Japanese SweetsJAPANESE SWEETS, CANDY AND CHOCOLATES
We stock a variety of Japanese sweets & chocolates.
Try Hi-Chew, very chewy candy in a variety of mouthwatering flavours! or Koala's March -bite-sized Koala shaped cookie snack with a sweet chocolate or strawberry filling inside.
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More about Japanese Pocky...
The classic form of Pocky was first sold in 1965, under the name "Chocoteck", 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 onomatopoeia for the sound Pocky makes when bitten, pokkin.
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.
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