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ARANYANI Posts: 113
6/18/13 10:04 A

There was lots of the very thick, strained yogurt where I lived in the Balkans for a few years ... it's probably one of those things (like Burek, Turkish coffee etc) that's all over the former Ottoman empire area - which of course includes Greece.

CIRANDELLA SparkPoints: (59,534)
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6/18/13 8:41 A

A yogurt empire! Thanks for the link, Karen! It's my favorite yogurt...just the 0%, unflavored kind. Sooo rich! emoticon

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6/17/13 10:43 A

Thank you so much for posting this blog & for the link to the story. I find it amazing!!! When I was in Israel they always served in restaurants yogurt in large pitchers at every meal, it was so good you good drink it is very good & creamy.
Judy

NAUSIKAA Posts: 4,848
6/17/13 9:17 A

I remember reading about this man a while ago. Chobani isn't available where I live (Greece) but we have dozens of yogurt brands here. Interestingly, in Turkey they drink aryan (sp?) which is a liquid yogurt like kefir, but a little different, so honestly, I would have expected him to make aryan and turn that into his empire :) Good for him for finding a niche! If you can find aryan, try it, it's really good and very refreshing in the summer.

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6/17/13 9:04 A

Good for him! I wish I had just a fraction of that motivation! I'm in Canada too, but had some Chobani last time I visited the US. I must say it was quite yummy. I'm so relieved that yogurt is healthy!

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (101,558)
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6/17/13 7:32 A

Wow I learn something everyday on this site! Thanks for sharing that information.

JULIA1154 Posts: 1,783
6/17/13 12:48 A

Thanks for sharing that - it was completely new to me.


SHERYLDS Posts: 12,180
6/16/13 10:19 A

yes, that's quite a story. timing is everything.
At a point where the US was just being introduced to greek yogurt and most were unflavored, here came Chobani. and his family had expertise in that area.
Good for him

EMMYERS76 SparkPoints: (10,444)
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6/16/13 9:54 A

That's pretty cool

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (77,103)
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6/16/13 7:02 A

We don't have Chobani in Canada but Americans here rave on and on about it! I really want to try it and see what all the fuss is about. Maybe I'll ask my mom to pick some up next time she hits the grocery store across the border.

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6/16/13 6:11 A

Have you ever wondered about Chobani yogurt ? I know many of us are fans. I know I am. Did you know it's not Greek, but a Turkish recipe ? Read more about the Turkish immigrant who came to the US with $3,000 and recreated a yogurt empire. It's pretty cool !

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2342348/W
ho-says-American-Dream-doesnt-exist-an
ymore-How-immigrant-came-U-S-just-3-00
0-created-billion-dollar-yoghurt-empir
e-just-FIVE-years.html


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