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.
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?
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.
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:
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!