It’s a Pocky stick invasion. That’s right it used to be you could only find these Japanese treats at an Asian market. But now I’m seeing them pop up at my neighborhood grocers too (hint: look in the Asian food section or they’re sometimes stashed with the candy).

For Pocky newbies, here are the basics:

  • Pronounce it pock-e, not how I sometimes say it to rhyme with hockey
  • These are biscuit-like sticks that are coated in with a variety of flavorings, like chocolate and strawberry
  • In a well-stocked Asian grocery store, you might be able to find Pocky sticks coated with crazier flavors like green tea, sweet milk, cookies ‘n cream and more
  • Don’t buy just one box of Pocky sticks, get a couple since you’re likely to go through them quickly
  • These make for great on-the-go treats as long as they don’t sit in the bottom of the bag–they crush easily

Ready to try Pocky sticks? Or are you already a Pocky fan?

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