If you asked me which is my most favorite snack from Japan, it has gotta be Pocky ポッキー. Which is why for Today’s Japan photo, we will be enjoying some yummy Pocky ポッキー.
This photo was uploaded onto flickr by user Olivander. I think its a really great photo and all the different colored Pocky just look so delicious. Someday I would love to take a similar photo but inside a transparent glass.
For those that have never tasted Pocky ポッキー:
Pocky (ポッキー) is a Japanese snack food produced by the Ezaki Glico Company of Japan. It was first sold in 1966, and consists of a pretzel stick coated with chocolate.
The name was changed to “Pocky,” after the Japanese onomatopoetic word for the sound Pocky makes when bitten, pokkin (ポッキン). The original was followed by “Almond Pocky” in 1971, with an almond coating, and “Strawberry Pocky” in 1977.
Today, the product line includes such variations as milk, mousse, green tea, honey, banana and coconut flavored coatings, and themed products such as “Decorer Pocky,” with colorful decorative stripes in the coating, and “Men’s Pocky,” a dark (bittersweet) chocolate and “mature” version.