Thanks to Netflix, Yakult is flying off the shelf

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Have you heard of “Yakult?” If it seems like that word is everywhere lately, that’s because of the Netflix movie, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Yakult is a probiotic smoothie drink created in Japan way back in the 1930s, but it’s having a moment thanks to a scene in the movie where a character takes a swig of the beverage and says “Oh, wow, that is really good!”

The movie is a hit and since it came out last month, Yakult has been flying off grocery store shelves, even though it’s never mentioned by name in the rom-com. Amazon even sold out of it! It’s packed with 6.5-billion probiotics in each 2.7-ounce bottle, so it can boost your immune system, and they say it tastes pretty good, too.


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