Strawberry Pocky (TH)
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While most of the domestic Pocky are in plain white cellophane bags, the Crunchy Strawberry are in clear bags that fade into red with adorable strawberry illustrations on them. Other variations include Pocky G (marketed as being "hard and rich"), Giant Pocky (strawberry- and chocolate-flavored; each box contains 20 individually wrapped sticks with real dried strawberry; each stick is about 10" long, and about three times the diameter of a normal Pocky stick), Giant Dream Pocky (box of 20 individually wrapped 10" sticks; each stick is in one of the five featured flavors of melon, grape, green tea, strawberry or standard chocolate), Sakura Pocky (limited edition that is part of the Luxury Chocolatier sub-group; each stick is coated with pink cherry blossom essenced chocolate sprinkled with a bit of salt), Reverse Pocky (cracker on the outside with the filling in the middle), Fortune-Telling Pocky (each stick contains a "fortune"), and Pocky Cake (a literal cake shaped to look like a Pocky stick.
The inspiration of Pocky came from its older sibling Pretz, another snack with a similar concept but in a savory version from Glico.Then, the Pocky sticks are dipped in chocolate (or a similar coating) and topped with cookie bits, nuts, or other similar food items. This Pocky is double trouble, offering blueberry and raspberry flavors mixed together into a creamy glaze.
These days, with machines implemented in manufacturing facilities, there is no need for workers to waste time or effort dipping pocky sticks into chocolate by hand. These light-as-air strawberry pieces are really great for snacking, and came out on the market a few years back. Malt extract has been blended into the Pocky's biscuit dough to create an aroma and taste that pairs best with whiskey.
Ingredients ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, FERROUS FUMARATE, NIACINAMIDE, THIAMIN MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), SUGAR, PALM OIL, LACTOSE, WHOLE MILK POWDER, SHORTENING (PALM OIL, FULLY HYDROGENATED PALM OIL), CONTAINS 1 PERCENT OR LESS OF: ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, BEET RED COLOR, SALT, SOY LECITHIN, BAKER'S YEAST, STRAWBERRY POWDER, MONO-AND DI-GYLCERIDES, SODIUM BICARBONATE.
The flavor is reminiscent of mango yogurt — and as soon as you open the box, you'll notice the undeniably fruity smell. This particular flavor is made with the classic Pocky biscuit stick, coated in coconut flakes, and then dipped in chocolate.Now that I’m much older and know how to cook, I’ve created what I consider the perfect recipe for Strawberry Pocky, every bit as delicious as the chocolate kind.