Winter Pocky

Posted in 5.0 Wasabi Pea Rating, Pocky, Sweet at 9:41 am by Boo

I think my friend Dirge first twigged me on to the existence of Winter Pocky, saying it was the BOMB (although ‘the BOMB’ isn’t exactly something Dirge would actually say) but also that it was hard to get because, as the name suggests, it’s a limited release sort of Pocky. Ever since, I’ve kept my eye out for it but Winter Pocky is very much the sort of thing you have to be in the here and now to get. With regards to Pocky, I’m never really in the here now or any other time.

However JSFR Procurement Mogul and also semi regular Guinea Pig Badmovie came up to me the other day with a fist full of Pocky. Winter Pocky. SQUEEEE! Apparently he is much better at striking while the (J-List) iron is hot and let me tell you, you gotta strike quick with this stuff. I went hunting for info on Winter Pocky and they are already sold out over at J-List. Krazy! I did find a site that, among other things, reviewes Pocky so if you have a few extra minutes it’s worth a look see. They also take better pictures than I do which makes me very envious of their 1337 camera 5ki11z. My writing is wittier and more charming though so after y’all go over there and look at the pretty pretty I’m sure you’ll come back for your weekly dose of booishness.



Maybe I ought to at least start the review. Anyway, Winter Pocky. If you get the chance to try this I suggest you do not pass it up. This Pocky starts with the traditional crunchy grahamesque Pocky stick and coats it with Asian milk chocolate. Delicious Asian milk chocolate that falls somewhere between traditional dark chocolate and your typical American milk chocolate. If you’ve had the Cadbury solid mini-Easter egg critters, the chocolate is comparable. It’s also a much more melty chocolate coating than any of the other Pockys I’ve tried; The chocolate practically dissolves in your mouth when you bite into one of these. It’d be a bit of a chocolate mess but for the dusting of cocoa on the outside which manages to keep the melty chocolate from melting inappropriately. Oddly, the cocoa dusting doesn’t track everywhere either and I have no idea why. Not that I’ll complain much about that but still, if you’re worried about getting chocolate hands or cocoa fingers you needn’t be.

Remember Meltyblends? This is Pocky going all Meltyblend on us save instead of a truffle like goo we have a crunchy Pocky stick. The bitter cocoa dusting keeps the chocolate coating from becoming too sweet and conversely, the chocolate adds enough sweet to the bitter cocoa to keep it in check. Unlike the Meltyblends truffle filling, the Pocky stick is nowhere near as sweet and adds a lovely crunchity to the mix. I’d go so far as to say that this is the perfect Pocky so risking the wrath of my Pigs, who were inclined to only go as high as 4.5 peas, I’m going to executive Winter Pocky up to a

5 wasabi pea rating of out of a possible 5 wasabi peas.


  1. TheMan said,

    February 18, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    And it’s fun to say. WIN-ter POCK-ee…… All low and serious like. Try it a home. Amuse your friends. Frighten your pets!

    WINNNnnnnn-ter Poooooock-eeeeeee……

  2. Bailey said,

    March 4, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    This stuff is very good, I think a long time ago I may have mentioned it though, as a comment on some Pocky.

    Have you tried the dessert swirly pocky, in multiple flavors? I can send you some if not.

  3. Boo said,

    March 4, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Oh lots of people who have had Winter Pocky have commented about it…in fact, I’ve known about it for going on 3 or 4 years now but never had (until now) the opportunity to try it. YUM!

    If you mean the Decorer Pocky then yes, I’ve had several of those. Decoration cake on a stick! I’ve also had a more swirled orange/chocolate Pocky but I’ll keep my eye out for something more dessert-y and swirly around these parts. After I review my 20 plus things that are already queued up. 🙂

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