Saturday, February 27, 2016

Chobani Flip: Review of New Flavors

Fro-yo girl here. Greek yogurt sales are on the rise again, with Chobani Flip doing particularly well. It is #1 brand of mix in yogurt. The four new flavors are Peppermint Perfection (limited batch), PB&J, Sriracha Mango and Chipotle Pineapple. What’s notable about these new flavors is that they include the first sweet and spicy offerings.

One serving is 5.3 ounces and lowfat. Chobani is all natural, rBST free, gluten-free, Kosher, with no preservatives.

* PB&J: Strawberry lowfat yogurt, peanut butter clusters, honey granola and honey roasted peanuts. The strawberry yogurt was creamy with the strawberry blended throughout. It was mildly tangy and not super sweet but somewhat bland. I liked the crunchy peanutty toppings better than the yogurt. Nutritional information: 200 calories, 6g fat.
Peppermint Perfection (seasonal, limited batch): PP features vanilla lowfat yogurt with dark chocolate cookies, dark chocolate and peppermint white chocolate chunks. The yogurt was creamy and tangy but bland. I liked the toppings better than the yogurt - crunchy cookies and creamy chocolate bits. Nutritional information: 200 calories, 6g fat.

* Sriracha Mango: Mango lowfat yogurt, Srirachca coated rice crisps, mini sesame sticks, roasted and salted cashew pieces. This one initially sounded odd to me but I’m glad I tried it because it wound up being my favorite of the new flavors. For some reason I expected the sriracha to be in the yogurt but it wasn’t. I think the mango yogurt was the best. It had chunks of mango in it that tasted like fresh mango. It was creamy, fruity, sweet and tangy. The Sriracha flavor isn’t strong, it hits you after you eat the rice crackers. I really liked the toppings – crunchy, nutty and a good level of salt. Nutritional information: 190 calories, 6g fat.

* Chipotle Pineapple: Pineapple lowfat yogurt, chipotle granola, smoked almonds, pumpkin seeds. It’s similar to Sriracha Mango but not as good. The pineapple yogurt had tiny pieces of pineapple and a sweet, tangy flavor profile. The chipotle spice is not strong or overpowering. Toppings are deliciously crunchy. Nutritional information: 190 calories, 6g fat.

I found three of the flavors at my local Target (regular price $1.39) and the fourth at Vons (regular price $1.60). For some reason multiple Target locations did not carry the Chipotle Pineapple flavor. A lot of places that carry Chobani didn’t have the new flavors.

The Chobani Flip product line has really good toppings and not just one kind of topping but a good crunchy blend of toppings. Key Lime Crumble is still my favorite Flip but Sriracha Mango is second.

4 out of 5 stars

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