Thursday, June 16, 2011

Glico Pocky Cookie Crush

Pocky Cookie crusHPocky was one of my first introductions to Japanese candy. It’s a simple construction that has no precise American analogue. It’s a flavorless cookie stick dipped in chocolate or some other creamy chocolate-like confection. Later versions, and there are plenty, have other flavors, stripes and inclusions. It’s been hard to keep up with them all. Once I found the Men’s Pocky, which I loved, I found that all others after that just couldn’t measure up.

The Glico Pocky Cookie Crush caught my eye though, as I’d already picked up the Oreo Bitter Chocolate Bar, I thought maybe this Japanese trend of crushed cookies was onto something.

Pocky Cookie crusH

The construction of the sticks is simple. The bland, dense and dry cookie stick is mostly dipped into a milk chocolate studded with chocolate cookie bits. It’s all very mellow. It’s quite crunchy, so there are a lot of textures going on, with the crisp low sweetness of the stick, then the sandy cocoa of the cookie bits and then the creamy chocolate coating that binds it all together.

Better, darker chocolate would probably throw these into the realm of perfection.

I have to say that the concept of a partially dipped crunchy stick is also genius. You can pick it up without getting messy fingers and nibble away at it or pop the whole thing in your mouth.

Each packet has only four sticks in it but still a nice portion of about 71 calories. The box was expensive, as far as I was concerned. It’s six packets but only 2.82 ounces for $4.75. It made me feel like they were precious and decadent, when in reality they were just pricey.

Related Candies

  1. Oreo Bitter Bar (Japan)
  2. Divine Milk Chocolate with Spiced Cookies
  3. Chuao Panko
  4. Cookies ‘n’ Creme Showdown
  5. Cookie Dough Bites
  6. Almond Crush Pocky
  7. Pocky Kurogoma (Black Sesame)
  8. Men’s Pocky


Name: Pocky Cookie crusH
    RATING:
  • SUPERB
  • YUMMY
  • TASTY
  • WORTH IT
  • TEMPTING
  • PLEASANT
  • BENIGN
  • UNAPPEALING
  • APPALLING
  • INEDIBLE
Brand: Glico
Place Purchased: Marukai Marketplace (Little Tokyo)
Price: $4.75
Size: 2.82 ounces
Calories per ounce: 140
Categories: Candy, Glico, Chocolate, Cookie, 8-Tasty, Japan

POSTED BY Cybele AT 2:59 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewGlicoChocolateCookie8-TastyJapan

Comments
  1. Hi, I am a big fan of you, and in Japan for 14years. It sounds funny funny the expensive pocky was changed to be upscale chocolate snack there.

    Comment by Kuroishino on 6/16/11 at 11:18 pm #

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