Monday, February 21, 2011

Chobani Review and Giveaway

I love yogurt and I try to eat it at least twice a week. The taste of it is great and I love the health benefits it provides.

About Chobani:
Mustafa Dogan is Chobani’s master yogurt maker. He’s an artisan armed with years of yogurt-making experience and is responsible for crafting the rich, deliciousness that is Chobani.

Mustafa custom blends special yogurt cultures just for Chobani. We add these to the milk that we receive daily from local farms to make yogurt. We then strain this yogurt to make it outrageously creamy and ridiculously high in protein.

This unique straining process is what makes Chobani Greek yogurt “Greek” and full of flavor and health benefits:
· All natural. No preservatives. No artificial flavors.
· Free of synthetic growth hormones: No rBST-treated milk.
· Includes 5 live & active cultures, including 3 probiotics.
· Made with real fruit.
· Twice the protein of regular yogurts.
· A good source of bone-building calcium.
· Gluten-Free and Kosher-Certified.
· Safe for people with corn, nut and soy allergies.
(Taken from website.)

Chobani comes in a range of different flavors: black cherry, lemon, plain, blueberry, honey, raspberry, peach, pomegrante, strawberry, and vanilla.

I was sent a variety of 6 oz yogurt cups to review.


The cups are a generous size and hold a lot of yogurt. I never had Greek yogurt before, but have heard good things about it. I was interested to try it. I tried the blueberry first and the yogurt was much denser, thicker, and creamier than normal yogurt. It also had bits of blueberry pieces on the bottom of the cup. Upon first bite, it was very creamy and had a milkshake consistency to it. The blueberry flavor was prevalent and I did like that. It took a while to get used to the extra creaminess of it. I did not love it, but I am willing to give it a second chance. I think it's the type of food that takes getting used to it and you probably have to have it more than once to fully enjoy it. Greek yogurt is extremely healthy for you and has fantastic health benefits. I do like that the yogurts come in so many different flavors for everyone's taste preference.

GIVEAWAY RULES:
1. I will be picking ONE (1) winner who will win a sample pack of Chobani yogurts.
2. YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED! Please tell me why you would like to win this sample pack of yogurt. (1 entry)

BONUS ENTRIES

2. Subscribe by Email and Confirm that Subscription (1 entry)

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6. Leave a Tweet and the direct link to that tweet (1 entry) (You can do this daily)

7. FOR (5 EXTRA ENTRIES) - Blog about this giveaway with a link to my blog and come back and leave the link to your blog post. Post FIVE separate comments that you've blogged about this.

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10. Follow me on Facebook for (1 entry).

11. "Like" Chobani on Facebook for (1 entry).

Winner will be chosen on March 3, 2011 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
One entry per day.
Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
Disclaimer-
I was provided a product in exchange for my review.
You can read more about my blog policies in my disclaimer.
Sammi's Blog Of Life Follows All New FTC & Facebook Laws for Reviews & Giveaways.
IF YOU DO NOT CORRECTLY ANSWER MY CONTEST QUESTION, YOUR COMMENT WILL BE IMMEDIATELY REJECTED.








233 comments:

  1. I would like the yogurt because I love Chobani but it is a little expensive for a college senior, which I am. It'd be an extra special treat to get me through the semester AND it'd be a great start to my spring break!

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  8. I'd like to win because I've never tried Greek yogurt and I love yogurt.

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  9. I love yogurt although I have not tried Chobani and would love to try it!! Thanks!
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  11. I love Greek Yogurt, but haven't tried this brand. I'd love to give it a try too!
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  12. I LOVE Chobani but I usually just get the plain 0%. I want to try the new flavors to see what they've come up with and fall in love with another flavor! Great giveaway!

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  13. I already follow Chobani on Facebook!

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  14. I love greek yogurt but unfortunately the closest place to buy chobani for me is 3 hours away :( so this would be a great item for me to win
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  15. GFC Follower
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  16. LIke Chobani on facebook
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  17. I would love to win because I love Chobani yogurt!

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  18. I RTed Chobani's tweet about this contest @yaelleah

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  19. You're right it definitely takes some getting used to! I like that it comes in a lot of flavors, as well as the portion sizes are so much larger than typical yogurt. I also love that Chobani has so many recipes for other things you can do with it (dips, muffins, etc.), so you can get the protein this way as well!

