek yogurts! Here’s how you enter:
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Receive up to six entries! Please leave a separate comment for each entry completed:
- Check out Chobani Greek Yogurts website and tell me which yogurt would be your favorite in the comments.
- Like both Chobani or Chobani Champions, and Green Plate Rule on Facebook
- Follow both Chobani or Chobani Champions, and Green Plate Rule on Twitter
- Share the giveaway on Facebook
- Tweet the Giveaway: I just entered a #giveaway to #win @Chobani from @greenplaterule http://ow.ly/d1Wcv
The giveaway is open until Friday, August 31, 2012 and available to US residents only. The winner will be picked using Random.org and announced Saturday, September 1, 2012.
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