First up: Danone’s DanActive Probiotic Drink.
For the purposes of disclosure, I should mention that I got the case of the yogurt drink as a freebie as part of my work as a BzzAgent.
I picked up my case of the yogurt drink yesterday at Safeway, and had my first bottle last night. I picked the Vanilla flavour because the only other flavours they had in store were strawberry and blueberrry, and I figured the vanilla would be the least inoffensive option. I had initially wanted to try the pomegranate-berry, but that wasn’t on shelves.
I should start out by saying that I’m normally not fan of vanilla yogurt since I usually find it too sweet, and I almost always just buy natural organic yogurt.
The drink isn’t too sweet, there’s a bit of a tart after taste and I would describe the complexity of the flavour as being on par with Kefir, but without the carbonation.
The bottle itself is surprisingly small and lightweight, it could easily be palmed and only contained enough for a couple of big gulps. I was expecting something the size of the Yoplait drinks from my youth.
It is being pitched as a supplement meant to boost your immunity, and supplement your body’s natural defenses. As someone with a really good immune system, I can’t say that I’m necessarily in need of that, but I could stand to eat a more balanced diet.
A quick scan of the nutritional information doesn’t reveal much, as DanActive doesn’t really provide much in the way of vitamins, and seems to be rather high in sugar for a drink so small — at 14 g of sugar, it provides around 15% of your RDI for carbs for the day.
Does it work, only time will tell, but I do know that I slept really well for the first time last night.
For more information, including nutritional fact sheets, check out Danone’s DanActive site.