Food and Drinks

No Yakult, No Problem:

Here Are Other "Asian

Yogurt Drinks" to Try

by Sherry Tadeja, May 07, 2020 11:46pm

Art by Ahl Mirambel

Food and Drinks

No Yakult, No Problem: Here Are Other "Asian Yogurt Drinks" to Try

by Sherry Tadeja, May 07, 2020 11:46pm
Art by Ahl Mirambel
 

Filipinos are reportedly hoarding items that improve the immune system. Reports of Yakult packs running out of stock on groceries during the quarantine tell us one thing: This probiotic drink is beloved in Filipino households, it's basically also an essential.

Often dubbed as "Asian Yogurt Drink", Yakult is considered a Probiotic drink. It help with digestion using good live bacteria and improves overall health.

Now that it’s running out on supermarkets and convenience stores it’s best to check on other alternatives brands that have the same nutritional benefits and is reportedly have bigger servings. First, for comparison, here’s a brief profile of Yakult.

Yakult

Flavor/s: Original and Natural
Size: 80ml
SRP: 9php per bottle
Available At: local supermarkets and convenience stores

Photo from Yakult Philippines/Official Website

 

Best known for its sweet and buttermilk-like taste, Yakult is a probiotic drink created by Japanese microbiologist Minoru Shirota. Yakult gave rise to probiotic drinks not just in the country but all over the world. 

Dutch Mill Delight

Size: 400ml and 100ml
SRP: 39php for 400ml; 9php for 100ml
Available At: local supermarkets and convenience stores

A Thailand-based probiotic drink, Dutch Mill Delight markets itself to have duo active combination of probiotics and prebiotic fiber. On size alone, Delight has 20ml more compared to Yakult. Delight is also sold in 400ml bottle.

Go Long Cultured Milk

Size: 233 ml
SRP: 45php per bottle.
Available At: local supermarkets and convenience stores

A Taiwanese brand, Go Long only comes in big 233ml bottles. In terms of sizes, if big cultured milk bottles got you and your stomach intimidated, this one is a goldilocks size.

Mikku

Also available in Orange, and Blueberry flavors,
Size: 300ml
SRP: 149php for 1 pack of 300 ml bottle
Available At: freshmart.ph and selected convenience stores

Mikku is said to be Thailand’s Yakult and a bigger version of it, too. This is the only brand in this list that offers a variety of flavors (orange and blueberry). Price-wise, Mikku is way cheaper with a pack (six 300ml bottles) is only sold for 149php.

F&B Family Yogurt

Size: 700 ml
SRP: 116php for one 700 ml bottle.
Available At: Asshi Fresh Plaza branches

If "more" is still what you’re looking for, F&B Family Yogurt is the only cultured milk we can think of. Served in an impressive 700ml bottle, it’s the bottle to have when throwing soju-yogurt parties with your friends, family, or maybe for yourself. 

At the end of the day, we all just want to improve our overall health, especially during these hard times. And if these brands claim health benefits like that of Yakultmaybe even more, then, by all means, shop away. Please leave for others, too.

 

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