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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 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 🙂

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?

9 Feb 2011, Comments (7)

Lemon 0% Chobani Greek Yogurt

Author: Healthnuttxo

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For starters, I LOVE Chobani yogurt. Creamy, thick, and insanely yummy. Strawberry Banana and Pineapple Chobani will always have my heart, but I’m always up for change.

Sooooooo at the store the other day, I nearly jumped for a joy when I saw the Lemon, one of the newer flavors. I’m not a HUGE lemon fan, but there were no other new flavors available, so I decided to try this one. Lemon can sometimes be very refreshing, I just hoped it wouldn’t be too tart!

So yesterday I decided to have the Chobani with some granola on it as well. I opened the Chobani and gave it a stir, surprised not to see any jelly/fruit on the bottom. It looked like it was a blended yogurt. It still had the same creaminess and thick consistency that I know and love. I took a spoonful, hoping for the best, and unfortunately I was not a fan.  : (

It wasn’t really that sweet, and kind of tart, actually. It was like lemonade made without enough sugar- where it’s sweet but not sweet enough to mask the tartness of the lemon. It was good when I had the granola with it, since it toned down some of the lemony-tart flavor, but by itself I wasn’t enjoying it. I probably would not get this again in the future. For me, I’d give it 2 1/2 stars

Have you tried this new flavor yet? What did you think?

1 cup is 140 calories, 0 grams of fat, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 18 grams of sugar and 15 grams of protein.

26 Aug 2010, Comments (5)

Chobani 0% Plain Greek Yogurt

Author: Healthnuttxo

We all know (or hopefully know) how much I looooove yogurt! It’s my healthy and usually sweet treat I make sure I eat everyday! Along with regular yogurt, I also enjoy greek yogurt. Although I normally go for flavored ones, Chobani sent me their 0% Plain Greek Yogurt to try.

The first thing I noticed was that a 6 oz cup is ONLY 100 calories, and 18 grams of protein! I was immediately impressed by that, since I’m not a big meat eater and need dairy/soy/eggs for my main sources of protein. PLus, that is very LEAN protein! No fat, and only 100 calories! Nice!

The texture was super thick and creamy, just like I like it. Unfortunately, I do not really enjoy greek yogurt plain. I did try some of this without anything mixed in or added, and found it rather tart for my likings. So, what could I mix with this? Well, I took some regular chocolate frozen yogurt and mixed it with the greek yogurt and let it freeze for a bit in the freezer. Voila! Yummy chocolate taste, and a boost of protein, with an additional creamier texture.

Overall, I give this 4 stars. Although I would probably never eat it as is, I can always mix something in to sweeten it. I have in the past also used those ranch seasoning powder mixes with plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream, and found that to be an excellent swap. I love that this is high in protein, low in calories, has 0 grams of fat  per 6 ounce serving.

Which makes me curious…
What do you like to mix in with plain greek yogurt? If you’d like to leave a comment, please do so below! : )

1 6oz yogurt is 100 calories, 0 grams of fat, 7 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar, and 18 grams of protein.

Cultured Pasteurized Nonfat Milk.

22 Jul 2010, Comments (8)

Chobani 2% Pineapple Greek Yogurt

Author: Healthnuttxo

Chobani 2% Pineapple Greek Yogurt is now one of my new favorite flavors of greek yogurt.

Chobani sent me some samples to try, including the 2% Pineapple Greek Yogurt. At first, I was a little skeptical. Why 2%? Why not fat free? I mean, this yogurt was 160 calories with 2 grams of saturated fat! But now I know! I really COULD taste the difference between a 0% Chobani and a 2% Chobani. Although both are delicious in my opinion, this yogurt was truly something special.

One of the freshest, and creamiest tasting yogurts I have ever had. The pineapple part in my yogurt was actually not just on the bottom, but I experienced pineapple flavor throughout the entire yogurt. It was a sweet pineapple, that was throughly enjoyable. The yogurt itself was creamy and thick, and I could actually taste the cream. So. Good. I think the next time I get this yogurt I might freeze it a little bit, sort of like pineapple frozen yogurt!

Overall, need I say it? 5 stars ! This yogurt is all natural, gluten free, and high in protein. Although it does have 2 grams of saturated fat per yogurt, it’s just too delicious to pass up.

*What’s your favorite Chobani flavor?? If you’d like to answer, leave a comment below!  : )

1 yogurt is 160 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 21 carbohydrates, 18 grams of sugar, 0 grams of fiber and 13 grams of protein.

Cultured Pasteurized Nonfat Milk, Cream, Pineapple, Evaporated Cane Juice, Pineapple Concentrate, Pectin, Locust Bean Gum, Natural Flavor, Turmeric (for color).

17 Apr 2010, Comments (0)

Chobani Champions

Author: Healthnuttxo

Chobani Champions are a new product from Chobani. They are still yummy greek yogurt, but in a smaller size ( 4 oz compared to the original 6 oz) and are geared towards kids (but of course, you and me can totally still eat them too! 😉 )

They come in 4 flavors, Verryberry, Strawnana, Honeynana, and Chocolate. I was lucky enough to be sent all 4 flavors, courtesy of Chobani, and couldn’t have been more excited. I LOVE greek yogurt! I was especially excited to try the Chocolate- who doesn’t love chocolate?

