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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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

Too sweet

2.0 rating
May 15, 2019

I tried the blueberry flavor and it is just too sweet. The sweetness of the coconut with the added sugar is overpowering, compared to the taste of dairy-based Chobani yogurts. The consistency is also a little watery/gooey and less creamy than I thought it would be.

Kellie

Loved it

5.0 rating
May 9, 2019

I really enjoyed the strawberry flavor
Love the texture!

montrond

GOOD FLAVOR BUT GRITTY

2.0 rating
May 1, 2019

THE FLAVOR IS GOOD FOR THE MOST PART HOWEVER I CANT GET PAST THE GRITTY TEXTURE. IVE TRIED EVERY FLAVOR AND END UP ONLY EATING A FEW BITES BEFORE CHUNKING IT IN THE GARBAGE JUST BECAUSE I CANT GET PAST THE TEXTURE. I STILL REMAIN HOPEFUL WITH EACH ONE I OPEN. UGH

CRYSTAL

Strawberry was very good.

5.0 rating
April 22, 2019

If you re used to the dense yogurts this might be hard for you to recieve but after eating it you will be amazed at how tasty this is. I’m not a fan of coconut but this surprised me. Wish is was a pinch less sugar but base on the natural sweetness I can handle this. I will make it a part of my breakfast and will try putting some in my smoothies as well.

Tammy Gertsen

Stick with Slightly Sweet Plain

5.0 rating
April 21, 2019

Tried a variety of flavors and felt all were far too sweet until I tried “Slightly Sweet Plain.” Found that the taste mildly resembled that of Greek yogurt. Didn’t try vanilla, but curious to know if it’s similar and less sweet than the fruiter flavors.

K

So gross

1.0 rating
April 17, 2019

The reviewer who said it is like “liquid goo with sand bits” was spot on. I tried the Blueberry flavor and the texture was not pleasant. Nor did mine look like the picture above – it was not creamy at all, but kind of transparent and runny. Also not a fan of the flavor which was overly sweet. I will stick with Kite Hill, Daiya or So Delicious which are all far superior in taste and texture.

Heidi

Tastes like a science fair project gone bad

1.0 rating
April 5, 2019

Tried a free sample of the peach and blueberry “cups” and immediately regretted it. Overly sweet and over flavored. The worst part is the substance’s (because we can’t call it ‘yogurt’) strange, grainy texture. It’s as if someone mixed corn grits in with watered down nonfat milk and tang. What a terrible invention.

Neftali Ayala

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