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Yakult Launches Yakult Light in the Philippines

June 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.

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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.

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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.

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Would you buy Yakult Light over regular Yakult? What other Yakult products do you want in the Philippines? Sound off in the comments section below.

Mia Marci Mia Marci

Mia Marci likes sampling street food, even if she doesn't know what's in it. She's gotten sick to her stomach on occasion because of this hazardous curiosity, but even the strictest of doctors couldn't stop her. Mia also writes about video games, travel, and girly issues for other publications. She also teaches English and Creative Writing. In the little spare time she has left, she catches up on film and TV shows, while cuddling up to her dog and cat.

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5 responses to “Yakult Launches Yakult Light in the Philippines”

  1. Volts Sanchez says:

    Geez. This whole “light” thing is getting out of hand. Can’t we all just get happy and fat together?

  2. Mike De Guzman says:

    finally. i’ve tried yakult light in other countries and i’d been wondering when it will get here. this is good news!

  3. BrowserPhil says:

    I would like a less sweet Yakult but why is it more expensive?

  4. bars says:

    1L light yakult pls??? that would be awesome…

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