Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last post- I am still so pleased about my half marathon time. The official chip time was 2.20.51 (or some seconds, now I can’t check because the website won’t work)- I’ll take that!
While I was away on holiday I was sent a lovely email from the folks at Chobani yoghurt, inviting me to a launch party, as they were to start selling their yoghurt in the UK. I could not make the date (as it was during the day) but they said they would send me some yoghurts to try out. I had tried them before when I had been on holiday in the US (so many US yoghurts contain gelatin, so it was good to find some that were suitable for veggies), and I was looking forward to trying some more.
They sent me a lovely (chilled) parcel of their fruity greek yoghurts including blood orange, peach and cherry. Each pot contained yoghurt and a fruity compote .
They also sent me some rather cute spoons!
I added some chocolate chips to the cherry one- delicious.
I also enjoyed some with some roasted fruit- nice and warming for the chilly evenings.
The cherry one was my favourite- I usually prefer peach yoghurts but I liked the cherry flavour with the creamy yoghurt more, plus I felt the flavour was stronger.
When I peeled off the top, I was pleased to see that they give away some of their profits to charity– I like it when companies do this.
I do usually look for organic dairy (but that is a personal preference), but on their FAQ page they explain that they work with local-area farming communities, instead of shipping organic dairy from further afield, and of course it makes it more affordable. They still make it hormone-free (which is not an issue I don’t think with UK produced dairy, but it can be present in non-organic US dairy).
Strained greek yoghurt is high in protein, and the stats for this yoghurt is impressive. Per 100g, the cherry one has 8g protein and 94 cals, and 0g fat (so a serving had 14g protein). The reason it has no fat is because it is strained, so there are no preservatives or anything- the yoghurt part just contains skimmed milk and various cultures. It does taste very creamy for something that is fat free. I liked the fruit part too (but of course that contains sugar, but I prefer that to artificial sweeteners or stevia or something). I also found that the yoghurt was more even in texture- some yoghurts have that thin film of liquid on the top which I find a bit off-putting, but these ones were more uniform. I found them very filling as the pots are big- good for breakfast when it is warmer- I just wish they did them in smaller pots, as you can’t really save half for later once they are open. They are now on sale at Tescos, so worth a look if you fancy trying them. I used to prefer plain yoghurt as then I could mix in my own fruit, but I liked these too and felt the balance was good between yoghurt (80%) and fruit compote (20%).
Thanks Chobani 🙂
Are you a fan of greek yoghurt? I used to have it quite a lot, but since I have moved to mainly organic dairy I have stopped buying it- this has reminded me how much I like it.