1966. The year that changed the world of snacking forever. The year...that Pocky was born. Other chocolate-covered biscuit sticks don't stand a chance against Pocky.
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Pocky Milk Chocolate Salty featuring a salt-speckled milk chocolate coating. It does what it says on the tin: It tastes slightly salty. Eating it side-by-side with regular Pocky, there's no question that Salty tastes better.
Like monster movies, martial arts, and cartoon pornography, the Japanese are the only ones in the world who have managed to refine and re-imagine snack foods in a way that can only be described as art. Whether they're wacky, cute, insane, or just plain delicious, we've got a major thing for Japanese snacks at SEHQ. Over the next few weeks, we'll be eating our way through our giant Japanese snack box. First up: Pocky.
These mock Pocky varities at Not Quite Nigella are a little elaborate (and a lot beautiful). If you want the recipe there translated to cups and teaspoons, Planet Green has done the work for you. [via Twitter]...
Hel-lo, pumpkin. As Helen of Ready Steady Go points out, this is a good reason to love October and Japan simultaneously. The Japanese stick snacks Pocky have been spotted in such flavors as banana, green tea, and milk, but pumpkin? Even lifetime Pocky eater Robyn was speechless. Good News: The ingredients contain actual pumpkin. Bad News: They may not taste like actual pumpkin....