December 14th, 2011

{12 Days of Yum} 4 Months of Free Yogurt from Chobani! [CLOSED]

Choabni Giveaway

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 Avocado Sauce
Yogurt Avocado Sauce

AND

Yogurt Cilantro Dressing for Broccoli Slaw
Cilantro Broccoli Slaw

AND

Creamy Dill Vinaigrette over roasted beets
Beets Dill Yogurt

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.

Good luck! And be sure to regularly check all of the giveaways in this series at The 12 Days of Yum HQ. (While you’re at it, take a peek at the One Hungry Mama 2011 Gift Guide. Yay for giving!)

*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!

138 Responses

  1. Erica W says:

    I love using Chobani yogurt to make a smoothie to start my day. I use Chobani yogurt, honey, frozen berries, pineapple juice and start my day off deliciously!

  2. Kristie says:

    I love plain yogurt mixed with frozen or fresh fruit. Helps keep the sugar low!

  3. Lori says:

    I have Chobani everyday as a mid morning and mid afternoon snack..right out of the container! It totally controls my appetite between meals.

  4. Tracey says:

    Thanks for the very generous giveaway! My favorite way to eat Chobani is right out of the container with lots of cinnamon – and always with a baby spoon to make it last longer!

  5. I like yogurt right out of the container! What’s not to love? It’s great with blue berries dropped in, or a bit of granola. YUM!

  6. Miranda says:

    I like yogurt feta dill sauce.

  7. Gary says:

    I like plain yogurt with honey

  8. Bill says:

    I like yogurt topped with granola.

  9. Rachel says:

    I love it in Indian food.

  10. stephanie says:

    i eat it straight out of the container, but only after sprinkling some of my homemade granola on top! yum!

  11. Gita Prasad says:

    Straight out of the container, love it on the go

  12. Linda S. says:

    Most often, I eat it out of the container, with a little honey or blue agave syrup.

  13. Rosie says:

    with maple syrup, fruit and granola.

  14. Natalie says:

    I like to eat my Chobani with sliced up frozen banana and a little sprinkle of granola. Pretty simple and delicious!

  15. I’m not nearly as adventurous with it as I should be, but I love it so! I take it as an afternoon snack with a touch of homemade jam. :)

  16. Renata says:

    Straight out of the container with frozen berries mixed in! Yum!

  17. Ray says:

    Vanilla Chobani is a great pumpkin pie topping!

  18. Georgiana says:

    Love yogurt with Peanut butter & Jelly & sliced stawberries & Bananas mixed in! A perfect banana split & HEALTHY TOO! :)

  19. Michelle pimm says:

    My favorite thing now is to replace ice cream at night with Chobani.

  20. Maureen says:

    I dig the peach and mango flavors of Chobani! Yum!

  21. sarah says:

    yogurt in our house is eaten for every meal in every form…my favorite is to crack a Chobani around two in the afternoon and enjoy as my protein pick me up. yum!

  22. Staci A says:

    I love it straight from the container or with a little fresh fruit!

  23. Catherine says:

    I really like yogurt right now with a little spoon of peanut butter :)

  24. Christine S. says:

    I love using yogurt for dressings, dips, pretty much everything… but it’s the best as a cupcake frosting! It works really well with greek yogurt. You must try!

  25. Jana L says:

    I love Chobani plain with a drizzle of honey and sprinkle of homemade granola!

  26. Bri B says:

    I love it straight out of the container, and so does my 19 month old daughter! It would be awesome to win! :)

  27. MaryBeth says:

    I love to eat yogurt with a little granola sprinkled over the top – cool creamy yogurt with a little crunch = YUM!

  28. Monika Banga says:

    Love with spicy food or straight out of the container

  29. Amanda says:

    Plain with frozen pineapple!!

  30. sarah says:

    How don’t I like Greek yogurt? As a dip, a dressing, or a dessert, it’s always in my fridge.

  31. Meghan says:

    I like it with a little bit of honey.

  32. ErinC. says:

    I love to have a single serving of Chobani yogurt for breakfast, right out of the container. I almost always add some fresh fruit to the mix, especially blueberries, raspberries or blackberries. They go well with any flavor of Chobani!

  33. Maria Ferreyra says:

    We love to have a Chobani early in the morning straight out of the container.

  34. catherine quan says:

    I am a huge chobani fan and it’s a breakfast staple to eat with granola, flax and Chia seeds. But recently I’ve been adding it to thijngs I cook and bake to add protein and less calories to my food! I’m definitely trying your avocado yogurt recipe tmw!

  35. Christy says:

    A sauce for roasted pork: killed radish greens, salt, garlic & yogurt. So unexpected, but so amazing.

  36. Kathy says:

    I love mixing yogurt with chopped apples, toasted walnuts, and a bit of turbinado sugar. It’s crunchy, creamy, and really delicious!

  37. Tasha Phillips says:

    Straight out of the container, why mess with a good thing!

  38. Denise says:

    I love it straight out of the container. Many times I’ll have a greek style yogurt as my snack after my daughter goes to bed…when I can finally (sort of) kick back and just relax.