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Yakult is pretty tasty. My mom works for Yakult USA, I get free cases of the stuff every so often.

Did you know Yakult is incredibly popular in areas that have mostly Hispanic populations? Mexicans LOVE Yakult.

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I've always kinda wondered what it tastes like. Never saw any in the stores around here, though.

Isn't it kinda like yogurt or something?

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It's got a citrus flavor to it. Think orange/lime.

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So, I work as a product representative, and I go to markets and check up on my company's product and make sure they have and how much, etc. I don't work for Yakult, but every market I go to carries it. Let me tell you something, here in Southern California, it is HUGELY popular depending on where you are. Like OP says, areas with large Hispanic communities are where you find Yakult. That's probably because they've been selling Yakult in Mexico for like ages, and only just started selling in the US like a few short years ago.

I'm gonna post a few camera phone pictures, just for the hell of it.

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After being out in Mexico for so long, Yakult started to get it's own copycats when it migrated to the united states. The copycat brands are only available in hispanic areas, and generally have labels in both English and Spanish. Yakult stands out proudly, because it's not cheap knockoff junk like the other guys.

Look at all this shit, man. SO many knockoff probiotic drinks. Some aren't even really probiotic at all, they're just citrus-y dairy shots. Some have active cultures, but don't even specify what kind. Probiotic? Healthy? Fuck'd if we know! But it LOOKS similar and that's what matters, huur.

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Look at these ass-bandits and their shamelessness. They even copy the iconic shape of the Yakult bottle!

They can't even come up with their own damn bottle, the lazy bastards.

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This one's mascot is a T-rex with a bowtie. admittedly that is kind of awesome. Still, they don't have the same power and effectiveness of Yakult, nor it's mild and good taste.

See, what makes probiotic drinks work is a kind of good bacteria called lactobacillus casei. Pretty much anyone can get their hands of a cheap strain of this stuff, or something similar. What makes Yakult special though, is that it uses a completely unique strain, called lactobacillus casei shirota, invented by Yakult fonder Dr. Shirota in 1935.

You can't fuck around with 70+ years of superior awesomeness. That shit s beyond contestation.

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Out of all the knockoffs, this one in my opinion is the worst offender. Jelley Brown comes in like eleventy squintillion flavors and variations, none of them particularly good or standout, and some aren't probiotic at all. Some of them just say "daily dairy drink" and don't actually contain any active cultures at all. Sometimes it isn't even immediately obvious which Jelley Browns are and are not probiotic.

Worse even than that though, is that apparently they don't need to be refrigerated. Yeah, everything else goes in the fridge section, but a lot of times store will keep their Jelley Brown display elsewhere to save space, since refrigeration isn't necessary.

Now, I don't know about you, but I'd expect something with dairy in it to go bad if left warm long enough. I can't even imagine what's really in these.

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See this? Look at this. It's near the cooler, but not actually in it. That's just doesn't seem healthy.

That's Yakult for you, ladies and gentlemen. Often imitated, never duplicated.

Very, very often imitated.

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I think I spend more time checking the Yakult than doing my actual job. Honestly, I'm just a Yakult fan with an eye on how it works.

I'll leave you with this last pic of a trapped Yakult case. It's sad because it can't be pulled out, so it can't bring joy to people with it's mild and good taste.

Man, man I wish they had kept that slogan.

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posting from texas, my walmart has had it for 2 years now, $4.00 a pack.

this up is the woodlands, no mexicans around.

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Texas? man, i've been there, there a tons of mexicans in texas. maybe not in the "woodlands", but takae a drive to corpus christi or soemtheing sometime.

Dude, you're right next door to mexico, of course there are mexicans. and that's also why there's yakult.

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$4? good lord, it's only $2.99 at my store.

>> No.6030   [Delete]   [Edit]

Lalacult is actually cheaper where I live and has less sugar.

It's labeled as a dairy beverage but it's still a probiotic.

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I had Jelley Brown. On the back it said Made in China. I should have known better. Made me gag and at the bottom it had a clump of gooey slime.
Yakult all the way. Don't ever buy Jelley Brown.

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More yakult for the Goddess of Yakult!

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They use the cheap weaker probiotic though. Yakult is still more effective.

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