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  20. I'd like to win because I've heard so much about Chobani lately and would like to try it!

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  21. I would like to win because I am in love with the strawberry Chobani but I feel like I need to branch out and try the other 13 flavors which sound amazing. Plus I hav only seen a few flavors available at my grocery store.

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  22. I would like to try Chobani because I have heard so much about in bloggy land but have never seen it where I live. I would love to see what all the hype is about. :)

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  23. I would love to win because I love Chobani and would like to try all the flavors.

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  24. I would love to win this because we only get 4 flavors where i live and i would love to try the others that they have to offer!

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  25. I would love to win a sample pack b/c i need to branch out of my obsession of their pineapple flavor.

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  26. I left a Tweet with the direct link to that tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/LTLoaBudget

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  27. I'd love to win samples of Chobani because it is the perfect afternoon snack, full of protein and delicious flavors to keep me satisfied until dinner!

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  28. I also like Chobani on Facebook :)

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  29. I would like to win because I love Chobani but it's a little pricey for a grad student's budget.

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  30. Followed you on twitter and liked Chobani on FB!

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  31. YUM! I'd love to win this so I can try the flavors I haven't tried yet. We seem to get very limited selection around here!

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  32. I follow you on twitter (corgipants)

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  33. We're big fans of Chobani,kids love having them as snack and breakfast! I would really love to win this

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  34. I would love to win Chobani because I haven't been able to find the new flavors and I'd love to try them all!

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  44. Follower on FB@tcarolinep JessieKatie S

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  46. Because I love peach chobani and what better way to venture out and try a new flavor then to get a sample of them. =)

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  47. tasted regular greek yogurt and dont care for it but never tasted the flavored...would like to try it
    carole
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  48. I love greek yogurt but have never tried Chobani. They just recently started carrying this brand in my grocery store.

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  49. i want to win Chobani so i can start my days off with a BANG! besides, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Chobani helps me accomplish that :)

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  50. I've never tried this. I would like to try!
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  54. I would like to win because I have never tried this brand before.

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  55. I am a GFC follower

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  56. I'd like to win because I always like to try new things, and I've never had this before.

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  57. I would love to win because I LOVE greek yogurt but I have never tried Chobani and with all the flavors I would love to try this brand.

    Thanks!
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  58. I follow via GFC as dukebb.

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  59. I'm an e-mail subscriber.

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  60. I follow you on FB. (Debby Matay)

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  61. I like Chobani on FB.

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  62. love to try it its a health benefit bonanza
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  63. i follow as mverno sia gfc
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  64. I would love to win this sample pack because I occasionally try Chobani at Wow Bao but it is pricer than other yogurt brands. It's definitely worth the price, but as a college student, I can't get my Chobani fix as often as I'd like due to budget constraints!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  66. I like/follow you on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
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  67. I like Chobani on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
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  68. I follow you @pinkice88 on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
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  69. I tweeted, I'm @AmberGoo: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/41524813898059776
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  70. I want to win because my kids love yogurt!
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  71. I follow you on Twitter: @lazybones344

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  72. I want to win because I'm trying to eat better. I'm on disability and food wins really help.

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  73. I follow on blogger/GFC as Ericka T.

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  74. I follow you on twitter as humanecats.

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  76. I have never tried Chobani, and I am not sure why. I just got into the habit of buying the same brand over and over again. I would like to try Chobani to see if I like it as well as my current brand.
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

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  77. I subscribe via E-mail
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  78. I subscribe via Google Reader
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  79. I follow you on GFC(5webs)
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  80. I've always wanted to try Greek yogurt.

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  81. I'd love to win because I'm a huge Chobani fan and can't always afford to buy it. Email in profile.

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  82. I like Chobani on Facebook. Email in profile.

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  83. I eat the plain Chobani nearly every day. I would like to get some of the other flavors for my kids and husband to enjoy.

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  84. so i can give it to my cousin sara crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  85. I love Greek yogurt and think Chobani is the best
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  86. I follow you on twitter (@chvydupont24)

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  87. I can't say that I like the taste of all yogurts - so I would love to win this to see if I add it to my favorites :)
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  93. Like you on Facebook
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  94. i love yogurt, that's why i'd like to win it.

