A Pocky for Me, a Pocky for You! The Story of the Famous Japanese Snack

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  • Take a quick break from work and have a snack. One popular snack in Japan is “Pocky”. Pocky doesn’t really rhyme with hocky nor rocky. It is pronounced as POH-(pause)-KEE, in Japanese.

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    It is a pretzel stick covered with flavoured coating. As you can see, the coating leaves a small portion of uncovered pretzels so as to make it easier to eat. No need to worry about chocolate melting in your hand!

    Pocky Empire!

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    Pocky has been produced by Ezaki Glico, which is a Japanese confectionery company headquartered in Osaka. Dating back to 1971, the first original coating of Pocky was almond flavoured.

    Nowadays, you can find Pocky with varying flavours such as; milk, banana, cookies and cream, green tea, coconut, honey and mousse. It has also been distributed among different countries abroad such as; Philippines, China, Malaysia, Laos, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, India, Burma and South Korea. It can also be found in Europe but with a different name “Mikado”. If you go to USA, Pocky can be found in Asian International Supermarkets. So, it’s literally everywhere!

    Different Pocky Flavors
    Cookie Crush Pocky

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    From the name “Cookie Crush”, this pocky is coated crushed cookies with melted chocolate. Great for chocolate and cookie lovers.

    Strawberry Pocky

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    This Pocky has a strong strawberry flavour. Yum!

    Milk Chocolate Pocky

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    This is a combination of milk and chocolate. However, it somehow tastes a little buttery after eating.

    Winter Pocky

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    A pocky which is suited for winter is the Winter Pocky. This explains why the coating is so thick. It has a little cocoa dust on it.

    Giant Pocky

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    It looks gigantic indeed. This Pocky is 10 inches longer than the usual chocolate Pocky. It is also said that the diameter is 3 times bigger. Those who just can’t get enough have to try this!

    Please note that some of the pocky flavours are available during specific seasons only, or may be a limited edition that was once discontinued.
    In either case, if you come to Japan you will find many different flavours and types of pocky! Enjoy your snack!

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