Welcome back to our McDaniel’s Bite-Sized Reviews series! This is a series dedicated to testing out products in the market and giving our honest, expert review so you know exactly what to look for next time you’re at the grocery store. This week’s product to review: Chobani Complete.
FYI – these posts aren’t sponsored. They are opinions of unpaid tastebuds.
Check out some of our past reviews:
What Is Chobani Complete?
Chobani Complete is a completely lactose-free yogurt. It is available in individual yogurt cups, shakes, and large-sized tubs. They come in different flavors such as vanilla, mixed berry vanilla, and strawberry cream. What sets Chobani Complete apart from other yogurt brands and other Chobani products is the fact that it provides up to 25 g of complete protein. A food is considered a complete protein when it includes all 9 essential amino acids in an adequate proportion.
Why Did We Try Chobani Complete?
We love yogurt. It’s such a versatile food that can be used when cooking or can be enjoyed simply on its own! It’s great in smoothies, dressings, and snacks. Finding the right yogurt can be tricky. There are many yogurt brands out there that have lots of added sugars, minimal bacteria cultures or artificial sweeteners. For those who can’t do dairy or lactose, this lactose-free beverage offers the protein, prebiotic and probiotic benefits minus the potential bloat. It’s a benefit when food products offer both probiotic cultures to support digestive and immune health + prebiotic fibers (food for the good bacteria) in one package!
Chobani Complete Shake: How Many Stars?
Our 5-Star Rating
This yogurt drink is sweetened with monkfruit, stevia leaf, and vanilla extract. Although the yogurt label says “natural flavors,” the drink itself has a little bit of an artificially sweet taste. The consistency of the drink was a bit thick, which made it difficult to enjoy the entire drink! We felt like we left $0.50 in the container!
Nutrient Density: 4/5
One bottle of a Chobani Shake provides ~190 calories, 17 g total carbohydrates, 2.5 g of total fat, and 25 g of protein, making this a high protein food.
Also, 1.5 g of the total 2.5 g of fat come from saturated fat. The drink also has 3 g of soluble fiber and provides a good sources of minerals: 25% of the RDA for calcium and 10% of the RDA for potassium.
Check out our Greek Yogurt Comparison Chart! We love how this product has fewer sugars, fiber and more probiotic strains compared to other similar yogurts.
The Chobani Complete shake has about 11-12 g of total sugars and no added sugars. Most of the sugar in this drink comes from the natural sugars found in milk and fruit added. You can find the complete nutrition information on the Chobani website.
By law, anything called “yogurt” must be made from a few common ingredients: milk, plus two species of bacteria: Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. A typical yogurt-making culture contains four to six strains of bacteria. As you can see above, Chobani Complete and a few others offer a wider variety of strains compared to other yogurts.
We also wanted to evaluate the price point for the Chobani Complete yogurt shake. Each shake is about $1.79. Most yogurt drinks are about $1-1.5 a piece, making it comparable to other yogurts in the same category.
Total Score: 4 / 5
Where To Find Them:
The Chobani Complete yogurt can be found in the refrigerated section of Target, Whole Foods, Schnucks, or Dierbergs.
How We Enjoyed Them:
We enjoyed them as a post-workout snack! While the price point might be on the high side, it was a convenient option for quick fuel.