Men’s Pocky is just regular Pocky with dark chocolate instead of milk. Yan Yan and Brazilian Pudding Pocky are both pretty excellent. Personally, I miss Creme Brulee Pocky. I used to get that stuff at the Korean grocery store up the street ALL THE TIME.
Hello Pandas are a staple at my house, although the last time I was at the Asian food store, they were out of them, so I had to get these weird things that I think were supposed to be Japanese acorns or weird mushrooms or something. Same basic idea, though.
I’ve only ever had the regular choco-pocky. My local FYE sells them, so I usually pick some up and take them into the movie theater. I fucking love them, i’ve yet to try any other kinds though. They also have some kind of clear soda and some little chewy/gummy fruit snacks i’ve been meaning to get my hands on.
have you tried the really skinny Pocky (Gokuboso Pocky)? i mean, it’s the same thing, but it makes you feel as though you are eating more because each piece is skinnier. (http://www.veryasia.com/glpogoch.html)
damn those innovative Japanese who come up with this stuff.
The only way I can get my hands on Pocky is through some Asian internet food stores, or eBay. I might get some from the online stores; I don’t really trust eBay for food (I agree with Rich and Richardy).
The only time I’ve had them is a while ago at an anime convention. I think I’ll buy some from an online store soon, or buy a big pack…Does anybody know their shelf life? I can’t seem to find any good sites selling Pocky that have Best Before dates on them.