Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Men's Pocky

Purchase Location : Sankus
Price : 150 Yen
Kcal : 155 (per pack)
Maker : Glico

Men’s Pocky? Is it just me, or would this name be okay in other countries?

As far as I have heard and seen, Pocky is quite famous in many other countries.

According to the Wikipedia page, Pocky was first introduced in Japan in 1966. Many varieties of Pocky are sold in almost every supermarket and convenience store here in Japan. I would even say it has legendary status as far as snacks go.

Pocky Men’s is not as sweet as other flavors. As the box says, it’s “Bitter Chocolate.” I guess men like it that way? Personally I prefer the coconut flavor. I guess I’m not much of a man. 


Kelson said...

Believe it or not, I've actually seen this in California. Admittedly, it was at an Asian grocery store.

Kelson said...

Forgot to mention: I always thought it was an odd way of arbitrarily assigning gender to branding, rather than just saying "Dark Chocolate Pocky."

Conservative Resistance said...

I love Pocky!

Thank God for Asian markets over here, or there would be no Pocky for me.

Mewi Ngai said...

I like men's pocky :D Does that make me a man? LOL. Anyway, it's not a cool thing to assume that only men like dark chocolate, and women don't. Coz that's what its trying to say to me >D