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Pocky?

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Post by Edward Ng » Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:50 pm

I like the G Pocky.
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Post by Slaugh » Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:24 pm

You mean the chinese cookie sticks covered with dark chocolate?

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Post by Edward Ng » Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:30 pm

The Japanese ones, yep; they come in many varieties.
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Post by Tibors » Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:40 pm

I didn't vote, because I don't know them. But if it contains enough chocolate is probably OK :D
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Post by wing » Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:52 pm

Different varieties contain different amounts of chocolate; some contain none (e.g., the salty ones or the milk-flavoured ones). It seems that the "limited edition" ones might contain more :D

EDIT: My bad... the salty ones are Pretz... the Pocky are the ones with chocolate... :oops:
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Post by RaNDoMMAI » Fri Dec 31, 2004 7:31 am

i like yan yans and the panda cookie alot more then pocky. i think the regular pocky sucks in fact

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Post by Edward Ng » Fri Dec 31, 2004 7:47 am

But have you tried the other ones? I agree regular Pocky's not that great, but man I love G Pocky.
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Post by Tyrdium » Fri Dec 31, 2004 10:43 am

What's G Pocky?

I've had original Pocky and Men's Pocky, and they're pretty decent, but I prefer Koala No March. Plus, with Koala No March, you get overwhelming cuteness. ;)

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Post by Edward Ng » Fri Dec 31, 2004 1:12 pm

Next time you see your Pocky dealer, look for G; it comes in regular and strawberry (I haven't tried the strawberry yet).
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Post by EvoFire » Fri Dec 31, 2004 3:00 pm

Hey man, Pocky rules :D

They come in so many different sizes and flavors, so many imitation things too.

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Post by Edward Ng » Fri Dec 31, 2004 3:13 pm

What, like Pretz (yuck!)?
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Post by Tyrdium » Fri Dec 31, 2004 9:05 pm

Edward Ng wrote:Next time you see your Pocky dealer, look for G; it comes in regular and strawberry (I haven't tried the strawberry yet).
Hmmm... Oh, you mean Giant Pocky? I've always wondered about it... Insanely expensive, though. :?

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Post by Slaugh » Fri Dec 31, 2004 9:30 pm

I think the "G" stands for "Glico"...
The first of these chocolate-dipped wheat sticks was launched by Glico Corporation in 1965. Glico was amazed at the success and popularity of Chocoteck - as they were first called - with sales reaching three times their original estimate. Chocoteck was soon renamed Pocky in recognition of the "pockin" sound they make when munched.
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Post by Edward Ng » Fri Dec 31, 2004 10:03 pm

Nope; not Giant Pocky (bigger isn't really better in this case); it's the one that Slaugh has linked images to above this post.

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Post by DryFire » Fri Dec 31, 2004 11:33 pm

g pokey is pretty good teh straberry is not bad at all.

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Post by Tyrdium » Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:47 am

Huh... Well, I'll keep my eye out for it. :P

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Post by daba » Sun Jan 02, 2005 9:16 pm

Have you tried the Giant Pockey? HEHE!

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Post by Edward Ng » Sun Jan 02, 2005 9:54 pm

daba wrote:HEHE!
Whoa there...
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Post by Slaugh » Sun Jan 02, 2005 10:09 pm

daba wrote:Have you tried the Giant Pockey?
What? Is there only one or you just ate the last one? :lol:

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Post by EvoFire » Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:37 am

OMG, the giant pockys are so cool, but the chocolate to biscuit ratio is lower..... I want more chocolate!!

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Post by Edward Ng » Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:20 am

EvoFire wrote:OMG, the giant pockys are so cool, but the chocolate to biscuit ratio is lower..... I want more chocolate!!
Which is why, as I said, bigger isn't better in the case of Giant Pocky.

I'm sticking to my guns with G Pocky.

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Post by EvoFire » Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:44 am

But then, too bad for me, Pocky is too expensive here, I cannot afford to be addicted on that stuff.... It drain ur pockets just like silent computing does....


mm.... strawberry...... 8)

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Post by sthayashi » Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:14 am

I prefer Pretz myself...
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Post by RaNDoMMAI » Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:15 am

i have tried like all the pocky. but it was a LONG time ago and i dont even remember how G pocky taste like.

i will go to the asian grocery sometime later when i dont have work and check it out.

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Post by wing » Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:22 pm

EvoFire wrote:But then, too bad for me, Pocky is too expensive here, I cannot afford to be addicted on that stuff....
I think Pocky might be expensive everywhere. Look at the prices on glico.co.jp (they list only a few limited-edition ones), 1050 yen for the special Pocky's, almost CAD$15 :shock:

EDIT: Giant Pocky's there... still, 1500 yen...
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Post by EvoFire » Wed Jan 05, 2005 11:12 pm

Probably..... I rarely eat them.... if I do... its usually other people that had bought and sharing the "wealth" with me.

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