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#1 Posted by empirepaintball (1468 posts) -

I know the Giant Bomb community is all over the world (as evidenced by the crazy foods in the mailbags), so I was wondering if any of you have had Pocky? I went to a paintball tournament recently, and we ate the stuff all the way for the 18 hour trip. 
 
That stuff is weird, but surprisingly delicious.  
 

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#2 Posted by LollerskateDJ (27 posts) -

I love the strawberry pocky and luckily they have it at Wal-Mart. Fuck yeah I love pocky.

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#3 Posted by empirepaintball (1468 posts) -
@LollerskateDJ said:
I love the strawberry pocky and luckily they have it at Wal-Mart. Fuck yeah I love pocky.
I try not to shop Wal-Mart, but I have made special trips just for Pocky.
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#4 Posted by AjayRaz (12892 posts) -

what is pocky? i always hear about it but i have no idea what it is apart from a pack of flavored stick things 

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#5 Edited by EuanDewar (5160 posts) -

Funfact: The way my cousin decided to cheer me up after my terrible day on Friday was to send me Pocky porn.

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#6 Edited by empirepaintball (1468 posts) -
@AjayRaz said: Basically, Pocky is a type of biscuit covered with a flavoring. It originated with chocolate, but they have branched out, obviously. 
 
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#7 Posted by Redbullet685 (6478 posts) -

Never had it, but I want to try it.

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#8 Posted by ShaggE (9158 posts) -

Delicious. Just a shame it has such a negative connotation.

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#9 Posted by empirepaintball (1468 posts) -
@ShaggE said:
Delicious. Just a shame it has such a negative connotation.
Yup. It's unfortunate. Actually, I was talking about Pocky at school and almost got in trouble. Whoops!
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#10 Posted by WoodenPlatypus (1389 posts) -

I've had actual Pocky once. 
In the UK there's ones called "Mikado" and it's basically the same thing. 
 
They're not really that amazing. 
Just like any other snack thing aren't they?
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#11 Posted by beckley205 (341 posts) -

Sound tasty but never saw one.

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#12 Posted by empirepaintball (1468 posts) -
@WoodenPlatypus said:
 Just like any other snack thing aren't they?
It's the myth, mostly. You're right, it's basically the same thing as other snack foods, although I still stand by the notion that it is better in taste and texture.  
 
But Pocky is just so damn mysterious!  
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#13 Posted by LollerskateDJ (27 posts) -

When I worked at the prison behind my house, my boss thought it was the greatest thing ever....so did the inmates....I'm just like hey, it's just biscuit sticks

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#14 Edited by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

That looks/sounds so familiar. Is it a Korean snack?

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#15 Posted by ssj4raditz (1156 posts) -

I pick it up on occasion.

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#16 Posted by PenguinDust (13073 posts) -

They used to sell it in the anime section of my local CD and DVD store.

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#17 Posted by empirepaintball (1468 posts) -
@Axxol said: Yes, it is very popular in Korea, but it has spread world-wide. 
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#18 Posted by deactivated-59a31562f0e29 (1212 posts) -
@ShaggE said:
Delicious. Just a shame it has such a negative connotation.
i'm totally clueless about this  
explain? 
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#19 Posted by ShaggE (9158 posts) -
@Empirepaintball said:
@ShaggE said:
Delicious. Just a shame it has such a negative connotation.
Yup. It's unfortunate. Actually, I was talking about Pocky at school and almost got in trouble. Whoops!
For discussing Pocky? That's... odd. 
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#20 Posted by defaulttag (904 posts) -

@AjayRaz: it's somewhat close to chocolate covered pretzels snacks.

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#21 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5455 posts) -

Yeah they have it at Target by my house. It's good stuff, but they aren't anything super special besides having an awesome name.

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#22 Posted by RobotHamster (4278 posts) -

A couple of months ago I found out this store by my parents house had some and thats when I had it for the first time, along with these kinda cookie panda things with chocolate in it.   
 
And yes they were very delicious. 

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#23 Posted by skadave (284 posts) -

I like how one of the varieties is "Men's Pocky." 

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#24 Posted by empirepaintball (1468 posts) -
@drag said: Basically, boxes of something called "Men's Pocky" came with porn in them. Hence the phrase Pocky Porn.  
 
 Men's Pocky
 Men's Pocky
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#25 Posted by ShaggE (9158 posts) -
@drag said:
@ShaggE said:
Delicious. Just a shame it has such a negative connotation.
i'm totally clueless about this  explain? 
Both the "porn" thing mentioned earlier and the ties to weeaboo culture.
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#26 Posted by WickedFather (1694 posts) -

Let's face it -they're meh.  They're the equivalent of Rich Tea biscuits.  A single digestive biscuit is a lot better than 6 pockys.  Chocolate Rich Tea and Digestives are not as good as the basic.

