Pocky Day is celebrated on November 11 of every year. In Japan, Pocky is a popular treat that can be found, and even appears in bars served alongside a glass of ice water. Pocky also has a notable presence in other Asian countries like China, Thailand, South Korea, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan, Burma, Vietnam and Brunei. In Malaysia, it was sold under the name “Rocky” for four decades. In 2014, it was renamed as “Pocky” with a new package design and slogan. Hence Pocky Day is a perfect day to enjoy the taste of Pocky with your family members, friends or even with co-workers.
“Beat Me Up, I Wouldn’t Care…Make Fun of Me, I Still Wouldn’t Care…Eat My Pocky, You’re getting Personal.”
History of Pocky Day
Ezaki Glico food Corporation created the Pocky Day in the year 1999. Ezaki Glico food Corporation created a bready-stick snack called “Pretz” in the year 1963. After three years they decided to add chocolate for a new kind of sweet stick treat. But coating the entire stick in chocolate was not good. So they decided to hold the chocolate at one end and to keep another end like “handle” for the best eating experience. They named their new product as “Chocotekku” because tekuteku is the Japanese Mimesis for walking. But another company had already trademarked that name. Hence Glico Decided to name it is a Pocky (Derived from the word Pokkin – the sound of something that was long snapping in two). That’s how the Pocky was created. Pocky can be found in several varieties of chocolate, strawberry, and almond.
The unusual flavours include the seasonal flavours of honey (spring) and kiwifruit mango (summer). The bittersweet version of chocolate Pocky is called as Men’s Pocky. The Regional flavours of Pocky include grape, yubari melon, giant Mikan, powdered tea azuki bean, Kobe wine, and five-fusion berry. In addition to these flavors, some of the other flavors like banana, coffee, lychee, caramel, melon, marble royal milk tea,Daim bar, milk, honey and milk, cream cheese, berry, sweet potato, coconut, crush, corn on the cob, pineapple, pumpkin, kurogoma, kinako, Brazilian pudding, marron, tomato, cherry, orange, blueberry, mikan, apple yogurt, mixed berry, hazelnut, and green tea are also available. Hence Pocky Day is a perfect day to eat your favourite pocky flavour.
Other Celebrations on November 11
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How to Celebrate Pocky Day
The best way to celebrate Pocky Day is by enjoying the taste of your favourite Pocky flavour with your friends and family members. Gather your friends and family members and host a Pocky Themed Party. Take pictures with your friends while eating Pocky and share them with others on social media by using the hashtag #PockyDay.