Chobani UK contacted me and asked me if I'd like to try some of their yoghurts after I had left a comment on Ffion @ Chocolate and Raspberries review of the yoghurts, saying I'd been meaning to try them but hadn't yet got around to it. Of course I said yes.
The Chobani team were incredibly generous and sent me a box full of their plain fat free yoghurts, as well another box containing the five flavours they have launched here in the UK; strawberry, blood orange, pomegranate, black cherry and peach.
What I liked about the Chobani yoghurts is that pots are a good size. I didn't feel short changed on yoghurty goodness. The pots are also a good size and shape to add toppings to the yoghurts. I also like that they give 10 per cent of their annual profits to worldwide charities.
On the nutrition front, the plain yoghurt is only 105 calories for a 170g pot, 0g fat and 7g sugar, which I think is pretty good. The flavoured yoghurts are 140-160 calories with 0g fat, however, they are quite a bit higher in sugar, the black cherry has 21g sugar for 170g and the other flavours all contain 19g per 170g pot. But as Ffion pointed out her review of Chobani, fruit does contain sugar. There is sugar added to the flavoured Chobani, but it is cane sugar opposed to the refined stuff. The company's yoghurts are made with naturally sourced ingredients, so that is a plus for me.
What I tried to do is when eating one of the flavoured yoghurts is have it instead of a piece of fruit as a snack, rather than putting fruit on top, to ensure I wasn't eating too much sugar. I often topped the flavoured ones with no added sugar cereal or seeds and nuts to add variety.
Chobani claims their yoghurts are twice as high in protein as regular yoghurt. The plain version has a whopping 17g protein per 170g pot and the fruity ones contain 14g. To compare this to similar product, Total 0% Greek Yoghurt, it also has 17g of protein. Still, Chobani is high in protein, meaning that their yoghurts could keep you fuller for longer.
The authentically strained Greek yoghurt is creamy and rich, I really enjoyed trying them. I couldn't eat a whole pot of the plain yoghurt on its own, it was too rich for me, but topped with tasty things I could easily finish the pot, and I had no trouble chomping through the fruity Chobanis.
My favourite flavour was the black cherry. It was an outright winner for me. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. Black cherry is always my favourite flavour of yoghurt and the Chobani pot did not dissapoint, it is probably the nicest black cherry yoghurt I have had.
Pomegranate was a firm second favourite flavour. I'd never had a pomegranate yoghurt before the Chobani one, so it stood out for me.
I found the Chobani yoghurts as well as good snack made for quite a substantial breakfast if topped with yummy toppings. I sprinkled no added sugar muesli on top of the strawberry yoghurt. This made for a delicious combo.
If you like tangy flavours, then the blood orange Chobani is for you. I ate this one morning for breakfast (which is why the lighting is bad) with some ground flaxseed, seeds and almonds.
My least favourite flavour was the peach. This is the only flavour I would not buy or eat again. All the others were delicious.
Thank you to Chobani for introducing me to their delicious naturally sourced and authentically strained Greek yoghurts. I would definitely eat them again.