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13 April 2009, 12:12 AM   #1
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You don't know what pocky is?
Here is the definition:
Pocky (ポッキー ,pokkī?) (pronounced [pokːiː] in Japanese) Pocky.ogg listen
(help·info) is a Japanese snack food produced by the Ezaki Glico Company of Japan. It was
first sold in 1966,[1] and consists of a biscuit stick coated with chocolate. Pocky was an
instant hit among Japanese teenagers, and brought in sales of 30 billion yen in its first
two years. 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, strawberry, 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.

Pocky is very popular in Japan. In bars, it is sometimes served with a glass of ice water.
It also has a significant presence in other East Asian countries such as China. In Europe,
Pocky is renamed Mikado after the game Mikado and distributed by LU Biscuits. In the
United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, Pocky can be found in Asian supermarkets and
the international section of most large supermarkets, such as World Market, HEB, Wegmans,
at select f.y.e. stores, Wal-Mart (in the Asian foods aisle), some Target stores, and
anime convention dealers' rooms. In Malaysia, Pocky was renamed as Rocky, perhaps to avoid
a vulgar word in Malay with similar pronunciation. In the United States, Pocky is marketed
both by the Lefèvre-Utile Biscuit Co. (in chocolate and peanut butter flavors) and by
Ezaki Glico's American division, Ezaki Glico USA Corporation (in chocolate and strawberry
flavors). In Australia, Pocky is usually sold in Asian convenience markets along with
other Asian foods and products.

On September 30, 2008 Hong Kong authorities have announced that melamine has been detected
in Pocky Men's coffee cream coated biscuit sticks made in China. Ezaki Glico had no
immediate comment on the reported contamination. The melamine contamination level was
found to be 43 ppm (legal limit is 2.5 ppm).[2]

    * 1 Pocky flavors
    * 2 Pronunciation
    * 3 See also
    * 4 References
    * 5 External links

[edit] Pocky flavors
Strawberry Pocky
Men's pocky

Pocky can be found in dozens of varieties such as chocolate, strawberry, and almond. Some
of the more unusual flavors include the seasonal flavors of honey (spring) and kiwifruit
mango (summer). The bittersweet version of chocolate Pocky is known as Men's Pocky.
Regional flavors of Pocky include grape (Nagano), yūbari melon (Hokkaidō), giant mikan
(tangerine, sold in the Kyūshū region), powdered tea azuki bean (Kyoto), Kobe wine
(Kobe), and five-fusion berry (Goka). There are also such flavors as banana, coffee,
caramel, marble royal milk tea, melon, milk, honey and milk, cream cheese, berry, sweet
potato, coconut, crush (crunchy cracker pieces in chocolate), pineapple, pumpkin,
hazelnut, kurogoma (black sesame), kinako (soy bean flour), marron, Brazilian pudding,
mikan, blueberry, and green tea.

Special variations of Pocky include Decorer Pocky (which features extra decorative icing)
and Mousse Pocky (which features extra thick, "creamy" mousse-like icing and is more
exclusive). Unlike other Pocky variations, Mousse Pocky packages especially contain fewer
pieces than regular Pocky with only nine pieces per pack.

Another variation of Pocky is the My Calorie Pocky (マイ カロリー ポッキー ,mai
karorī pokkī?), which has 1/4 the calories of regular chocolate Pocky.

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13 April 2009, 06:16 PM   #2
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may you down size it a bit? its taking along time to read. and i still dont know what it

13 April 2009, 06:19 PM   #3
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lol. it's like a popular treat in Japan. It's a biscuit stick dipped in chocolate
strawberry or whatever. :D

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13 April 2009, 10:52 PM   #4
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sounds tasty!

13 April 2009, 11:17 PM   #5
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:D You should try it IT'S like friggin good :D

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13 April 2009, 11:42 PM   #6
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hmm. idk where they would sell it.

13 April 2009, 11:44 PM    #7
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Like in asain Grocers, and stuff :D can you tell people about this club?

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