Friday, February 24, 2006

Pocky Fuyono Kuchidoke

I’m traveling this week, and when I was at Mitsuwa picking up some things I looked for something to take along that might be considered “traveling Pocky.” I did find some Winter Pocky, which is appropriate because it’s winter here in Pennsylvania. I’m guessing it’s the same as our Limited Editions that Hershey’s and Nestle have been playing around with, they just call it “Seasonal.”

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This is a regular milk chocolate Pocky rolled in cocoa. The chocolate seems sweeter than the regular chocolate Pockies and have a slightly more “dairy” flavor to the chocolate than the Men’s or regular Chocolate. It came in four small packets and is a bit more expensive than regular Pocky.

Unlike all the other Pockies I’ve had, this one did not look like the picture on the package. The package made them look textured, but these were just more matte looking and no cocoa came off the sticks (none in the bottom of the little plastic wrapping even). The cocoa adds a nice little bitter and salty hit to the whole thing, which is nice because now that I’ve had Men’s Pocky, I think that regular chocolate Pocky is a little too sweet.

There’s no listing on the ingredients that it contains hydrogenated fish oils, but it does have “shortening” listed on the ingredients, which isn’t prefaced with “vegetable” so it might be in here. It also lists monosodium glutamate.

Name: Pocky Fuyono Kuchidoke (Chocolate Winter Pocky)
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Glico
Place Purchased: Mitsuwa (Little Tokyo)
Price: $2.49
Size: 3.35 ounces
Calories per ounce: 129
Categories: Chocolate, Cookie, Japan, Glico

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Comments
  1. We saw these the other day at the Torrance Mitsuwa, but because of the price and because it didn’t seem all that excitingly different, we didn’t get any.

    Comment by Grace on 2/24/06 at 1:35 pm #
  2. Do you really think the plural of Pocky is Pockies?  Seems to me it should be Pockys for some reason.  But anyway, I digress.  Your blog rocks the candy house, baby.  I live across the street from a Mitsuwa and I like to buy a box of Men’s Pocky and a box of Strawberry Pocky and then combine one of each at the same time -it’s a chocolate-covered strawberry!

    I don’t like the “puffier” pockys - like the one you tested (or any of the “mousse” pockys) because of that hydrogenated oil issue.  And they just don’t taste as good. 

    Keep eatin’ on that candy!!!

    Comment by Easily Pleased on 2/25/06 at 2:50 pm #
  3. Cybele's avatar

    Grace - good call. Stick to chocolate or men’s pocky for good chocolatey balance.

    Easily Pleased - I did actually struggle with what the plural of Pocky is. Both look horribly wrong, but I think Pockys does look better. From now on, that’s how I’ll refer to them.

    You’re so lucky to have easy access to a Mitsuwa! I also have some Mont Blanc Pocky on deck to review (I’ve eaten half of them) and I’m not that keen on them.

    Comment by Cybele on 2/25/06 at 5:52 pm #
  4. Actually the plural of Pocky is just Pocky.

    Kind of like the plural form of fish is just fish.

    Comment by Ash on 2/27/06 at 11:38 pm #
  5. You know me by now…. *hides* It’s fuyuno, no fuyono….

    AHHHH DON’T HURT ME!!!!

    Those do look mighty tasty though…

    Comment by Tindy on 2/28/06 at 3:30 am #
  6. I LOVE THIS POCKY! It’s my favorite by far! It taste soooo chocolatey and fudgy…I couldn’t believe it was Pocky!

    I stocked up on some since it’s seasonal. raspberry I’m glad to see you reviewed it! ^___^

    Comment by Sera on 2/28/06 at 7:08 pm #
  7. the best by far is pizza pocky.
    anyone had it?

    Comment by tom on 4/16/06 at 6:19 pm #
  8. This is one of my fav types.
    Though I was disappointed in how it looked, the taste is exquisite, and the chocolate tastes a lot more refined. The packaging is absolutely gorgeus.
    <3 Pocky

    Comment by Ame on 3/07/09 at 3:09 pm #

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