Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Loving me some Chobani!

Many of my favourite US food/healthy living blogs have raved about America's top selling yoghurt - Chobani (see, for example, Meals and Miles and Daily Garnish). When I got wind of the company's arrival in Australia, I was understandably excited to try this purportedly amazing yoghurt and headed straight to my nearest Woolworths for some yoghurt love (currently, Woolworths is the only major chain that stocks the product in Oz). I picked up an assortment of fruity flavours and commenced "operation: yoghurt scoff" to discover that not only did the yoghurts taste just as good as my US counterparts claimed, but that the little tubs ticked a whole lot of other boxes. Specifically, they:
  • are all natural with no preservatives or artificial flavours;
  • include lots of pro-biotic-y (yes, that is the technical term!) goodness;
  • are full of *real* fruit that still has a bit of texture;
  • have twice the protein of regular yoghurts; and
  • come in a perfectly portion-controlled size. 
I was so enamoured by my mango Chobani that I declared my delight to the Twitterverse. A few days later, this arrived at my doorstep:

That's right - the awesome folk of Chobani Australia delivered a colourful assortment of their finest right to my door! *commence happy dance*

Even this little guy was impressed.

I immediately cracked open a plain yoghurt and mixed into it some home made muesli and a drizzle of honey. 

My beloved, strange as he is, combined a peach Chobani with freshly baked sun-dried tomato and olive bread - I am marrying the man, so I can't be too critical of his evidently strange way of combining flavours, right?!

A big thanks to Chobani for their generosity - I am most definitely a fan. 
Here's my take on their yoghurt:

The good?
As can be expected from a Greek yoghurt, Chobani is thick, creamy and tastes like *real* yoghurt - much better than the numerous runny supermarket alternatives. The portions are perfectly sized and the sugar and fat contents both make me happy. 

The bad?
Honestly not much. Perhaps the price is a little high (around $1.50 per tub/serving), but for the quality and taste, I really can't complain.

The in-between?
I remain envious of the array of Chobani flavours on offer in the US and hope that the company considers expanding their Australian range (may I suggest pomegranate and apple cinnamon?).

Disclosure: Chobani provided their yoghurts to me free of charge. However, all opinions are entirely mine - pinky swear!


  1. I am so excited to get some chobani. I will be making the trek to Safeway this weekend just to buy some, what is the best flavour?

    Also, what is your twitter name so I can follow you? :)

  2. Hi Tully, I know - exciting, right?! (Mind you, only I could get this excited about yoghurt!) I am personally digging the pineapple flavour at the mo. Also am big fan of the plain, but if eaten by itself recommend adding a teaspoon of honey.
    Twitter name is: jobanoonoos - let me know yours.
    G :)