Categories: yogurt


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Probiotics are super important in anyone’s diet. They help keep your immune system working well as well as your colon and bowels happy with a healthy flora of bacteria. They are especially recommended for people on Antibiotics a lot, since those medications wipe out ALL bacteria, both good and bad, in your gut, and the good bacteria is NEEDED in order to function properly!

I got Bio-K PLUS Fermented Dairy Probiotic in the Strawberry variety. The package came with 6 tiny 3.5 ounce bottles, each with 4 servings each (or less depending on your personal dosage). The bottle recommends 1/4-1 bottle per day. The recommendation is in rather small letters so I am glad I read everything throughly before consuming, as I definitely would have just had the whole thing at once, like I am sure most people might do (like my mother for example…never reads!!!).

Each bottle is 60 calories, and according to the box, has 50 live billion bacteria! They are gluten free, corn free, GMO and yeast free. You are instructed to shake vigorously before consumption. This I find weird, bc then they should have come with tops that I can close. How am I supposed to shake it later if I am only having half a bottle per day?

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Anywho, how does it taste? It smells like a strawberry yogurt, but not as strong. The flavor is also strong…it is very tart…but not bad. I would advise taking baby sips of this and now a whole mouthful. It tastes like very tart strawberries, unripened, but the “milky-ness” of the dairy makes it so you do not pucker as you would with the tartness of a sour candy. It has some sweetness to it, which is good, but sour is definitely the predominant flavor. NOT like sour milk sour, more like tart-sour candy sour. It’s an odd flavor…but I kind of like it.

Overall, I think this is a good way to take a probiotic. You can get roughly 12 servings out of it if you drink half a bottle per day (or 24 if you drink 1/4). I am drinking half per day, and not peeling the green foil back all the way so I can “reseal” so I can shake it later. The flavor is totally doable for kids too- I would tell them it’s Sour Strawberry flavor so they know to expect a semi sour patch kid flavor with strawberries. Easy way for them to take probiotics, especially those who do not like to swallow pills.

Overall, a good product. A few kinks, but I like it. 4 stars

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I received this item for free. This is an unbiased review.
8 Jul 2015, Comments (0)

Chobani Watermelon Blended Yogurt

Author: Healthnuttxo

Whilst shopping for my usual yogurts for the week I spotted something new on the shelves…Chobani Watermelon blended yogurt!  The pink and green packaging certainly caught my eye amongst the white containers, so I picked it up, and decided to give it a try.

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Seriously though…look how pretty the packaging is.

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Here’s what it looked like!
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The yogurt itself was really, really good. It was super smooth and creamy, and I love Chobani’s 2% yogurts for that reason alone. That 3g of fat makes all the difference between a yogurt and DANG that was a good yogurt! It was sweet, but not too sweet, with a sight tang and tartness. I liked this since it was reminiscent of real watermelon- sometimes you get a watermelon that is sugar sweet, sometimes you get one that’s more on the tangy side. Either way it’s enjoyable!

I do think there was more of a raspberry/watermelon type flavor than straight up watermelon, which I liked. I could tell it was watermelon flavored, but it didn’t SCREAM watermelon…it had a light flavor. I wasn’t sure how a watermelon yogurt would taste, but this one did not disappoint in the slightest. I also like how this yogurt is slightly lower in carbs in comparison to other Chobanis…15 g is perfect for me for a pre workout snack.

I would buy again. Unfortunately, this baby is seasonal. Grab it while you can! 4 1/2 stars

 

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Found this baby at Target! The colors drew me in…plus I never tried this flavor, so I decided to give it a try!
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As you can see, it’s a limited batch (maybe due to seasonality of the fruit??), is a blended yogurt, and is made with 2% milk (my favorite!!)

 

Here’s what it looked like…


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You can see the little bits of plum in the yogurt- not a ton, but still there. Small and soft, like fruit from a fruit cup.

Here’s nutritional information and ingredients:

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So I’ve seen these Simply 100 yogurts on the shelves from Chobani, and they appeal to me, since they are lower in carbs and sugar. I am a Diabetic, so I try to limit the amount of carbohydrates I consume.

PEACH is one of my favorites from the Original Chobani line of greek yogurts, so I saw this flavor in the Simply 100, and definitely wanted to give it a try. Here’s what it looked like:

 

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You can see it’s a bit “milkier” than typical Chobani. I’m used to that firm greek yogurt on top when I take the lid off, looking all smooth and perfect, until I stick my spoon in it that is!

