Siggi’s Icelandic Yogurt vs. Chobani’s Greek Yogurt

Siggi’s Icelandic Yogurt vs. Chobani’s Greek Yogurt

High protein yogurts are not just a Greek phenomenon. it turns out that far to the north of the Mediterranean, skyr has been traditionally made for centuries. Just like Greek yogurt, Icelandic skyr is strained to concentrate the flavor and … Continue reading

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Beyond Yogurt: Chobani’s Plan for Better Food for More People

Beyond Yogurt: Chobani’s Plan for Better Food for More People

Chobani is one of the most interesting food companies operating in the world today. Founded in 2005 by Turkish immigrant Hamdi Ulukaya, Choabni practically invented the Greek Yogurt category. In just 7 short years, it has reached over a billion … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Chobani’s 100-Calorie Yogurts Are a Bad Choice

4 Reasons Chobani’s 100-Calorie Yogurts Are a Bad Choice

Chobani is a name synonymous with Greek Yogurt. The company took the yogurt category by storm less than 10 years ago and since then has had a positive impact on consumption in America. The US is still woefully behind Europe, … Continue reading

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Is Chobani’s Perfect Image Getting Tarnished?

Is Chobani’s Perfect Image Getting Tarnished?

There are not many meteoric success stories in today’s cutthroat food industry, but one company that came out of nowhere and has grown exponentially for the last 7 years is Chobani. The company pretty much created the Greek Yogurt category … Continue reading

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USDA Considering Adding Greek Yogurt to School Lunches

USDA Considering Adding Greek Yogurt to School Lunches

Greek yogurt has more than twice the protein of regular yogurt. That’s because it is strained, a process that removes water from the yogurt. A serving of Greek has 18 grams of protein vs. just 8 for regular yogurt. New … Continue reading

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Why Manufacturers DON’T Want Nutrition Labels to Include Added Sugars Info

Why Manufacturers DON’T Want Nutrition Labels to Include Added Sugars Info

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  For years, we have been proponents of improved nutrition labeling on food products. There are various loopholes and tricks manufacturers use to embellish the nutritional value of their products. Labeling … Continue reading

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When Honey Means Honey

When Honey Means Honey

There are many honey flavored products out on the market. But how many of them walk their talk? Take Honey Nut Cheerios for example. Impressionable minds may believe that the product is sweetened exclusively with honey, when in fact the … Continue reading

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What’s Greek Yogurt Doing at the Superbowl?

What’s Greek Yogurt Doing at the Superbowl?

Finally in 2012, a Superbowl ad for food other than junk. Dannon presented its Oikos Greek Yogurt in a playful, sexy little clip featuring John Stamos and a pretty, albeit violent, partner. Will a 30 second spot for $3.5 million convince … Continue reading

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Interesting Stories from the Natural Food Expo in Baltimore

Interesting Stories from the Natural Food Expo in Baltimore

(Bob from Bob’s Red Mill and Hemi from Fooducate) We’re in Baltimore for Expo East, a semi annual food show of the natural food industry. You can see more pictures from the expo floor show here. As you know, we … Continue reading

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Greek Yogurt is on Fire

Greek Yogurt is on Fire

(image source: Serious Eats) Yogurt is a health food mega trend that’s few decades years old. But within the yogurt category, there’s a breakaway subcategory that is simply on fire: Greek yogurt sales have been doubling every single year for … Continue reading

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