Wednesday, March 17, 2010

CHOBANI GIVEAWAY!!

ENTER TO WIN A CHOBANI 
CHO-PACK, FILLED WITH 12 DELICIOUS CHOBANI GREEK YOGURTS!
Read my review of all of Chobani's 11 awesome flavors, then learn how to enter to win a CHO-pack of your own!

Have you tried Greek yogurt yet?  I kept hearing about it but I was never really interested - I was happy with my standard yogurt rotation.  But while visiting my parents over winter break, I was coerced into trying Chobani Pineapple yogurt and it was HEAVEN.  Now I know why my mom stockpiles this stuff.  Plus, once I discovered how much protein each little 6 ounce cup packs Chobani, I was absolutely addicted.  Chobani Greek yogurts ROCK!

I'm obsessed with protein.  As a vegetarian, I've learned to really read labels and make sure I'm getting the nutrients I need each day, so I get pretty excited when something has a lot of protein (and by pretty excited I mean ECSTATIC).  Harvard University says that a 160 lb person should be getting 64 grams of protein daily.  That's a lot of protein!  I typically aim for 40-45 grams, and some days that is hard.  Enter Chobani.  I eat one for breakfast with a half of a bagel and some strawberries - there's 15 grams of protein (plus a whole grain and some fruit to boot!).  For snack, I grab another Chobani - I'm at 30 grams of protein already!  Typical yogurts pack about 5 grams of protein for the same size container as Chobani - which is 1/3 of the amount of protein in the average Chobani.  This is why I'm ecstatic :)

Chobani yogurts have:
*A whopping 14-17 grams of protein per 110-160 calorie cup
*5 live and active cultures to help with digestion
*NO bad-for-you synthetic growth hormones
*All real fruit!

Aside from scoring major points for providing boatloads of protein and still keeping it low cal, Chobani is delicious.  The super-sweet Shari at Chobani sent me all eleven of their awesome flavors to try, four of which were new to me!  They arrived on Thursday night and on Friday I had a Chobani for breakfast, lunch, and snack.  I'm a total addict.

Instead of working on my Master's thesis, I construct yogurt towers in my free time ;)
L-R, top to bottom:
Pineapple, Blueberry, 0% plain, Raspberry, Peach, Strawberry, Pineapple, Vanilla, 2% plain, Pomegranate, Honey, Strawberry Banana

So want to know what I thought of each awesome flavor?  Check it out:

Pineapple
Pineapple gets the top spot because it is my favorite Chobani!  I really did not think I was going to like this one (but like I said, it was forced on me by my worrywart mother - she worries more about my protein intake than I do!).  I've had other brands of pineapple yogurt before and I was always turned over by the artifical, overly-sweet flavor.  Chobani Pineapple blew me away.  If you like pineapple, you've got to try this yogurt.

Peach
I love Chobani's peach yogurt!  (Don't worry peach - you're tied with pineapple for first place).  I have a hard time finding good peach yogurt because so many taste chemically to me.  Chobani peach tastes GREAT - and it tastes real, like you're eating an actual peach.  Chobani peach is both my mom and sister's favorite too for a reason - it is really spectacular.  
Peach has chunks of real, solid peaches in a lightly (and naturally) flavored peach yogurt.  When I buy a CHO-pack, filled with 4 peach, 4 blueberry, and 4 strawberry, I totally hoard the peach until the end - I'm all about saving the best for last :)

Blueberry
Ok, I love blueberry too.  I tend to put my favorites at the beginning of lists, but this one was difficult because there wasn't a Chobani yogurt that I disliked (it's pretty hard to dislike a yogurt, isn't it?).  Blueberry has FULL SIZE blueberries - and lots of them!  It is a rather charming blueish purple once you mix it all together and it tastes just like blueberries and cream.  In my opinion, this is one of the most decadent tasting yogurts out there, but with 140 calories, 0 grams of fat, and 14 grams of protein, this treat is no where near being a diet wrecker.  Like pineapple and peach, I really, really love blueberry.  A lot.


Strawberry
Good ol' strawberry yogurt - it's a total classic.  And Chobani's strawberry is top notch.  With solid chunks of real strawberry (not some beat-to-a-pulp strawberry impersonator) it had a great flavor.  Nice and thick with plenty of fruit and fruity syrup to mix in.  I really love this one (and have quite a few in my fridge from the CHO-pack I got at BJs yesterday! yippee!).

