Otona no Miruku Pocky by Glico Japan

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Chocolate covered bis­cuit sticks sound like some­thing squarely aimed at chil­dren. But in Japan, there’s no such thing as being too old for Pocky. Indeed, the name of Otona No Miruku Pocky (‘Adult Milk Pocky’) is obvi­ously tar­geted at adults.

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Otona Milk Pocky is also known as Rich Milk Pie Pocky. It looks like your ori­gin­al Chocolate Pocky with its bis­cuit stick enrobed in a lay­er of milk chocol­ate. But what dis­tin­guishes it, is the bis­cuit stick that’s less ‘bis­cuit’ and more pie crust like a crispy pret­zel, covered in milk chocolate.

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The pie crust stick (above, right) gives the Pocky an added crispi­ness and flak­i­ness, a sig­ni­fic­ant tex­tur­al dif­fer­ence prob­ably bet­ter appre­ci­ated by adults. It falls apart more eas­ily with each bite and it’s covered in a lay­er of milk chocol­ate that’s thick­er, sweeter, and less dark than ordin­ary Pocky (above, left), thus giv­ing it a more mature taste. Swapping out the dark­er chocol­ate for the added tex­tur­al fun makes the adult Pocky just as more­ish as the ori­gin­al, although I do won­der if it would taste even bet­ter with a dark­er chocolate.

The box of Otona no Miruku Pocky con­tained 2 packs each with ~15 pieces. It was manu­fac­tured in Japan, and pur­chased in Osaka, Japan in 2014.