I’ve been a Chobani fan for a while now. I travel with them, sprinkle my homemade granola on them - they are slightly cheaper than other Greek yogurts on the market and every bit as thick and Greek-styled. I’m lactose intolerant, and usually with yogurt, I don’t experience symptoms (or aggressive symptoms, that is).
Chobani was at Food Fete with me but they were one of the vendors (one of many) that I didn’t get to. So they kindly sent me some samples of their product line to try, including their smaller, kid-friendly portions/flavors: VerryBerry and Honey-nana
The Honey-nana was my favorite of the two: a slightly whipped texture (or was that from shaking in transit?), premixed (i.e. no fruit on the bottom), sweet but not overly so, five added probiotics and a smaller portion size for smaller tummies.
From the Chobani site:
No synthetic growth hormones, preservatives, or artificial sweeteners
Packed with protein
An excellent source of vitamin D
A good source of bone-building calcium
Five live and active cultures, including three strains of probiotics
Gluten-free and Kosher certified
Free of nut, soy, wheat, and shellfish allergens
Two kid-friendly, blended flavors (VerryBerry and Honey-nana)
I found the VerryBerry and Honey-nana more commercial tasting with a few more added ingredients, like natural coloring and cream. And the pre-mixed feels less “Greek”. One issue for me was that with added cream, I was sent over the lactose-intolerant edge i.e. I was burping all throughout the Broadway show I was watching. However, that is not the yogurt's issue but mine. Overall, the kid in me liked these new kid-friendly sizes and flavors.
Idea for Chobani: I’d love this 100 calorie, 1.5 fat gram size for adults in your regular flavor line- it’s perfect for travel, more convenient for a purse and better calorie/fat/carb count. And I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting this smaller snack size - please consider it!