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Apr 1, 2012 05:56 AM

Chobani yogurt - available in Montreal?

So it seems Chobani, the US greek-style yogurt maker, has been given a one year "test" permit to market its yogurt in Canada, much to the chagrin of the established yogurt makers here. Does anybody know if it can be purchased here in Montreal, and if so, where?

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  1. That's interesting about the year long trial period. Didn't know that...

    I've seen it (variety of flavours, too!) at Provigo on Monkland and IGA Atwater....I'm sure it's in other places too.

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    1. re: LoveGossipGirl

      When I searched their Canadian website, the only grocers listed were in Ontario. Apparently the one year perod is to give them time to build a yogurt manufacturing plant in Canada.

      1. re: Haggisboy

        i purchased a couple of flavours yesterday at Real Bagel on Cote St Luc Road. I think they bring them in illegally from the USA. They costed 3.25 each. Total ripoff Chobani is the best

        1. re: thezim

          Yes, there's a grey market for kosher products in Montreal that seems to be tolerated by the authorities.

          1. re: thezim

            Why bring them in from the States? They're supposedly available here now.

            1. re: Haggisboy

              Maybe because it's an already established supply chain. AFAIK, Chobani has been available here in kosher shops for a few years.

              1. re: SnackHappy

                I got a couple of Chobanis to try from the IGA on Cote-St-Luc Rd. They had a few flavours in the 6 oz/170 g size, at $2.29 each.

                1. re: SnackHappy

                  Can somebody confirm that Chobani yogurt has been available at some Montreal Kosher shops for several years?

                  1. re: BLM

                    I bought some of the black cherry Chobani at the IGA on Cote-St-Luc within the last year. It was nothing special and I never bought it again.

                    1. re: kpzoo

                      OK thanks. They do get a ton of press.

        2. Too bad it's not Fage that's coming here. I find it superior in taste and texture to Chobani.

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          1. re: hungryann

            Yes! I love Fage. Can't believe it's still not available here. I tried Oikos and thought at first that it was almost as good, but wasn't as crazy about it the second time I tried it.

            1. re: stak

              I think the Oikos 2% is a great product. Not as good as Fage/Total, but pretty darn close.

              1. re: SnackHappy

                I tried the Oikos honey yogurt and found it artificial tasting; I'll have to try the plain one to make up my mind about Oikos. My friend raves about the cherry one but I have yet to find it in my local supermarkets.

                1. re: hungryann

                  I wouldn't know about any of the flavoured ones, I always buy the plain stuff. To me the Oikos 2% is the best you can buy here, although the Liberté 0% comes a pretty close second. Skotidakis 0% and 2% are pretty good, but not as good as I would have expected. I'd like to try the Skotidakis 9%, but I haven't seen it sold anywhere.

                  1. re: SnackHappy

                    Tau carries the Skotidakis 9%. I'm pretty sure I've seen it elsewhere too, I think Mourelatos. Mourelatos of course has Skotidakis in bulk at the deli counter which is up there on the fat content.

                    Let's not forget how good Beurrerie du Patrimoine plain 1% yogurt is.

                    1. re: ios94

                      Thanks for the tips. Tau and Mourelatos are not stores that I frequent very often. If I had gone out looking for it, I probably would have started my search at P.A.

                  2. re: hungryann

                    I agree the honey one tastes artificial, didn't like it at all, however, the plain one is really good.

            2. Chobani yogurt still available in Montreal? If yes, where specifically?