Yakult - Probiotic Dairy Drink Review
Janaury 1, 2013 | By Thomas Ehrman
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GENERAL INFORMATION
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Manufaturer Information:
Yakult Honsga Co., Ltd
Customer Service: 1-310-542-7065

Return Policy:
Differs per retailer

BBB Accreditation:
N/A
Overall Consumer Score*:

Available at:
www.yakultusa.com
Product Name:
Yakult

CFU Strength:
6.5 Billion Colony Forming Units

Multi-Strain Formula:
No

Dosage:
One bottle per day or more.

Allergens/Warnings:
Not suitable for people with lactose intolerance. No preservatives. No gluten.

Price:
Differs per retailer

Also available at:
Local supermarkets.
PRODUCT FACT SHEET

Product Summary:

Yakult probiotic dairy drink was developed in Japan by Dr. Minoru Shirota and has been consumed in the eastern world for over 75 years. This trusted brand has been known to balance the digestive system.*


Key Ingredients:
  • Lactobacillus casei shirota


Other Ingredients:
  • Water, sugar, skim milk powder, glucose, natural and artificial flavors.


Product Features:
  • Citrus flavor.
  • Child friendly.
  • Requires refrigeration.


General Claims:
  • May help balance your digestive system.*

Product claims are made solely by the manufacturer. Statements made do not represent beliefs or opinions of BestProbioticProducts.org. Consumer discretion is advised.


SPECIAL DISCOUNTS & OFFERS:
  • Differs per retailer.


CONSUMER REVIEWS/TESTIMONIALS
(Source: http://www.yelp.com/biz/yakult-usa-torrance)

"I never thought their stuff was good for you (still am not too sure). People say it has beneficial bacteria in it and that you shouldn't drink too much (they come in tiny plastic bottles). I used to drink a lot of the stuff as a snack as a kid and didn't have a problem. It's very sweet and there are some imitators in Japan. You can buy it at most Japanese supermarkets like Nijiya, Mitsuwa, or Marukai in the Torrance area."

Al B., Los Angeles, California
"These things are so DEELLICIOUS and you really need to try hard to stop yourself from drinking 10+ of these. And I do think its funny how they're becoming popular in Western Culture when they've been around Asian super markets for years. I am going to have to knock down one star as these are very high in sugar and calories so you really have to watch your consumption if you don't want to become a fat a**. Is there a way we could ask them to make a Yakult that is lower in sugar and calories so that we can drink this a pint at a time?"

Mandi W., South San Francisco, California
"I drink you daily to help balance my digestive system. I've tried those "other" brands in pill form...boo! I enjoy popping open the 2.7 fl oz bottle and downing this magic potion. You're tasty and good for my health. I notice if I skip a few days...let's say I notice. So I'd like to say, "Thank you Yakult!" And yes my body sure is Happy!!!"

Pilar B., Los Angeles, California
"We know it is so good for us and all that BUT...we think it tastes like melted Pinkberry. That was the hook that got my daughter to try it. Good for our intestines, for sure."

Cassie P., Newport Beach, California
"10+ of these. And I do think its funny how they're becomign popular in Western Culture when they've been around Asian super markets for years. I am going to have to knock down one star as these are very high in sugar and calories so you really have to watch your consumption if you don't want to become a fat a**. Is there a way we could ask them to make a Yacult that is lower in sugar and calories so that we can drink this a pint at a time?"

Mandi W.
"I never thought their stuff was good for you (still am not too sure). People say it has beneficial bacteria in it and that you shouldn't drink too much (they come in tiny plastic bottles). I used to drink a lot of the stuff as a snack as a kid and didn't have a problem. It's very sweet and there are some imitators in Japan. You can buy it at most Japanese supermarkets like Nijiya, Mitsuwa, or Marukai in the Torrance area."

Al b.
"As a child in Hong Kong, my mom and grandma would always give me Yakult as a treat. Like Ken says I knew it as "yik lik doh" and in my family's dialect, "yih lih doo".

When my son was a toddler, my mom introduced her grandson to this lovely drink and he was hooked. Luckily we can purchase this at the Asian grocery stores and sometimes, even at regular grocery stores.

A word of warning though.... don't drink more than 2 containers in one day. It definitely works its way into your intestines. I had a nasty experience one year when our family was living in Malaysia and there was no Yakult. We went to HK for a holiday and I had missed the stuff so much I took one packet (5 containers), poured it into a glass and drank it. In short, I was in the bathroom pretty much for the next day.

There are imitations both from Taiwan and Korea. I've tried those too and none of them can compare to the original. Just try to pan those off on a toddler who has tastebuds -- he won't drink it. The imitations are far cheaper, but once you've tasted the original you won't even bat an eyelid and pay double for it rather than have to drink the fake stuff.

I'm not sure if Yakult is really THAT healthy because there is a fair amount of sugar in it but it sure tastes good!"

Anita


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