New in the Market: Chobani Greek Yogurt

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on September 1, 2010 · 5 comments

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.

Chobani Greek yogurt vanilla

Greek yogurt is known for being thicker and creamier than regular yogurt. This texture occurs naturally, because Greek yogurt is strained after being cultured to produce a richer, creamier product.

Many brands are made of whole milk and cream, which means a high fat content. Chobani, however, comes in lower-fat versions. It has both nonfat Greek yogurt — Plain (100 calories), Vanilla (120 calories), Strawberry, Peach, Pomegranate, Blueberry (140 calories) and Honey (150 calories) – and lowfat Greek yogurt – Plain (130 calories) and Pineapple (160 calories) in 6 ounce packages. All flavors are kosher certified, have live cultures, and are free of artificial flavors, preservatives and gelatin. We think it’s a winner.

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Florence Lubitz September 10, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Hi Jo Anne,

The website is gorgeous, entertaining and useful I wish you good luck with it. How about FAGE yogurt. It seems to have the same qualities as Chobani.

Love

Florence

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Linn September 11, 2010 at 1:57 pm

I love Greek yogurt. I use it for many preparations, but one of my favorites is to top off fresh fruit. Pineapple in the spring. Blueberrie and raspberries and strawberries all summer long. Now I am on to peaches and plums as we head into fall. Freshly cut up fruit, a oversized dollop of yogurt, and a sprinkly of cinnamon is for me the perfect ending to a meal. I try to always buy the 1000g (35 ounce) container. Unit price is considerably less and the yogurt goes so fast none is ever wasted. Both FAGE and Chobani make these large sizes. Very good job on the website. The Nutrition Expert should do well.

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Candy Eng September 16, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Hi Joanne,

I miss not seeing you at our aerobics class, but I should be returning in January when I re-retire! Mary shared the website with me. It’s great and very informative. I’m going to try the Chobani.

Best,
Candy

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Elizabeth Haller November 10, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Hi Jo-Anne,
I knew you over 35 years ago when we were taking a class together either at Queens College or NYU.
I was a home economics major. I believe we toured the Maxwell House Coffee Plant together with the class in Hoboken, NJ.
Congratulations on your web-site. I like your articles.
My daughter is really into nutrition and will enjoy this website also.
I love Chobani yogurt.
Elizabeth Haller, Ed.D

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Nolan August 19, 2012 at 4:47 pm

dont believe the fad that lower fat content means healthier. Its not true, you cant absorb all the nutrients out of the yogurt without fat. Its tastier and better for you to eat whole milk yogurt. Even better is goat’s milk.

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