What food offers a conveniently fast way to get protein, is low in fat, tastes great and is a source of probiotics? Greek yogurt! And, I think it’s safe to say, it’s America’s most recent healthy food discovery. In 5 years (2005-2010), sales of this dairy aisle item grew 2500%!
I was recently one of 200 nutritionists surveyed by Healthy Aperture and Spry Living on what foods I always keep in my refrigerator. One third of the respondents answered : yogurt (especially Greek). What’s my favorite flavor? Mango. Well, until last Friday when I received a care package from Chobani with their latest flavors and newest product offerings. Today I want to share information about these products which are suitable for snacking and adding to your own recipes and dishes for a unique taste experience.
So back to my favorite Greek yogurt flavor, the new Chobani pear is numero uno in my book. I have never added pears to yogurt, but I keep asking myself, “Why didn’t I think of this?” Delicious in it’s own right, but I’m planning on blending Chobani Nonfat Pear Greek yogurt with apple juice and ice for a refreshing recovery drink. Hello summer!
Chobani bite is a new 3.5 oz container of Greek yogurt that meets my two criteria for a snack: It has between 100 and 150 calories (each container has 100 calories) and it provides some protein for staying power, or satiety (each container provides 8 grams of protein). The two flavors I sampled were both divine: Coffee with Dark Chocolate Chips and Raspberry with Dark Chocolate Chips. I think the coffee junkie in me is feeling the former as my perfect afternoon pick up!
The Chobani flip is like having the Chobani SoHo (the one of a kind Mediterranean yogurt bar located in NYC’s SoHo neighborhood) brought right to you. This product is authentic strained Greek yogurt with a side portion of artisanal ingredients to mix in! If you love a key lime pie as much as I do, you’ll enjoy the Key Lime Crumble; key lime low fat yogurt with graham crumble and white chocolate. If you’ve gone coconut over one of the hottest tropical flavor trends, you must try the Almond Coco Loco; Coconut lowfat yogurt with dark chocolate and sliced toasted almonds. It tastes as good as it sounds!
Finally there are the Chobani Champions Tubes. I have never eaten yogurt this way, but the grab and go Greek yogurt in tubes is perfect for kids. I did enjoy the strawberry champion tube and I think parents will appreciate having convenient portions of healthy snack options.
Have you tried any of the newest Chobani products and/or flavors? What are your favorites?
Disclosure: Chobani sent me complimentary samples of their new products and flavors. I was not expected to post a review, nor am I being compensated for doing so. Opinions are honest and my own.