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Dannon Looking To Cut Sugar In Yogurt

Earlier this year the Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services released the eighth edition of Dietary Guidelines that included the suggestion that Americans limit their consumption of added sugar to no more than 10% of one’s dietary calories. In response, French Yogurt giant Dannone is looking at ways to reduce the amount of sweet stuff in its products.  [More]

New Target Store In Manhattan Will Feature A Chobani Yogurt Cafe

New Target Store In Manhattan Will Feature A Chobani Yogurt Cafe

Up here in New York’s hinterlands, our Target stores have snack bars with Pizza Hut pizzas, or maybe a Starbucks if they’re really classy. At a planned store in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, they plan some classier offerings in the snack bar. Target has partnered with yogurt brand Chobani to open a cafe featuring “Chobani’s signature Greek yogurt and hand-selected, artisanal ingredients.” [More]

Chobani Can’t Run Ads Claiming Other Greek Yogurt Products Contain Bug Spray, Chlorine

Chobani Can’t Run Ads Claiming Other Greek Yogurt Products Contain Bug Spray, Chlorine

A federal court has ordered the makers of Chobani Greek yogurt to stop running a series of new ads that claim similar products from Dannon and Yoplait contain insecticides and chlorine. [More]

General Mills Sues Chobani For Advertising That Yoplait Contains “Bug Spray”

General Mills Sues Chobani For Advertising That Yoplait Contains “Bug Spray”

If you’re going to casually advertise that your competitor’s product contains an insecticide, you should probably expect to get sued. Just ask the lawyers at General Mills, who are none to happy about Chobani ads claiming that Yoplait’s competing yogurt contains a product used to “kill bugs.”
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We’re Not Quite Sure How To Feel About The Fact That Yogurt Liqueur Exists

We’re Not Quite Sure How To Feel About The Fact That Yogurt Liqueur Exists

While there are surely some tasty dairy-based alcoholic beverages out there, there’s just something about drinking boozy yogurt that seems a bit… off-putting. But hey, different strokes for different folks. For those who like mixing food with their drinks, there’s a yogurt liqueur out there just for you. [More]

Chobani On Its Ad Featuring Same-Sex Couple: “We’re Proud That Our Products Are Enjoyed By All”

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While the idea of eating food in bed might make people angry for cleanliness reasons (such a mess!), others are ticked off at Chobani for its latest ad featuring two women in bed together, one of whom happens to be eating yogurt. The ever-vigilant folks at One Million Moms have a problem not only with lesbians eating yogurt in bed, but with the fact that a same-sex couple would flaunt their wedding rings while doing so. In response, Chobani says it’s proud that all kinds of people like to eat its yogurt, in bed and married or otherwise. [More]

McDonald’s Adding Go-Gurt Option To Happy Meals

McDonald’s Adding Go-Gurt Option To Happy Meals

In an effort to further change its image, McDonald’s announced today that it will soon be adding a yogurt option to its kids meals in the form of Yoplait’s kid-friendly Go-Gurt. Whether or not this is actually a healthier choice all depends on what you substitute the yogurt for. [More]

Don’t Put Your Bread In The Fridge & Other Important Food Storage Tips

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We’ve all got a somewhat innate sense of where to store the foods we eat in our modern cultures — you’re not going to stick your ice cream in the pantry and expect it to stay frozen, or freeze your fresh apples. But what about butter — countertop or refrigerator? Should I really use that “eggs” slot on the inside of my fridge door? Answer us, oh kitchen gods! [More]

Breakfast Shrink Ray: Chobani Yogurt, Special K Shave Off Weight

Breakfast Shrink Ray: Chobani Yogurt, Special K Shave Off Weight

When food companies need to work on their profit margin but don’t want to raise prices, they deploy the Grocery Shrink Ray. The Shrink Ray lets them charge the same amount for fractionally less food. Today, we have most of a Shrink Rayed breakfast: it’s been deployed on Kellogg’s Special K Protein cereal and Chobani yogurt cups. [More]

Some advocacy groups have expressed concern that the milk used in Chobani comes from cows who eat feed with genetically modified ingredients.

