- 170g individual 2% flavoured yogurts
- 170g individual 0.5% flavoured yogurts
- 170g individual 0.5% plain yogurt
- 450g 0.5% flavoured yogurts
- 907g 0.5% fat plain yogurt
- 907g 2% fat plain yogurt
- 907g lightly sweetened yogurt
- 140g 0.5% fat flavoured yogurt pouches
- 140g 1% fat flavoured yogurt with steel-cut oats pouches
The ingredients of the plain yogurts are simply skim milk, cream (for the 2% variety only) and live yogurt cultures. The way it should be!
The oat pouches of course also contain oats and oat fibre.
- excellent protein content (attributable to the straining process)
- good source calcium (204mg per 170g serving, equating to 20% of your daily needs for calcium)
- probiotics for gut health
- low fat (0.3g and 3.2g per 170g serving for the 0.5% and 2% varieties respectively)
- for the plain 0.5% and 2% fat yogurts there are no added sugars and nothing artificial (short ingredient list)
- made in Australia using Australian milk
The flavoured yogurts and yogurt pouches do contain added sugars (directly from sugar and also fruit juice concentrates). The average is 16-17g total sugars per 170g serving, equating to 4 teaspoons total sugar! Although remember that the first 4-5g sugar (approximately 1 out of the 4 teaspoons) per serving is from the naturally occurring lactose in the milk, not from added sugars.
The yogurt pouches with steel cut oats are also unsuitable for those with Coeliac disease (contains gluten).
Due to the straining process, Chobani yogurts have one of the highest protein contents on the Australian market (>15g per 170g serving). Therefore, I often recommend Chobani yogurt for the breakfast meal as dairy products are typically the main source of high quality protein at the breakfast (except for eggs).
It also makes an excellent post-workout snack due to the high quality protein content.
The plain yogurts are also fantastic when used in dressings, sauces and marinades instead of sour cream. They can also be used in baking to replace some of the butter.
However, I am hesitant to recommend the flavoured varieties to most people. They taste great but unfortunately contain too much added sugar. Adding your own fruit or some cinnamon or natural vanilla extract to the plain 0.5% or 2% fat yogurts are better ways of adding a subtle sweetness without the negative health benefits. Take it as an opportunity to get creative with your own flavour combinations! I also love to add coconut flakes, chia seeds or some raw cocoa powder for a flavour (and texture) boost.
Please visit http://www.chobani.com.au for more information (including some wonderful recipe ideas).
Although Chobani provided me with free samples of their product range, I am under no obligation to write any review (positive or otherwise). The above product review is not a sponsored post and is a reflection of my honest opinion only.