Yakult LIGHT

Kidspot families joined our free product trial to discover how drinking one bottle of Yakult daily is a refreshing way to include probiotics in their family’s diet. Drinking one bottle daily is an easy way to restore and maintain the balance of beneficial bacteria in the gut.

What is Yakult?

Yakult is a fermented milk drink that contains a very high concentration of the unique bacteria Lacticaseibacillus paracasei Shirota (LcS) strain.
The beneficial bacteria strain in Yakult is scientifically proven to survive the journey through the gastric juices to reach the small intestine alive. Each 65ml bottle contains 6.5 billion of these highly acid-resistant bacteria, exclusive to Yakult. This means that every millilitre of Yakult contains 100 million (100, 000, 000) of the live LcS strain!

Yakult LIGHT contains the same high numbers of beneficial LcS bacteria and flavour as Yakult Original.

How is Yakult made?

Yakult and Yakult LIGHT is made fresh in Australia from at least 99% and 88% Australian ingredients respectively, by locals for locals.


Probiotics are live beneficial bacteria that help the overall balance of bacteria in the digestive system. However, not all probiotics are created equal!

Yakult is the only product in the world to contain the unique LcS probiotic bacteria. The LcS strain has over 85 years of scientific research behind its benefits and efficacy. It has been proven to:

  • Survives and reach the intestines alive
  • Positively alter the balance, by increasing the number of beneficial gut bacteria
  • Improve stool consistency

How do I get these benefits?

To be able to experience the benefit of Yakult, consistency is key! Probiotic bacteria don’t stay in the gut long-term. Drinking one bottle of Yakult daily is the best way to ensure you obtain and maintain the LcS benefits. Probiotics require time to take action – it is recommended that Yakult is consumed daily for at least two weeks to allow for the bacteria to begin influencing your health.

Dietary notes

Yakult is suitable for individuals following a vegetarian diet who consume milk-based products such as milk, cheese and yoghurt. However, Yakult may not be appropriate for individuals following a vegan diet as Yakult contains skim milk powder. Individuals who experience allergies to dairy, cow’s milk protein or those with sensitivity to citrus should not drink Yakult.

Read the reviews!

We gave five Auckland families the chance to trial and review Yakult LIGHT. Every family member (adults and children) was asked to drink a bottle of Yakult LIGHT every day for two weeks. Read their reviews below.

Reviewer: Jtnz

Thanks for the opportunity to be a reviewer for the Yakult LIGHT for my family of two girls age 12 and 10. We enjoyed trying these over the last couple of weeks.

My husband, one of my daughters and I really enjoyed the taste and ease of having these probiotic drinks daily during the trial. The other child didn’t enjoy the taste as much so it was harder to get her to enjoy these every day.

The little bottles are easy to open and very easy to drink so it’s a great way to get probiotics as well as the light version having less sugar.

I don’t think that I would continue drinking these daily. However I think these would be great to add to our regular shop to have in the fridge to drink a couple a week and still enjoy the probiotic benefits. Would recommend.


Reviewer: Stepanka

First of all let me say, I’m a big believer in probiotics.

We have never tried Yakult before so this was our first time. Mum 47, Dad 54, kids 10 and 7 (both of them only just after their birthdays🙂). All of us love the taste, mainly my 10 year daughter. It was little bit fiddly to open for their little hands but after a couple of tries they mastered it. My little boy is a fussy eater (well… He doesn’t eat fruit so maybe not too fussy). My daughter has sensitive skin, growing out of dairy and egg sensitivity, but she can handle dairy pretty good now. Dad…not a fussy eater, just bad habits 🙂. Myself….not fussy at all but after a gallbladder removal surgery so should pay attention what I put in me. I myself have noticed much less of a bloated feeling which is so good!

I couldn’t really spot much of a difference in my kids, but I know it did them good, very good. And Dad …after a week of consuming Yakult, he became more regular. All in all, I love knowing we did something good for all of us, I will definitely purchase again, maybe not all the time, but regularly enough.

And yes, I would highly recommend!


Reviewer: Mibold

My family was lucky enough to trial this product I have to say I was somewhat sceptical having not tried this product but having walked past it many times in my local supermarket.

We all tried it my two kids said “no mum not for us “they just did not come around to the taste so maybe the Yakult Original might be better for my son and daughter so I am going to purchase a pack of Yakult Original to see if any different.

My husband and I however thought it was perfectly tasty and easy to fit into each of our morning routines and have [regularly] had it each morning before breakfast and I have to say I feel it has really made a difference to our general feeling of well-being as I feel I just have more energy not so tired and bloated overall just feel better and my husband feels the same.


