I love Chobani brand greek yogurt and I see that other Chowhounders do, too. I especially like the price. The larger container costs a dollar less than the same sized container of Fage at our local grocery store.
However, today I opened a large container of nonfat plain Chobani and it was totally different! Instead of the thick almost-like-sour-cream consistency that I expect and love, the yogurt was runny. As in, I could actually pour it from the container. It smelled and tasted fine, that is, it wasn't spoiled. But the taste was actually different, too. Like non-Greek yogurt.
Has anyone else had this experience recently? I note that a couple of years ago, some CHers noticed that Fage had changed because it is now made in the US instead of Greece. The change was not that noticeable to me, although it seemed a little grainier than before. But this Chobani change is MAJOR.
Hope it was just a fluke.
I've been looking for the answer to this question. I'm so disappointed in the recipe change. It makes me wonder if they changed it due to the legal case going on between Chobani's founder and his soon-to-be ex-wife, who claims that he stole the recipe from a Fage employee. But it's definitely not Greek yogurt anymore.