Written by Jane Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs December 23, 2019 Chobani Gimmies Introducing Gimmies, a new kids’ yogurt from Chobani – nothing artificial and made with only natural ingredients. Twice the protein than the leading kids’ yogurt and packed with probiotics. Real.  Good.  Fun. The following Chobani Gimmies are available in Price Chopper/Market32: Gimmies Crunch Gimmies Pops Gimmies Shake Look for Chobani Gimmies Yogurt for Kids in the Chobani section of the Dairy aisle.   Written by Jane Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs February 4, 2018

A HINT OF CHOBANI 

Introducing A Hint of Chobani – 5.3 oz. A simply crafted natural Greek yogurt from Chobani made with hand-selected varietal fruits and nourishing spices for a crafted approach to wellness and taste. Mildly sweet taste. Naturally low sugar and high protein – nothing artificial.  Non-GMO, No Rbst Available in five delicious flavors: Madagascar Vanilla Cinnamonchobani_hint_of Wild Blueberry Monterey Strawberry Gili Cherry Alphonso Mango  Look for A Hint of Chobani in the Chobani section of the Dairy aisle. Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN  Senior Nutritionist   We arrive at the Chobani plant, and find trucks busily rolling in and out, the sun glancing off shining clean silver milk silos. The first thing I learned – the facility was originally a cheese plant, built in 1920. Sustainably re-purposed for Greek yogurt production, the current plant has grown to three different sections, restoring and expanding jobs in this small upstate New York community. Our tour guides are Darrell Williams, Senior Quality Control Manager, and Dr. Robert Post, Senior Director, Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs.  
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©Mitch Wojnarowicz Photographer Ives farm Bainbridge NY and Chobani plant tour

The name “Chobani” means shepherd in Greek. The company values are written, literally, on the wall, and evident in every creamy, yummy mouthful of Greek yogurt. We suit up in sanitary and safety gear (my favorite look, hair nets and hard hats), and follow Darrell and Robert as they share their work – crafting Greek yogurt is a relatively simple process that yields a wholesome food, but the scale of the operation separates the company from many others. They also educate us all with great energy and passion – sharing insight into how each activity and method serves the consumer and ensures a premium, delicious product.   That local milk from Terry Ives’s farm enters the plant in a secure area, where it is tested again to be sure there has been no change in quality. Once final testing is done, the milk is transferred into silos, which hold about 500,000 pounds each. Like the milk trucks, the silos are tightly temperature controlled, and routinely sanitized. The operation is also inspected by multiple agencies to ensure food safety comes first.   Darrel2We tour plant process from beginning to end – everything is shining clean, every area focused on a specific task. Milk moves from the silo into processing, where it is separated (cream and milk), pasteurized, homogenized and then moved into yogurt making. Once it is brought to a specific temperature, the yogurt culture is added- five live active cultures, and three strains of probiotics. It takes 3 cups of milk to make 1 cup of Greek yogurt –  as the cultures do their work, the proteins are concentrated and the water and whey start to separate. Sustainability at work again, the whey is returned to farmers for agricultural and feeding purposes. Nothing goes to waste – land, water and community are carefully considered.   Boxing upChobani also works hard to ensure their fruit ingredients are premium – the typical combination of a fruit jam in a tangy base is part of what has grown Greek yogurt popularity – Americans want more wholesome foods with a lot of flavor, and Chobani delivers on both counts. Plain Greek yogurt is tangy and lends itself to many savory recipes, as an ingredient in sauces, casseroles and soups.   Check out the savory side of Greek yogurt with these delicious tips and recipes!   Simple substitution – plain Greek yogurt is a great substitute for sour cream in dips, sauces and baked good recipes. http://pricechopper.com/recipes/11413/Greek-Garden-Pasta-Salad http://pricechopper.com/recipes/8357/Toasted-Sesame-Seed-Crusted-Lamb-Meatballs-with-Sweet-Harissa-Yogurt-Sauce http://pricechopper.com/recipes/8500/Lamb-Meatballs-with-Mediterranean-Dips http://tobyamidornutrition.com/recipes/5306/roasted  – Salmon with dill-yogurt sauce and creamed spinach  – with permission, author of the Greek Yogurt Kitchen http://www.chobani.com/culture/recipes/coconut-shrimp/ http://www.chobani.com/culture/recipes/creamy-basil-dressing/ http://www.chobani.com/culture/recipes/mango-lentil-soup/ Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN  Senior Nutritionist Dairy farming is New York State’s primary agricultural industry. It is a tight knit community, and encompasses more than the farm families – dairy milk haulers, the tireless truckers that move milk from farm to plant, are also an integral and symbiotic part of this landscape. Husted Trucking, based a few miles from Terry’s farm, picks milk up from about 200 farms across a 50 mile radius. Thirty-two trucks and experienced drivers maintain this lifeline connection to plants and processors, with Chobani receiving a lion’s share of local milk. As part of our day, we met the company’s second generation owners, David and Penny. Their son, the third generation, is on the runway, working in the office while we learn more about their operation. milk cansDavid started working with his father hauling milk cans in 1953. Like farming, milk transportation gets no days off – no weekends, no weather can interrupt the schedule. Dairy farms are located on narrow, uneven back roads – drivers must be dedicated and very skilled, navigating through rain, sleet or snow. Drivers are also part of the quality and safety team – every milk load is tested. Drivers take samples from the farm holding tank, and the milk is tested again before it enters the plant to be sure there is no quality issue. The management team works with brokers to direct and deliver fresh milk orders that change daily. The trucks take milk to the plants, and the leftover whey back to the farms – a sustainable circle that promotes land and animal health. The truck are washed and sanitized after they deliver the milk to the plant. The whole system is regularly inspected– local, state and federal agencies all have a role. Regionally, farms collectively manage their food safety and must pass all inspections or they lose their market – their ability to sell their milk. All of these regulatory requirements ensure a safe supply chain from cow-to-cup. Commitment and collaboration rise like cream to the top of this discussion – David’s dedication to his team, longstanding working relationship and friendship with Terry, andTerryandDavid pride in their company’s heritage and role are evident. The boxes are always checked, the additional work done, the extra mile driven to protect their cargo and deliver it safely and efficiently to its destination. Three cups of milk make one cup of Greek yogurt. To highlight this part of our tour, we have some wonderful recipes to sip (or slurp!) and transform Greek yogurt into a delicious smoothie. Check them out, and tell us which one is your favorite! Pack a delicious, protein punch – substitute Greek yogurt in recipes and power up taste and nutrition. Check the blog next week for the rest of our Greek yogurt tour with Chobani! http://pricechopper.com/recipes/9177/Cranberry-Berry-Smoothie http://www.chobani.com/culture/recipes/berry-banana-smoothie/ http://www.chobani.com/culture/recipes/mango-liquados/ http://www.chobani.com/culture/recipes/pina-colada-simply-100-smoothie/ http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/pineapple_green_smoothie.html http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/strawberry_banana_protein_smoothie.html
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Written by Jane N. Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs

