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Chobani yogurt - available in Montreal?

Haggisboy Apr 1, 2012 05:56 AM

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?

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/03/...

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    LoveGossipGirl Apr 1, 2012 08:35 PM

    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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      Haggisboy Apr 2, 2012 09:58 AM

      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.

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        thezim Apr 8, 2012 05:39 PM

        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
          SnackHappy Apr 8, 2012 05:51 PM

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

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            Haggisboy Apr 9, 2012 04:00 AM

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

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              SnackHappy Apr 9, 2012 07:07 AM

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

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                kpzoo Apr 29, 2012 11:57 AM

                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.

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                  BLM Jan 2, 2013 12:29 AM

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

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                    kpzoo Jan 2, 2013 05:11 AM

                    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.

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                      BLM Jan 2, 2013 08:22 PM

                      OK thanks. They do get a ton of press.

        2. hungryann Apr 29, 2012 02:36 PM

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

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            stak Apr 29, 2012 03:26 PM

            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.

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              SnackHappy Apr 29, 2012 05:17 PM

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

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                hungryann Apr 29, 2012 05:27 PM

                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.

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                  SnackHappy Apr 29, 2012 05:40 PM

                  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.

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                    ios94 Apr 30, 2012 04:39 PM

                    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.

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                      SnackHappy Apr 30, 2012 05:39 PM

                      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.

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                    westaust Apr 30, 2012 06:38 AM

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

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              BLM Jan 2, 2013 12:20 AM

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

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