Welcome to a new series from the Yatta-Tachi staff, where Chris and I (Katy) take turns trying out different Japanese snacks that we stumble upon and share our thoughts! This time around we gather as many different types of Pocky we could find at our local Daiso! If this is something you want us to keep doing, let us know in the comments below!
“This flavorful and tropical version has all the flavor and texture of coconut one could imagine. Real bits of coconut are embedded in the delicious milk chocolate on a classic Pocky stick.” – Napa Japan
We both are not looking forward to this one since neither one of us care for coconut flakes.
Chris: “Not really coated. Surprised it doesn’t have a stronger taste despite how much coconut is on it. I was expecting more of a German chocolate cake coconut taste and I was happy that it wasn’t that.”
Katy: “It’s really not bad considering I hate coconut flakes.”
Overall thoughts: Despite neither of us liking coconut flakes, we actually ended up enjoying the Coconut Pocky. The smell and the taste were both rather pleasant!
Trinity Almond Chocolate
“Trinity Pocky is a deluxe version of this wonderful snack from Glico. Granulated sugar and almond bits are embedded in the lovely almond milk chocolate which covers 80% of the yummy pie crust type cookie stick. Four individually wrapped packets of Pocky sticks within this lovely designed box.” – Napa Japan
Chris: I like the coating. It’s thicker than usual. The flavor is there, but not overpowering. It’s definitely a sweeter one.
Katy: It’s rather sweet. Not sure if I like the pretzel though. It’s rather flaky.
Overall thoughts: It wasn’t until after we read the description did we realize the cookie stick was a pie crust type, not the usual Pocky stick, which would explain the flaky texture. We both enjoyed it, although it was a bit on the sweeter side. It did give off more of a “luxury” version vibe of your standard Pocky.
“Enjoy the sweet and simple deliciousness of chocolate in this classic flavor of Pocky from Glico! The fluffy, whipped texture of the chocolate pairs perfectly with the crunchy Pocky, making this an excellent treat to relax with. Each box includes 3 bags.” – Tokyo Otaku Mode
Chris: I take it back. These look to be the thickest. It’s not a dense chocolate.
Katy: THICC AF and I’m here for it. More like a whipped chocolate. Tastes like a Musketeers’ whipped chocolate texture.
Overall thoughts: We were both taken aback by how fluffy and light it was, despite the large amount of chocolate on the stick. It definitely reminds us both of a Musketeers’ chocolate bar. While I’m more of a fan of darker chocolate, Japan seems to do a really great job with their milk chocolate, and I find myself enjoying them.
Ultra Slim Pocky [Gokuboso (Thin) Chocolate]“More thinner sticks per box! Pocky is one of the most recognized products in Japan. This version has milk chocolate which covers 80% of the ‘extra-slim’ yummy cookie stick. 2 sealed plastic packs within the box.” – Napa Japan
Chris: It’s definitely a richer chocolate than the midi chocolate one. I think because they are thinner that it gives the illusion of more to eat, and I was a bit done with eating them halfway through.
Katy: It’s dark chocolate, but it’s a thinner version of the original Pocky and that’s about it.
Overall thoughts: Unfortunately, the Pocky melted and became one huge lump, so we wouldn’t try them individually. Maybe if we did, we wouldn’t have felt rather underwhelmed by it. The chocolate did taste darker than the original Pocky for some reason. If you’re a fan of savoring your Pocky one stick at a time, then you will definitely enjoy this version, since it’s about double the amount you usually get per package.
Trinity Orange Peel Pocky
“Trinity Pocky is a deluxe version of this wonderful snack from Glico. Dried orange peel and dark cookie bits are embedded in the lovely milk chocolate which covers 80% of the yummy orange cookie stick. Four individually wrapped packets of Pocky sticks within this lovely designed box.” – Napa Japan
Chris: “Ew, no. Don’t care for it at all.”
Katy: “The orange zest is chocolate covered and kind of chewy. It’s getting stuck in my teeth. >_<”
Overall thoughts: I think we both had high hopes for this one, but we ended up not finishing the single package compared to all the rest we had tried. We honestly preferred eating the coconut version instead of this one.
Midi Strawberry Cheesecake Pocky
“Pocky Midi is the shorter version of the popular Japanese snack Pocky, but what it lacks in length, it makes up for in chubbiness! This delicacy comes in a box with three packets, each containing four biscuit sticks coated with a thick layer of strawberry cheesecake-flavored white chocolate cream.” – Tokyo Otaku Mode
Katy: “I already know you’re going to like this one since your favorite is the regular one.”
Chris: *smells the pocky* “Ahhhhhhhh~! I like it, but just like the other squeeze Pocky, it’s only a once in a while treat.”
Katy: “It tastes like frosting… not sure if I like it. Wayyyy too sweet for me. It has almost a yogurt consistency.”
Overall thoughts: Turns out, if I read the label properly, it wasn’t strawberry, but strawberry cheesecake. It would have explained the lack of strawberry flavor, but rather more of a sweet cream. This is definitely a more decadent kind of Pocky, one you would have every once in a while. If we hadn’t tried 5 other Pocky leading up to it, we might have enjoyed it more.
Pocky Squeeze – Grape
“Glico has found a whole new way to construct its flagship product, Pocky! 70% grape juice is used in flavoring the rich outer chocolate. PLUS… this time they did something extra; the middle of the cookie stick contains grape flavoring too. A double dose of fruity wonderfulness! 18 deluxe sticks in each compact box.” – Napa Japan
Chris: Oh man! That’s smell! Definitely grape. It smells like grape soda. NO! It tastes like a grape pop tart.
Katy: Yummmm! Even the pretzel is purple and has a hint of grape to it. It almost comes off as candy instead of cookies.
Overall thoughts: Soooo goooood! If you like grape flavored anything, you would love this Pocky. It’s very fragrant and tastes as good as it smells. We both quite enjoyed this one.
Pocky Squeeze – Mango
“Glico has found a whole new way to construct its flagship product, Pocky! 70% mango juice is used in flavoring the rich outer chocolate. PLUS… this time they did something extra; the middle of the cookie stick contains mango flavoring too. A double dose of fruity wonderfulness! 15 deluxe sticks in each compact box.” – Napa Japan
Chris: Oh God… this is the opposite of what I had for grape. Not a fan of mango. No. Nope. No, thank you.
Katy: It’s so fruity! I’m not a fan of mango, but I don’t hate it.
Overall thoughts: While Chris didn’t care for it, I found myself enjoying it. Same as the Grape Squeeze, it tastes as it smells. Mango. Straight up mango. So if you love the fruit, you will love this Pocky.
Don’t try to eat 8 different types of Pocky at once. Your stomach will not be happy, nor will your appetite.