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Food Review: Chobani Greek Yogurt

I'm a big fan of yogurt for breakfast or for a pre-workout snack, but I'm an even bigger fan of Greek yogurt. Oikos and Fage are equally delicious, but they're not cheap (about $2 per small container). So when I was food shopping the other day, I was thrilled to see another kind of Greek yogurt called Chobani on sale for $1.29. Wahoo! It doesn't take much to get me excited.

Chobani comes in all sorts of flavors, like strawberry, peach, blueberry, and honey, but I picked up the vanilla. To see what I thought and find out how this yogurt compares to Oikos and Fage


I really loved this Chobani Greek yogurt. It's smooth, thick, creamy, and has a slightly warm vanilla flavor, so you can enjoy it alone or with added fruit and granola. The texture and mild sour flavor reminded me of both Oikos and Fage Greek yogurt, and nutritionally, if you check out the chart below, you'll see all three are pretty similar. Chobani is slightly higher in calories and sugars, but it also contains more protein per container. For me though, I think I'll buy whichever one is the cheapest, being as things are pretty tight these days. If buying organic is important to you though, you may want to spring for Oikos.
Chobani Vanilla Oikos Vanilla Fage Total 0%
Serving Size 6 ounces 5.3 ounces 6 ounces
Calories 120 110 90
Total Fat 0g 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0g 0g 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg 0mg
Sodium 65mg 60mg 65mg
Carbs 13g 12g 7g
Sugars 13g 11g 7g
Protein 16g 15g 15g
Ingredients Cultured Pasteurized Nonfat Milk, Sugar, Natural Vanilla Flavor. Contains Five Live And Active Cultures Including S. Thermaphilus, Bulgaricus, L. Acidophilus, Bifidus, and L. Casei. Cultured Pasteurized Organic Nonfat Milk, Organic Sugar, Organic Natural Vanilla Flavor. Contains Five Live And Active Cultures Including L. Acidophilus, Bifidus, and L. Casei. Grade A Pasteurized Skimmed Milk, Live Active Yogurt Cultures (L. Bulgaricus, S. Thermophilus).
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DanH DanH 5 years
I used to buy Chobani at Costco, but now they carry Fage instead and I hate it. Fruit is like jelly or jam where as Chobani has good bits of fruit and the yogurt is better too, IMO. I've actually been buying Chobani at $1.49 to $1.69 at the supermarket even though Fage is about $12 a dozen at Costco.
checksix checksix 5 years
What is an acceptable expiration date? I buy Chobani in Saint Louis and it is consistently runny on top with a three week expiration date. It is good, but I didn't know any better. When I went to Denver, I did not check the ex. date but the yogurt was firm, tasted much better and had the consistency of cream cheese. What gives? I want the Denver kind!!!!!
chobaniemily chobaniemily 6 years
@Anonymous, @dmbshat01 Sorry to hear your Chobani's been anything less than perfect. We'd love to address your concerns at care[at], and of course, replace your cups. @curiousgp, We sure don't mean to confuse you! As we state, there are no ingredients added to our yogurt- it's just simply milk and cultures. Our straining technique is indeed what makes it so thick! Locust bean gum is a natural ingredient we add to the fruit, in our fruit-on-the-bottom flavors, to keep it separate from the yogurt. This allows the yogurt to maintain its thick and creamy texture our straining technique has perfected. Hope that helps! If you have any questions, we're always here at care[at] Thanks! Emily Chobani
dmbshat01 dmbshat01 6 years
Love(d) the yogurt but they need to fix their mold problem. I have made multiple purchases at different stores and have had bad cups with weeks before the exp. date.
PDL PDL 6 years
My daughter had a rash all over her body after eating Regular Chobani Lowfat Yogurt. She has a sensitive immune system. So people should be careful in eating this yogurt. We loved the texture, but we are back to our Dannon.
curiousgp curiousgp 6 years
Unlike some Greek Yogurt companies that add ingredients to their yogurts for texture, you won’t find any thickeners, gelatins or stabilizers in our yogurt. Instead we use a centuries-old straining technique to remove excess liquid. This is why Chobani is so ridiculously thick, creamy and packed with two times more protein than regular yogurts. Hail to the Greeks…Greek Yogurt that is! My butt! The chobani I'm eating RIGHT NOW lists locust bean gum as an ingredient (which would have been a deal breaker if I had seen it at the store before I bought it.) That right there is an ADDED ingredient - natural one by all means, but still same thing as using gelatin to thicken - straining alone won't get you the texture.
franciepants franciepants 7 years
when vacationing in Rome a good number of years back, i was actually pretty amazed at how their yogurt tasted...i was not a yogurt fan at that time. i can't seem to find a yogurt here that compares to the yogurt i had in Italy, but Chobani does come closest. my favorite is the blueberry.
RVASarah RVASarah 8 years
Brown Cow has also come out with a rather inexpensive Greek yogurt. In some cases, it's cheaper than Chobani.
Sinazucar Sinazucar 8 years
I love The Chobani- the NONFAT PLAIN the 6OZ actually has 100 Calories and 7g of Sugars; which is only 10 Calories more than the Fage and I prefer the consistency. I also love the Fage 5%. It's thick and low in sugars and carbs.
Stephie-Hobbs Stephie-Hobbs 8 years
For price, why not buy the big containers, and then separate it into smaller tupperware for easy-go? I love Fage, but I'd give this a try :)
blu-eyes blu-eyes 8 years
I tried Chobani for the first time this week. Im hooked, and switching over from Fage. While I love Fage, it was getting to be too expensive. Chobani is a lot cheaper and sometimes on sale for $1 for the small container. I eat the 0% and add splenda. Love it!!
darkkissezz darkkissezz 8 years
I love chobani I get it all the time. Where I buy it from it is $1.25 everyday and sometimes on sale for $1 and it comes in plain which has 100 calories, 7 grams of sugar, 20% of DV calcium, and 18 grams of protein. I usually add splenda and cinnamon. It's awesome.
Skelly1029 Skelly1029 8 years
I'm loyal to Fage. Especially the packs that come w/ the honey mixture!
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