FAQs

Answers to your FAQs about Activia products

February 18, 2020
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Let yourself be surprised by our new Touch of line: a delicate combination of natural notes with botanical flavours and the velvety texture of Activia that you love.

How is Activia probiotic yogurt different from other yogurts?

What is bifidobacterium (animalis) lactis?

Is Activia suitable for children?

What is the source of gelatin in Activia?

Is it possible to consume Activia after its expiry date?

Where does the milk from Activia come from?

Where does the fruit in Activia come from?

I am lactose intolerant. Should I consume Activia?

Activia Probiotic Delight

What is Activia Almond Probiotic Delight?

Is Activia Almond Probiotic Delight lactose-free?

What does it mean when you state that Activia Almond Probiotic Delight is a probiotic almond-based delight?

Is Activia Almond Probiotic Delight non-GMO Project Verified??

Is Activia Almond Probiotic Delight vegan?

Does Activia Almond Probiotic Delight contain allergens?

Is Activia Almond Probiotic Delight replacing Activia?

What flavours are available?

What sizes are available?

Where can I find Activia Almond Probiotic Delight?

How much sugar does Activia Almond Probiotic Delight contain?

Does Activia Almond Probiotic Delight contain added sugars?

Where do the carbohydrates come from?

What is the fat content of Activia Almond Probiotic Delight?

Does Activia Almond Probiotic Delight contain live and active cultures?

Is Activia Almond Probiotic Delight kosher?

Is Activia Almond Probiotic Delight gluten-free?

Is the Activia Almond Probiotic Delight cup recyclable?

Does Activia Almond Probiotic Delight contain fava beans?

Can those with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency or those susceptible to favism consume Activia Almond Probiotic Delight?

Activia Touch Of

In what size is Activia Touch of available?

Which flavours are available?

Does this line contain probiotics?

Where do the botanical flavours come from?

Where can I get the new Activia Touch of?

Where can I get a coupon?


How is Activia probiotic yogurt different from other yogurts?

All yogurts are made with Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus, but most yogurts do not contain probiotics. Probiotics are living, friendly bacteria that have been scientifically studied, and when consumed in sufficient amounts, they provide a health benefit beyond basic nutrition. Activia yogurts contain Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactococcus lactis AND our probiotic culture, BL Regularis.


What is bifidobacterium (animalis) lactis?

Bifidobacterium (animalis) lactis is an exclusive strain of bifidobacteria specially selected by Danone Vitapole (Daniel Carasso Research Centre) and known in Canada under the name BL Regularis. BL Regularis is a probiotic, active, living culture used only by Danone. BL Regularis contributes to the proper functioning of the digestive system and a healthy gut flora.*

*When consumed as part of a balanced diet and a healthy life style.

Is Activia suitable for children?

Activia is suitable for the whole family, including children who are looking to eat a healthy, balanced diet.


What is the source of gelatin in Activia?

The gelatin in Activia is from a bovine source. Our Activia Shot Probiotic Drink and Activia Plain yogurt do not contain gelatin.


Is it possible to consume Activia after its expiry date?

Like all dairy products, yogurt should preferably be eaten by the “best before” date.  However, if it is only slightly past the expiry date, there is no danger. The product will simply contain fewer living bacteria and the taste could be slightly more acidic.


Where does the milk from Activia come from?

Our fresh milk is 100% Canadian. It comes entirely from the Federation of Milk Producers of Quebec or of Ontario.


Where does the fruit in Activia come from?

The fruit used in our yogurt can come from anywhere in the world, depending on season and availability.


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I am lactose intolerant. Should I consume Activia?

All Danone yogurts contain lactose, except for Activia Lactose-free yogurt. Yogurt is well tolerated by people with lactose intolerance. These people have difficulty absorbing the sugar found in milk, known as lactose, because they produce little or none of the lactase enzyme required to break down lactose into two sugars, thereby making it absorbable. The fermenting agents in yogurt contain this enzyme and pre-digest a part of the lactose. Furthermore, because of its thick texture, yogurt travels slowly through the digestive tract and therefore enters the intestine little by little, allowing for better absorption of the remaining lactose.

 


Activia Probiotic Delight

What is Activia Almond Probiotic Delight?

