I’m cheap. Therefore, even though I’ve heard people RAVE about Chobani Greek yogurt (because of the high protein), I still did not buy it. Greek yogurt is almost always 3-4X the price of regular yogurt. I have been missing out. Last week I tried the Yoplait Strawberry Greek style yogurt and liked the low sugar, high protein and creamy texture. Today I tried the Strawberry Chobani Greek style yogurt and fell in love. This yogurt and flavor is absolutely delicious and good for you. Chobani is most likely more expensive because it uses evaporated cane juice instead of high fructose corn syrup and other all natural ingredients. The process to make Greek yogurt is also different than the standard yogurt at the grocery store. Thankfully, I was able to pick up this yogurt at my local grocery store on sale, only $1 a cup (down from $1.49/cup).
Compared to Yoplait Strawberry Greek yogurt, Chobani chose the right flavor for the product. Yoplait chose a yummy flavor that smelled like strawberry creme savers, but didn’t blend well in the yogurt. Chobani has a strawberry flavor that is green and fresh and blends very well in the yogurt. I could smell the flavor in the empty, cleaned Yoplait cup all day, but the Chobani Strawberry flavor seemed more natural and seemed to blend in perfectly.
Chobani yogurt claims to be a richer, more indulgent way to get your protein. This claim is correct. I am “in awe” of the strawberry flavored Chobani yogurt and look forward to trying more flavors. If it goes on sale again, I’ll be filling up my frig.
The founder of Chobani yogurt, Hamdi Ulukaya, was written about in Forbes in September. http://www.forbes.com/sites/christophersteiner/2011/09/08/the-700-million-yogurt-startup/ He was raised in Turkey by a family that made cheese. He founded what is now a $700 million dollar company and got there by focusing on the goal. You are my hero!