Pomegranate
This one surprised me!  At first I only liked (not loved) this one, but afterwards I found myself thinking about it a lot.  So I went and bought another one and really liked it.  It is tart, like a real pomegranate, plus it has the awesome pomegranate seeds that are so totally addictive.  If you like pomegranates, this yogurt is for you.  It is all the deliciousness of a pomegranate without the work!  This one is really good and VERY unique - you can't find another yogurt like this one out there!

Honey
I wasn't sure what to expect from honey flavored yogurt.  I like honey.  A lot.  I use it as a sweetener, because it is natural.  Chobani's honey yogurt had a very subtle, light honey flavor which was really nice without being overwhelming.  This one was super thick, which I love, and there was no fruit to mix it (I know some people get weirded out about mixing their yogurt.  If that's you, go for the Honey, Vanilla, or Plain!).  I think this would taste awesome with some apple slices dipped in it.

2% and 0% Plain
Yum!  Thick, creamy, plain yogurt.  What do you do with plain yogurt?  Mix it into a smoothie, or eat it with sliced peaches and strawberries.  Want to know what I did?  I used it as sour cream and it was GREAT.  It had the perfect tang (and tasted just like sour cream on top of beans and cheese) and was nice and thick.  Plus, it packs way more calcium than regular sour cream, with about the same amount of calories.  I used half of the container on one Mexican dish and half on the other.  (Check out photos at the end of the post).

Strawberry Banana
I do not like Strawberry Banana yogurt.  I do not like it on a plane, I do not like it in a train.  I do not like it with a fox - hey wait, I actually LIKED this strawberry banana yogurt!  Shocker of the century.  Like I said - not a fan of SB.  Usually.  But I gave this one a try - and loved it.  Why?  The banana flavor is more subtle, allowing the strawberry to actually shine through.  So many SB yogurts are like pink flavored banana.  This was true strawberry banana, probably because it is made with REAL fruit, unlike other yogurts.  And it was SO good, I actually went out and bought three more.  Yeah, I'm surprised too.

Raspberry
Chobani's raspberry yogurt tastes like, well, raspberries.  It does have seeds, and I know some people can be weird about seeds in their food (personally, I like it because then I know there is real fruit in there!).  This was slightly tart, like real raspberries, and very good.  I have always loved raspberries, ever since the day (at the age of about 4) I discovered a freshly picked carton in my grandmother's refrigerator and proceeded and eat the entire day's pickings while she was napping!  Since it is made with real raspberries, Chobani's raspberry tastes just like you'd expect - like the real deal.  And that is a delicious thing :)

Vanilla
Chobani's vanilla yogurt is fat free (see that big 0% on the front?  That means 0% fat), but it still tastes great.  Like the others, it was thick, rich, and creamy, and had an excellent vanilla flavor.  I'm a big fan of vanilla yogurt - as a child I ate it with rainbow sprinkles, as an adult I eat it with sliced strawberry or fresh blueberries.  I love how thick it is, because when I add some fruit, it becomes a totally decadent dessert, without the decadent calories!

I find super thick Chobani to be so much more satisfying than regular yogurt.

Left: Click to see that awesome protein, and to read all the natural ingredients that go into Chobani.
Right: Chobani 2% plain as sour cream!


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GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Win 12 Chobani Yogurts!!


So do you want to win your own CHO-pack filled with 
12 Chobani Greek yogurts?


Visit Chobani's website and tell me what 
Chobani Champion you would love to try.
Then leave me a message here letting me know that you're a follower and what Chobani Champion you'd love to get your hands on.


Entries
You can earn up to 3 entries!
First entry: Tell me what Chobani Champions you want to try 
& follow Babbling Brooke
Second entry: Follow Chobani on Twitter! Leave me your Twitter name here
Third entry: Blog about this giveaway!  Let me know where I can find it.

Must be a follower to win
Must visit Chobani.com to enter
Giveaway ends April 17, 2010

GOOD LUCK!

Special thanks to Chobani and Online Giveaways!

82 comments:

Kate said...

Follower and I'd like to try their Honeynana! I've never seen honey-flavoured yoghurt before.

Asami said...

I would want to try Strawberry Chobani, because that is my favorite regular yogurt flavor. I am a follower. :)

Jessica said...

I'm a follower. I'd like to try their Chocolate Champion.

I posted about your giveaway on my blog here http://jesserka.blogspot.com/ top right side bar.

I'm a Chobani follower on Twitter, my twitter name is Schucksgirl

Rena said...

I'm a follower!

I think chocolate Champion looks appetizing! Plus, it's rare to find chocolate flavored yogurt...LOL

I've linked your giveaway on my blog sidebar under "Current Giveaways" here:

www.rainbowbriteness.blogspot.com

shimmering_stardust22(at)yahoo(dot)com

<33 rena

myolie said...

i would like to try their chocolate.

