We all know yogurt eaters are a unique culture, but was it any surprise the Twin Falls newspaper was sucking hind teat over reports of local darling Chobani’s fizzing gassy yogurt on grocery shelves? Even their eventual coverage Tuesday is credited to the Statesman’s Katy Moeller.
It almost took an act of congress a couple months ago from Senior Senator Mike Crapo to force feed yogurt to the nation’s school kids. Yogurt in the diet of the nation’s youth became important to Senior Crapo after Chobani opened the Twin Falls plant. Now it turns out the stuff is moldy! Really moldy.
The Idaho Statesman jumped on the reports of Chobani Greek yogurt with bulging foil tops and hissing containers being pulled from grocery shelves. The social media had reports of folks getting sick, but there are some folks who get sick just thinking about yogurt.
We particularly enjoyed the mental image of sticky computers when the Statesman reported, “PCC Natural Markets, a grocery chain in the Seattle area, announced it will accept returns of Chobani yogurt on its website.”
The refund gesture from Chobani and retailers is certainly an empty one. How many people will take a sticky moldy yogurt cup back to the store for a 98 cent refund?
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