Chobani Non-Dairy Cups are Coconut-Based “Yogurt,” We Think

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Despite releasing a new non-dairy line, Chobani is staunchly against using dairy terms like “milk” and “yogurt” on dairy-free products. This isn’t a debate that I would typically weigh in on, but Chobani has failed to address one major thing. If you don’t call it yogurt, what do you call it? They’ve simply slapped the name “Chobani Non-Dairy” on all of their dairy-free products, no matter what they are. I think we either need some new terms, or people will simply call Chobani Non-Dairy Cups, “yogurt,” whether they like it or not.

The Founder and CEO of Chobani, Hamdi Ulukaya, says the Non-Dairy Chobani “isn’t a replacement to dairy, but it’s a game-changer for plant-based products.” He then proceeds to call them “coconut purees.” Sorry Hamdi, but I don’t think “purees” is going to catch on. However, I do think many people will be very happy to purchase your non-dairy “not yogurt” in the yogurt aisle, and enjoy it just like they would yogurt (with granola for breakfast), for the same reason as yogurt (probiotics).

Chobani Non-Dairy Cups - Just Like Yogurt, but Dairy-free, Plant-Based and Vegan. We've Got the Ingredients, Ratings and MorePhotos from Chobani.

Chobani Non-Dairy Cups are Coconut-Based “Yogurt,” We Think

Like yogurt, Chobani Non-Dairy Cups are cultured, and they contain 6 types of live and active probiotics. They’re also creamy, spoonable, and perfect for enjoying with fresh fruit or other toppings. And they’re carrageenan-free, lower in sugars than most dairy versions, and sweetened solely with cane sugar. But they aren’t fortified, so they are lighter in protein and calcium than traditional dairy yogurt.

We’ve yet to sample each flavor, but leave your own rating and review to tell us what you think of them!

Slightly Sweet Plain

Chobani Non-Dairy Cups - Just Like Yogurt, but Dairy-free, Plant-Based and Vegan. We've Got the Ingredients, Ratings and MoreIngredients: cultured coconut blend (water, coconut, tapioca flour, agar, cultures (l. acidophilus, l. bulgaricus, l. paracasei, s. thermophilus, bidus, and l. casei)), cane sugar, water, chicory root fiber, fruit pectin, natural flavors, lemon juice concentrate. Manufactured in a facility that also handles milk.*

Nutrition (per 5.3-ounce serving): 130 calories, 8g fat, 16g carbs, 2g fiber, 7g sugars, 1g protein.*

Vanilla

Chobani Non-Dairy Cups - Just Like Yogurt, but Dairy-free, Plant-Based and Vegan. We've Got the Ingredients, Ratings and MoreIngredients: cultured coconut blend (water, coconut, tapioca flour, agar, cultures (l. acidophilus, l. bulgaricus, l. paracasei, s. thermophilus, bidus, and l. casei)), cane sugar, water, chicory root fiber, lemon juice concentrate, natural flavors, fruit pectin, locust bean gum, vanilla extract. Manufactured in a facility that also handles milk.*

Nutrition (per 5.3-ounce serving): 140 calories, 8g fat, 19g carbs, 2g fiber, 11g sugars, 1g protein.*

Blueberry

Chobani Non-Dairy Cups - Just Like Yogurt, but Dairy-free, Plant-Based and Vegan. We've Got the Ingredients, Ratings and MoreIngredients: cultured coconut blend (water, coconut, tapioca flour, agar, cultures (l. acidophilus, l. bulgaricus, l. paracasei, s. thermophilus, bidus, and l. casei)), cane sugar, blueberries, water, chicory root fiber, natural flavors, lemon juice concentrate, fruit pectin, locust bean gum. Manufactured in a facility that also handles milk.*

Nutrition (per 5.3-ounce serving): 150 calories, 7g fat, 21g carbs, 3g fiber, 11g sugars, 1g protein.*

Peach

Chobani Non-Dairy Cups - Just Like Yogurt, but Dairy-free, Plant-Based and Vegan. We've Got the Ingredients, Ratings and MoreIngredients: cultured coconut blend (water, coconut, tapioca flour, agar, cultures (l. acidophilus, l. bulgaricus, l. paracasei, s. thermophilus, bidus, and l. casei)), cane sugar, peaches, water, chicory root fiber, lemon juice concentrate, natural flavor, fruit pectin, fruit and vegetable juice concentrate (for color), locust bean gum. Manufactured in a facility that also handles milk.*

