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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What Others Are Saying ...

Strange Texture

1.0 rating
March 25, 2019

I tried the Strawberry flavor. The taste was good but the texture is hard to get past. More like liquid goo with sand like bits (maybe ground seeds). I couldn’t eat more then a few bites.

Jolene

Not safe for the dairy-allergic

2.0 rating
March 21, 2019

I was very excited to try this yogurt substitute. The taste and texture are very close to dairy yogurt. Unfortunately, they still need to work on avoiding cross-contamination. My daughter had an allergic reaction after just a few bites. This indicates to me that the dairy-free yogurt is being processed on the same line as the dairy, and that the equipment isn’t being sufficiently cleaned in between. I hope that Chobani is able to address this issue. I’d love to be able to buy this dairy-free yogurt for my family.

Jane

Not worth the $$

1.0 rating
March 6, 2019

If I could give zero stars I would. I tried the strawberry flavor a try and I have to say it had ok flavor however the texture was hard to get past. It was an almost transparent goo that had tiny semi hard sand like particles that you instinctively chew. I is not a product that I will purchase again. Blech.

Kelly Kalkwarf

A Welcomed Improvement

5.0 rating
February 22, 2019

Most non-dairy yogurts have much more added cane sugar for fruity kinds, leaving me to have to always eat plain or plain sweetened flavors. The sugar content is very welcomed, and tastes great. Texture is nice, though it is too thin for Greek-style yogurt. Hoping they expand on this idea, thicken the yogurt a bit, and maybe even make a line with a base that is lower in saturated fats.

Kirste

Best!

5.0 rating
February 21, 2019

It’s the best non dairy=free yogurt I’ve tasted.

Mari

Best “non dairy” I’ve had

5.0 rating
February 21, 2019

I’m picky about texture when it comes to “yogurt”. This has an excellent creamy texture and equally good taste. I’ve enjoyed the vanilla and blue berry flavors and look forward to the others.

Kati

Deliciousness

5.0 rating
February 21, 2019

Nondairy yogurt takes great. Some nondairy yogurts are gritty or too tangy. These taste really good.

Norah Lewis

Not for this vegan

1.0 rating
February 21, 2019

Non dairy cups??? That’s what I drink my coffee from. I wrote to chobani, they replied but didn’t seem to care.

linda smalley

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