Yakult Light


Coke Light, Pepsi Light, Bud Light, Corona Light, list goes on. There are a lot of “light” versions of beverages out in the market. Being labeled as “light” means the drink contains reduced calories. In case of beer, the beverage has reduced alcohol content or calories compared to regular beer. We must, however, take note that many researches stress the negative effects of the “invisible sugars” to our body, especially on the vascular system. But then, this is not the focus of this post.

For those who are not familiar with Yakult, it’s a pro-biotic drink in a small bottle capped with a round foil. It has been a favorite since I was a young girl. Aside from I loved collecting the bottles and stacking them up like a totem pole, it tastes good. More like a liquid yogurt. Most importantly, it helps maintain the natural microflora of our stomach as it contains live Lactobacillus.

Regular Yakult and Yakult Light


I seldom see it in the European market. So much to my surprise when I found a nook full of Yakult in a grocery isle in a mall here in Italy. And then weeks later, I was even more surprised to see a blue Yakult – the light version of the drink. So even Yakult is joining the trend.

Honestly, I can’t tell the difference. Maybe the red one is sweeter. Or maybe that’s just psychological because I know the blue is the light version. Either way, I’m happy that Yakult is not yet extinct. In fact, it released another formulation to make fans want to buy more.

20 comments:

  1. I never drink or eat the light version of anything out there.

    But I have to say, that we have Yakult in Germany, right beside Activia, Actimel, etc... though I do not use them, they do nothing for me. (I tried them all) :)

    Being half Turkish I only believe in the use of Yoğurt & Ayran

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    1. I buy Activia yogurt, too! The strawberry flavored ones. Thank you, PinkPanthress!

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  2. I have never even heard of this, but I know pro-biotic is always good!!. the yogurt we eat everyday is a light version...I too check the labels...sometimes things are light because of artificial sweetener, which I completely avoid...

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  3. I am not familiar with this product, but from your description I would love it!

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  4. olá,tudo bem?aqui onde moro nós bebemos muito o yakult,realmente ele é muito bom e o activia também,mas para mim não funcionou,então meia hora antes do almoço,eu como 2 laranjas cortadas em 4 partes e só tiro a casca ,como com bagaço,pra mim só assim tenho melhorado,fica a dica,bjos.

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    1. Eu sou bom. Espero que esteja tudo bem com você, também. Esses probióticos são realmente bom para o corpo. Muito obrigado!

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  5. nice post thanks for sharing looking for to visit more..blessings

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  6. Yakult!! I miss drinking them D: wait I should by one right now! :D hehe

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  7. I have been drinking a similar product for years here in the UK .
    Enjoyed reading about what you thought about the European version.

    Yvonne.

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    1. You have such an interesting life. Beautiful pictures. I bet it is really something to see, in person. Spunky can not go down in the basement. His legs are not that good. He has aged so much faster than our German Shepherds did It is so hard to watch them go down hill. He perks up and walks pretty good when he sees a treat.

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  8. Tu as raison, l'emballage tient toujours de la psychologie de l’acheteur, essaie de le séduire, lui apprend des codes de couleurs. Notre liberté de choisir s'amenuise tandis que grandit la science des commerciaux !

    Roger

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    1. La lecture des étiquettes est en effet important. Merci, Roger!

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  9. I've never heard of this! Do they sell it in the U.S.? I do eat Activa yogurt, though.

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    1. Yes, Lowell, and the light version is introduced around middle of this year. I eat Activa yogurt, too :) Thank you!

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  10. Never heard of that brand.
    You are absolutely right, invisible sugars are very dangerous to health.

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