Pocky

Pocky
Pocky-Sticks.jpg
Sticks of original-type Pocky
Place of originJapan
Created byGlico
Invented1966 (1966)
Main ingredientsBiscuit stick, chocolate

Pocky (ポッキー, Pokkī, Japanese pronunciation: [poꜜkkiː] (About this soundlisten)) /ˈpɒki/ is a snack food produced by Ezaki Glico. Pocky was first sold in 1966,[1] and was invented by Yoshiaki Koma.[2] They consist of chocolate-coated biscuit sticks. It was named after the Japanese onomatopoeic word pokkin (ポッキン).

The original was followed by an almond coating in 1971, and a strawberry coating in 1977. Today, the product line includes variations such as milk, mousse, green tea, honey, banana, cookies and cream, and coconut flavored coatings, and themed products such as "Decorer Pocky", with colorful decorative stripes in the coating, and "Men's Pocky", a dark (bittersweet) chocolate and "mature" version.

  1. ^ "Glico - Confectionery". Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd. Archived from the original on 2011-12-23. Retrieved 2011-11-14.
  2. ^ Koma, Yoshiaki. "USD520869S1".