CHOBANI GREEK YOGURT OATS

oats-apple-cinnamon-53ozA new Greek Yogurt, Chobani Oats, is a deliciously satisfying hearty start to your day. Chobani Greek Yogurt Oats blends creamy authentically strained Greek Yogurt with real fruit and steel-cut whole oats for a flavorful filling combination of protein and fiber.  With 10 grams of protein, 8 grams of whole grain and as much fiber as a serving of instant oatmeal, it is sure to sustain you. Chobani Greek Yogurt Oats is available in four flavors:  Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry, Banana Maple and Cranberry. Chobani Greek Yogurt Oats is made with all natural ingredients and is Gluten Free. Look for Chobani Greek Yogurt Oats in the Dairy aisle.

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Dole has expanded their chopped salad line with two new All Natural Chopped Kits – each with a blend of crunchy cabbage, crispy lettuces and vegetables. The Chopped Sunflower Crunch Kit is a sweet and savory salad with smoked bacon, sunflower seeds and Dole’s Sweet Onion and Citrus Dressing. The Chopped Sesame Asian Kit is a light and refreshing salad with crunchy garlic wontons, sliced almonds and Dole’s Toasted Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette. These kits also include kale, the increasingly popular green that combines a distinctive taste with high levels of antioxidant vitamins A, C and K, calcium and phytonutrients. All Dole Chopped Salad Kits are all natural and contain no artificial colors, flavors or ingredients. Look for all five Dole Chopped Salad Kits in the Produce Department. Written by Jane N. Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs

original-hommus-with-hommus-chips-3-ozCEDAR’S SNACK PACKS and SNACK CUPS

                Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods’ NEW All Natural Snack Packs are the latest trend in healthy snacking.  Choose from two flavors of Cedar’s Hommus – Original or Roasted Red Pepper, paired with pretzels. Cedar’s Snack Packs come in a convenient ready-to-go tray with an easy to peel film.  They are the perfect fit for school lunch boxes, packed lunches for work or even to eat right out of the fridge. Want to skip the pretzels?  No problem.  Cedar’s also has 4 packs of 3 oz. Hommus Snack Cups in two flavor options – Original and Roasted Red Pepper, both Non-GMO and Gluten Free Certified. Look for Cedar’s Snack Packs and Snack Cups in the Deli Prepared Foods Case by the sandwiches. The Cedar’s Snack Packs are on sale @ 2/$3.00 this week and the Cedar’s Snack Cups are on sale @$2.99 this week.

CHOBANI SIMPLY 100 GREEK YOGURT

 Nature’s Got Your Number 53oz100cal_blkcherry_Sm           Made.  Not Modified Natural Ingredients.  Not just nutritious. Artful recipes.  Not artificial ingredients. Product Attributes: No Artificial Sweeteners Written by Jane N. Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs CHOBANI BITE choban14bitecarampineapchunChobani – America’s #1 selling yogurt brand – has been crafting wholesome products using only the best ingredients since 2007.  Instead of cutting corners, Chobani takes the time to make their yogurt using a centuries-old authentic straining process.  It’s a back to basics approach rooted in their core values of craftsmanship and innovation, and their belief that yogurt is meant to be simple.  Just milk and cultures paired with only natural ingredients. With their new product line, Chobani Bite, you’ll find a snack you can sink your teeth into.  Each scrumptious serving contains 8 grams of protein to help keep your afternoon hunger pangs at bay.  These convenient 3.5 oz. cups of blended Greek non-fat and low-fat yogurt come in four crave-worthy flavors: Caramel with Pineapple, Coffee with Dark Chocolate Chips, Fig with Orange Zest and Raspberry with Dark Chocolate Chips.  With this perfectly portioned cup, snack attacks don’t stand a chance! Look for Chobani Bite in the Dairy aisle. PURINA FRISKIES RISE & SHINE Friskies Rise & Shine will awaken your cat’s senses and feel their adventure of a new day.  No one loves morning more than cats.  They’re the ultimate “morning people.”  So Friskies is not offering a whole new way to start your cat’s day. friski5rise&shinebeef Try NEW Purina Friskies Rise & Shine wet cat food in the following unique and tasty flavors:  Tasty, Turkey & Egg Scramble, Savory Salmon & Egg Scramble, Savory Chicken & Egg Scramble and Sizzlin’ Beef & Egg Scramble.  Also, try NEW Friskies Rise & Shine dry cat food, available in two sizes. Friskies Feed the Senses.  Look for Purina Friskies Rise & Shine in the Pet aisle.