Honey & Milk Pocky

Posted in 3.0 Wasabi Pea Rating, Pocky, Sweet at 12:35 am by Boo

I’ve been calling this Pocky “Promised Land Pocky” ever since I picked it up, despite the fact that it is labeled Honey and Milk Pocky and not Milk and Honey Pocky. In fact, if you can take a peek at the names I gave all the pics for this entry, only the one in which I had the name front and center is correctly labeled Honey and Milk. As soon as I was left to my own devices all the rest of the pics got short coded MNH. Ah well, it’s not the first time I’ve done something goofy with the JSFR and it certainly won’t be the last.

I’m always amused when a new flavor of Pocky comes out because three million flavors of the stuff just isn’t a broad enough offering of snacks. Seriously, do you know how many Pocky I’ve already reviewed? Hold on, lemmie get those stats…OK! 22 Pocky (that’s true Pocky and not Pepero or other Pocky wannabes) and I know there are a couple old school Pocky I haven’t yet reviewed. Crazy.

Check out the back packaging. Also crazy but look at the bee’s baton. He’s using a Honey and Milk Pocky as a pointer. Heh.

Here’s a close up of the strange fella in the corner. Huzzah for a wholesome tasteful life? I don’t know, sometimes I like a bit of rowdy in my life.

This (not Promised Land) Pocky starts off with an odd sort of pungent honey and something else smell. It reminded me of the days when I thought I might could kick the caffeine habit and was ordering steamed milk and honey in place of my usual cappuccinos. That phase lasted maybe a month but the smell of hot milk and honey stuck with me long after that. It’s not exactly the tastiest smell and the whiff from the Honey and Milk Pocky was giving me decaf flashbacks.

The taste is better and the honey flavor is spot on in terms of tasting like honey but the milk flavor is just not quite dairy cow milk tasting. One of my Guinea Pigs remarked that the milk taste was reminiscent of mixed up dried milk and you know what? It totally is. Have you ever made up some powdered milk and took a swig of that stuff warm? Bleh. It’s marginally better cold but alas, the Honey and Milk Pocky has more warm mixed up dried milk taste than chilled mixed up dried milk taste. Sad, for these could have been so much better if the milk flavor had been more spot on from the cow than spot on from the box. Still, it is Pocky and has that lovely Pocky crunch and smooth Pocky coating so it’s going to come out with at least a couple shiny pea points.

It also has this oddness at left in the inner wrapper. I don’t even know what’s going on here other than we’re starting at 41 and going to 44. Why? I have no idea, I don’t read Japanese.

I’m going to have to take away some shiny pea points for the lump sum packaging, although if you have a couple friends with you and they don’t mind an interestingly meh Pocky you won’t have to worry about leftovers. I just get cranky with the single package of stuff because that means I have to photograph and write the review in the same day. I also don’t like the no contrast Pocky as much as the high contrast Pocky but I won’t take away pea points for that. I’ll just mention it instead and
so I have. Adding my plusses and minuses I think I’m fairly comfortable giving Honey and Milk Pocky a low end

3 wasabi pea Rating of out of a possible 5 wasabi peas.


  1. Delphin said,

    July 20, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    This package is not the same as ours in Canada. It has no Japanese amusingness.

  2. Boo said,

    July 24, 2007 at 11:28 am

    How sad, no fun Japanese. Sometimes I wonder about different packaging and whether the company has come up with a whole new product (which I could then review!) or if they are just giving the same-old same-old a facelift. I really should learn to read Japanese one of these days so I don’t miss out on things I could review, or review things I already have but didn’t catch the packaging revamp.

  3. kim said,

    December 26, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Haha..I’ve never seen the honey flavored…I’ve been trying to find it through. I have the Japanese packages and I’m in Canada,depends where you buy them. I am right now eating milk flavored pocky.

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