Whole Foods Reportedly Ditching Chobani Over GMO Concerns

If Chobani’s recall woes weren’t enough, the maker of the Greek-style yogurt may also be losing an important retail partner with Whole Foods reportedly planning to stop shelving the stuff in the coming year over concerns about genetically modified content. [More]

89 People Reported Illnesses From Moldy Chobani Yogurt To FDA

89 People Reported Illnesses From Moldy Chobani Yogurt To FDA

We have good news and bad news regarding the fungus-related recall of a large amount of Chobani brand greek yogurt. Affected products were distributed nationwide, causing reactions among consumers that ranged from “that tastes a little weird” to “HONEY, THE YOGURT EXPLODED!” The company has named the mold, but according to the FDA 89 people so far have reported becoming sick from the yogurts. [More]

FDA Has Full List Of Products Affected In Chobani Recall

The Food and Drug Administration has published the full list of Chobani products affected in the company’s Yosplosion ’13 Festival of Mold. It’s a wide-ranging list across the company’s product lines, including yogurt tubes for kids and toppings-included Flips. [FDA]

Yoplait Cosmopolitan Yogurt: Never Choose Between A Drink Or Live Active Cultures Again

Decisions, simplified.

Consumerist reader Bethany spotted something a bit unusual at her local Target recently: Cosmopolitan flavored yogurt by Yoplait. What? A boozy beverage incorporated into a snack? “I’m not exactly sure why anyone would want Cosmopolitan-flavored yogurt, but apparently the folks at Yoplait disagree,” she writes. “At least for a limited time.” [More]

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Chobani Pulls Gross Yogurts Off Store Shelves, Not A Recall

Have your Chobani yogurts tasted kind of weird recently? You aren’t alone. Yogurt lovers all over the country have reported oddness that ranges from “that tastes a little off” to “AAAAH WHY IS MY YOGURT CUP BULGING?!” After receiving (and deleting) a lot of complaints on their Facebook page, the company quietly pulled affected batches from stores, but there’s no official recall on. [More]

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Just Because It’s Got The Word “Yogurt” In It Doesn’t Mean Fro Yo Is A Health Food

It’s not like anyone is walking into a frozen yogurt shop and shouting, “Bring me my vegetables!” but even the mere presence of the word “yogurt” might connote healthiness to some of us. And hey, it’s not ice cream, which everyone knows isn’t healthy, so it must be kinda good for you, right? All those yogurt cultures (depending on the store) and inherent dairy goodness? Alas, dear fro yo eaters,  the word “yogurt” does not a health food make. [More]

Starbucks Now Wants To Sell Yogurt Because It Can And People Will Probably Buy It

Starbucks Now Wants To Sell Yogurt Because It Can And People Will Probably Buy It

Perhaps motivated by all those Stamos-starring Oikos commercials, Starbucks has decided to venture into yet another consumer food market, partnering with Dannon parent company Danone to release its own line of white goo that will never be as yummy as ice cream no matter what you put in it, or “yogurt” as some people refer to it. [More]

Grocery Store Worker Offers More Than Just A Yogurt Sample

Grocery Store Worker Offers More Than Just A Yogurt Sample

Usually we’re all for those free samples being handed out at the grocery store, but after hearing about the offering of one employee, things might change. Anthony Garcia was indicted last week on federal charges for allegedly giving a female shopper a yogurt sample that contained his semen. Aaaaand cue the vomit noises. [More]

DNA Links Grocery Clerk In Tainted Yogurt Case

DNA Links Grocery Clerk In Tainted Yogurt Case

Not only was there semen in the yogurt, but DNA testing has linked it with the same pushy grocery clerk who gave the free sample to the shopper who complained about it. [More]