Trivial trivia: Pocky Day

Every monster needs a healthy dose of random information. And Beeg Mama is here to make sure all the monsters, visiting or lurking, receives their recommended dosage of trivia. 11th November has been declared by Japanese company Glico corporation as “Pocky Day” as the date resembles the chocolate coated sticks: 11/11. (Does this mean its Stick‘s day as well?)

Pocky (ポッキ) is a Japanese snack food produced by the Ezaki Glico Company of Japan. It was first sold in 1965, and consists of a biscuit stick coated with chocolate. Pocky was an instant hit among Japanese teenagers, and brought in sales of 30 billion yen in its first two years. The name was changed to “Pocky”, after the Japanese onomatopoetic word for the sound Pocky makes when bitten, pokkin (ポッキン). The original was followed by “Almond Pocky” in 1971, with an almond coating, and “Strawberry Pocky” in 1977. Today, the product line includes such variations as milk, mousse, green tea and coconut flavored coatings, and themed products such as “Decorer Pocky”, with colorful decorative stripes in the coating, and “Men’s Pocky”, a dark (bittersweet) chocolate and “mature” version.

-information provided by my best friend, Wikipedia

More random Pocky information here & check out the different flavors available here.

Love & Kisses,

Beeg Mama