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(New York Daily News)   Chobani has "deceived millions" because their Greek yogurt isn't Greek enough and is, in fact, closer to a Nestle ice cream bar. WELL I NEVER knew people were too stupid to read a nutrition label   (nydailynews.com) divider line 90
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2014-06-21 12:15:31 PM
At least it doesn't explode in the refrigerator anymore.
 
2014-06-21 12:24:02 PM
How much fat and protein is in a Nestle ice cream bar?
 
2014-06-21 12:25:15 PM
The plaintiffs - Barry Stoltz of Scarsdale and Allan Chang of Queens - filed the class-action suit in Brooklyn Federal Court and are seeking unspecified monetary damages for apparently being tricked into thinking that 0%, which actually means it's nonfat, refers to zero calories or sugar.

If only there were some open and obvious disclosure of the actual nutritional content on the packaging.
 
2014-06-21 01:27:34 PM
Once again, life imitates Seinfeld:

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2014-06-21 02:18:41 PM
These are the same people who shovel jelly beans and gummi-bears into their gaping maw because the label says "fat-free." They're just big-boned, I guess. But so is a stegasaurus.
 
2014-06-21 05:38:17 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: These are the same people who shovel jelly beans and gummi-bears into their gaping maw because the label says "fat-free." They're just big-boned, I guess. But so is a stegasaurus.


No, these are more of the professional handicapped people out in Cali who have friends or family who are lawyers and are looking for a quick settlement for a big payday
 
2014-06-21 06:22:58 PM
CSB - my sister made 'gourmet' ice cream that she sold on the music festival circuit. She made it without gelatin, so in a grandiose marketing gesture, we created a sign screaming PORK-FREE ICE CREAM and made a killing.
 
2014-06-21 06:24:17 PM
Its Greek to me DAMN IT!!
 
2014-06-21 06:24:43 PM
How Greek does it have to be to qualify? Does it have to be orthodox?
 
2014-06-21 06:25:14 PM

Bob_Laublaw: CSB - my sister made 'gourmet' ice cream that she sold on the music festival circuit. She made it without gelatin, so in a grandiose marketing gesture, we created a sign screaming PORK-FREE ICE CREAM and made a killing.


How often do you post this? I've seen this exact same story before...
 
2014-06-21 06:25:42 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: These are the same people who shovel jelly beans and gummi-bears into their gaping maw because the label says "fat-free." They're just big-boned, I guess. But so is a stegasaurus.


You forgot diet sodas.
 
2014-06-21 06:29:13 PM
I am unfaged by this news.
 
2014-06-21 06:30:20 PM
Greek yogurt sucks even worse than regular yogurt .

/it needed to be said .
 
2014-06-21 06:34:47 PM
Next you'll be telling me the Greek soldiers I bought may (may) contain more olive oil, sweat, grease, manly heroism, and penises than other brands of soldier.
 
2014-06-21 06:34:54 PM
Allan Chang or Allen Changstein?
 
2014-06-21 06:35:24 PM
So if it's Greek do you have to stick the spoon in the wrong end?
 
2014-06-21 06:35:31 PM
B-b-but it has that stereotypical "Greek font"
 
2014-06-21 06:36:55 PM

RottenEggs: Greek yogurt sucks even worse than regular yogurt .

/it needed to be said .


This.
 
2014-06-21 06:37:46 PM
Meh. I do read the label. One fat-free Chobani a day isn't going to kill anyone. Lots of protein and to me, they taste damn good.

1) Blueberry
2) Strawberry
3) Banana
4) Lime
5) Lemon

The staples of my breakfast right there.
 
2014-06-21 06:38:05 PM
I noticed a couple weeks ago that Kashi cereal has more sugar than Froot Loops
 
2014-06-21 06:38:52 PM

vicioushobbit: Bob_Laublaw: CSB - my sister made 'gourmet' ice cream that she sold on the music festival circuit. She made it without gelatin, so in a grandiose marketing gesture, we created a sign screaming PORK-FREE ICE CREAM and made a killing.

How often do you post this? I've seen this exact same story before...


I know I've posted it before, but not for a dog's age as I recall. Such is the branding power of Pork-free ice cream!
 
2014-06-21 06:43:41 PM
Im all for blaming tards who shovel their faces with crap, but companies who stick a label that says 'rose' on a goddam blade of grass or something and then, when called on it, shrug and call you stupid for thinking it isn't bullshiat bothers me. They are technically correct but come on.
 
