Monday, February 20, 2012

Review: Chobani Blood Orange 0% Greek Yogurt

In 2012, Chobani introduced several new flavors of their zero percent fat Greek yogurts and I was anxious to try some of them out.  Oddly, this review of the Blood Orange flavor was not one that I was anxious to try out because blood oranges mixed with Greek yogurt did not seem all that appealing to me.  When I was younger, I LOVED orange flavored anything, but ate/drank so much that I've kind of burned out on orange flavored products as I've gotten older.  But, since this one was actually available in the store (Apple Cinnamon was my first choice and has proven elusive to me as it has been sold out in three different stores thus far), I went ahead and picked it up and this is my first review of one of the new flavors.  This yogurt comes in a six ounce cup and contains 140 calories and fourteen grams of protein.  I got this via a free product coupon from Chobani itself, but it usually retails in the $1.25 range.

As you can see on the product label and by the fact that I stirred this up a bit before the picture above, this is fruit on the bottom style yogurt.  Obviously, by the name, you know that the bottom of the yogurt cup is filled with blood oranges and the "jam" that these fruit on the bottom yogurts usually keep their fruit in.  The blood oranges were decent sized, soft chunks of fruit and there was a fairly decent amount to mix with the standard flavored and textured (thick, creamy) Greek yogurt.  One thing I did notice about this was that the smell of the yogurt was incredibly strong with its tart smell.

As I took my first spoonful, it took me a minute to find anything but the Greek yogurt flavoring as the blood orange did not really contribute anything until the very back end of the taste.  Since both oranges and Greek yogurt have a tangy taste, it's hard to differentiate between the two, but once you do, you can actually taste the blood orange flavor.  What is weird is that you'd think that a yogurt that has two of the same flavors would be incredibly overwhelming in its tartness, but that was not the case here.  In fact, the blood orange flavoring somehow muted the typical tartness of a Greek yogurt and actually made it moderately sweet.  Not sure how that is possible or could happen, but it was actually something that I quite enjoyed.

Buy It or Fly By It?  No one is more surprised by this than me since I was practically dreading trying this out, but I definitely have to give this a BUY IT rating.  The orange flavor makes this yogurt a pleasant taste and all in all, this is a quality product.  Maybe it was because I was so surprised, but now that I write this post some sixteen hours after I ate the yogurt, I'm starting to hold it in higher esteem in my mind and I never would have thought that would happen.  Maybe it's because it's getting close to lunch and I'm hungry.  Ha!  Anyway, give this one a shot and see if you feel the same way.



  1. Man, I'll have to agree with you and the whole citrus and cream thing. I absolutely hated when Mom brought home DreamSicles. The thought of orange and dairy just turned my stomach. Your awesome, in-depth and revealing review of "Chobani Blood Orange Greek Yogurt" just may have turned my mid western head toward a fresh new approach to an age old problem for me. Thanks for straightening me out on this. Happy enlightenment!

  2. My favorite Chobani flavors are the new passion fruit flavor (I'm from Hawaii and they got REAL lilikoi in there, with those crunchy seeds!), blood orange, and lemon. Something about that citrus mixes so well with the thickness of greek yogurt.

    1. I agree. The citrus does a great job canceling out the "sourness" of the Greek yogurt.


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