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In Which We Encounter a New Pocky Flavor…

In Katakana on the package: Sweet Pumpkin

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!

Awwww! It's a Punkin' Fairy!

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.

Have one...

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.

At the back, a silly comic strip involving a happy panda…

I’m not sure I’ll want another box of these, but they sure were an interesting snack.  😀



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

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