Categories: Chobani

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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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


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 🙂

I love when I see new things in the store. It’s like a prize for my taste buds (and often a deficit in my wallet…). SO, buying my weekly stash of CHO, I found the Chobani Flip Honey Low-Fat Yogurt with Banana.

SO is this not greek yogurt? GASP! :O

It does say “low-fat” on the container, but there is 11 grams of protein per serving, so that was still good. It was the same price as a regular Chobani, which in my neck of the woods (haha no woods…) was $1.79.
***ADDED- confirmed by Chobani…it is STILL greek yogurt! Yay!***

The yogurt part is definitely VERY creamy and not as thick as Chobani greek yogurt tends to be. By itself, it has a mild sweetness, mild tartness and subtle honey flavor.

The banana part, I was not crazy about. It literally is pureed (and sweetened) bananas, which reminds me of baby food (cause you know, I eat sooooo much baby food!). I like the fact that it’s “real”, and not a banana syrup of some sort. I checked the ingredients which were sweetener and bananas, so I know it literally is a banana puree, and a thick one at that. So not crazy about it, but it was still pretty good, but had that flavor that when you freeze really ripe bananas and then eat them defrosted. (what you haven’t done that before?)

HOWEVER, together the combo is quite good. The banana flavor works well with the honey, as it sweetens and almost eliminates the tartness from the honey yogurt, and I like that the container is big enough to get all the banana fruit part out. One thing to keep in mind, if you don’t like fruit chunks, I do not recommend this. I definitely had a few chunks of banana in the fruit compartment, which doesn’t bother me but I know can definitely turn some people off. 🙂

Overall, pretty good. I can’t say it will replace my greek yogurt consumption ( I love you Pineapple/Strawberry-Banana Chobani!), but I think it’s a nice sweet treat to have alongside your lunch, which is what I did (with some good ol’ chicken breast!) The sugar content is a bit high, at 21 grams, as well.  4 stars

23 Mar 2011, Comments (6)

Chobani 0% Black Cherry Greek Yogurt

Author: Healthnuttxo

I could tell from the first taste of this yogurt, the skim of the top, not even the fruity part on the bottom, that I was going to like it. I stuck it in the freezer for 20 minutes or so, the way I eat the majority of my yogurts, and gave it a taste. Mmm.

It was a pale white-ish color on top, with a rich, purpley color on the bottom. There was a good amount of fruit, and actual slightly chewy cherry pieces on the bottom as well. This one was absolutely delicious. It was both tart and sweet at the same time, and really hit my craving for something satisfying and not sugary tasting. It was actually a bit more tart than I thought it would be! I think I even made the “woah! that’s TART face a few times”, but it’s not so tart where it’s unenjoyable, and it had a really great black cherry flavor.

Overall, I would eat this again! My favorites still stand to be the Pineapple and Strawberry-Banana flavors, but this one is really close! Smooth, satisfying and just delicious. 4 1/2 stars

1 60z cup is 150 calories, 0 grams of fat, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 21 grams of sugar and 14 grams of protein.

Have you tried the new flavors from Chobani? Which one was your favorite?

5 Mar 2011, Comments (2)

Chobani 2% Mango Greek Yogurt

Author: Healthnuttxo

I LOVE Chobani yogurt. My favorite flavors are the pineapple and strawberry banana, which always seem to satisfy my taste buds. I noticed Chobani came out with some new flavors, including the Lemon flavor that I reviewed, and the Mango one I’m reviewing today.

The first thing I noticed when I opened the cup, was some  liquid on the top that resembled milk. No big deal, just stir it in and it’s all good (or sometimes I just drink it =P )

I took a scoop of this yogurt, and was a little surprised. It was a bit more tart that I had expected- as I was hoping  for a sweeter mango flavor. What I did like was that this yogurt was still very rich and creamy, and the bottom there was a LOT of pieces of mango. As a whole it kind of reminded me of a tart peach flavor.

Overall, pretty good. I think it’s a tad too tart for me, but still enjoyable. So far, the pineapple and strawberry banana flavors still are on the top of the list for me. 3 1/2 stars

1 6oz container is 160 calories, 3 grams of fat, 21 grams of carbohydrates,  0 grams of fiber, 20 grams of sugar and 13 grams of protein.

Have you tried the MANGO flavor yet? What did you think?

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