We update this post to the date we get to try new ones.
Just like the different Kitkat chocolates, we also like trying out the Pocky biscuit sticks varieties. Pocky is a Japanese sweet snack of biscuit sticks coated with chocolate that could vary from milk to white, to dark to a combination of chocolate and other flavors.
In Europe, it is sold as Mikado, lol (I’ve only recently known this and it’s already 2022). We also eat Mikado a lot, although there’s only white chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate variations! Though we’re not able to take photos of all the Pocky we tried, we still compiled here those that we did. Enjoy!
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This variant isn’t too sweet. The biscuit sticks are heart-shaped and are pink then coated with blueberry-flavored chocolate. It is said that the blue Pocky is an expression of gratitude and respect for the essential workers and medical professionals.
This variant has biscuit sticks covered with chocolate with a sprinkling of crushed almond that adds much to its already crunchy texture.
Pocky Midi Matcha
This came with the box sent by mom’s friend who frequents Japan. The Pocky Midi variants are shorter sticks but has double chocolate coating that it looks thicker than the usual ones.
You’d finish these sticks the same time you would a normal pocky stick as you get to savor the thick coating for longer. ^_^
Matcha Sticks coated in chocolate
We got to have the Matcha-flavored sticks again, this time from Singapore. It came with the care box that mom’s friend sent which were full of matcha-flavored goodies, cadbury chocolates, and this yummy, crispy spring rolls.
These biscuit sticks are covered with real blueberry flakes in cream – so the package says. It’s a pleasant kind of sour and sweet, so we really like it.
Cookies and cream
You can never go wrong with cookies and cream! Be it Pocky, ice cream, or chocolate.
Like the blueberry taste, these biscuit sticks are covered with real strawberry flakes in cream, also yum!
Unlike the matcha sticks, this one is just biscuits but coated in matcha chocolate, thus the green coating. But of course, it’s matcha, so it’s good!
Matcha Sticks coated in chocolate
We do love watching animes, especially in the summer (we’re on summer break) and what’s better than having Japanese treats while watching them?
If you’re familiar with Monkey D Luffy and the Mugiwara crew, you’d know how this has been long running and we would marathon at times especially since we couldn’t watch when there’s school. We enjoy this anime that Dad even painted one side the kid’s room with them (see below).
This pack has matcha sticks coated with chocolate, which are not as smooth as the usual pocky sticks, so I’m not enitrely sure if it has almond bits added (hopefully not because my daughter is allergic to nuts).
There’s a Japanese shop we love to visit whenever we get the chance to. It’s in the city center, and we happened to be near there (we visited a bubble tea shop near the store).
It’s but a must to stop by and get our Japanese ingredients, meat, and treats. Kids got Doraemon lollipops, Pocky biscuit sticks, Panda chocolates, and other sweets.
Other things we get here are cut up pork meat, sometimes beef, frozen takoyaki, kewpie, nori sheets, ramen, unagi no kabayaki, furikake, and other food should I want easy to make dishes, or fancy sushi too.
We also enjoy looking at Japanese stationery, fans, utensils, and sometimes yukatas too.
We also practice saying Konnichiwa and Sayonara to the friendly store lady. ^_^