2014-06-21 06:44:20 PM
Update the label from "Greek yogurt" to "Greek-style yogurt".  Done.  And if neither the USDA nor the FDA has a legal definition as to what Greek-style yogurt is, then they're home free.

They could also put "not another Fage clone" while they're at it.
 
2014-06-21 06:44:49 PM
I'm glad they use evaporated cane juice instead of sugar.
 
2014-06-21 06:45:21 PM
There is nothing 'Greek' about the products," the complaint says. "None of the products sold in the U.S. are made in Greece or made by Greek nationals."
"The name of the brand itself is not Greek," noting that it is derived from the Turkish word "chobani," which means shepherd, and the company's founder is Turkish.



Can you say "frivolous lawsuit"? I knew you could!
 
2014-06-21 06:46:53 PM

CruJones: I noticed a couple weeks ago that Kashi cereal has more sugar than Froot Loops


The only fuel your body can use is glucose/sugar. Everything else gets converted to sugar or is used as scaffolding or dumped as waste.

There's nothing wrong with sugar, fat or protein. I got sick and for 3 months all I could eat was bacon and coca cola ( only Mexican coke too. Corn syrup made me sick ) or some other simple sugars ( rice ). No bread, no other grains, no veggies, no fruit. Had allergies to everything else thanks to a dr giving me amoxicillin and it causing my stomach to blister and peel. My life sucked. I lost a ton of weight eating 3 lbs of bacon a day and at least 2 liters of coke a day. Even on 60mg of prednisone for a month to make my immune system chill out, I lost weight. It was crazy.
 
2014-06-21 06:49:12 PM

vicioushobbit: Bob_Laublaw: CSB - my sister made 'gourmet' ice cream that she sold on the music festival circuit. She made it without gelatin, so in a grandiose marketing gesture, we created a sign screaming PORK-FREE ICE CREAM and made a killing.

How often do you post this? I've seen this exact same story before...


Ice Cream, Music Festival, so cooler than you

Without gelatin, Pork Free, so healthier than you


grandiose marketing gesture and made a killing, so smarter than you


You have to admit, for a two sentence story, that sucker is packed full of superiority.

 
2014-06-21 06:51:11 PM

mr_a: At least it doesn't explode in the refrigerator anymore.



Many yogurt makers don't appear to try the packaging of their own products. Yoplait likes burping yogurt on my shirt and/or leaving a couple of tablespoons of yogurt in inaccessible crevices, and Muller has a 50/50 chance of having one of their fragile containers breaking in the 4-pack.

I want yogurt that stays in its package until I bring it out with a spoon, at which point I want all of it.

/Not so much to ask. You don't see people complaining about soup cans or milk jugs.
 
2014-06-21 06:51:24 PM
Greek Smeek.... it's all in English to me, so its fake.
 
2014-06-21 06:51:38 PM

Zeb Hesselgresser: You have to admit, for a two sentence story, that sucker is packed full of superiority.


Either that or silly hyperbole. Six of one, a dozen of the other.
 
2014-06-21 06:54:49 PM

Bob_Laublaw: CSB - my sister made 'gourmet' ice cream that she sold on the music festival circuit. She made it without gelatin, so in a grandiose marketing gesture, we created a sign screaming PORK-FREE ICE CREAM and made a killing.


There's a couple of Chinese restaurants in my area called "Lo Fatt Chow". Before it opened I was hoping they would be a healthier version of American Chinese food but it turns out that it's same stuff as every other take out place around here. Really skirts the edge of deceptive advertising because because they never actually said the food was low fat.

/I'm off the low fat wagon wagon now anyway
//hold the rice though.
///now I forgot why your post made me think of this.
////might start selling cyanide free cheese.
 
2014-06-21 06:54:51 PM
Anyone buying Greek yogurt and not realizing that most of the brands out there touting it are, in fact, rubbish, deserves to choke on that crap.

It's simple. Buy real plain yogurt, which should contain only two ingredients - milk and active cultures - and strain it yourself, or buy real Greek yogurt, which should contain only two ingredients - milk and active cultures - so you don't have to strain it yourself. The protein content per serving should be about double what you'd get with real plain yogurt. Once you're sure you have real Greek yogurt, through either method, add whatever the hell you want to it at that time and enjoy some real, healthy eating.

