Chobani opens the largest yogurt plant in the world!

Hot on the heels of our official Australian factory opening, was the opening of our new plant in Twin Falls, Idaho yesterday. And, we couldn’t be more excited and proud… for it’s the largest yogurt manufacturing facility in the world*!

To give you some idea of just how large; our new plant is about 1 million square feet, or close to 93 000 square metres. That’s equal to 20 football fields. Can someone say field goal?!

Of course, this new plant required pipes, so we installed about 800km of piping alongside new, state-of the-art equipment. To put that in perspective, the distance between Sydney and Melbourne is 875km. Needless to say, that’s a lot of pipe!

Now for the milk: Idaho is the 3rd largest dairy producing state in the US and home to about 574,000 cows… moo! The average Idaho cow produces roughly 29 litres of milk a day, and it takes more than 30,000 cows to produce the amount of milk we need daily to churn out our yogurt.

And, what’s even more amazing is that all of this came to be in just 326 days.

*Our plant in Idaho is the largest yogurt manufacturing facility in the world, by milk volume!


Chobani-coated Frozen Berries

“What to eat to survive the heat?”, said no one at the Chobani office. Ever.

We’re forever experimenting with creative ways to eat Chobani and nothing says summer like frozen yogurt and luscious berries. Berries dipped in CHO and frozen = perfect antidote to a hot summer’s day. What’s more, they couldn’t be easier to make.

In keeping with the festive spirit, we’ve added a bit of sugar and spice to make them nice. Enjoy!

  • Honey Chobani and cinnamon dusted frozen berries
  • Biscuit coated, vanilla bean Chobani frozen berries

INGREDIENTS

A variety of berries – blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries
Plain 2% Chobani Greek Yogurt
Honey
Vanilla bean paste
Skewers
Baking paper
Cinnamon for dusting (optional)
Crushed biscuit (optional)

PREPARATION

  1. Thoroughly rinse berries and allow them to dry.
  2. Mix Chobani with a drizzle of honey in one bowl, and Chobani with vanilla bean paste in another.
  3. Using a skewer, dip each berry into one of the Chobani mixtures.
  4. Place the Chobani-coated berries on a tray lined with baking paper.
  5. Dust with cinnamon or sprinkle with crushed biscuit.
  6. Place tray in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
  7. Enjoy cold!

We’ve got a shiny new award!

Last Friday night we attended the Woolworths Supplier of the Year Awards where we were honoured to receive the 2012 Fresh New Product Launch Award. This award is given annually to new products entering the ‘Chilled’ and ‘Fresh Food’ categories in Woolworths and was awarded to us for our launch of Chobani into the yogurt category.

We couldn’t be more excited and proud to be this year’s winner. A big thanks to Woolies and go team CHO!