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  95. I'd like to try this, but would like to taste before buying.
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  96. I follow on twitter as madprofnancy
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  97. I follow on GFC
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  99. I'd love to win the sampler pack because I have tried plain Greek yogurt, but not any of the flavors. The have such a great variety.

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  100. I'd love to win because I eat alot of yogurt and this brand is wonderful!

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  101. I love yogurt and have heard a lot about Greek yogurt. I'd love to win so I can try it.

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  103. Like you on fb (Cynthia Conley)

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  106. I'd like to win because this is delicious yogurt!
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  107. I would love to win because I have never tried this type of yogurt but I see it in the store all the time and wonder about it.

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  108. I subscribe in google reader

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  109. I follow you on Blogger (Becky Straub)

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  110. I follow you on twitter @bkxanon

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  112. i follow you on twitter

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  113. i tweeted about this
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  114. i like chobani on facebook

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  116. I'd like to win because I've never tried Greek yogurt either and this sounds like a great introduction!

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  117. I'm an email subscriber at coriwestphal at msn dot com.

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  119. I'm a Google Friend (follower): Cori Westphal

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  124. I like Chobani on FB: Cori Eckstrom Westphal

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  125. Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/42657272295464961

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  126. I 'd like to have Chobani yogurt so that I could have my local grocers taste them and convince them that Greek yogurt is something they should be carrying and haven't been

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  127. I want to win because a) I can only find two flavors in my area which can get a little repetitive and b) it is pricey, so this would help out a lot!


    --Meagan

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  128. I follow you on twitter @vivalameaganx3

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  130. http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/42808523205259264
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  131. I would like to win because Chobani is my favorite yogurt brand. I'd never go back to Yoplait or Dannon!

    glycine.max at gmail.com

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  132. I subscribe by e-mail as glycine.max+blogs at gmail.com

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  133. I subscribe to your blog in Google Reader.

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  134. I follow your blog via GFC.

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  135. I follow you on Twitter as @one_of_three.

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  136. I have a link to your blog in my sidebar at http://coffeecritical.blogspot.com

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  137. I like Chobani on Facebook as Erin A. L.

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  138. http://twitter.com/#!/MadProfNancy/status/42987716941590528
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  139. I would love to win this. I love yogurt and often buy the Chobani Pomegranate, which totally rocks. I'd really like to try the other flavors.

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  140. Thanks for such a great giveaway! I would love to win this Sampler pack because I have turned everyone in my family on to Chobani and they can't get enough!

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  141. I'd like to win because Chobani yogurt is a healthy yet delicious food choice. I am trying to eat a more balanced and healthy diet and this product is a perfect element of that type of regime.

    sylvieanddudes@yahoo.com

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  142. I love yogurt and would love to try this!
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  143. I follow on GFC
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  144. I follow on twitter @jeffandmandy
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  146. I love Yogurt and would love to try this brand
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  147. I follow on GFc
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  148. I like you on FB
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  150. http://twitter.com/#!/MadProfNancy/status/43348579502407680
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  151. I'd love to win because I love Chobani, but it's expensive so I can only get it when it's on sale.

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  152. I like Chobani on Facebook (Danielle Knapp).

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  153. I would really Love to win this yogurt becayse it is hte best yogurt I have ever had!!
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  154. I subscribe via email
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  155. I subscribe via google reader
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  156. I follow you GFC..lisa kay
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  157. I follow you on twitter
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  158. I follow you on FB
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  159. I "Like" Chobani on Facebook
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  160. This is the most culture that I get in a day! Hah!

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  161. I've been seeing the commercials and have been wanting to try this.


    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  162. i would like to win because i have always wanted to try greek yogurt
    stracey2010@live.com

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  163. I want to win because I ADORE Chobani but can't afford to buy it often, only once in a while as a special treat. This would be an awesome prize!
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  164. I would LOVE to win this because Greek yogurt is my absolute favorite, but i have not had the chance to try Chobani yet!!
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  165. confirmed email subscriber!
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  167. Twitter follower @beckee13
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  168. I like you on FB
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  169. Like Chobani on FB
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  170. I'd like to win because I've heard so many people go on and on about Greek yogurt, but haven't really gotten to try it yet.

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  171. I added you to my Google Reader.

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  172. I really like Chobani yogurt but I am on a very limited food budget so sometimes cannot afford it so I would really like to win some.


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  173. I like yogurt thats why I want to win

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