Nutrition (per 5.3-ounce serving): 140 calories, 7g fat, 19g carbs, 2g fiber, 11g sugars, 1g protein.*

Strawberry

Chobani Non-Dairy Cups - Just Like Yogurt, but Dairy-free, Plant-Based and Vegan. We've Got the Ingredients, Ratings and MoreIngredients: cultured coconut blend (water, coconut, tapioca flour, agar, cultures (l. acidophilus, l. bulgaricus, l. paracasei, s. thermophilus, bidus, and l. casei)), cane sugar, strawberries, water, chicory root fiber, lemon juice concentrate, natural flavors, fruit pectin, fruit and vegetable juice concentrate (for color), locust bean gum. Manufactured in a facility that also handles milk.*

Nutrition (per 5.3-ounce serving): 140 calories, 7g fat, 19g carbs, 2g fiber, 11g sugars, 1g protein.*

More Facts on Chobani Non-Dairy Cups (aka “Yogurt”)

Price: $1.99 per 5.3-ounce single-serve cup

Availability: Chobani Non-Dairy Cups have launched nationwide in the U.S. You can already find them at major grocers like Target and Safeway.

Certifications: Chobani Non-Dairy Cups are Certified Kosher OU-D (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Chobani Non-Dairy Cups are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Chobani website at www.chobani.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Excellent discovery

5.0 rating
June 22, 2020

As a Vegan I am always on the looks out for new products to try. I found Chobani in my local Walmart and bought the Vanilla and Strawberry, as I like to combine two flavors together. Chobani did not disappoint. Both had a consistency that was not too watery or thick. The flavour was strong but not overpowering and no after taste. I am very happy with the product and will be purchasing again. 🙂

Clare

Love love love !!

5.0 rating
May 11, 2020

I absolutely love these. They are now in my weekly shopping list!

Dawn

Deeelicious!!

5.0 rating
April 25, 2020

So like the non-dairy lightly sweet plain…. to avoid as much sugar as possible. A friend went to the store for me and bought the Peach and Strawberry. I put the Peach in the freezer til soft frozen..oh my!! my taste buds had a wonderful surprise!!Try it! you’ll like it!!!I plan to soft freeze the others as soon as she goes back to grocery. Thank you Chobani.

Marcia

Delicious

5.0 rating
March 18, 2020

Love this stuff!!! It’s addicting. Great texture, flavor and mixes in smoothies well. I’ve tried all flavors and they’re all amazing. My favorite is peach.

Lisa

I love it...

5.0 rating
March 18, 2020

I love it, the coconut adds such a nice taste. Non dairy yes, it’s been wonderful for my system!!

Bonny

Best "not yogurt" ever

5.0 rating
February 25, 2020

Oh man, the vanilla is incredibly delicious!

Megan

Amazing

5.0 rating
February 25, 2020

Discovered this yogurt alternative a few months ago and the strawberry flavour is too die for! Closest tasting yogurt alternative that O have found in Canada and I hope it become more popular in other stores.

JG

Love It!

5.0 rating
February 23, 2020

This is by far the BEST tasting not-yogurt, I have ever tasted. I had pretty much given up on having yogurt as a vegan but stumbled upon this by fluke recently and am so happy! My son can now enjoy the great taste and flavours. I found it to be a bit pricy in Walmart and will be looking online to see if I can order in bulk. BTW I live in Canada where everything healthy costs an arm and a leg. Sadly. I will be recommending this to my friends. Vegan and non-vegan. Thank you

Stacia SN

blueberry

4.0 rating
February 1, 2020

delicious, could be a slight bit creamier, but then again it’s not true yogurt.
I enjoyed it very much.

pamela

Best of all.

5.0 rating
January 23, 2020

Tonight I tried Chobani non dairy yogurt for very first time. I tried the peach flavor one and for me it is the best non dairy yogurt I ever had….and I have had quite a few. It has everything i need including probiotics. 5 stars from me.

Chris

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