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brooktroutchaser Sep 12, 2012 05:46 AM

Just tried the Chobani blood orange yogurt. Exceptional. You could spoon it into martini glasses and serve it for dessert at a dinner party.

  1. DonShirer Sep 17, 2012 03:53 PM

    My DW is a Chobani fan, and I occasionally sneak a berry flavor past her armed guards. After reading this post, I tried the Blood Orange. Can't say it tasted like any oranges I ever ate. It was pleasant but not outstanding. I guess to each his own (taste).

    1. RUK Sep 13, 2012 06:54 PM

      We like the Chobani with Passion fruit very much.
      But my most favorite Yogurt is this one - Ömür, ( Turkish style Yogurt. ) Here is a picture of the container.
      it is truly good Yogurt, unfortunately I can only get it on occasion - I always check the refrigerator section for it at Corrado's in Clifton here in NJ.

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      1. re: RUK
        Feed_me Sep 16, 2012 04:57 PM

        Hmm....interesting tip RUK. There is a Turkish kabob place that's connected to a middle eastern market and the market has several brands of yogurt I've never heard of and one might be the brand you mention.

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        laliz Sep 12, 2012 01:29 PM

        I'm another one who strongly prefers Fage to any Chobani (which I found to be a HUGE disappointment)

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        1. re: laliz
          coney with everything Sep 13, 2012 06:09 AM

          I'm glad it's not just me, I thought the Chobani was a bit chalky.

          I'm still in mourning for the late great Liberte yogurt, now transformed magically into Yoplait...

          1. re: coney with everything
            Rilke Sep 14, 2012 07:29 PM

            Liberte's apple crumble flavor will always have a special place in my heart.

            1. re: Rilke
              coney with everything Sep 17, 2012 05:33 AM

              tragic, isn't it?

        2. HillJ Sep 12, 2012 08:41 AM

          @brooktroutchaser, have you tried the Chobani chocolate version yet?

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          1. re: HillJ
            cheesecake17 Sep 13, 2012 06:17 PM

            They mAke a chocolate flavor?? Haven't seen it!
            I like the passion fruit, black cherry, and pineapple flavors.

            Oikos yogurts are also great. We like honey, key lime, peach, and pineapple.

            I buy the Kirkland plain Greek yogurt in larger containers

            1. re: cheesecake17
              HillJ Sep 13, 2012 07:07 PM

              Yup. I've only seen the vanilla & chocolate flavors in the larger sized tubs in my local Stop & Shop but the chocolate is a brand-new flavor. The only Chobani I haven't enjoyed is ....honey-I'd rather add my own real honey or honeycomb. Oikos I haven't really tried that much but I have used the plain Oikos in muffin recipes. The Kirkland & Fage from Costco I buy on a regular basis. And I also enjoy the Trader Joe's Greek yogurts.

              But keep an eye out for the chocolate-I was very surprised how much I liked it.

              1. re: HillJ
                cheesecake17 Sep 14, 2012 09:26 AM

                I went to several stores today in search of apple cinnamon for my husband. I was told that the company rotates through making each flavor and Apple cinnamon, passion fruit, and vanilla are all sold out right now. While I was there I asked about the chocolate and they said its hopefully coming in soon.

                My husband loves the trader joes Greek yogurts in the re-closeable containers.

              2. re: cheesecake17
                FromMyCabinDoor Sep 16, 2012 03:55 PM

                I buy the Kirkland plain also and use it a lot instead of sour cream to make great muffins.

                1. re: FromMyCabinDoor
                  cheesecake17 Sep 18, 2012 05:48 PM

                  Do you have a recipe?

                  1. re: cheesecake17
                    FromMyCabinDoor Sep 20, 2012 07:30 PM

                    Yes. Would you like a copy?

                    1. re: FromMyCabinDoor
                      cheesecake17 Sep 21, 2012 10:16 AM

                      Yes thanks!

                      1. re: cheesecake17
                        FromMyCabinDoor Sep 21, 2012 03:36 PM

                        here it is.....  My Favorite Muffins


                        2 eggs
                        1 cup white sugar
                        1/2 cup vegetable oil (1/4 cup veg oil plus 1/4 cup non-sweetened applesauce also works)
                        1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
                         (optional to add additional extract like orange, cinnamon, etc - 1/2 teaspoon)
                        2 cups all-purpose flour
                        1/2 teaspoon salt
                        1/2 teaspoon baking soda
                        1 cup non fat plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
                        1 cup total of any or mixture of a couple - blueberries, dried blueberries, dried cherries, chopped cranberries, dried cranberries, pecans, walnuts

                        Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
                        In a small  bowl, stir together flour, salt and baking soda.

                        In large bowl beat eggs, gradually add sugar while beating. Continue beating while slowly pouring in oil. (pour in applesauce if using) Stir in vanilla. 

                        Stir dry ingredients into egg mixture alternately with yogurt. Gently fold in blueberries. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups.

                        Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.  Cool in pan 10 minutes.  Remove from pan and let cool completely. (15 minutes for convection oven)

                        You can wrap each muffin separately and freeze.  

                        For chocolate muffins, decrease flour to 1 1/2 cups and add 1/4 cup cocoa.
                        L,Substitute 1 cup chocolate chips for fruit.  Toss chips with a little of the flour to prevent them from sinking.

                        1. re: FromMyCabinDoor
                          cheesecake17 Sep 23, 2012 10:50 AM


            2. tiffeecanoe Sep 12, 2012 07:27 AM

              Hmmm, I do NOT like Chobani at all in general, would possibly consider trying the blood orange flavor. I'm a Fage girl.

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              1. re: tiffeecanoe
                mcf Sep 12, 2012 08:08 AM

                I don't like Chobani at all, and I much prefer plain Fage and real fresh fruit to the typically overly sweet additions manufacturers make. This product has 19 grams of sugar and 14 grams of protein. I think dessert might be the only time for it!

                1. re: tiffeecanoe
                  Crockett67 Sep 12, 2012 09:59 AM

                  +1 Yep Fage plain please. I'll add my fresh fruit, honey, or home made james myself.

                  But I also use plain Fage for coleslaw, sour cream topping, and smooties.

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                  staughton Sep 12, 2012 06:59 AM

                  Are you posting an advertisement? It's certainly not a question.

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                    FrankJBN Sep 12, 2012 06:29 AM

                    You could if you wanted your guests to think 'Nice party, lousy dessert.'

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                      Harters Sep 12, 2012 06:13 AM

                      Apparently making its first appearance where I am in the world later this month (only a few stores of one supermarket chain - and not the one I use)

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