Chobani Supports Team USA


By Michelle Bartlome

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Chobani Greek Yogurt will soon be in the hands of Olympic hopefuls overseas.

Chobani in Twin Falls is shipping an abundant supply of its protein-packed food to Team USA processing locations in Munich.

The company is also sending yogurt to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association House in Sochi.

Michelle Bartlome takes us inside the plant for the very first time.

Cups of Chobani Greek Yogurt will be making their way to the Olympic Games with the company deciding to sponsor Team USA.

"Team USA if full of amazing athletes. The reason we picked the free skiing team is because this is their first Olympics and the first time in the games," explains Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani CEO and founder.

That team includes Aaron Blunck. He started skiing when he was 18 months old.

Now at just 17, he's excited to be a member of Team USA.

"It’s so surreal right now. This was my dream my whole life and now it's my reality," Blunck says.

Reaching a dream is what the company is doing as well.

When Chobani first opened, 20,000 cases a week were coming out of this facility. Now - it's more than 1 million.

"We have more trucks of milk coming in. More products coming out. We have introduced new products like Chobani Flip and Chobani Bite," Ulukaya points out.

Cups produced here, will end up in the hands of Olympic hopefuls more than 6-thousand miles away.

"Having Chobani supporting Team USA is huge. We're going to be able to eat delicious food," Blunck says.

"We are going to be the sponsor of Team USA for a long, long time," Ulukaya adds.

Naturally powering athletes from the first day of training to the biggest world stage of competition.

This is Chobani's second time supporting Team USA. They also supported the 2012 Summer Games in London.

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