Verryberry- ooh, this one is tasty. You can definetely taste the cream they added, which makes the flavors much more rich and delicious. It has a predominant blueberry and strawberry flavor, with a hint of raspberry as well. It was sweet, but not too sweet, and tasted real. One of the reasons I love Chobani is because they use REAL fruit in their yogurts- no “flavors”. I can definetely taste the actual fruit- very yummy! 4 stars

Strawnana- this one literally is the smaller version of the Strawberry-Banana Chobani (which I reviewed HERE). Perfect blend of strawberry and banana flavors, and you can actually see little strawberry seeds dispersed throughout. This one reminds me of a home-made smoothie. Delicious. 4 1/2 stars

Chocolate- definietly more of a cocoa flavor than chocolate, but still enjoyable. It was also slightly bitter, giving more of a dark chocolate taste than milk chocolate. It was also sweet, but not hershey’s chocolate syrup sweet. It sort of reminded me of hot cocoa- but cold. It was REALLY good frozen (with bananas and dark chocolate almond granola!!), and reminded me of the chocolate frozen yogurt I usually get at my local frozen yogurt place (Red Mango, anyone??). This one the liquid also separated a little bit, but instead of stirring it in (DON’T pour it out!! you lose valuable nutrients!!), I just drank it up 🙂 It was actually quite yummy! 4 1/2 stars

Honeynana- FINALLY!!!!!!!!!! A REAL tasting banana yogurt!! No icky laffy-taffy banana flavor, or fake aspartame/sucralose banana flavor (thank you, DIET yogurts). This one was my favorite, for sure! A light honey flavor and just a hint of vanilla flavor complimented the banana very well. It was the perfect sweetness, and reminded me of a banana smoothie. 5 stars

Overall, these get 4 1/2 stars. They are all rich, creamy and refreshing. These yogurts (unlike a lot of other yogurts geared towards kids) don’t have artificial colors or flavors, and aren’t packed with refined sugars or High Fructose Corn Syrup (ew!!). I’m actually sort of upset they are in the 4 oz. size- I wish they were bigger, they are so delicious! I tried having the verryberry flavor with my cereal and fruit for breakfast, and it wasn’t enough to cover and coat all my delicious goodies that a normal Chobani can. However, I think these are perfect for a snack when you need more sustenance than a regular yogurt can provide, but don’t need ALL the protein of a full size greek (full sized greek yogurts can go up to 18 grams! wow!)

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1 yogurt is 110-120 calories, 2 grams of fat, 14-17 carbohydrates, less than one gram of fiber, and 9 grams of protein.

Verryberry- cultured pasteurized nonfat milk, cream, evaporated cane juice, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, natural flavor, locust bean gum, pectin, fruit and vegetable juice (for color).

Strawnana- cultured pasteurized nonfat milk, cream, evaporated cane juice, strawberries, bananas, natural flavors, locust bean gum, pectin, fruit and vegetable juice (for color).

Chocolate- cultured pasteurized nonfat milk, cream, evaporated cane juice, nonfat milk, cocoa,  pectin,  natural flavor, locust bean gum, vanilla extract.

Honeynana- cultured pasteurized nonfat milk, cream, evaporated cane juice,  bananas, natural flavor, locust bean gum, pectin, turmeric (for color), clover honey.

29 Mar 2010, Comments (2)

Chobani Raspberry 0% Greek Yogurt

Author: Healthnuttxo

Let’s start off this post with a wow.
I just reviewed Chobani’s new strawberry banana greek yogurt, and thought it was quite tasty. So, I figured, why not also try the 0% raspberry flavor (which Chobani just happened to send me 😛 ) ?

I am happy to say, I have one of my new favorite flavors of yogurt!

This raspberry Chobani was, in a word, perfect. It gave me the sense that I was getting a fruit serving in with my yogurt- as in the flavor was REAL. Real raspberry flavor, no artificial flavors or dyes, and there were actual little bits and seeds dispersed thoughout the yogurt. The yogurt was a paleish pink (even without stirring), so you could tell it was bursting with flavor. Unlike the other fruit on the bottoms (peach, strawberry and bluberry), I found this Chobani was more like the strawberry banana flavor, and had the fruit dispersed and blended throughout, rather than the bulk of it on the bottom. It was sweet, but not overpowering at all. Of course, it was super creamy, but also refreshing. It was so nice to have a refreshing yogurt.  I almost wanted to have a glass of lemonade, grab my sunscreen/sunglasses and  hit the beach with this yogurt! (But, sadly, it was 7am and still a bit too nippy outside to break out the bikini). So, instead of that plan, I whipped out the last of my Cascadian Farm Dark Chocolate Almond granola and some fresh berries (with of course, a sploosh of whipped cream!) and I had yet another decadent, delicious and dessert-worthy breakfast (it really is the most important meal of the day, isn’t it? 🙂 )

Overall, this Raspberry Chobani deserves 5 stars. It really is one of the best greek yogurts I have had. Surprising to me, because I’m not a *huge* raspberry fan- I often think they are a bit bitter and I prefer juicy strawberries or apples (Chobani- come out with an apple flavor- please!!). But definietely try this yogurt!

1 yogurt is 140 calories, 0 grams of fat, 22 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 14 grams of protein.

Cultured Pasteurized Nonfat Milk, Evaporated Cane Juice, Raspberries, Natural Flavor, Locust Bean Gum, Pectin, Fruit and Vegetable Juice.

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