However, this yogurt was still plenty creamy and thick, typical of Chobani fashion (a good thing, I might add). I was essentially imagining this to taste like the original, which is also non-fat, but it did not live up to the original. It was TART! I can’t tell if it was tart due to the fruit not being in season (but it is almost summer…) or the fact that there was an artificial sweetener (Stevia) added rather than sugar, and the tart overpowered the sweet…

Either way, they could probably get away with renaming this Apricot yogurt. I noticed some evaporated cane juice was added, but not a lot, seeing as only 6 grams of sugar, and some of that sugar is natural fructose from the peaches and lactose from the yogurt itself. So 6 grams of sugar? Good. Tart peaches? Not so good.

On the bright side, quality is always there for Chobani. Real fruit, fresh fruit, and fresh fruit often means seasonality comes into play. However, I think there should  be a bit of tweaking with the sweetener to peach ratio, as these dang things were TART! I might try it again…but then again I might just stick with the original Peach Chobani and eat the extra 40 calories.

3 stars

 

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So whilst purchasing my weekly dosage (yes, dosage) of greek yogurts, I spotted this new gem on the shelf. I used to be absolutely obsessed with regular Stonyfield Farm yogurts for years…it was my go snack. I since then moved onto greek yogurt, but Stonyfield Farm will always have a  place in my heart. So I saw this Stonyfield Organic yogurt on the shelf and decided to give it a try.

It’s made with “sweet fresh cheese” which can be off-putting I think as a label to people who don’t eat a lot of cheese or yogurt, but, yogurt lovers can appreciate it.

Anywho, this baby has 10 grams of protein per serving, which is sub par for a greek yogurt,  but, this never actually SAYS greek yogurt on it…but it is conveniently placed next to the greek yogurts at the store, probably due to the container. So, I’ll blame Stop n Shop for this one, and myself for not actually reading the container. (What do you want from me? Sunday night grocery shopping with my best friend isn’t exactly productive…)

Here’s what it looks like:

IMG_0838The consistency is halfway between a thick greek yogurt and a more runny regular yogurt, a hybrid if you will. The Belle Blueberry in flavor, however, is quite exquisite. A gentle, “real” blueberry flavor, and mild sweetness, but a beautiful cream flavor pervades the yogurt. Only 2.5 grams of fat too, which is entirely from the cream, but totally worth it. The flavor is delicious with the blueberry, and gives a blueberry and cream-eqsue feel.

Perfect.

Will definitely buy again. I’ll shush my sub-conscious screaming “HEY but this doesn’t have 13-14g of protein!!!” by telling it I will up the egg whites at lunch later on. Problem solved, protein quota hit.

4 1/2 stars.

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11 Apr 2015, Comments (0)

Chobani Concord Grape Blended Yogurt

Author: Healthnuttxo

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Grape Chobani! I finally saw this flavor pop up at my local Target (ahh…don’t you just love Target?) and had to buy them. I had a free coupon from Chobani…but of course I left it at home -_-, so I ended up paying for this one.  I would use that free coupon to buy and review again but…

I will not be buying this flavor again. Chobani, you are my favorite brand of Greek yogurt, but the new flavors have been real flops! I hated the Green Tea flavored yogurt( which I reviewed here) and this one was a let down as well. Here’s what it looked like.

IMG_0409It was a creamy, blended yogurt, so no fruit on the bottom. It was just not sweet enough, or grape flavored enough, or…enough enough. It tasted more like plain yogurt than grape, since the grape flavor was so muted. What little grape flavor there was tasted awfully fake, like a grape flavored candy or something. It had an awkward after taste as well that I could not get over. It was like a few drops of fake grape juice poured into plain yogurt.

Blech.

Will not buy again. Will not use free coupon on. Will not feed to dog. It was slightly better after I added an Equal packet, but not good enough. I’ll stick to pineapple and mango flavors of Chobs, both of which are delicious. 1 1/2 stars

 

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A new flavor I saw on shelves (and hopefully better than that Green Tea one…) is the Chobani Simply 100 Pineapple Coconut Blended Greek Yogurt! So 100 calories, no fruit on the bottom, no fat, natural ingredients…not to mention one of my favorite flavor mixtures of pineapple and coconut. Looks promising 🙂

Here’s what it looked like

Nothing fancy, looks like a vanilla yogurt. There are few and tiny pineapple pieces in the yogurt as well, but for the most part the yogurt is “chunk” free of fruit.

So how did it taste?

The yogurt itself was a creamy blend, and it was rather tart from the pineapple. It tasted like the pineapple fruit on the bottom yogurt, but that one is 2% and this one is fat free, and you can tell, since more of the tart flavor comes out. The yogurt has a coconut after taste, which is pleasant. It is yummy for sure, but a little unbalanced. The pineapple flavor overtakes the coconut, and it is rather strong since it is tart. I almost wish the yogurt itself either
1. had more coconut flavor
2. was sweeter, less tart or
3. was made a 2% flavor, not a non fat. It needs the cream to mask the tartness of the pineapple, which is expected, but too strong.

