Saturday, September 08, 2007

Okay, I'm coming in late on this one ...


...but I've finally tried Pocky! And oh, what a fantabulous find!

My grocery store just started carrying milk chocolate and hazelnut Pocky, so I splurged and bought the milk chocolate. What are Pocky? They're these thin little sticks (the nutritional info refers to them as biscuits; 13 in a serving!) that are dipped on one end in chocolate. Doesn't sound too exciting, right? But let me tell you, they are YUMMY!

Sue, my kick-ass-firefighter-garden-guru friend (SMKAFGGF) came over last night to introduce me to the world of Belgian beers. We had dinner and for dessert, Ben & Jerry's Vermonty Python (coffee liqueur ice cream with chocolate crunchies and chocolate cows) with Pocky. I know, I know. How am I supposed to kick the Baron's butt in our weight-loss contest when I'm eating like this? Well I just did a long aerobic workout in this sweltering, nasty, humid weather. That's gotta count for something.

ANYHOW! Pocky is a Japanese treat and it comes in all sorts of flavors. You can check it out at different websites, including www.asiafoods.com. I particularly love this "Men's" Pocky. Apparently women are too genteel to appreciate bitter chocolate. HA! If you can find some Pocky, I'd definitely suggest trying it.

3 comments:

Alexandra said...

Oh! I once sent over some "Bitter Men" Pocky to my boyfriend's ( male-dominated, high-stress) workplace and they were an absolute hit due to the name alone :)

Debbie Elkind said...

Oh my god. I *love* Pocky. Loveloveloveit. There is a giant Asian supermarket in Sydney's CBD that sells many varieties of Pocky. Next time I'm there I'll make note of the weirdest varieties for you.

Patti said...

Yeah, I think I feel a Pocky revolution coming on. I just might have to order a whole bunch!