Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chobani Green Tea Greek Yogurt

Tea flavored things have a habit of jumping out at me when I'm at the grocery store. On a recent trip, this new green tea yogurt from Chobani screamed out, "Take me with you!". I was immediately drawn to the Camellia Sinensis blossom on the package. I thought it was interesting that they opted for that instead of just a cluster of leaves. The taste was very subtle, much more like vanilla yogurt than tea.

I really wish that they had gone the easy route and just used matcha instead of "green tea essence". Greek yogurt has fairly strong taste and the green tea needed to be more present in order to stand out. That being said, I was happy to see that didn't assign any additional health benefits because of the added green tea. Tea can be good just for its own sake. I've got a recipe in mind with yogurt and green tea so keep an eye out for that soon. :)

The ingredients listed on the container are:

Lowfat Yogurt (Cultured Pasteurized Nonfat Milk, Cream, Live and Active Cultures: S. Thermophilus, L. Bulgaricus, L. Acidophilus, Bifidus and L. Casei), Evaporated Cane Juice, Green Tea Essence, Spirulina Extract and Fruit Juice Concentrate (For Color), Locust Bean Gum, Pectin, Lemon Juice Concentrate.

You can find out more about this yogurt here.