Calci-Yum, RM4.34 for a pack of five, 110ml each
Calci-Yum’s foray into cultured milk drinks comes in a tall, curvy, yellow 110ml bottle with ‘Art Attack’-like splashes of blue. Straws come in a separate pack.
The calcium-boosting Calci-Yum is a pure shade of white with the slightest hint of separation of water and milk.
Watery and slightly diluted.
Calci-Yum had a fruity and syrupy aftertaste that should not appear in a conversation about milky drinks.
Calci-Yum might contain calcium for strong bones, but it’s definitely not yum.
Vitagen, RM4.99 for a pack of five, 125ml each
The iconic Vitagen is the usual fat bottle (suspiciously similar to Yakult bottles in Japan) with an easy grip design and sealed with gold foil.
The original-flavoured Vitagen is an off-white hue. The drink also seems to have a slightly thicker consistency than the others.
Vitagen delivered an overwhelming punch of sourness, while also being very sweet. This was almost an assault on our taste buds.
We’ll have to stick to apple green Vitagen from now.
Yakult Ace, RM4.30 for a pack of five, 80ml each
We like the mini adjustable straw that comes attached to each individual bottle of 80ml Yakult Ace. There’s even an illustrated straw removal guide.
Compared to its counterparts, Yakult sports a distinctly creamy yellow tint.
Smooth and light.
Yakult’s delicate tangy sweetness aced the flavour test.
Healthy and delicious, Yakult gets the unanimous winning vote. We suggest that they make it in larger serving portions.