I’m a serious Pocky fan. It’s one of my personal indulgences, really. However, nothing could have prepared me for the brilliant orange box I saw in the Oriental foods aisle of my favorite supermarket.
It was a box of sweet pumpkin Pocky!
A box containing a fetching little packet filled with sixteen pretzel sticks covered with pumpkin-flavored white chocolate coating. Incidentally, it’s written on the box that 2.9% pumpkin puree was used for the flavoring.
So, how was it? Pretty good. Aroma-wise, you’ll be hit with the rich fragrance of butter – which seriously sent my brain reeling as it was the sort of smell that made me think of a savory potage au parmentier (pumpkin bisque)!
Flavor-wise, it isn’t very sweet but not very pumpkin-y, either. Nevertheless, the buttery taste of the coating went down a treat with the slightly salty pretzels.
I’m not sure I’ll want another box of these, but they sure were an interesting snack. 😀