Recently, I was sent some Chobani Oats to try. That’s right, if you didn’t know, Chobani have added oats to their repertoire.
This seemed like the perfect opportunity to revive my ‘Sunday Spotlight’ posts, which I started a while back and completely forgot about. And while I may be writing this when it’s Monday in most of the world, let’s not worry about the minor details.
So, without further ado: oats and yogurt!
Chobani Oats: What are they?
Essentially, Chobani Oats are flavored Greek yogurt mixed with steel-cut oats and oat fiber. The steel-cut oats appear to have been chopped smaller than usual (similar to quick-cooking steel-cut oats).
Chobani Oats are sold in the US and Australia. If you’re in the US, they look like this:
Whereas in Australia the oats are in squeezy packages:
What Flavors are Available?
USA: Apricot Ancient Grains, Apple Cinnamon, Banana Maple, Blueberry, Cranberry, and Mixed Berry Ancient Grains
Australia: Apple Cinnamon, Banana Maple, Coconut, and Cranberry.
The pictures in this post are of the Cranberry flavor.
So, are they Good?
If you like Chobani yogurt, there’s a very good chance you’ll enjoy Chobani Oats.
The product has the creamy, thick texture you expect from Greek yogurt. The oats add some chewiness and a little crunchiness, which is a nice contrast to the yogurt. So if you’re someone who’s all about texture, you’ll love this oaty yogurt. But if you’re someone who hates food with bits in it, then stick to the plain yogurt.
Chobani Oats is quite sweet, at least in my opinion. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I’d prefer my yogurt products to have a little less sugar.
Also, I found there was a slightly acidic aftertaste. This is something I’ve noticed with many flavored yogurts (but not plain). To be completely honest, I’m not sure when this is just me. Has anyone else noticed an aftertaste in flavored yogurts, or is my tongue just playing tricks on me?
Will it Replace Overnight Oats?
Chobani Oats are more ‘yogurt with oats mixed in’, whereas overnight oats are more ‘oats with yogurt (and other ingredients) mixed in’. There’s a big difference, trust me.
If I had to choose between Chobani Oats and overnight oats, I’d pick the latter.
Obviously, you can eat the Chobani Oats by themselves. Other ideas I’ve tried are:
- Mixed with fruit and nuts
- Layered in a glass with berries and apples
- Grate about half an apple. Stir it in.
Have you tried Chobani Oats?