It’s a yum surprise! Yakult has been my best friend since childhood. Its sour-sweet taste is always lingering on the tip of my tongue, and its healthy effect for gastrointestinal system is always the booster that makes parents buy the beverage to their children. I believe this love-affair with the Japanese probiotic daily drink can be applied to many communities. Now, this old friend has become the recent hit in US culture. Thanks to Netflix’s production of rom-com To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before in which the leading characters Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky drink this dear old friend, making it hot!
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With its cameo in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Yakult is reportedly flying off store shelves. The company saw a 2.6% rise in stock shares since August 17th, according to Bloomberg. Peter Kavinsky fans flooded into markets and grabbed this small Japanese beverage in its 2.7-ounce bottle.
Virtually, fans’ prevailing tweeting also make Yakult trendy (the author also in this trend!):
Thanks Peter Kavinsky. Hope more kids are proud to pack their Yakult with their lunch now. https://t.co/aRP9Tso2q4
— Susan Ng (@shalalasusan) September 4, 2018
— Jenny Han can’t come to the phone right now (@jennyhan) September 3, 2018
— Yamile Saied Méndez (@YamileSMendez) September 4, 2018
lol this explains why there weren’t any at HEB this past weekend even though they sell them at a ridiculous $5 a pack. https://t.co/6LFDY1IwcJ
— Car-o(l)’-lantern ?? (@bookish_notes) September 4, 2018
Yet another thing from my childhood, once deemed “weird” Asian shit, is now all the rage. https://t.co/B50UGHRWC9
— Angry Asian Man (@angryasianman) September 3, 2018
Can’t believe Peter K has lived his life without Yakult pic.twitter.com/3iM9c4AWLA
— Netflix Philippines (@Netflix_PH) August 18, 2018
Let’s get one thing straight: the drinks in the photo are NOT called “Korean yogurt smoothie,” they are simply called YAKULT. ?
Plus, it’s Japanese, right?
The Asian in me is aghast by this faux pas (or was it intentional??) in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. ?? pic.twitter.com/laUXBz7xU0
— Jane Bracher (@janebracher) August 25, 2018
Oh, I’m sure, after reading this feedback and watching the movie, you will become Yakult fans too!
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