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Jan 27, 2014 03:29 PM

Do you buy Chobani's flavored yogurt cups? **beware of the new "simply 100" line**

Chobani has reformulated their yogurt and is marketing a new line under the "simply 100" label.
The same flavored yogurt cups as previously sold are still on shelves.
The vanilla cup label on the original formula looks like this:

And the new "simply 100" yogurt simply added in chicory root fiber (which some people can be sensitive to), along with monkfruit extract and stevia as sweetners in addition to the original evaporated cane juice.

I actually don't buy chobani myself (plain stonyfield greek girl here) but I wanted to have others be aware of the changes to the yogurt since chobani is just focused on the fact it's 100 calories.

Has anyone already tasted this? Any difference? Any reaction to the chicory root? Is anyone else bothered by the step towards frankenfood? Or will you buy this as a way to reduce calories/sugar?

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  1. I've seen this in my local supermarket but did not purchase it because of the stevia. I think stevia has a bitter aftertaste, so I avoid it. I also find that these reduced-calorie yogurts are just not very satisfying.

    I'll stick with the Fage 0% plain with honey, thanks very much :)

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    1. re: iluvcookies

      I thought it was sneaky of them to do that- stevia has a specific taste for me too! I love fage almost as much as stonyfield....

    2. I can't stand artificial sweeteners, so it's not for me.

      I'm also sensitive to sugar alcohols (xylitol, sorbitol, etc) as well as inulin (chicory root) -- I swear I'd have less effect if I just drank Drano.

      So yes, I'll be avoiding this one like the plague.

      I like Chobani 2% -- I find dairy with some fat curbs my appetite far better, for longer.

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      1. re: sunshine842

        Inulin upsets my stomach too! And who wants fiber in their yogurt anyways? That's just bizarre...

        1. re: Ttrockwood

          The inulin is to create a sensation of fullness for those consuming the yogurt as part of their weight loss effort.

          I eat my yogurt with homemade granola, so I'm not missing any fiber at all.

        2. re: sunshine842

          I always thought stevia was natural not artificial?

          1. re: melpy

            it depends -- some of it's pretty highly processed.

            But my post included the standalone statement that I can't stand artificial sweeteners.

            I also can't stand stevia -- the first time I tried it, I spit my coffee back into the cup, poured the coffee down the drain, and chucked a brand new box of stevia. Never touched it again.

            Bottom line is I really don't like any sweetener other than sugar, so I consume it in moderation with zero guilt.

          2. re: sunshine842

            Me, too - a little fat keeps me full much longer than the 0%.

          3. Is this replacing the "Bite" line? I sure hope not but my local supermarket just had a blow out sale on those. Should have stocked up I guess.

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            1. re: coll

              I don't think so, my store still had a full selection of the bite products- it seems to be in direct competition with their original higher calorie flavored yogurt cups that used real sugar and didn't have added fiber

              1. re: Ttrockwood

                Thank goodness, I love the coffee and the raspberry Bites with the chocolate flakes. Praying they don't go away.

            2. I tried it. Did not like it at all. The stevia changes the taste and makes it so sweet. Fake sweet. Are they going to stop carrying the regular Chobani? The regular one only has 120 calories!! And 7 more grams of protein than the 100 version. Skip it.

              1. Thanks for the heads up. It seems that any time a food product is changed, it's for the worse!

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                1. re: BobbieSue

                  They have really taken a minimally processed dairy product and turned it into a science experiment of frankenfood! It (obviously) upsets me that they would do this yet not be transparent about these changes and only promote it as "100 calories". The plain nonfat is 100 calories. More protein, nothing funky, add your own actual fruit......