Saturday, January 5, 2013

Chobani Yogurt Review & Giveaway **Closed**


 
I was sent a whole case of Chobani Greek Yogurt which at first I thought, I will never finish these, but I did the other day. Now, I know most of you would have done it in half of that time, but I have I.C. (chronic bladder pain) and too much potassium makes me have attacks and unfortunately, yogurt is one of those products that has it so I had to time them about 4 to 5 days apart so that I would not get an attack.

I think a few times I got a tingling of one so I hurried up and took my backup meds and the pyridium to numb the bladder and it did not get to full blown attack. It's an awful thing to have because just about all of our foods & beverages have potassium in them, some just have fewer amounts than others and those are the ones I mostly live on like Cheerios's, but not all Cheerios. Even in the family of Cheerios, the potassium levels go up and down. Right now, Multigrain, Plain and Cinnamon Flavored are the lest ones with potassium.

I sure have missed yogurt. I used to love cutting fruits to mix in or granola to add crunchiness. The great thing about Chobani is that it is totally without fat or calories! I kid you not!

Here is the good things that are in their Greek Yogurt. Now this one was taken off of their Strawberry flavoried yogurt:

Twice the Protein • Fat-Free. Cholesterol Free. • Only Natural Ingredients: Free of Artificial Flavors & Preservatives • Made with milk from cows not treated with rBST • Includes Live & Active Cultures • 3 Types of Probiotics • Kosher Certified • Gluten Free • Safe for People with Corn, Nut and Soy Allergies • Vegetarian Friendly: Made without Gelatin • 95% Lactose Free • Nothing But Good.

I just found this under facts: Every 6oz cup of Chobani contains about 250mg of potassium and 240mg of phosphorous.

Wow, I am very disappointed. I had hoped it would be less. See, anything higher than 85 sends my bladder into fits! No wonder I have had to eat more pyridium and more attack medicines lately. But I still love it and can still have it but now that I know how much, it will have to be divided up and I can only have it once a month. See, that is the other bad thing, not all yogurts list that they have potassium in them.

I think I have found one brand that did list postassium and I keep asking why when there are so many people out there with I.C. (chronic bladder pain)? Can there not a way to either take out the potassium or to make the food with a smaller dosage? I know potassium is vital for heart health and all but can it be put in some products in small amounts for people with I.C.?


 I loved it anyway, well, except for pineapple and plain. Whew, I did take the plain and divided it up and added a spoonful to each other flavor and mixed it up real good along with my coconut granola that is home made and it was awesome.

Let's see, here are the flavors they sent: Strawberry, Lemon, Pineapple, Plain, Apple with Cinnamon, Black Cherry, Blood Orange, Blueberry, Vanilla, Passionfruit, Mango and Strawberry Banana.

I have to admit even though a week would pass in between each one, I loved each and every one of them except for Plain and Pineapple. Could not even save it with granola mixed in. But I paid a price and I am sure my urologist will not be happy with me but I thought it was less than that.

 
See, I don't like to research about a product ahead of time because it then puts idea's into my head about how it will taste and I don't want any pre-conceived idea's that somebody else put in there to mess with my view of how they tasted.

To be honest, Chobani Greek Yogurt is one of the best yogurts I have tasted and to be Fat Free and be less than 160 calories, well, that is astounding because they are full cups, not those that have been cut in half to meet that calorie amount! I also love that it has so much protein in them and calcium. Now, if we can work on a special yogurt for I.C. patient's I would sing your praises forever! Can we? Is it possible to make yogurt without too much potassium? I am not asking to take it totally away but can it be cut in half or even down to around 100?

 
For it to be the best Greek Yogurt out there with so many great flavors, I think if everyone got their heads together, I bet we could figure out a way to have less potassium in some of the flavors. I am getting killed over here with eating Cheerios and some cracker's just about every day of my life that is all I eat except for when I sneak in something I am reviewing every now and then.

 
So, I don't think I am asking for too much. Surely, there is a way to make it with less potassium. Does potassium make it last longer or something? I am not sure what role potassium plays in food and would love to educated about that. If it is the only way to get food to people, then I guess my request would not be so great after all.

I really did love them while it lasted and was so sorry to see the last one gone. I really did find Chobani's Greek Yogurt to be one of the best I have ever ate and that is saying alot about a gal who has ate yogurt almost all of her life until I found out I had I.C.

I would still eat Chobani Greek Yogurt but not as often, even if nothing can be done about the potassium, but it sure would be nice if someone could figure it out. We figured out how to make products for diabetics and I.C. is pretty bad also. Just go ask a Urologist what the effects are and how devastating it can be. Ask him what a rescue treatment involves when your at home medicines don't work and your pain is so bad you need help from the doctor and what does he do in a "rescue treatment"? You will be surprised and in awe of what I.C. patients go thru.

