Taste of Japan #7 - Pocky? Pocky !

Taste of Japan #7 - Pocky? Pocky !

If you only try one Japanese snack, make sure its Pocky! Of course once you do try it, you'll be back for more. Crispy biscuit sticks coated in yummy chocolate. Need I say more? You count ask for a more perfect and simple snack. No visit to the international supermarket is complete without the Pocky - most of which gets eaten on the way home.

  • nother great taste from Japan that's been around for more than a century, this is Kasugai kompeito (also written konpeito) candy, a kind of hard candy that looks like stars, exploding out in all directions. This is a tasty package... nother great taste from Japan that's been around for more than a century, this is Kasugai kompeito (also written konpeito) candy, a kind of hard candy that looks like stars, exploding out in all directions. This is a tasty package of an authentic sweet candy from Japan's past, with a ziplock-like seal for freshness. Each package is 6" x 8" (15 x 21 cm). As seen in the Ghibli film Spirited Away, by Hayao Miyazaki (this is what Kamaji feeds to the little soot sprites).

  • A creamy vanilla-flavoured candy with that fun melt-in-your-mouth paper is the perfect treat for when you need something not so sweet and something that will keep you smacking your lips. My mum and her family always gave these to... A creamy vanilla-flavoured candy with that fun melt-in-your-mouth paper is the perfect treat for when you need something not so sweet and something that will keep you smacking your lips. My mum and her family always gave these to us as kids and I'm afraid I developed quite an addiction to them in adulthood. (Not that I'm complaining!)