7 Interesting Ways to Enjoy Pocky Like Japanese!

7 Interesting Ways to Enjoy Pocky Like Japanese

One of the most popular snacks of all time in Japan is Pocky. It is a stick-shaped biscuit covered in chocolate. It leaves just a little space without chocolate for the fingers to stay clean. After being sold for almost 50 years, it has gained the attention not only as a simple snack, but also as part of Japanese culture. Here are a few ways that we, Japanese enjoy Pocky!



 

7 Interesting Ways to Enjoy Pocky Like Japanese!

 

1. One by one or a few at a time!

The art of eating Pocky is not just one. Some like to eat slowly one by one and enjoy the taste of chocolate for a long time. There are others who like to take several sticks at a time and enjoy the thick flavor of chocolate. Eat as many at a time as you wish!

 

2. Eat with friends!

One of the excitements of opening a box of Pocky is sharing with friends. Since one box consists of a few dozens of sticks, it is a great snack to share with friends. If you want to make new friends, just open up a box and offer to a few people around you. Soon after, you will find yourself with smiles and conversations.

 

3. With alcohol

Although it is a common snack found in supermarkets, it also goes well with alcohol especially with whisky. When you go to Japanese bars, they will serve you snacks called “otsumami.” Often times you will find Pocky there. You can use it like a muddler and stir your favorite drink.

 

4. Try out different taste!

The original Pocky started simply with chocolate cover. However, after 50 years of history, there are various different flavors. The most well-known flavors are strawberry, crushed almonds, and green tea. Also there are seasonal flavors that are only sold during certain period. Go to the nearest convenience store and find all the different types of Pocky!

 

5. Travel around Japan by Pocky!

Pocky has designed different flavors not only seasonal but by each region in Japan. For example, melon flavored Pocky is sold as a popular souvenir in Hokkaido because it is known for the production of Yubari melon. Grape flavored one in Nagano, powder tea flavored in Kyoto, and surprisingly, wine flavored in Kobe. We, Japanese like to try the specialty of each region, thus they decided to produce different flavor for each region.

 

6. Fall in love with Pocky!

In Japan, there is a famous game named “Pocky game.” In this game, a guy and a girl eat the same piece of Pocky from opposite ends. So what happens when they finish eating the Pocky? A kiss! It was a popular game at “gokon,” a party where guys and girls meet, during 80’s and 90’s for them to be closer in a shy country.

 

7. Dance with them!

The latest trend is the collaboration with Pocky and dance. A few years ago, Pocky TV commercial became popular by shooting a young actress dancing with Pocky. Last year, there was a dance contest where teenagers grouped up together to apply for this event. The dance was called “shea-hapi” which is an abbreviation for “sharing happiness.” So start dancing to enjoy Pocky in the latest style!

 

Conclusion

Pocky is now popular in Japan and in the world. A simple snack can bring such closeness and happiness among people. Now get ready to go out and buy the snack to share your happiness!

 

7 Interesting Ways to Enjoy Pocky Like Japanese!

1. One by one or a few at a time!
2. Eat with friends!
3. With alcohol
4. Try out different taste!
5. Travel around Japan by Pocky!
6. Fall in love with Pocky!
7. Dance with them!