I recently found that my local grocery store sells Yakult. . . yay! Not only that, but come 2012, Yakult is going to build its very first US factory in Southern California. I LOVE Yakult and have been drinking these tiny bottles of goodness since I was a kid back in Singapore. Unfortunately, they only sell the original flavor here — I used to love the multi-flavor packs when I was little.
Yakult’s big selling point is that it’s supposed to be good for digestion. It’s packed with the friendly probiotic bacteria, Lactobacillus casei Shirota, a special strain of live bacteria that a Japanese scientist, Minoru Shirota, discovered back in 1930.
I’ve noticed that Yakult has been airing a cute commercial on TV here recently. It looks like this delicious fobby health drink is making its way into mainstream America. Holla!