If you’ve been visiting this site for quite some time now, chances are you know of my love for Yakult. In fact, I know a lot of you guys love it as well. So I’m sure you won’t mind if I waste a blog post paying tribute to the wonders of this Cultured Milk (hey, that’s what the bottle calls itself), filled with wonderful Lactobacilli Shirota Strain. Especially since I unearthed this photograph of FLAVORED Yakult from the deepest recesses of my portable hard drive!
As we were initially planning that trip last year, a friend casually told me about how Yakult comes in all sorts of flavors in Singapore. Excited about the prospect, one of the first things I do when I set foot in a supermarket there was grab a pack of Yakult. I was surprised of course. Not only where they flavored, but Singaporean Yakult was bigger too! 100 ml versus the local 80ml bottles. And they were sold with straws! It even came in a lite variant! Mind-boggling! I passed up on that though and went straight for the flavored ones.
Ah Yakult. That evening, after a busy day of sightseeing, shopping and lots and lots of eating, I excitedly pestered everyone to do a Yakult taste test with me. It was pretty fun, getting to try fruit flavored Yakult. Unlike other fruit-flavored “cultured milk” drinks I’ve tried and disliked, the fruit flavored Yakult stayed true to its original flavor. Sure, it tasted different — the characteristic Yakult sourness had a fruitier tinge to it, but still it was basically the same drink.
I liked Grape, followed by Green Apple but was pretty so and so about Orange. Fellow Yakult-addict Turtle liked Orange more than the other flavors though. Still, after tasting all those fun fruity variants, I still like the original flavor best. I guess you can’t beat the taste I grew up with.
Ah Yakult. How much I love you. And will continue to love you. Cheers! (Yes, I was drinking Yakult as I was writing this.)