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Feb 26, 2011

Review: Chobani - Blueberry Nonfat Greek Yogurt

I had never even heard of Chobani until recently when they started airing TV commercials but have been curious about Greek yogurt for a while now. $1.00 bought me a 6-ounce cup of Chobani Blueberry Nonfat Greek Yogurt on sale.

For those of you who like me don't know much about Greek Yogurt, it like differs from your run of the mill yogurt in that it is the whey is typically strained resulting in a thicker, creamier yogurt that is similar in texture to a really soft cheese. It's also, on the whole, slightly more expensive and more healthy than regular yogurt.

Insofar as the Chobani brand goes, they tout a laundry list of benefits such as all-natural ingredients, 5 live & active cultures, including 3 probiotics, real fruit, and twice the protein of regular yogurt. The Internets tell me active cultures and probiotics are good but I often forget why despite looking it up several times... something to do with digestion I think...
Anyway, spurred by the power of TV, I hunkered down and peel open my cup of Chobani. A smooth white surface greeted me until I dug my spoon in to reveal the blueberries at the bottom. With a bit of mixing, I got the look down to your typical flavored yogurt if a fair bit thicker.
I liked that there were actual blueberries in the yogurt rather than a slurry and mostly it tastes like regular blueberry yogurt. I say mostly because there's this sour, funky aftertaste that sticks to your tongue a bit. I have to say, it's probably an acquired taste that I haven't acquired and don't know that I will.
I'm sure plenty of people embrace or overlook the funk but its off-putting enough for me to just finish this cup and the one left in the fridge and leave it at that. It's pretty good for protein if you're a vegetarian. Well, as long as you're a vegetarian of the type that eats milk products anyway.

Nutritional Info - Chobani Blueberry Nonfat Greek Yogurt - 6 ounces (170g)
Calories - 120 (from Fat - 0)
Fat - 0g (Saturated Fat - 0g)
Sodium - 65mg
Carbs - 20g (Sugar - 20g)
Protein - 14g


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2 comments :

  1. The whole fruit in greek yogurt thing is like an insult , seriously.

    Greek yogurt is not meant to be eaten with fruit. It's meant to be mixed with pieces of fresh mint, diced cucumbers and a hint of garlic.

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  2. I don't know much about greek yogurt but I don't think you supposed to stir it.

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