I am babbling brooke follower since last december.

followed chobani on twitter: my name is miaomy

auroragyps said...

I'd have to pick the Chocolate yogurt (I love to add stuff to chocolate yogurt), but Honeynana is a close second.

It's weird. I almost bought these to try for the first time last week, but I didn't have time to choose from all the yummy flavors. Thanks for the review... I'll totally try these next time I shop.

-Diana- said...

Ahh I love Greece and their food (I always go on holiday to a Greek Island but never saw these before :$)

I like Honeynana honey and banana....hmm yummy.

I'm a follower.

SeeingSunshine said...

I've never seen this brand before! I'm gonna search for it the next time I pick up groceries!

I think the chocolate flavor would be rather interesting! Then again VerryBerry sounds yummy too.

Oh and of course I'm a follower!

JC said...
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Musicalhouses said...

I'm a follower! And I'd definitely want to try the Honey - I've seen most of the fruit flavours in other brands, but def not honey! I don't know why other brands don't make honey flavoured yoghurt though, sounds like it could be a hit!

cdziuba said...

I follow and want to try the Blueberry

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cdziuba said...

cdziuba follow Chobani on twitter

Halifax said...

I'm a follower, would like to try Honeynana

G.R.I.T.S. said...

I'm a follower, and I personally would like to try the rasberry one. Personally I would like a cherry...but I'm not trying to get this for me...My Dad loves this stuff!
It'll be posted on my makeup blog
http://rollersribbonsandrouge.blogspot.com

Rae
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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I would love to try Strawnana.Thanks!

Yui said...

I'm a follower.
I'd like to try their Chocolate Champion.

I posted about your giveaway on my blog: http://yui-box.blogspot.com/2010/03/giveaways.html

I'm a Chobani follower on Twitter, my twitter name is yui_box.

Thanks!

Mel said...

The Honeynana sounds DELICIOUS - I would love to try some. And of course I am a follower :)

mverno said...

the chocolate mverno@roadrunner.com

mogrill said...

The blueberry sounds good to me. Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

CHOCOLATE CHAMPION

libbeh ♥ said...

Ohh, another giveaway Brooke? You're too generous!!

I am most interested in the strawberry flavor since that's my favorite yougurt flavor.

I'm already a follower & I'm very happy that I'm on your blogroll ;)

P.S. I'm going to post this giveaway on my blog & I'll add another comment w/ my blog link

libbeh ♥ said...

Okay, I've posted a picture & link to your blog/this giveaway on my blog's sidebar at:

http://libbeh84.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much!!

xoxo,
libby

libbeh84 (at) gmail (dot) com

Amber said...

Oooh Pineapple looks so yummy, so does the Pomegranate! I love Greek yogurt. These look so tempting! Thanks :)

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Amber said...

I follow Chobani on Twitter (lipstickncandy)

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

destrella said...

I am following you and would love the chocolate or vanilla to try.

thanks for the info on Greek yogurt! :O)

estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

Justine said...

Chocolate Champion for me! extemter [at] hotmail [dot] com

Karen said...

I think I would like to try the honey the most.

JC said...

I'm a follower and would like to try blueberry!

tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

Follow Chobani on Twitter@tcarolinep

JC said...

blogged.http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2010/03/giveaway-babbling-brooke.html

Krafty Kelsey said...

I love Chobani! I am a follower ;) Hope I win!!!

ginnn7 said...

I would love to try the chocolate or the verryberry. thanks

I follow

ginnn7(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amber said...

I follow your blog and I would just love to try the blueberry!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Francine said...

i would like to try the Strawberry Chobani and I am a follower.

fmd518(at)gmail(dot)com

Joy said...

Strawberry and the pineapple. both are my favorites. Thanks.
magic5905@embarqmail.com

Anonymous said...

Peach.
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Cynthya said...

I'd like to try the Honeynana flavor.

pickledseeds said...

I'm a follower. I would like to try the plain.

Carolsue said...

I follow you on Google Friends - Carolsue. I would like to try Honey. That's my fav!
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Carolsue said...

I follow Chobani on Twitter @cezovski
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Carolsue said...

I posted your contest on my Blog
http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/10/contests-from-our-bloggy-friends.html
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Melissa said...

I'm a new follower, and I would love to try the Chocolate flavor of Chobani Champions!

xmeliss182x (at) yahoo (dot) com

Janette said...

I'm a follower. I'd like to try the Honeynana!
decadent87 at gmail dot com

Vanessa said...

