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Find Out About Osaka’s Glico Running Man and His History

When I first visited Osaka (大阪) in 2014, I admit that I wasn’t aware of the famous landmark located in Dotonbori-Ebisubashi (道頓堀戎橋) in Osaka’s south district. When I went there the first time and saw the crowd taking pictures with the huge Running Man signboard, I was amazed how popular the landmark seemed, particularly to…

Why is Japan’s Famous Glico so Successful at Creating Mouthwatering Treats?

If you’ve eaten Pocky, Seventeen Ice Cream or Cheeza, then you’ve probably heard of its manufacturer, Glico. The company is formally known as Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd. which is headquartered in Osaka. It has been producing traditional candies for a long time in Japan which have been adored by so many loyal consumers who can’t…

New (and Accidentally Funny) Pocky Boxes for Every Valentine’s Recipient

Pocky, Japan’s beloved biscuit sticks dipped in flavors such as chocolate, strawberry and green tea, introduce 10 different packaging designs which will be available from 29 December 2015 until the end of February 2016. Actually, only the names have been revamped to have different meanings suitable for various occasions. For instance, there are Sukky and…

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

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. It is a pretzel stick covered with flavoured coating. As you can see, the coating leaves a small portion of uncovered pretzels so…

Pocky, the world famous Japanese snack

“Pocky” is the chocolate biscuit sticks that are very popular in japan. It is a Japanese snack produced by Ezaki Glico and has been selling since 1966. The regular pocky is a biscuit stick (The biscuit sticks made of wheat flour with some ingredients) dipped in chocolate, but today pocky has many variations such as…