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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3.0 rating
November 7, 2019

Great flavor but it was very separated in opening and stirred up to a chunky mess. Like blueberry cottage cheese.

Amanda Shaneyfelt

Terrible consistency.

1.0 rating
November 3, 2019

Terrible consistency. When I started buying the peach it was delicious smooth and tasty. Not too long after finding this delicious product, the consistency changed to wet and lumpy. Terrible taste. Then I switched to strawberry. It was delicious but the same thing that happened to the peach also happened to the strawberry. They started selling watery lumpy yogurt. I wish they would fix this problem.

Steve

Slightly Sweet Plain

5.0 rating
October 30, 2019

I picked this up from my local Sprouts with low expectations considering a majority of the non-dairy yogurts either have bad texture or too sweet or tastes like straight up protein powder. Well as soon as I tried it, I had to double check that it wasn’t dairy! It tasted SO good. It has a subtle tangy taste and does not taste overly artificial. I’m happy Chobani stepped up their game with these non-dairy products.

AA

Chobani non dairy yogurt

5.0 rating
October 25, 2019

I have tried the peach and strawberry they are absolutely delicious, you would never know it’s not dairy.

Chrissy

I'm so glad to have found these

5.0 rating
September 24, 2019

I’m incredibly dairy allergic (despite people thinking that means lactose intolerance), but I love parfaits. These are perfect for making my own home parfaits. Either with or without granola, the nice tang of the lemon juice, the texture, and flavours are perfect. Vanilla is my favourite to add Quaker Oats Cranberry Dark Chocolate granola too with fresh blueberries on top.
I’m glad to have found something that works for me 🙂

Ana

Too coconut-y for me, Great with granola

4.0 rating
September 10, 2019

I’m not big on coconut flavor, I tried this “yogurt” because my husband really likes them. If I add granola to it, it takes away a bit of the coconut taste. I would never be able to eat it without granola. Without it, it just tastes like strawberry sunscreen to me haha I haven’t tried the other flavors, but my husband likes them all.

Melissa

Fave

5.0 rating
September 3, 2019

I have tried the plain as well as the strawberry and I am hooked. I haven’t had any texture issues at all but I did notice these require a little bit more stirring than other brands. The first time I tried it I got weirdly emotional for some reason..? Reminded me of homemade coconut yogurt I had forever ago in Hawaii!

Kate

So Good

5.0 rating
July 24, 2019

My whole family is obsessed with this yogurt. We like the vanilla and strawberry flavors the best. It is very “soft” in texture, which is fine with us, and the taste is great. I have been eating these regularly for 2 months & have never had an issue with a gritty texture like other reviewers have said. Not sure what that could be but I have always found it to have a super smooth texture. I seriously can’t even eat regular dairy yogurt anymore after trying this.

Courtney

Fantastic option for allergies

5.0 rating
July 21, 2019

oftentimes non dairy yogurts have nuts in them which is a secondary allergy for me. I haven’t personally cared for the other yogurts I’ve tried that have met my needs. I loved this one at first bite. I tried the blueberry flavor. My son also enjoyed it.

Sue

LOVE

5.0 rating
June 10, 2019

I had the “Slightly Sweet Plain” and it is excellent. The bar is pretty low because all the other non-dairy yogurts I’ve had have been really gross. But this isn’t good for being non-dairy, it’s just good. I haven’t tried the flavored ones yet and I don’t think I want to. I’ll stick to the plain and add my own berries/toppings.

Ruth

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