Anything else and you're giving up real food value for convenience. Yogurt, for most large producers, is a huge scam because they're loading the yogurt with fillers - pectin, tapioca starch, gelatin - and then loading the resulting goop with sugar and flavoring so you don't notice that it's watered-down milk Jell-O. Those silly-ass little cups sold to folks who think they're eating a healthy treat instead of 200+ calories of sugary milk Jell-O are worth a small fortune to large producers, because that's where they're making their cash.
 
2014-06-21 06:55:58 PM
Buy the plain yogurt and add your own damn fruit.
 
2014-06-21 06:59:57 PM
Until Chobani and others appeared in stores, this was the old school way. Either cheese cloth or your mom's panties did the trick.

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2014-06-21 07:00:20 PM

Snarfangel: mr_a: At least it doesn't explode in the refrigerator anymore.


Many yogurt makers don't appear to try the packaging of their own products. Yoplait likes burping yogurt on my shirt and/or leaving a couple of tablespoons of yogurt in inaccessible crevices, and Muller has a 50/50 chance of having one of their fragile containers breaking in the 4-pack.

I want yogurt that stays in its package until I bring it out with a spoon, at which point I want all of it.

/Not so much to ask. You don't see people complaining about soup cans or milk jugs.


...and don't get me started on those ridges on mayonnase containers. ;)
 
2014-06-21 07:00:29 PM
This is up there with the lawsuit against The Neverending Story for false advertising.  I shall soon be bringing a suit against Swiss cheese
 
2014-06-21 07:07:53 PM
We are angry about...yogurt?

I make my own yogurt, and you know what?  It's just freaking yogurt.
 
2014-06-21 07:09:36 PM
It's actually Turkish yogurt, but "Turkish" sounds too terroristy for Americans.
 
2014-06-21 07:11:01 PM
This is what the court system is for. Not for victims of botched surgery and others of their ilk.
 
2014-06-21 07:14:39 PM

PumpkinCake: We are angry about...yogurt?


It's the way of our people.
 
2014-06-21 07:18:13 PM

aseras: The only fuel your body can use is glucose/sugar. Everything else gets converted to sugar or is used as scaffolding or dumped as waste.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatty_acid_metabolism does not require a conversion to sugar.
 
2014-06-21 07:19:22 PM
I love their Key Lime yogurt and I cannot lie.
 
2014-06-21 07:24:24 PM

Gyrfalcon: There is nothing 'Greek' about the products," the complaint says. "None of the products sold in the U.S. are made in Greece or made by Greek nationals."
"The name of the brand itself is not Greek," noting that it is derived from the Turkish word "chobani," which means shepherd, and the company's founder is Turkish.


Can you say "frivolous lawsuit"? I knew you could!


Have to admit I would never think that Greek yoghurt implied it was made in Greece any more than I would expect Turkish delight to have been made in Turkey.  Surely everyone knows it's a style of yoghurt and not the country of origin?

Just having "0%" with no immediate context is a bit misleading.  I'm forever trailing around the supermarket after my mother, explaining that 0% fat is not a good thing because they just make it up with sugar to stop it tasting like cardboard.


Snarfangel: I want yogurt that stays in its package until I bring it out with a spoon, at which point I want all of it.


I grew up when there was basically only Yoplait, and therefore thought yoghurt was that runny, burping muck.

Now I only buy Puhoi Valley, which is almost as thick as Philadelphia cream cheese.  Fantastic.

/And also their butterscotch custard is awesome
 
2014-06-21 07:26:20 PM
What's next? Are we going to discover that Eskimo Pies aren't authentic Inuit cuisine?
 
2014-06-21 07:30:18 PM
How anybody doesn't know at this point that Chobani is just as unhealthy and fake as all the other fruity yogurts is beyond me.
 
2014-06-21 07:33:23 PM

CruJones: I noticed a couple weeks ago that Kashi cereal has more sugar than Froot Loops


Most 'adult' cereals have more sugar than 'kid' cereals.
 
2014-06-21 07:34:28 PM
Chobani has "deceived millions"

farking Ayatollah.
 
2014-06-21 07:35:12 PM

Lachwen: RottenEggs: Greek yogurt sucks even worse than regular yogurt .

/it needed to be said .

This.


Really? It tastes much better than Yoplait.
 
2014-06-21 07:35:30 PM
You need the milk of Greek Cows to make authentic Greek yogurt

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2014-06-21 07:40:36 PM
I figured out long ago that most yogurt in America has more calories, sugar, and fat than equal-sized Snack Pack pudding... And the pudding is tastier.
 
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