I will definitely be purchasing this product and not just walking past this in my local supermarket as I really do feel it makes such an improvement to my everyday wellbeing and like I mentioned I am going to try my kids on the Yakult Original to see if that one is more to their liking.

Thank you for the opportunity to trial this product I feel everyone should give it a try and see for themselves the difference it can do for your health.


Reviewer: Maddiemummy

Our family was privileged to take part in the trial. There are four of us in our family, two adults, an 11 year old and 17 year old. Our 11 year old wasn’t overly enthused about the flavour. She said she was expecting it to be sweet but instead it was a bit tangy for her. She continued the trial though. Our 17 year old on the other hand loved the flavour and the first thing she would go for in the morning is her Yakult. She also enjoyed looking through the recipe booklet provided and decided to tweek the icecream recipe and use Yakult in berry icecream, on the days she made icecream she obviously had more than one bottle per day.

Mum loved the flavour and continued with the trial. Dad took the Yakult for 3 or 4 days then decided he didn’t like the flavour. Miss 17 was pleased as it meant left over bottles for her icecreams!

Overall, I would continue purchasing Yakult LIGHT for the children as I believe there has been clear benefits. It is on the pricy side though so a bit unaffordable for the whole family to consume. If Dad were to have it, we would get the Yakult Original and see how he is with that.


Reviewer: Katnaylan

We were lucky enough to try Yakult LIGHT. Our family of 4. Two adults, a 4 year old and a 6 year old.

The flavour was nice, sweet but not too much. They are the perfect size to drink in the mornings. All members of the whānau enjoyed drinking these and found them to help with regularity, and reducing wind.

We will 100% continue to use these daily, as they have really helped our whānau.

The youngest was unlucky enough to need IV antibiotics during the trial, and [I believe] these helped his tummy cope with the strong medication, and not leaving it sore or upset.

Reviewer notes

  • By registering for this product trial, you agree to the terms and conditions. Please note that comments, images, or videos provided by reviewers may be used by Yakult on their website and social media channels to promote the product.
  • Kidspot Terms and Conditions apply, including: Open to Kidspot members 18+ only. Only available for NZ residents. If you are selected, you will be required to use the product as soon as possible and supply a review, as set out in our review instructions. Your name, address, and contact phone number will be given to the supplier for the purpose of delivery.


  1. AubzLyss 06/11/2023 at 3:34 pm

    I know my family would be perfect for this trial as my kids already drink Yakult daily! They absolutely love them and the benefits are great for growing kids. With a taste they love and the chance to stock up we would absolutely love to try the lite version. 🙂

  2. Sin Hooi Lee 06/11/2023 at 3:29 pm

    I have a family of 4 and I would like to take part in this review because I hope my family will have a healthier digestive system especially when we are busy, we tend to eat unhealthily.

  3. Anitagoveas 06/11/2023 at 3:03 pm

    Hi, We would like to take part in this review. We are a Family of 3. Thank you 🙂

  4. terry100 06/11/2023 at 2:20 pm

    I would love to try this product. I suffer from a few digestive issues and would be very interested to see if this would help in anyway. We are a family of three.

  5. Tasha Leary 06/11/2023 at 2:11 pm

    Yes please we like to try these Yakult drinks think it be good for us to drink me & my partner & our daughter who be 6th year old on November 27 sometimes it hard to get our daughter to drink yogurt drinks an eat other foods
    Our 1 year old son is a very good he loves his food so much
    We like to be picked for this please

  6. Hina 06/11/2023 at 2:02 pm

    We have a family or 4 comprising 2 adults and 2 kids. Keen to try this as a healthy lunch box item for the kids. As for myself I do take daily prebiotic via a different brand so keen to see if this tastes and works better for me

  7. jessandava23 06/11/2023 at 2:00 pm

    There are 4 members in our household. We are on a health change and feel this trial will give us a better understanding of what taking can do for our bodies.

  8. Christine.santoso 06/11/2023 at 1:22 pm


    We are a family of 5. We think it’s nice to have a healthier Yakult option with less sugar in it. And we wonder if the light version would taste as nice as the original version. Would love to give Yakult Light a try!

  9. Mummyof3 06/11/2023 at 1:17 pm

    We’re a family of 5. One a teenager who never seems to be getting the nutrition she needs thanks to her unhealthy snack habit! Would love to try these especially as I’m vegetarian and all the extra benefits will be useful

  10. Lulubelle 06/11/2023 at 1:04 pm

    I would love to try out this probiotic drink as I have just finished a course of antibiotics today and would like to see if it helps restore my gut balance to a healthy state. There are three people in my family, two adults and one child.