I'd love to try the Strawberry Banana! Yum! And I AM a follower! ;)

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

Vanessa said...

I'm following them on Twitter! Twitter ID: jewelsntreasure

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

Courtney said...

I'd love to try the honey!

hebert024 at aol dot com

Grace Wong said...

I'd love to try honeynana because I've never combined honey and banana before, sounds yummy!

I follow you!

following chobani on twitter (gracewong1)

and blogged: http://sugarrosies.blogspot.com/2010/04/weekly-giveaways-wk-5.html

thanks!
shou.milk@gmail.com

Jessica said...

I follow Chobani through twitter (@jjak2003)
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I'm a follower. I would love to try the honeynana
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Ice Queen said...

I am a follower. I would love to try the honey and vanilla. :D

my e-mail is shermiegyrl @ yahoo dot com :D

capricorn said...

Enter me
Hello! I’m a new follower!
I love super gift.
I want to enter the giveaway!!
My mail : ulkunlu59@gmail.com
Blog post: I’m sorry unfortunately not.
Good luck to the participants.

CrimsonSorrow said...

New follower here, enjoying your blog! I love this stuff, currently a big fan of peach and pineapple but would like to try the very berry. Thanks for the awesome give-a-way! Will also post on my Twitter. Keep up the great job of helping us all stay healthy, I know we all appreciate it so much!

xx...Sorrow
BewitchingBlond@gmail.com

winterbabe98 said...

I would like to try their Honeynana!!!! Banana and honey sounds decent together!!
I've tried their blueberry and pineapple flavors and like them!!!
Following via Blogger/Google friends connect!!!
Barb (winterbabe98)

barbs562@gmail.com

winterbabe98 said...

been following chobani on twitter,@winterbabe98

barbs562@gmail.com

k-team said...

I've never seen the champions before, but I love how creamy the Chobani is. It's the best. I would like to try the Honeynana champions flavor. Thanks!

Beauty Vibes said...

I’m a follower :) I’d love to try honey, because I never tried something like that before!

I follow Chobani on twitter @BeautyVibes

I blogged about it over here as well: http://beautyvibes.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

SweetFantasyStar[at]hotmail[dot]com

saturdaynightfever said...

I would like to try VerryBerry. By the way, I loved the individual yogurt pictures!

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Pamela S said...

I'd like to try the Honeynana first. Sounds great mixed with my morning granola. YUM!! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pamela S said...

Forgot to say I'm a new follower (pamelashockley). I'd love to try the peach or pineapple also. They both sound delicious!! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Jennai said...

The Raspberry Yogurt sounds like the one I'd like to try the most.
I follow you!!!
HobartsMama {AT} aol.com

Jennai said...

I follow Chobani on Twitter as Jennai
HobartsMama {AT} aol.com

arla said...

I'm following. Raspberry I picked.

arla said...

Following you on Twitter (id- litehouse27)

Amy said...

I'd like to try the VeryBerry

Amy said...

I Follow Chobani on Twitter @amylou61

NL6369 said...

hmmm.....they all sound so good, but the Chocolate really intrigues me.

NL6369 said...

I follow Chobani on twitter (@eyzofblu63)

js22 said...

The Verryberry sounds wonderful!
Thanks for the giveaway!
email in blogger profile.

js22 said...

i follow Chobani on twitter - js22222222 .
I neglected to mention in prior comment that I follow your blog on google friends connect- Joanne Schultz .

email in blogger profile.

Nancy said...

The Chocolate Champion would be my 1st pick!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy said...

Oops - I forgot to say above that I follow you via Google Friend: allibrary.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

susan1215 said...

I would want to try Strawberry Chobani and I follow you

Leen said...

The pomegranate looks yummy!
leenburke@yahoo.com

susan1215 said...

I follow Chobani on Twitter susan1215

Julie said...

I follow your blog as jelaws5
I would like to try the chocolate

Excellent review :)

aunteegem@yahoo.com

brownhairgirl7 said...

I follow your blog and I would most like to try the Honey flavour.

I sure hope this giveaway is open to Canadian residents!

brownhairgirl7@hotmail.com

brownhairgirl7 said...

I follow Chobani on Twitter (username MissJo1990).

brownhairgirl7@hotmail.com

purango said...

I'm a follower. I would like to try Strawberry. garrettsambo@aol.com

tina reynolds said...

I would love to try the blueberry thanks from the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

Gianna said...

Plain

lilyk said...

I follow your blog. I would like to try the Raspberry flavor.

missrantsypants said...

I want to try the Raspberyy.



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