 
Found this under their Who We Are:
While tidying up his desk back in 2005, our Founder and CEO, Hamdi Ulukaya, stumbled upon a classified ad for a yogurt plant recently closed down by Kraft. After initially throwing the ad away, Hamdi listened to his gut, fished it out of the trash and went to see it that day.  
He decided to buy the plant on the spot, and went to work on perfecting the recipe for Chobani based on his belief that everyone, regardless of income or location, deserved access to delicious, high-quality yogurt. The first cup of CHO finally hit shelves 18 months later and has since grown to become America’s #1 yogurt. 
Connect with Chobani several ways:

Phone:  1-877-847-6181
Email:    contact@chobani.com

You are gonna be so pumped! One winner will get the same 12 flavors that I got to review! You are gonna love Chobani Greek Yogurt if you have never tried them. They are awesome! Open to the U.S. only. Good Luck!

57 comments:

Christine Treece said...

Looking forward to trying these! Thanks!

Christine Treece said...

Oh and I love strawberry!

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Daisy TrendyMomReviews said...

The blood orange is my favorite. I buy a couple every week and then just yesterday, found them at Costco.

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Christine Treece said...

Looking forward to trying these! Thanks!

Michelle said...

I haven't tried every flavor of Chobani yet, but I like the pomegranate, blueberry, & strawberry.
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Danielle Villano said...

I love vanilla! Thanks so much for the opportunity :)

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Catie said...

The Apple Cinnamon sounds great!

Leslie Galloway said...

I love strawberry so much!

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Chelsea Ohlerich said...

I like strawberry flavor

MommaNeecey said...

I like plain with a little honey in it... :)

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

The blood orange!
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Sonya Sanderson said...

Strawberry is my favorite
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Chelsea said...

I love the Apple with Cinnamon (chelsea chels3721@yahoo.com)

Lori said...

Love Strawberry!!!

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MikiHope said...

I love Chobani Yogurt--I generally buy the plain and add my own fruit to it--otherwise I will buy any fruit flavor they have on the shelf-including lemon!

Paula L. said...

Black Cherry :)

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Carol L. said...

Only had Chobani twice and LOVED it. It's the best yogurt I've ever had. I'd choose the Strawberry/Banana flavor. Thanks for the giveaway.
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SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I'd like to try the Pineapple and the Mango.
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jayedee said...

my all time favorite is blueberry! yum!

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Jessica Robinson said...

I like Strawberry the best!
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Stephanie said...

pineapple!

Lisa R said...

Strawberry and blueberry

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Unknown said...

I love the plain since i use so much for salad dressing
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chris0855 said...

my favorite is Blueberry! chris0855@gmail.com

Carolyn G said...

Pomagrante

Tara said...

The classic plain is my favorite.

Kathy said...

Vanilla

June M. said...

I haven't tried this brand, but generally I like strawberry or strawberry banana the best. But the apple cinnamon looks really good.
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Nadene Adams said...

I think passionfruit would be amazing!

Kristina S said...

Vanilla Chocolate Chunk!
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Cserafini said...

Strawberry!

FireRunner2379 said...

I like the Black Cherry but really want to try the new Banana flavor!
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Living, Learning, Eating said...

I love plain!

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Krista Grandstaff said...

I love the blueberry...LOVE...but I also love the plain because I cook with it...we use it in sauces, cakes, muffins.. even in salad dressing.. anywhere I would have used sour cream or may on in the past, I've replaced it with plain greek, Chobani if I can get it - even potato salad with it, delicious! (I do it for the added protein because I eat so little meat)

Katherine said...

love lemon!

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Barbara Montag said...

Favorite - Strawberry banana.
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Angie B. said...

I've actually never tried Chobani but strawberry is usually a safe flavor for me to try

dht04001 said...

i love their vanilla flavor
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Anne W said...

My favorite is non-fat plain and I mix in fruit. waan0401 at gmail dot com

Anne N. said...

Blueberry!
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flutterby said...

My favorite flavor is strawberry!

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Erika P. said...

Black Cherry flavor
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LAMusing said...

Love the Pineapple, though it's kind of hard to find in stock.

hedgerhousehold said...

I love the pineapple
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Kylie Carlson said...

I want to try the Blood Orange!

Amanda said...

It depends on my mood! LOL I've tried all of these except the plain, mango (haven't seen it and didn't know it existed!) and blood orange. I know what I don't like - the pineapple! I love the flavor of the passionfruit but not too big on the seeds. I think it would be my favorite if it didn't have the seeds. I also love the strawberry banana.
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Allison Downes said...

I love their Blueberry flavor

Thanks for the tasty giveaway!

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TulsaGal said...
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TulsaGal said...

I like the vanilla best most days.

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Allison said...

peach

raceracegirl said...

I like Strawberry.
Thanks for the chance!

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Jessica said...

I love the blueberry!
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meredith m said...

Definitely the passionfruit!
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