  11. jordyhoeflich 06/11/2023 at 12:49 pm

    4 family members, 2x adults and 2x children. Would love to review this product as we are big fans of including probiotics in our kids daily routine

  12. Sez88 06/11/2023 at 12:43 pm

    We are a family of four and would love to take part in this product trial.

  13. Kclark 06/11/2023 at 12:35 pm

    I would love to be apart of this trial for myself and family. we have 4 in our family 2 adults and 2 children, my daughters tend to get stomach upsets at times and it would be great to trial Yakult as a probiotic daily.

  14. Ruby12345 06/11/2023 at 12:25 pm

    Yes please would love to try these especially while coming into the busy time of the year & the bugs which come with the change of season! Four in our household 😁

  15. Ktgwon 06/11/2023 at 11:37 am

    Morena, we’re a family of four – 2 adults and 2 boys (aged 20 months and 6 years old). We’d like to try this as my boys are a big fan of the usual yakult but wonder whether they wouldn’t mind the taste of the LIGHT without compromising on the probiotic benefits. Thanks!

  16. Rayleen Storer 06/11/2023 at 11:32 am

    Family of 5 in nelson but still keen to trial these as have ibs in household & looking to better our gut health.

  17. Michelle Bold 06/11/2023 at 11:30 am

    We have four ur family members and I would love to trial this product as I struggle with my kids eating enough fruit and vegetables for good gut health and I would be interested to see if this might add alongside my hidden veges in foods.

    I would also be keen to see how it also works for me.

  18. Natsyt 06/11/2023 at 11:24 am

    We are a family of 5 and we have loved Yakult from young knowing the benefit and goodness of having probiotics for a healthy gut and Yakult has the best of it all!

  19. Yanni Wang 06/11/2023 at 11:23 am

    We’re a family of four with two boys, the boys love the Yakult original drink, but we would like to try the light version since it’s more healthy with less sugar

  20. fireflies 06/11/2023 at 10:54 am

    5, we visited the Yakult factory in Singapore and have been fans since then!

  21. Mrsbplus3 06/11/2023 at 10:49 am

    This sounds amazing if only the Waikato were able to be chosen our family of 5 would love to trial these and see the benefits

  22. Mangomood 06/11/2023 at 10:43 am

    ” WOW! This will be a great opportunity for our family to try and see the real benefits of Yakult! We have a family of four people,including two kids. I have heard and a lot good about Yakult benefits for good health and happy tummy,especially for school kids. I would really love this opportunity to try in real for our whole family.
    I myself got on going mild constipation, I really want to try it. I am happy to post photos and review.
    Thank you.😊

  23. juliereidnz 06/11/2023 at 10:43 am

    We are a busy active family of 4. Gut health is something we haven’t really worried about in the past, but with all the bugs floating around it would be nice to look after our tummies, especially if we have had to take medication to get better. We would love the opportunity to be part of this trial.
    Thank you!

  24. Kmchardy 06/11/2023 at 10:40 am

    Family of 4, 2 adults 2 children. Would love to try it and see the benefits of gut health, especially when kids have previously been on a lot of antibiotics

  25. Joey_S 06/11/2023 at 10:37 am

    Our family of 4 would love this, to reset our gut health and be healthy ready for summer. We have try the red bottles and we all enjoy it.

  26. aaditiBehal 06/11/2023 at 10:36 am

    I would like to try for kids to have in their lunch.

  27. Sharon Goldsbro 06/11/2023 at 10:18 am

    Hi! I have a fam of 4 – 2 girls and hubby and me…we would love to try this out. Have seen it in the supemarket for a while now but not tried.

    Please consider us…thanks so much!

  28. Littlebee 06/11/2023 at 10:04 am

    Family of 5 people. Suffers from various digestive issues eg irritable bowel, reflux, celiac. So it would be great to see if taking some probiotics will help

  29. Rachael3 06/11/2023 at 10:00 am

    hi there we are a 4 person household. i have always looked at Yakult on the supermarket shelves but never actually tried it. i have seen kids at my sons school drinking it. we would love to try this thanks so much 🙂

  30. anghel911 06/11/2023 at 10:00 am

    We are a family of 4 and my youngest recently started kindy, he is still building his immune system and I’m hoping this will help improve his gut health. As a kid, I love yakult but husband prefers probiotic tablets so if I could make him try this our family might switch to drinking yakult lite. Thank you!

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