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Chobani yogurt at Whole Foods no more

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donlan Jan 4, 2014 08:08 AM

I went to Whole Foods today, as I do most weekends, only to find my favourite Chobani yogurt missing from the dairy section. It wasn't just that some flavours were missing, the entire selection of Chobani was gone.

After shopping (sans yogurt purchase), I asked at the customer service desk, only to find that Whole Foods has stopped carrying Chobani altogether. The buyer I spoke with did not know why, but promised to have a manager call me. He also offered to special order me a case of what I wanted (I took him up on his kind offer).

It seems odd to me that Whole Foods would stop carrying arguably the most popular Greek yogurt option available.

  1. c oliver Jan 4, 2014 08:31 AM

    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/foods-...

    This was announced in advance and I'm surprised any employee, much less a "buyer," would know that.

    1. sandiasingh Jan 4, 2014 08:33 AM

      This was all over the food news just before Christmas and there was discussion on CH. Strangely, I can't find a link to it, but here's the story from the WaPo.

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/w...

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      1. re: sandiasingh
        c oliver Jan 4, 2014 08:35 AM

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/928432

        1. re: c oliver
          sandiasingh Jan 4, 2014 09:38 AM

          Thank you, c.

      2. Science Chick Jan 4, 2014 11:49 AM

        I'm a much bigger fan of Wallaby yogurts...lower in sugar than most, organic milk from small pastured farms. Option for lowfat instead of non-fat, which I prefer.

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          donlan Jan 4, 2014 11:51 AM

          I was away before Christmas, perhaps I missed the news coverage.

          I'll have to try some other yogurts, it seems. However, I'll really miss Chobani.

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            foodieX2 Jan 4, 2014 11:59 AM

            It is still widely available at shaws, stop and shop, hannafords and market basket if those are options for you. Even my local CVS carries the stuff.

            1. re: donlan
              Luther Jan 4, 2014 12:11 PM

              You really do 100% of your shopping at WF? Then you can afford to hire someone to make a special trip to Shaw's for you.

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                fldhkybnva Jan 5, 2014 10:12 AM

                I really like Fage.

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                  HillJ Jan 5, 2014 10:21 AM

                  Ditto. Fage plain is still my favorite. I remember when Fage was difficult to find. Now, Fage is sold pretty much everywhere.

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                    foodieX2 Jan 5, 2014 11:22 AM

                    My yogurt of choice too, plain. I like to add my own fruit.

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                      HillJ Jan 5, 2014 11:26 AM

                      Exactly. Fruit, vegetable, spices, etc. I also bake with it.
                      Something about that thin paper on top, cracking open a fresh tub makes me happy.

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                        foodieX2 Jan 5, 2014 01:31 PM

                        And its great on a baked potatoe!

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                          HillJ Jan 5, 2014 01:45 PM

                          oh yeah.. :)

                2. re: donlan
                  westsidegal Mar 8, 2014 10:11 PM

                  target carries chobani, it hasn't disappeared from the earth. . . .

                3. ipsofatso Jan 4, 2014 03:02 PM

                  Part of Wholier Than Thou Foods deal with Stoneyfield Farms' Gary Hirschberg to bring greek style non GMO fed cows yogurt to you.

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                  1. re: ipsofatso
                    westsidegal Mar 8, 2014 10:13 PM

                    since, given the choice, i'd pick the non-GMO yogurt over GMO product EVERY time, to me this is a good thing.
                    less GMO product taking up shelf space at a market at which i do much of my shopping.

                    ya want GMO, target carries tons of it on practically every shelf, including chobani.

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                      Science Chick Mar 9, 2014 01:35 PM

                      +1 westidegal…..

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                        Luther Apr 9, 2014 03:29 AM

                        haha "science" chick

                        1. re: Luther
                          Science Chick Apr 9, 2014 05:06 AM

                          Luther, Huh?

                      2. re: westsidegal
                        Ttrockwood Mar 9, 2014 05:24 PM

                        I'm sure target also carries chobani's latest the frankenfood 100cal cups featuring artificial sweetners and added inulin fiber.....(WTF???)

                    2. Monica Apr 9, 2014 05:00 AM

                      This reminds me of what my younger sis said...oh I thought everything sold at whole food was organic, no?

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