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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Pocky Fever


(please read what's written on the package, because it's funny)

I've discovered Pocky today. I've tried Strawberry Pocky, Cheesecake Pocky, Reverse Pocky, and something called Men's Pocky (pictured above, for those who think I'm kidding). Whoa nelly, are they good. They're like a light pretzel with yummy on them. Unreal.

If any of my Japanese friends, and you know who you are, can fill me in on any hidden dangers of Pocky consumption or any Pocky-related illnesses I would be very grateful. Also, what the heck are they made out of? It feels like I've entered into some sort of deal with the devil by eating them.

On top of that, Pocky's just a fun word to say. I think it's time to visit the Asian section of Richardson.

3 Comments:

  • At 11:12 AM, Blogger Lord Bif said…

    Pocky (Japanese: ポッキー), pokkī is a snack food produced by the Ezaki Glico Company of Japan. The classic form of Pocky was first sold in 1965, under the name "Chocoteck", and consists of a biscuit stick coated with chocolate. Pocky was an instant hit among Japanese teenagers, and brought in sales of 30 billion Yen its first two years. ...

     
  • At 2:23 PM, Blogger Mike Pape said…

    Think about how many dirty hands have handled your average Pocky box by the time it reaches your neighborhood Asian-specfic grocery store. It's worse than Heinecken.

    30 billion Yen?? That's like, 12 bucks, right?

     
  • At 6:16 AM, Blogger Lord Bif said…

    I believe 30 billion yen is about 232.5 million dollars.

     

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