Chobani Yogurt

Probiotics with panache: Here, we added fresh blueberries to Chobani’s blueberry yogurt (the Chobani fruit is on the bottom). Photo by Saidi Granados.





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KAREN HOCHMAN is Editorial Director of THE NIBBLE.


July 2008

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Chobani Greek Yogurt

Probiotic Yogurt In A Rich, Sour Cream Style (It’s Kosher, Too)



CAPSULE REPORT: Chobani Greek Yogurt is a welcome newcomer to the yogurt case. More like sour cream than American-style yogurt, it will overcome resistance from some people who don’t care for the tart tanginess of traditional yogurts. And, packed with probiotic cultures, it will help those who have digestive problems. In 0%, lowfat, full fat plain yogurt, and in six 0% flavored varieties, the line is certified kosher, all natural, rBGH-free and gluten-free.

“Chobani” means shepherd in Turkish. This lovely yogurt line has been carefully shepherded by an emigré whose family makes yogurt and feta in Turkey. Using the same classic techniques to produce thick, triple-strained yogurt—known as Greek-style in the U.S.—Chobani Greek Yogurt is the thickest and most sour cream-like line of Greek-style yogurt we have found to date. People who should eat more yogurt or calcium in general, but don’t like the consistency or tanginess of most yogurts, may be very happy with Chobani.

Chobani is a very rich and ultra-creamy way to get your probiotics and protein—or simply to enjoy a delicious cup of yogurt. All-natural and low in sugar (the plain nonfat is 100 calories a serving and the fruit flavors are 140 calories), the line is made with hormone-free milk. It contains live and active cultures as well as probiotic cultures (see our Probiotics Glossary for the difference). And, at 14g of protein per 6-ounce serving, it has two times the amount of protein as traditional American yogurts.

In addition to Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus, which are required by USDA standards to produce yogurt, Chobani contains probiotic cultures of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidus and Lactobacillus casei.

Probiotic bacteria, which are live and active cultures,* occur naturally in the digestive tract, where they help promote a healthy balance, good digestion and overall intestinal vitality. However, they need regular replenishing, and people with digestive problems can benefit from products enhanced with probiotics (which have a much higher concentration of live and active cultures than regular yogurts with “live cultures”).

Chobani Greek Yogurt
Six-ounce cartons of flavored yogurt. The plain yogurts are also available in 16- and 32-ounce containers. Photo by Claire Freierman.

*Not all live and active cultures are probiotic; probiotic action requires a concentration of cultures, the numbers of which are not yet understood.


Chobani Yogurt Varieties

Whether plain or fruit-flavored, nonfat or full-fat, Chobani Greek Yogurt is very thick, smooth and creamy.

Fruit Flavors

The sundae-style yogurt (fruit on the bottom) is available in Blueberry, Honey, Peach, Strawberry and Vanilla. The yogurts are nonfat (0%), 140 calories and 14g protein per six-ounce container.

Plain Flavors

Nonfat (0%)

A great low-calorie, high-protein snack or topping for breads, potatoes, vegetables and more. (100 calories, 0 from fat) 

Lowfat (2%)

Very creamy, but surprisingly, more of a classic tartness than any of the other varieties. (130 calories, 30 from fat) 

Original (10%)

The full fat version tastes very much like sour cream. (240 calories, 150 from fat)

Chobani Blueberry Yogurt
Scoop up the fruit from the bottom. Photo by
Saidi Granados.




Plain & Fruit Flavors

Certified kosher OU (Dairy)

  • 6-Ounce Container
  • 16-Ounce Container
    (Plain Varieties Only)
  • 32-Ounce Container
    (Plain Varieties Only)

Available at Whole Foods Markets and other retailers nationwide.

Price and product availability are
verified at publication but are
subject to change.

For more information, visit

Chobani Greek Yogurt
Photo by Claire Freierman.

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