Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Chocolate Pocky

Name: Pocky (Chocolate)
Brand: Glico
Place Purchased: Gift from Mom
Price: $2.25
Size: 3.53 oz
Calories per ounce: 142
Type: Cookie (Pocky)

I love Pocky. Can I just start with that? What a perfect candy. It’s got the savory crunch of a biscuit and the smooth velvety flavor of chocolate.

Opening one of the foil packs I was met with the overwhelming scent of dark chocolate. The sticks were nicely coated (not too much) with chocolate, and leave a little uncoated spot at the bottom where you can hold it without getting chocolately fingers - something they don’t do with chocolate covered pretzels.

The coating is a thin sheath, but because of the richness of the chocolate, it’s the right proportion. The biscuit or pretzel part is bland - it’s not salty nor sweet, but the perfect bit of crunch and crispness for the chocolate.

The portion size is huge. Half the package (250 calories, 90 from fat but only 20 mg of trans fats). I wasn’t able to eat that big of a portion - that’s 22 sticks. I think they’re a great thing to tuck in a lunch bag or to go off on a picnic (provided your pack doesn’t get too hot and they melt and stick together). Easy to snack on, easy to share.

Rating: 9 out of 10

See earlier review of Green Tea Pocky.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:07 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyPockyReviewGlicoChocolateCookie9-YummyJapan

Comments
  1. I love these things—and I seem to have no trouble eating the entire portion size.

    Comment by Troy on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. Thank you for posting this! I love Chocolate Pocky very much and I too have no problem eating the whole bag. You might want to try Chocolate Pocky made in Thailand. I like them much better than those made in Japan which, I think, are too creamy and make me sick ebfore I can finish half the box. I am guessing that the ones made in Thailand perhaps contain less shortening.

    Comment by Mel on 2/14/06 at 5:54 pm #
  3. In the early 70’s, my family spent 2 years in Japan. I remember Pocky and lots of other Japanese goodies. I prefer the original sticks to the fancier ones. Yummy!!!

    Comment by Suzanne on 4/10/06 at 4:39 pm #
  4. i went to japan last year
    and all i ate on the shinkansen was these pockys they are the nicest things ever
    do you no where to buy them in the gold coast
    cuase i need to buy them lol
    kk plz email me and tell me where to get them

    Comment by ashleigh on 2/25/07 at 7:51 pm #
  5. This stuff is so good! The best.

    Comment by Benjamn on 11/27/07 at 11:19 am #
  6. What do you call the ones like this that you dip yourself? I forgot the name.

    Comment by Sean S. on 12/20/07 at 9:02 am #
  7. Hi.
    I was just wondering were could i buy pockys in the UK?
    I live in the wirral and i have no idea were to buy some pockys.
    I love them!

    Comment by Crystal on 1/13/08 at 7:47 am #
  8. i just ate an entire bag for breakfast!
    perfect with a cup of hot tea or coffee!!

    Comment by kerri on 10/19/09 at 6:28 am #
  9. Sean-It’s Yan Yan

    Comment by tammy on 8/27/10 at 4:39 pm #
  10. Ah yes, Yan Yan, that’s funny because a friend of mine from high school is heir to the Bogden’s Reception Stick fortune, a product similar to this.

    Comment by Sean S. on 8/27/10 at 8:34 pm #

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