Nothing But Good (and new friends) #ChobaniTO

Goooood morning!

I am in an exceptionally fab mood today. I feel giddy with excitement! First of all, my work has been trending on Twitter in Canada all morning, and if you are familiar with Twitter you know that is a BIG. DEAL. (well I think it is…it is, right?) I run my organization’s Twitter page so I feel so unbelievably proud. Though it probably has nothing to do with me, and more to do with the 16 championships we are running this week… Still though, I feel like a proud parent!

And the second reason for my fabbest of the fab mood today would be because of the amazing time I had last night eating my face off with a bunch of fellow bloggers. I was invited to a blogger party at the Fifth Grill in Toronto, hosted by the awesome girls at Chobani!

It’s true, we love the Cho.

You guys probably already know I love Chobani Greek yogurt. I have raved on about it before, and how excited I was when it FINALLY came to Canada after seeing it on American blogs all the time.

I was pumped for this event, but I had no idea what to expect. Unlike the Yogurty’s and Jamba Juice party last week, I knew no one in attendance. I showed up alone (alone and wet, it was raining), and I had no partner in crime. I felt very shy at first, and started to prepare myself for awkwardly inserting myself into conversations that were already going on.

But almost immediately I found Steph, who I feel like I already know, as we are Twitter friends and fellow blog stalkers. This is amazing to me because basically you are just instantly friends. It is funny to know someone without actually knowing them, but I immediately felt at ease and ready to confidently get my eat on.

The restaurant was awesome and served a ton of Chobani-inspired appetizers. Each app had Chobani incorporated into it somehow, and ALL of them were delicious. All of them. And you better believe I made a point to try everything (…several times).

There were some other things, but those were the highlights for me. I never wanted to stop eating. And I definitely took away tons of ideas of how to use the delicious Chob in the future.

And, oh my sweet baby cheeses, there was a make-your-own Chobani parfait bar for dessert.

I am a sucker for make-your-own anything, because it gives me the chance to LOAD UP, which I definitely did.

Twice actually, because the Chobani crew is amazing and a half and provided lids for those cute little Mason jars, so we could take our parfaits home! I ate my second one this morning for breakfast. Beauty.

It needs to be noted that I did not once feel weird taking pictures of anything. Normally when I am out with people and I snap a pic of my lunch, someone will be like “Um, are you taking a picture of your sandwich?” Yes, what does it look like I’m doing? But everyone was a blogger, so they understand the importance of pictures (no one likes to actually read anything anymore, c’mon). It was camera city!

And not only was everyone cool with taking pictures, everyone wanted in on the pictures!

(Ali, Steph and I)

My friends are pretty cool with my incessant picture-taking, and I actually think they like it, but not as much as these gals did!

(Me, Steph, Stephanie, Siobhan and Britta.

I loved making new blog friends! It was so great to meet so many like-minded, picture-taking freaks. I see more meetups with these girls in the future for sure!

And I need to say that the cheeky American minxes from Chobani, as well as their Canadian PR team, are super awesome. I kind of already guessed this, as Alyssa from Life of bLyss has raved on about their amazingness several times, and she was not wrong. I really enjoyed talking with them. And they liked getting in on the pictures, I’m pretty sure…

(And so does that man in the poster)

Chobani peeps = the three black blazers on the end.

Just such a good time, honestly. Perfect for my first blogger meetup. Thank you so much for having us Chobani! I really do love you!

Oh, also, the Fifth Grill has a really cool freight elevator. Just want to say that.

Right?! For an elevator? Super cool.


25 responses to “Nothing But Good (and new friends) #ChobaniTO

  1. Christina @ Food.Fitness.Fun.

    Last night was delish! I’m loving everyone’s recaps!

  2. I had to stop reading. I’m so friggin’ hungry.

    Good on you with all your trending and tweetery and whatnot!

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  4. Best time ever! So happy we got to meet and that our mutual stalking on the internets worked out 😉

    also – trending?? WAHOO. Amazing. PR gal kudos to you!

  5. WOOOOOO! CHO! CHO! CHO! (new chant possibly?) Good food pics btw, I was seriously slacking in that department last night! PICNIC ASAP.

  6. I am so JEALOUS!! I love CHO!! How does a girl like we get in on all this goodness. Great pics super duper hungry now!! I just wish CHO was the same price as it was in the States. It’s kinda pricey at Fortino’s here in Peel Region. I will be hoarding some when I hitt up Buffalo in July.

    Have a good day! Still totally jealous….Way to go lady.

  7. WOW!! That looks like so much fun! I think I would be so intimidated to go to a blogger meet up b/c I don’t really feel like I’m “official” enough. I don’t really know what that means, but I just would feel out of my league I think. Those dishes look so amazing though and I can totally relate about the food thing. I’ve been in a work lunch meeting before and thought, I really want to take a pic of my food, but then I would have to explain why I’m doing it and it would be this big thing…blah blah blah forget it. Awwwkward. I would love to be able to take pics and not feel like a total freakazoid! 🙂

    • I was so intimidated at first. I don’t consider myself to be an “official” blogger either. I was really taken aback that people there actually knew who I was!

      I was afraid about food pics in the beginning, but now I just go for it. I’m pretty sneaky about it though, but all my friends and coworkers know about the blog anyway so they are used to it 🙂

  8. Love your re-cap! What a wonderful night! I was pretty shy arriving on my own too – but all in all had a great evening!

  9. Mmm! That sounds awesome!! I love me come CHO! Delicious. Just had the orange with some granola!!

  10. What a fun recap of the night 🙂 I think I love your pics! they all turned out fab and the captions are amazing ;P Can’t wait for the potluck 😉

  11. Hey lady…I don’t know if you like to do surveys and stuff but I nominated you anyway…check out my post from Saturday morning 😉

  12. mirandamowbray

    That Chobani goat cheese pizza looks amaaaazing. I wish you had the recipe!!

  13. This was such a fun night! It was awesome meeting you 🙂 Hope to see you in the future!

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