Like, totally tubular! A new, lower sugar on-the-go kids yogurt.

We here at Cool Mom Picks have been fans of Chobani Champions, the brand’s line of Greek yogurts made especially for kids, since day one, when they launched with four tasty flavors packed in perfectly kid-sized cups. Thanks to their new line, we now have one more reason–and four more flavors–to love this snack made especially for kids. 

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Chobani Tubes are the new on-the-go squeeze tube yogurt snacks made by the Greek yogurt maker. I must admit: squeeze tube yogurts are not normally my thing, but I decided to give these a try since they are made with “only natural ingredients.” Turns out, it’s even better than that.

Before I handed these to my kids, who couldn’t believe that they might finally get their hands on yogurt in a tube, I did a little research and found that these snacks come by their bright colors naturally. That may seem small, but it’s a big plus for me, compared with most yogurt tubes which are colored with artificial food dyes.

Checking labels on the shelf, I also found that Champion Tubes have 8 grams of sugar and 5 grams of protein; the other natural brands have a little more sugar, with 9-10 grams per serving, but fell way short on protein with about only 2 grams of protein. It’s a Greek yogurt thing, I guess. And a good one.

Now the down side is that, like all of the other refrigerated yogurt tube snacks that I found, these have fillers not found in my favorite option, plain Greek yogurt. They are natural, but fillers nonetheless. It’s worth noting however that Chobani Tubes have fewer fillers than the rest, so there’s that.

At the end of the day, I still mostly feed my kids plain yogurt, but I’ve got to admit that these are the best of the tubular bunch and make a super fun lunchbox surprise. And it’s going to be hard to resist freezing these when the weather gets warmer. I may even sneak a squeezie yogurt pop myself. -Stacie

To find a store that carries Chobani Champions go to the Chobani Champions website.

 

 

Stacie

Stacie Billis is a popular food blogger known for focus on nutrition and organics, and her non-judgy approach that does not preclude Nutella.

2 Comments

  • Reply March 6, 2013

    Jen at Ovuline

    I agree that these are definitely a better option than the typical yogurt tubes. As a dietitian, I love yogurt because it has so many health benefits and I especially love Greek yogurt for the extra protein. I think, as you do, that it is best to use plain yogurt most of the time, but this is certainly a healthy and fun option that is like a treat for kids… Win/Win!

  • Hi, Stacey!

    So happy that your little guys dig Champions Tubes. We
    truly appreciate your support! Hope you don’t mind if we take a sec to clarify the fillers bit above. The pectin and locust bean gum, found only in our products containing real fruit, are simply added as a natural, plant-based ingredient that helps our fruit stay fresh and flavorful. The fruit’s then blended into our Plain 2% Chobani to create Champions. It’s important to note that these ingredients are not added to thicken the yogurt itself. Chobani gets its thick and creamy consistency from our authentic straining process, not by adding any funny stuff. We appreciate your concerns and wanted to put your mind at ease in knowing that our products are free of fillers. Hope that helps!

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