However, still good. I would buy it again if on sale. 3 1/2 stars

11 Mar 2015, Comments (20)

Chobani Green Tea Blended Yogurt

Author: Healthnuttxo

If you’ve been following me for a while now, you know I LOVE Chobani. I have yet to find a flavor I haven’t really liked, and most flavors I thoroughly enjoy. I’ve seen this Green Tea Blended flavor on the shelves for a couple weeks now, so I decided to pick it up. I love green tea, and I love greek yogurt, so why not? It’s gotta be good!

Disclaimer: that is NOT a hair on the cup, that is a piece of plastic. Do not fret!

Oh boy, was I wrong on this one. This yogurt was nearly inedible for me. It started off promising, thick and creamy, typical Chobani fashion. Then I actually tasted it…awful. It tasted like plain yogurt, however it had this “cheesy” flavor to it. I had a couple extra bites to make sure, and only after my reluctant 3rd spoonful I finally tasted a very slight green tea flavor.

I was NOT. A. FAN.

It was terrible, I didn’t finish it, and had another yogurt for breakfast. I wish they did vanilla green tea, or something, because this flavor was hardly sweet or flavored, and it was almost like someone brewed green tea for a few seconds in very tart unflavored plain yogurt that had a cheesy flavor. This is officially the first Chobani yogurt I hate, and I will never buy again. 1 star


Hey peeps!

I got two new flavors of Oikos Frozen Yogurt sent to me to try for free for a review. I was certainly excited! I was a frozen yogurt JUNKIE in my freshman year of college. I also didn’t count macros- I only counted calories back then. So I thought it was perfectly acceptable to eat a bowl of frozen yogurt loaded with toppings as long as I stayed in my calorie range (LOL!!). I was also a cardio bunny at the time and barely lifted a weight…oh, what a sad, sad time for me. Haha. If you like cardio, I am not knocking it, I just LOVE weight lifting!!

ANYWAY!

Off topic…because that’s how I normally do ;D… onto the fro yo! I put both flavors in a bowl

I tried the Chocolate first. It was creamy, soft and tasted just like ice cream! It was certainly sweet, and had a predominant dark chocolate flavor. It was smooth, refreshing, and very, very good! It tasted almost like those fudge Popsicles on a cardboard stick I used to eat when I was little. However, it was super creamy and not icy at all! I wouldn’t have known it was frozen yogurt if the carton didn’t say so 🙂 4.5 stars

Onto the Key Lime flavor… this one was also refreshing and sweet. It tasted honestly JUST like a key lime flavored yogurt. So if you like that flavor, you would like this ice cream. It was tangy and had a little zing at the end, that I thought might be ginger but it was not listed on the ingredient list. It was good, but I wouldn’t buy it in the future. Not my cup of tea. 3 stars

Overall, I like these! The chocolate is the way to go in my opinion. But I would love to sample more flavors! I generally stay away from sweets because of my Diabetes, especially low fat/ high sugar ones like this because of the glycemic spike, but a few tastes every now and then is awfully nice after a hard day at the gym or a sweaty, sunny day. Enjoy your day guys!

16 Feb 2013, Comments (5)

Banana Chobani Greek Yogurt

Author: Healthnuttxo

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Never fear- I am alive!!!!! SORRY for the mad delay. I promise for more regular posts- have had a very hectic past few weeks but I am officially back 🙂

Today’s review…CHOBANI! You all know how much I freaking love Chobani. One a day, minimum, with top flavors (in my opinion at least) being Pineapple, Strawberry Banana, Peach and Black Cherry. Could eat em all day every day. Waiting for a Chobani Peanut Butter flavor (….what?!)

Today’s review, the Banana Chobani. I WAITED AND WAITED AND WAITED for this day to come. I was stoked. The second I saw it on the shelf I bought it, fully knowing I had a drawer full (yes, I store my Chobani in the fridgerator drawer where produce is supposed to go 😛 ) and didn’t need to buy any more. Who cares!? Bought it.

Opened the Chobani up with pure excitement. Gave it a taste and….

Meh. It was ok. It had the notorious creamy and thick texture CHobani is known for. It had a tang to it- as in it wasn’t super sweet and kind of felt dulled down. Almost like banana puree was put on the bottom of a lightly flavored yogurt. Kinda like…. baby food. (Wait…I know what baby food tastes like?)

I just wish it was sweeter. Double edged sword I know, since that would require adding sweetener. But maybe use riper bananas? A different type of bananas? or some stevia? I may try it again, and add a Stevia packet, but I hate having to add sweetness to things that are already sweetened. Mind you I do not eat a lot of sugar (I’m a Diabetic) so don’t think I have an accustomed taste for sweet things.

Overall, 3 stars. Not on my top list for CHO, but would buy again. Why not? Gotta have my Chobani 🙂

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