A few months ago…ok, more like five (ugh, bad blogger alert!), the lovely Shari with Chobani put together a wonderful tasting package for me! You see, in my little town of Clarksville, I can only find Chobani at ONE grocery store and unfortunately, they only think it’s necessary to offer oh, about 5 flavors to choose from. That means that while everyone was going ga-ga over the 3 new flavors to hit the shelves earlier this year (lemon, mango, and black cherry), I was left alone…in the dark…crying into my empty spoon.
Ok, so maybe that’s a bit melodramatic, but I was going crazy not being able to get in on the flavor fun like everyone else. So you can imagine my excitement, when one evening, after a long day at the hospital, I come home to this:
Now, I have to admit…as excited as I was to try each and every flavor (some of them new to me and some known favorites already), my food hoarding instincts kicked in big time! I think it took me nearly a month to finish them all off!
So here’s the
scoop spoonful on a grading scale of A – F:
Lemon: I wasn’t sure if this flavor was going to have a crisp and fresh lemon flavor or one more subtle, like a lemon cookie so as I took my first bite, I was completely open minded. I tasted…I swallowed…I tasted again…sadly, the lemon flavor was so faint, I could barely tell that it had lemon in it at all. Grade: D
Mango: Luckily, the mango flavor made up for the lemon-lacking cup! Until this cup, I had never tried any Chobani flavors that weren’t fat free. Let me tell you…that little bit of fat makes a HUGE difference. It was so thick and creamy! And the mango flavor was perfect…not too subtle, but not “in-your-face” mango tasting either! Grade: C
Black Cherry: Hold the phone, we have a winner, folks! This is my new FAVORITE yogurt! It actually came as a big surprise being as I’ve never really been a big fan of cherry-flavored foods, but this? If I could only eat one yogurt flavor for the rest of my life, I would definitely go with Chobani’s Black Cherry! Grade: A+
Honey-Nana: Obviously, you can tell from the open package, which flavor I was most excited to try. This guy barely made it out of the box before it was in my belly! It’s a little sweeter tasting than I’m used to (the honey flavor comes through more so than the banana), but I thought it was pretty good. Grade: B
Verry Berry: But this dude was perfect! Just the right blend of berry flavor and paired with a bit of cereal, makes for the perfect mid-morning snack, in my opinion. Grade: A
Moving on to the big
You can’t really go wrong with plain Greek yogurt. I loved both varieties, but I have to say that the thickness of the 2% makes SUCH a difference and it’s super filling!
And last but certainly not least:
Strawberry-Banana: This has been my all time favorite yogurt flavor since I was a kid and I’m happy to say that Chobani did not disappoint with this one…the perfect blend of strawberry and banana goodness! Grade: A
The raspberry is one of my new favorites…and it also helped me find a new favorite oat combination: warm peanut flour-infused oats with cool raspberry yogurt, topped with FROG preserves, chia seeds, honey roasted peanuts, and banana…yum! Grade: A
Like the lemon, I didn’t really get much of a pineapple-y taste out of this…kinda made my “tropical overnight oats” topped with Trader Joe’s Mango Butter, Crunchy Nuggets (heehee), coconut, and lime zest a bit anti-climatic… Grade: D
Strawberry: I have to say that out of all the berry flavors, and especially after my love of the strawberry/banana, I was a little disappointed in this flavor…well, that is until I added some cocoa powder and made my own “chocolate-covered strawberry” yogurt! 😉 Grade: C
I already knew the peach was one of my favorites…Sunday morning’s pancakes just served to further set it’s place in the top 3! Grade: A
LOVED the blueberry…especially in this bowl of blueberry-coconut overnight oats! Yeah, can you tell what my favorite way to eat yogurt is yet? Well, besides this! 😉
This flavor wasn’t included in my tasting package, but thankfully it’s one of the few flavors I can find in my little narrow-minded town so I had to include it in the review. Out of all the flavored yogurts that Chobani offers, the vanilla ranks the lowest in the amount of sugar so it’s definitely one that I buy a lot. I love the clean taste of it…especially when popped in the freezer for a couple of hours and topped with carob chips and peanut flour for a fro-Cho sundae!
All in all, I’d say I give Chobani a B- for their line. They definitely have the competition beat on the variety of flavors and the texture alone is one of the best of all the Greek yogurts I’ve had, but I do wish they were a little lower in sugar and (on select varieties) higher on flavor. Now if only I could scope out more of that Black Cherry!
I’d like to say a BIG thank you to Shari and Chobani for allowing me to taste all of their flavors that eluded me for so long!*
*While Chobani did give me this product free of charge, I was not compensated in any way for this review. The contents of this post are of my own personal and honest opinion.
Have you ever tried Chobani yogurt? If so, what is your favorite flavor?
What are your top THREE favorite yogurt toppings?
Crunchy Nuggets ;), carob chips, and almonds…love to have that added CRUNCH!