Thursday, 18 October 2012

Chobani Greek Yogurt

Chobani Greek Yogurt, Greek Yoghurt, healthy yogurt

Although we aren't entirely the healthy type, we do like eating yogurts or rice puddings (naturally fat free!). We especially love yogurts that are thick and creamy and sweet (normal sweet), but if you look at the ingredients list, you tend to see cream and lots of sweetening added to them, so as I said, we aren't really that healthy!

Recently I saw a documentary about how American food manufacturers have been sweetening their food to entice people to buy at the beginning of the "low fat is good" era. No wonder most of their food we get here nowadays are so sweet it's almost unbearable! So I was quite surprised that Chobani, one of America's largest yogurt manufacturer has managed to create a fat free, thick and creamy Greek yogurt that doesn't break a tooth. And now they have landed in the UK.

I was sent a selection of their yogurts to try. My favourite so far is their Blood Orange Greek Yogurt. Everything was just right and delicious. We needed a bit of extra syrup on some of the other ones but it's great as we can adjust the amount of sweetness we need ourselves. It's by far the thickest and creamiest yogurt I've had. In fact, it's so thick that I have to share a pot with someone! You can tell from the pictures below (illustrating Chobani Pomegranate Greek Yogurt):

Chobani Greek Yogurt, Greek Yoghurt, healthy yogurt

Chobani Greek Yogurt, Greek Yoghurt, healthy yogurt

The fruit mixture is at the bottom. It might seem lumpy to start with especially when it has sat in the fridge for a bit, just like some other yogurts we bought. But give it a good stir and it's all smooth and creamy.

The Plain Greek Yogurt is very versatile, you can use it for your usual Greek Yogurt dishes or breakfasts. I'd use mine for the addictive Ainsley's Raita dip!

If you like creamy yogurt but want to stay healthy as well, then you should give Chobani yogurts a try. You can buy them from Tesco soon. See stockist info for your nearest store.

Disclosure: I was sent a selection of yogurts to try; all opinions are honest and my own