Kinako Pocky (soybean)

Posted in 4.0 Wasabi Pea Rating, Pocky, Sweet at 8:18 pm by Boo


Yes, “Please enjoy the fragrant flavor of soybean flour”. Those crazy Japanese with their odd phrasing make me chuckle. And also…soybean flour? You know, I wasn’t sure exactly what I would be tasting when I bit into the fragrant flavor of soybean flour but apparently, fragrant soybean flour tastes a lot like an odd mix of sesame, peanut butter and caramel. Who’da thought?

Again, I bring Pocky to the review because there are only 3 million different varieties of Pocky left that I haven’t reviewed yet while this entry brings up the total Pocy reviews I have done up to 1.2 million. Hence, I’m not going to dwell on the stick because I’ve done the Pocky. If you have forgotten all about the Pocky stick, please take this opportunity to browse the JSFR archives and (re)acquaint yourself with the stick of Pockiness. I will say that this particular Pocky sports the lighter graham-esque stick.

This particular Pocky is also fragrant. We all enjoyed the whiff of soybean flour, which smells rather nutty and darkly sweet. It also tends to be the same color as the Pocky stick and if it weren’t for the speckled inclusions (soybean flour spots?) in the coating I’d have sworn the thing was all one hue. Visually, Kinako Pocky is boring…unless you enjoy a dark tan color.
The taste makes up for the lack of eye candy (heh), however. If you can imagine a sweet peanut butter with a tad of caramel and a hint of sesame hanging around the edges you would have nailed Kinako Pocky. One of my Guinea pigs even went on to praise the Pocky by declaring that he wouldn’t need much if any prompting to eat another stick. Or another, or another…

We all liked them, we all decided that Kinako Pocky deserved a

Rating of 4 Wasabi Peas out of a possible 5.

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