Yakult Launches Yakult Light in the PhilippinesJune 20, 2019
In its thirty-five years of operation and distribution in the Philippines, Yakult has always sold its original cultured milk flavor. That has changed with the groundbreaking introduction of Yakult Light, a low-calorie version of its health drink, to the Philippines.
Each Yakult Light bottle has 45 kcal, the calorie content similar to one slice of fresh pineapple or one kiwi fruit, and zero fat.
Yakult Light caters to the found health-conscious teen and young adult segment, but still does the job of being a probiotic health drink that helps with digestion. Each Yakult Light bottle has 45 kcal, the calorie content similar to one slice of fresh pineapple or one kiwi fruit, and zero fat.
Upon tasting, there is a very minute difference between the flavors of Yakult Light and regular Yakult. A taste of Yakult Light has that lightness compared to the full-bodied citrus-tinged regular Yakult if one were to nurse it. Chugging down the bottle however, the difference is barely distinguishable.
The Philippines is the second country in the Southeast Asian region to have Yakult Light.
According to Yakult Japan’s Taku Otsuka who was here for the product launch, the Philippines is the second country in the Southeast Asian region to have Yakult Light. The variant has been in the markets of the United States, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, and Malaysia for some years now.
SRP for each bottle of Yakult Light will be PHP 10, and will be available in major supermarkets in Metro Manila by mid-June. Yakult aims for Yakult Light to be available nationwide by 2015.