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.