Activia Almond Probiotic Delight is a delicious vegan, non-GMO Project Verified almond probiotic product that contains the exclusive probiotic culture Bifidus (Bifidobacterium lactis CNCM I-2494).*

Each container of Activia contains a billion Bifidus cultures which have been shown to survive transit through the digestive tract in sufficient amounts.

*With more than 109 CFU Bifidobacterium lactis per 145g, this probiotic contributes to healthy gut flora.

Is Activia Almond Probiotic Delight lactose-free?

Yes, Activia Almond Probiotic Delight is lactose-free.


What does it mean when you state that Activia Almond Probiotic Delight is a probiotic almond-based delight?

It means that you can find all the benefits* of our Activia yogurt in a new plant-based product.

*With more than 109 CFU Bifidobacterium lactis per 145g, this probiotic contributes to healthy gut flora.

Is Activia Almond Probiotic Delight non-GMO Project Verified?

Yes! And proudly so. The Non-GMO Project Verified seal signifies that Activia Almond Probiotic Delight is in compliance with the Non-GMO Project standard. We’re honoured to qualify for this distinction.


Is Activia Almond Probiotic Delight vegan?

Yes, the product is made with vegan ingredients.


Does Activia Almond Probiotic Delight contain allergens?

Yes, as an almond-based product, Activia Almond Probiotic Delight does contain almonds.


Is Activia Almond Probiotic Delight replacing Activia?

No! The dairy products you know and love from Activia are still available. We simply want to expand the number of people who can enjoy the benefits of Activia!


What flavours are available?

Currently, Activia Almond Probiotic Delight comes in two delicious flavours: vanilla cinnamon and peach hibiscus.


What sizes are available?

All flavours are available in a 145g single cup.


Where can I find Activia Almond Probiotic Delight?

Great question! Activia Almond Probiotic Delight is launching nationally at major retailers as well as natural grocers. At Loblaws, it will be placed with the rest of the Activia products in the dairy aisle. In other stores, you could find it in the natural/organic section of the store if it is not placed in the dairy section!


How much sugar does Activia Almond Probiotic Delight contain?

Activia Almond Probiotic Delight contains 8g of sugar per 145g serving. We add cane sugar to give you a satisfying taste experience.


Does Activia Almond Probiotic Delight contain added sugars?

Yes, Activia Almond Probiotic Delight includes 8g of added sugar per 145g serving, which allows us to bring you the best possible taste experience while supporting gut health.


Where do the carbohydrates come from?

Carbohydrates are naturally present in fava beans and we add cane sugar and tapioca.


What is the fat content of Activia Almond Probiotic Delight?

Activia Almond Probiotic Delight contains 3.5g of fat per 145g serving, most of which comes from the almonds.


Does Activia Almond Probiotic Delight contain live and active cultures?

Yes! Activia Almond Probiotic Delight contains more than one billion live and active probiotics that support gut health!*

*With more than 109 CFU Bifidobacterium lactis per serving, this probiotic contributes to healthy gut flora.

Is Activia Almond Probiotic Delight kosher?

Yes, Activia Almond Probiotic Delight is certified kosher.


Is Activia Almond Probiotic Delight gluten-free?

Yes, Activia Almond Probiotic Delight is gluten-free.


Is the Activia Almond Probiotic Delight cup recyclable?

Individual 145g containers are made from polypropylene (plastic no. 5) and are accepted in the curbside collection systems of most Canadian cities.


Does Activia Almond Probiotic Delight contain fava beans?

Yes, Activia Almond Probiotic Delight contains fava beans.


Can those with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency or those susceptible to favism consume Activia Almond Probiotic Delight?

Activia Almond Probiotic Delight contains fava beans. It is recommended that individuals with G6PD deficiency, especially if susceptible to favism, avoid consuming fava beans.


Activia Touch Of

In what size is Activia Touch of available?

In 8 x 100g packaging


Which flavours are available?

Vanilla-lavender and orchard peach
Raspberry-mint and black cherry


Does this line contain probiotics?

Yes, every serving of Activia contains more than one billion probiotics.*

*With more than 109 CFU Bifidobacterium lactis per serving, this probiotic contributes to healthy gut flora.

Where do the botanical flavours come from?

The botanical flavours are of natural origin.


Where can I get the new Activia Touch of?

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Where can I get a coupon?

We regularly offer printable coupons online. You can find them here.

 

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