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#27 Posted by DuskVamp (720 posts) -
@WoodenPlatypus: Mikado is way more expensive as well. You can get Pocky in cash and carrys and that for about 50p. 
 
I liked the chocolate one, banana Pocky is disgusting. Sometimes though, I get a slight taste of lard when eating them..
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#28 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -
@Empirepaintball said:
@Axxol said: Yes, it is very popular in Korea, but it has spread world-wide. 
Yes, I've had the chocolate ones. They're good.
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#29 Posted by WoodenPlatypus (1389 posts) -
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I thought Pocky taste better tbh.  
the banana one was way too sickly for my liking. i dont get people who are obsessed with them. 
give me safari biscuits any day.
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#30 Posted by Tireyo (6710 posts) -

I like chocolate..... but that Pocky product doesn't look appetizing. 

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#31 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5737 posts) -

Strawberry, Pumpkin, WINTER FUDGE (YES IT IS AS GOOD AS IT SOUNDS), etc. 
 
I eat tons of Pocky and Botan Rice Candy. I only found chocolate Pocky in Japan, which I don't care for.

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#32 Posted by FrankCanada97 (4186 posts) -
@Empirepaintball said:
@drag said: Basically, boxes of something called "Men's Pocky" came with porn in them. Hence the phrase Pocky Porn.  
 
 Men's Pocky
 Men's Pocky
That is hilarious.
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#33 Posted by empirepaintball (1468 posts) -
@FrankCanada97 said:
@Empirepaintball said:
@drag said: Basically, boxes of something called "Men's Pocky" came with porn in them. Hence the phrase Pocky Porn.  
 
 Men's Pocky
 Men's Pocky
That is hilarious.
It may be the worst (and best) marketing ploy ever.
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#34 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

I clicked on this topic expecting:
  

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I'm disappointed. :(
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#35 Posted by JeanLuc (3883 posts) -

Every time someone would bring a box to school, that shit was gone in like a minute because everyone hoards to it.

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#36 Posted by empirepaintball (1468 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
I clicked on this topic expecting:
  
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I'm disappointed. :(
Psssshhh.  
 
Pocky is much better. 
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#37 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -
@Empirepaintball
Very true, and I expected him to be closely following if Pocky was mentioned.
 
Double disappointment!
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#38 Posted by DuskVamp (720 posts) -
@WoodenPlatypus: Weird that your reply didn't pop up in my inbox. Anyway, I thought they tasted pretty much the same. What's a safari biscuit?
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#39 Posted by Creigz (228 posts) -

I still go to chocolate flavor. All I can get here in BC in most stores is Strawberry and Chocolate. I'm a large fan of the chocolate, strawberry flavored anything is too damn sweet for my tastes.

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#40 Posted by WoodenPlatypus (1389 posts) -
@DuskVamp
I have no idea why I called them safari biscuits or something. 
I meant Cadbury Animals :P 
I'll get in trouble for bumping this entire thread but here's a picture to show you what I originally meant:
 
 
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#41 Posted by MattyFTM (14883 posts) -

@WoodenPlatypus said:

I've had actual Pocky once. In the UK there's ones called "Mikado" and it's basically the same thing.

Mikado and Pocky are exactly the same thing. They're made by the same company and they're exactly the same. They're just marketed differently.

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#42 Posted by WoodenPlatypus (1389 posts) -
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Ah well that explains why they both taste amazingly average together. 
I don't get why people are obsessed with them at all.
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#43 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2824 posts) -

Pocky is okay, nothing special imho. I'm more particular with the strawberry one. Anybody try this?:

Knockoff Pocky, muthafugga
Knockoff Pocky, muthafugga
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#44 Posted by GaiaAthena (8 posts) -

Pocky is awesome! It can be a little rare to come about but it's got a great taste.

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#45 Posted by scarace360 (4813 posts) -

I eat pocky every time i go to the arcade and by every time i mean every friday.

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#46 Posted by MysteriousBob (6262 posts) -

I had it once (the real thing). Its... meh. I don't get the hype. Its alright.

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#47 Posted by BoG (5390 posts) -

Pocky is a delicious snack, though I've never found it cheap. For this reason, I don't eat it often.
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#48 Posted by Red12b (9362 posts) -
@AjayRaz said:
what is pocky? i always hear about it but i have no idea what it is apart from a pack of flavored stick things 
shit covered pretzel, 
 
It's really good
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#49 Posted by ShockD (2487 posts) -

Tried it. Not so great.

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#50 Posted by dudeglove (13644 posts) -

Looks kinda revolting.