Jun 23, 2010

~CLOSED~Chobani Greek Yogurt - Review & Giveaway!

Chobani Greek Yogurt is made in the rolling hills of Upstate New York.  Their expert team is committed to bringing you all-natural products that are not only the highest quality but also taste great too.  Their secret is not an ingredient but a passion and love for what they do...and a man named Mustafa, who is an artisan with years of yogurt-making experience.  

Mustafa custom blends special yogurt cultures just for Chobani. These are added to the milk that's delivered daily from local farms to make yogurt. The yogurt is then strained to make it outrageously creamy and ridiculously high in protein. Did you know it takes three pounds of milk to make one pound of Chobani?

This unique straining process is what makes Chobani Greek Yogurt “Greek” and full of flavor and health benefits:

· All natural. No preservatives. No artificial flavors.
· No synthetic growth hormones: No rBST-treated milk.
· Includes 5 live & active cultures, including 3 probiotics.
· Made with real fruit.
· Twice the protein of regular yogurts.
· A good source of bone-building calcium.
· Gluten-Free and Kosher-Certified.
· Safe for people with corn, nut and soy allergies.

I eat yogurt pretty much every day, and Greek yogurt is my favorite, because it's much thicker, richer, and smoother in texture than regular yogurt.  I love to eat plain Greek yogurt with fresh fruit, and a drizzle of honey for breakfast. 
The kind folks at Chobani sent me a huge package of their yogurt, with so many flavors that I couldn't wait to dig into!   The first container I opened was the Raspberry Non-Fat (Raspberries are my favorite!).   It was tangy and sweet, thick and rich - not at all what you'd expect from a non-fat yogurt.   My husband is not a big yogurt fan, (in spite of my coaxing) so I ate just about every one of the dozen containers of Chobani myself, although I did share some with one of my daughters when she came over to visit (translation: she came over to be fed! But I don't mind that a bit...).  There was Plain, Blueberry, Honey, Peach, Pomegranate, and more - and they were all yummy!   My favorite was Raspberry (no surprise there), but I truly enjoyed them all. 

Here in Columbus, I can buy Chobani at Kroger, Meijer, and Target.  Click here to find out where you can find Chobani where you live.   You can print a coupon for Buy 2, get 1 Free by clicking here.
Chobani donates 10% of their profits to charities worldwide.  To learn more about this, click here.

Thanks to Shari and Chobani, One lucky winner will receive their own CHO-case, which includes TWELVE 6 oz. containers of assorted Chobani flavors! WOO-HOO!


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PLEASE make sure your email is linked to, or included in your comment. Entries will be accepted until July 3rd at 11:59pm EST.  The winner will be drawn by random.org and validated per rules. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, aged 18+.  The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply before an alternate winner is chosen. Good Luck!

Disclaimer/Disclosure:  I received free products as described above in exchange for my review. The prize described above will be provided to the giveaway winner by the sponsor.  I received no monetary compensation.  This is my honest opinion, and was not influenced by the sponsor in any way.