It looks like Ann Curry and stray dogs aren't the only ones not welcome at the Sochi Olympics!!
Last week, we mentioned that a HUGE shipment of Chobani Yogurt heading to Russia was stalled in New York after they failed to get the proper food and health certifications!
Well the next logical step was to donate the 5,000 plus containers of the snacks to local food shelters and soup kitchens. The only problem is not everyone has a taste for the greek yogurt!
Food Bank For New York City worker Debbie Torres says:
"They look at it and go, 'Eww.' They never ate something like it before. [They] are used to the sweet yogurt. I educate them. I tell them to put some granola in the Chobani… I say, 'Try it!'"
Wow! Chobani just can't get any love, can they??
Of course, not EVERYONE is turned off by the greek yogurt, and New York Senator Chuck Schumer is still looking at the positive side of things:
"While we did not prevail, there is a silver — or gold — lining in the news that the yogurt will be donated to hungry men, women and children in New York and New Jersey."
That's the spirit!!
It's definitely great to see New York putting a positive spin on such a strange story, and while not everyone has a taste for greek yogurt, we're sure some will be happy to just have something to eat!
[Image via Instagram.]
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