Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pocky Pop Culture

Pocky! A fan favourite for everyone. Regular pocky is a thin biscuit stick that is coated wtih chocolate for 2/3 of its length.  First sold in 1966, it was named after the Japanese onomatopoetic word for the sound Pocky makes when bitten, pokkin (ポッキン). The original was followed by "Almond Pocky" in 1971, with an almond coating, and "Strawberry Pocky" in 1977.
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Other varieties of regular Pocky include:
  • milk
  • green tea
  • honey
  • banana
  • coconut flavored coatings
  • black sesame, and many more
There are other varieties of Pocky targeted at specific audiences such as Men's Pocky, and regional Pockies for the based on the specialties of the local areas of Japan.  Other variations of Pocky include Decorer Pockey (with extra icing) and Mouse Pocky with thicker mousse-like coatings.  There are even Giant Pockies - and they are BIG.  Anyhow, to advertise this product, Glico has produced tons of commercials over the years for their products.

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