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Yum Market Finds: Pocky, Pocky, Pocky!

When I was first introduced to the Japanese taste treat known as Pocky, it was love at first bite. Long sticks of crunchy biscuits coated with chocolate: What's not to like? Turns out reader c0rkie enjoys Pocky as much as I do because she filled up 2 whole pages in the Yum Market with tons of different kinds! The official snack of anime, was originally sold exclusively in Japan in 1965. Since then, it has become extremely popular and is now sold all over the world - taking the name Mikado in Europe. I'm a fan of the classic milk chocolate but would love to try some of these other flavors... looks like I'll have to beg geeksugar to escort me to Japantown.

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c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
wow! i saw this link and thought "OOH! someone else wrote an entry on their love for Pocky too!?" then i saw how i was mentioned! hahe what a nice treat to be seeing my user name on an "official" sugar post :D!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
What a great treat!
Ayamari Ayamari 9 years
I've never tasted the stuff, but I admit that I'd like to just taste it or have one small bite... I'd like to know the taste for sure.
GoofyGirlBlog GoofyGirlBlog 9 years
yum yum yum I love the stuff!!
saffy1227 saffy1227 9 years
pocky is tasty
Scarlet Scarlet 9 years
My favorite pocky are the ones dipped in dark chocolate and pieces of walnuts.
ktjones ktjones 9 years
I am eating strawberry Pocky as we speak! I love it! I wish they they made them a little more healthy much saturated and trans fats...yikes!
Desirella Desirella 9 years
I LOVE pocky, especially the strawberry...I chomp through those like nothing...and now I want some!!
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
I love, Love, LOVE Pocky! I still remember getting it as a treat when I was little (like 4) I have to shout "POCKY!" when we pass it in the store. Since most of the stores (Safeway, Kroger) here sell Chocolate and Strawberry, I didn't realize that there were so many kinds until I went to Uwajimaya (in Seattle) to buy Sake and OH THE SELECTION! Every kind of Pocky! I haven't tried them all yet, but one day...I've now inducted my son into the wide world of Pocky. : o)
krystalmak krystalmak 9 years
This is good :)
Daisie Daisie 9 years
Mmmmm....the tomato pretz is awesome too!!!!
chloeainturhoney chloeainturhoney 9 years
their corn flavored sticks are the best! =D
milo milo 9 years
i love it !!!!!
cyrizzle cyrizzle 9 years
pocky is aaahmazing!
blackdiamonds blackdiamonds 9 years
Ahhhhhhhh I'm craving Mikado! I can't stop eating it its just soo yummy!!
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 9 years
This stuff is GREAT, I grew up eating this =)
AtatakaiSunshine AtatakaiSunshine 9 years
Oooh, I got my first box of Pocky (Chocolat Orange, still one of my favorites) from the Japan showcase in Disney World!! lol. I love Asian snacks.. Pocky, as well as those Lotte koala chocolate-filled biscuit snacks, etc.
uptowngirl1999 uptowngirl1999 9 years
i love these! *yum yum*
DCStar DCStar 9 years
Ohhhh Pocky is sooo good, i adore it. I usually only see it in 4-5 different flavors though, so this is pretty exciting & illuminating!
velvetavalon velvetavalon 9 years
the market in japantown (San Francisco) will have it but for all the flavors try a Ranch 99 store! Men's Pocky is my favorite even if i feel a little butch when i eat them!
dorkydebutante dorkydebutante 9 years
Big, I had the exact opposite experience: everyone wanted some of my Pocky! XD (I think it was because I grew up in a heavily Asian community, and so everyone knew what they were.) I remember bringing them to school when I was like 4 or 5 (or 10, or 16) and pretending they were those long, fancy cigarette holders like Audrey Hepburn had in "Breakfast at Tiffany's." lol. I like Gentlemen's Pocky, despite the name [I am very much a girl], cos I am a dark chocolate fiend. And of course, the original Chocolate Pocky is good because it's a classic and you get the most Pocky for your money. hehe.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
I have loved any and all kinds of Pocky since I was about 4 or 5. I used to bring them to school in my lunch and the kids would be like "WHAT IS THAT??? EWW THAT'S WEIRD!!!" But I just shrugged and thought, "your loss" because Pocky is the best! My favorite is the original plain "Pretz" flavor. Whenever we go to the Chinese/Asian supermarket, my mom ALWAYS buys like a whole carton of them (probably like 12 per carton) for us ... I want some now!!!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
They sell these at a store near my office. Perhaps I will try them now!
GeikoSera GeikoSera 9 years
I love Pocky! You can see all the currently availabe flavors here:
Daisie Daisie 9 years
I love the classic Pocky you're showing! The green tea does not entice me at all, but some of the other varieties of chocolate do! I also love the Japanese rice paper candies!
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