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Chobani Yogurt -- favorite flavors?

  • Bob W Mar 24, 2011 11:34 AM

We've bought so much of the 12-packs at Costco that I'm just a wee bit sick of the strawberry, blueberry, and even peach. Fortunately our local Harris-Teeter has pomegranate, black cherry, lemon, pineapple, mango, vanilla, and even plain, which I am going to buy a lot of as soon as the local fruit starts appearing at the farmers' markets.

Hard to pick one favorite, but the mango is really good.

Interestingly, most are non-fat, but at least two -- mango and pineapple -- have small amounts of fat. Does anyone know why? Do those fruits have some fat (like avocados)? Curious.

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  1. no idea why the difference in fat. my DH loves the pineapple, strawberry and blueberry flavors.

    1. The chocolate is good.

      1. I really like the pomegranate but hate the seeds left in it.

        1. I can't gag down yogurt, but my husband loves the stuff and the Pineapple is his favorite.

          1. Chobani is one of my favorite yogurts.

            Our local Price Chopper has a good selection, except for the chocolate mentioned here. I like them all except the blueberry (I just don't like blueberries)and the pomegranate (I don't like the seeds).

            1. I like the lemon, especially with blueberries mixed in. The pineapple is good too. I just assumed they use a higher fat milk to make the 2% flavors.

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              1. re: liamsaunt

                I just had a lemon -- 15 grams of protein and no fat. Incredible stuff.

                So I still have a question, but it's really for the folks at Chobani: I can see why you'd want to offer a low-fat plain yogurt in addition to fat-free (for recipes, etc), but why do you offer a few flavors in low fat but most in fat-free? The fat calories are pretty minimal (25) but if you can make a fat-free flavored yogurt as luscious as the lemon one I just ate, why bother with low-fat flavored yogurt at all. I think your image is best served by being able to create such amazing fat-free products.

              2. THe honey is good, my favorite is the black cherry

                1. i feel so boring to admit it, but i love the plain. have it every morning!

                  1. Interestingly, most are non-fat, but at least two -- mango and pineapple -- have small amounts of fat. Does anyone know why? Do those fruits have some fat (like avocados)? Curious.
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                    has nothing to do with the fruit. read the ingredients on the label - the 2% flavors (as opposed to the 0%) have cream added to them.

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                    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                      i think that the fruit ones end up being 2% to accommodate sweetness and flavor... for example the honey greek yogurt has 50 more calories than the non-fat, and the only added "benefit" is the flavors from the honey.

                      1. re: jamieeats

                        i think that the fruit ones end up being 2% to accommodate sweetness and flavor
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                        there are several 0% fat fruit flavors, so i'm not sure what you mean, unless you think it's because mango & pineapple are sweeter than other fruits...?

                        the honey greek yogurt has 50 more calories than the non-fat
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                        of course it does. compare the sugar content of the two varieties - 7g for the plain, 20g for the honey flavor....so the honey flavor has 13g more sugar than the plain. since sugar provides 4 calories per gram, multiply the extra 13g by 4, and you get 52 extra calories...all from the honey.

                    2. Recommend the black cherry.

                      1. My husband has lost 70 llbs over the last 18 mos. and a large part of his diet is eating one of the fat free cups of Chobani every day for breakfast. It's the highest protein yogurt he has found readily available at local stores. (He also has worked up to running about 30 miles a week, not trying to claim weight loss is due to the yogurt diet). His favorite right now is the lemon. He loves them all though.

                        1. The difference in fat is odd :)

                          My favorite is plain, which i eat every single day as part of my lunch. I slice up a granny smith apple and dip it in the yogurt after stirring. yum, but I should add that I really love tart/sour flavors

                          Occasionally, I buy the vanilla. It's really good with sliced banana and a little sprinkle of brown sugar and cinnamon

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                          1. re: loveballet101

                            The difference in fat is odd :)
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                            actually, it's not - i explained above that it has to do with the fat percentage in the yogurt variety they use for those particular flavors. Fage does the same thing - they offer different fruit flavors in 0% and 2% fat.

                            ever try adding cinnamon and/or ginger to your apple/yogurt combo? it's delicious :)