December 14th, 2011
A winner has been selected: congrats to Lauren! And thanks to everyone else for reading and joining in the fun.
Chobani is bringing the YUM to the “12 Days of Yum”—not just once, but FOUR times over!
As you might expect, I’m a sucker for Greek-style yogurt. But, having tried the real deal made by family (yes, my family) from from their very own animals, I have high expectations. I’ve tried all of the brands and, to be honest, there are more than one that are good. In fact, I used to comfortably go between a couple of brands depending on what was available. Until I tried Chobani.
I love this stuff and if you don’t also, you will.
In the spirit of holiday giving, Chobani wants to help with your grocery bill by providing:
* One free case of yogurt per month for four months!
You get to choose whether you want Chobani (12 6-ounce cups/case) or their kids yogurt (more on that below) Chobani Champions (3 4-packs of 3.5-ounce cups/case) and the flavor you receive each month. You can vary your choice month-by-month. If you ask me, you should definitely get at least one month’s worth of their pineapple yogurt!
To be eligible to win, leave a comment here by midnight Sunday 12/18 sharing your favorite way to enjoy yogurt. Straight out of the container? With a drizzle of honey? In a salad dressing or dill sauce? I want to know!
Besides eating yogurt plain, I’m clearly a sucker for yogurt dressings. Case in point:
Yogurt Cilantro Dressing for Broccoli Slaw
Creamy Dill Vinaigrette over roasted beets
So, you see, even aside from my heritage, I have good reason to take yogurt seriously, something I have in common with the folks at Chobani. Their yogurt is thick and creamy, with a familiar tang that reminds me of the yogurt I’ve eaten at my family’s house in Greece. Maybe that’s because their yogurt is based on an actual family recipe. Then there’s the quality: every 6oz cup of Chobani is made with only natural ingredients (no preservatives or artificial flavors) and without rBST-treated milk, contains 5 active cultures, includes 3 probiotics and has 14-18g of protein.
Chobani also makes the first Greek-style yogurt for kids, Chobani Champions. And, unlike other kid yogurts, this stuff has a dreamy ingredients list with no artificial food dyes or even refined sugar. Just yogurt, cultures, fruit, honey (in one of the flavors) and evaporated can juice. This is stuff you can trust for when you want a special treat different than plain yogurt with fresh fruit.
What about organic, which is especially important when it comes to dairy? Chobani is not labeled organic because they have opted to source their milk only from farms local to their production facility in upstate NY. Though not every one of those farms has gone through the expensive and timely process to become certified organic (hence the lack of an organic label on Chobani products), many are free-range farms and all are responsible for delivering milk free of antibiotics and rBST.
One last cool thing I’d like to share: Cobani isn’t just giving good stuff to one of you lucky readers, they also give 10% of their annual profits to a variety of causes, all of which are working to make the world a more positive place while having a generous spirit, through their charitable Shepherd’s Gift Foundation. You can learn more about their giving here.
*This prize package is valued at about $60.00 plus shipping and will be provided directly by Chobani to a U.S. resident selected by Random.org. This is not a traditional sponsorship in that I reached out to Chobani—not the other way around. Though I have received free product from Chobani in the past, I did not receive anything for free in relation to this giveaway, and all opinions are strictly my own, thank you very much!