Tags: Greek Yogurt

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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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16 Feb 2013, Comments (5)

Banana Chobani Greek Yogurt

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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 🙂

15 Jun 2011, Comments (6)

Oikos 0% Superfruits Greek Yogurt

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I won an awesome contest hosted by Oikos, and got some free coupons to try the Oikos yogurt. I ended up picking up a new flavor I never tried before, Superfruits. This yogurt had pretty impressive stats, with 0 grams of fat, and 13 grams of protein per cup, and only 130 calories.

I put mine in the freezer for 30 minutes or so, and when I took it out, the top had a slightly hard texture. Peeeeeeerfect. It was just the way I liked it, because I could break it and then stir it up so it was one cool and creamy treat.

The yogurt itself was very thick, I was actually surprised just how creamy it was! Even the white yogurt on top had a slight fruity and sweet taste to it, and wasn’t completely plain. The fruit part on the bottom was jelly like but also slightly bumpy in consistency. There were no fruit chunks, like I normally would find with say a strawberry or blueberry. I don’t mind pieces of fruit, so either way I was fine with it. It was sweet, and had a really fresh, fruity flavor, with a kind of tart, raspberry tasting flavor.

Overall, I really liked it! I would definitely get it again, even when my coupons run out (:  4  1/2 stars

1 cup is 130 calories, 0 grams of fat, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 16 grams of sugar and 13 grams of protein.

What’s your favorite fruit? Mine would be the apple 🙂

21 Apr 2011, Comments (2)

Yoplait Strawberry Greek Yogurt

Author: Healthnuttxo

I got some coupons to try Yoplait Greek Yogurt for free, and of the ones I chose, Strawberry and the already reviewed Honey Vanilla were two of them. I wasn’t a huge fan of the Honey Vanilla, but I had hopes for Strawberry to be tasty.

At first, it started off good. It looks really good straight from the container!

Mmm. looks delish!

The yogurt part itself was very thick, kind of tangy, and almost has a cream cheese flavor. The fruit on the bottom was a bit of a let down, it had a super tangy strawberry flavor, and really was  not sweet at all. There was also some kind of  lemony flavor in this yogurt, and also some type of awkward flavor going on. I can’t say I’m a big fan =(

Overall, 2 stars. I really loved how thick it was, but I really did not like the taste.

1 container is 160 calories, 0 grams of fat, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 20 grams of sugar and 14 grams of protein.

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The other day I went to the store quickly to pick up some groceries. I knew I ate my last Pineapple Chobani so I went to the yogurt section to get some more. to my surprise… NONE LEFT. WHAT!?! What was I going to eat now!? So, I had to pick something else to fill my greek yogurt void. I saw something new that I never tried before, or even seen before really. Olympus Authentic Greek Strained Yogurt – I bought one in the 1% Fat Strawberry Low Fat variety. According to the container, this yogurt is “imported from Greece”,  as well as “all natural” and “gluten free”.

I felt special eating this yogurt. It was “imported from Greece”…GREECE! Perhaps I got a tad overly excited over yogurt, but, then again I do have a website dedicated to food so I think I’m allowed to get excited over new varieties and flavors. (Or at least that’s what I will tell myself…)

So I opened up my container and was surprised by a uniform light pink color. For whatever reason I was expecting a fruit-on-the bottom type of yogurt. Who knows? I stirred it up a bit to make sure, and sure enough, it was pink throughout. I took a bite, and I instantly liked it. Mmm. 🙂

It was thick, but not too thick, and had more of a fluidy consistency than other greek yogurts I have tried. It was sweet, with an amazing strawberry flavor, just the right amount of tang, and really no tart flavor at all. There were tiny pieces of strawberries in the yogurt as well as the occasional seed. I noticed I needed to drink water when I ate this, for the flavor was really quite powerful.

Overall, 4 1/2 stars. If I had to say what it really reminded me of, it would be a strawberry smoothie, but in cup form. Delicious!!

What’s your favorite food thats “Greek” or from Greece?

6 ounces is 155 calories, 2 grams of fat (1 saturated), 23 grams of carbohydrates, .31 grams of fiber, 22 grams of sugar, and 12 grams of protein.

7 Apr 2011, Comments (4)

Fage Total 0% with Cherry Pomegranate

Author: Healthnuttxo

Spotting something new at the store for me, Fage Total 0% with Cherry Pomegranate. I had a feeling it was going to be delicious, but I had to buy it, (ya know just to make sure ;] )

So I put it in the freezer for about 15 minutes or so, and then took it out. This yogurt was separated into two parts- one of just yogurt, and another of a liquid-like fruity side.  I took a scoop of the yogurt and was amazed how THICK it was.

looks just like ice cream!

I tried the greek yogurt part first- it was plain, but not too tart, which I liked. It was soooo thick, almost like a paste! The fruit part was de-lic-ious. The perfect balance of cherry and pomegranate flavors, it was sweet and slightly tart. There were also actual shreds of pieces of fruit in there! And of course, when eaten together? A creamy treat, that knd of reminded me of what a cherry pie would taste like in yogurt form. MMM!

Overall, a winner for me. Looks like I’ll add this to my list of yogurts to buy when I go shopping (which, is quite long, but always room for more!!). 4 1/2 stars

What’s your favorite way to eat pomegranates? I’ve only ever had the seeds, which is QUITE messy to eat. I vaguely remember getting pomegranate juice, everywhere. Ooops!! 😉

1 container is 120 calories, 0 grams of fat, 19 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 16 grams of sugar and 11 grams of protein.

31 Mar 2011, Comments (2)

Yoplait Honey Vanilla Greek Yogurt

Author: Healthnuttxo

It’s apparent of my love of yogurt, greek or regular, so there was no way I would turn down some free coupons to get some greek yogurt by Yoplait! Of the ones  I picked out, Honey Vanilla Greek Yogurt was one of them.

A few things to point out before I start, I noticed that this one had 40% Calcium needs (nice!!), and, like the container stated, it is “Gluten Free”.

I put this yogurt in the freezer for 20 minutes or so to get it super cold, and then took it out to enjoy. I noticed it was very thick and to me, resembled regular vanilla yogurt, except a bit thicker. At first bite, unfortunately, I really was not pleased. It had a very funky taste to it, and then there was a bitter/sour aftertaste, like a honey-flavored “zing”. It was very unexpected, and I didn’t taste that sourness until after I ate a spoonful of yogurt. I also detected a very weak vanilla flavor.

Overall, I can’t say I was a fan of this particular flavor. Perhaps I will enjoy the other flavors more. I did like that it had a good amount of calcium in it, but I wasn’t in favor or the flavor. 1 1/2 stars

1 container is 150 calories, 0 grams of fat, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 18 grams of sugar and 14 grams of protein.

What’s your favorite flavor of any yogurt?

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

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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.

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