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Activia/Danone - why so popular in Poland?

spiritus 68 | 666
12 Jul 2010 #1
Why is Activia/Danone so popular in Poland ? People drink it like's it's the elixir to eternal youth !

Come to think of it, the only other country I have visited that advertises medicines and health products so vigorously is the United States.
convex 20 | 3,978
12 Jul 2010 #2
gotta stay healthy so that you can enjoy that sick leave....
Olaf 6 | 956
12 Jul 2010 #3
That's huge marketing campains and advertising, but when you check the ingredients - you'll see that it is crap. Tastes bad, can give you runs (quite often actually) and you can buy yoghurt that has more of those bacteria and different species too AND for a much lower price. All in all 3 better yoghurts for one bottle of this shite.
frd 7 | 1,399
12 Jul 2010 #4
bollocks, it's not popular
12 Jul 2010 #5
Why is Activia/Danone so popular in Poland ?

Not only Poland in Russia thy have opened Danone stores selling only their products. Bizarre but true.
terri 1 | 1,665
12 Jul 2010 #6
if you wrap 'shite' in fancy silver wrapper, advertise it as if it's the best thing since sliced bread, people will buy it.
It can taste horrible, nasty, give you the runs - but least a person can say..look at me... 'I have Danone for breakfast' . It's all about the 'image'.
jonni 16 | 2,485
12 Jul 2010 #7
Even the people who make it privately admit it doesn't work. But, Poles often like to drink Kefir, yoghurt, soured milk etc., so the market for such products is quite sophisticated - and Poland has endemic hypohondria and is already a big market for useless 'cures'. A snake oil salesman's dream.
frd 7 | 1,399
12 Jul 2010 #8
Activia/Danone so popular

bollocks, it's not popular
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
12 Jul 2010 #9
There no more benefits to Activia than taking some natural pure yoghurt. I'd goes as far to say it's probably worse due to the "extra" stuff in it. It's the same with that other product and it's advert "There's more germs on you cutting board than on your toilet seat".... then where's the problem then? I don't get sick by sitting on my toilet seat, so therefore your advertisement renders your product useless!! These days more and more people are dying due to the fact that they protect themselves waaaaay too much :/
Seanus 15 | 19,706
13 Jul 2010 #10
We have to question conventional wisdom. Look at fluoride. Ask experts and you'll find mixed opinions. A leading figure did a major presentation on its harmful effects. Danone doesn't provide tangible benefits and preys largely on the vulnerable nature of people.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
13 Jul 2010 #11
As with most of these business cures.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
13 Jul 2010 #12
Absolutely! I'm always on the lookout for cheats and scammers. People are so desperate to make money these days. They know hard times are upon us and will pull all manner of fast ones. A winna let yon fowk teen a len o mi :) :)
Olaf 6 | 956
13 Jul 2010 #13
drink Kefir, yoghurt, soured milk

yes, these really work. Help digest and keep you away from being sick, as they have all the 'good' bacteria. You can drink it, mix it with cereal, add to some souces etc. What can you do with e.g. orange flavoured Actimel?

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