The variations of Pocky are endless. There are, of course the dizzying number of fudge flavours for regular Pocky, the chocolate flavoured biscuit sticks, the upsized giant versions, and then, amongst other variations, also mousse Pocky. This is Matcha Mousse Pocky by Glico China with a creamy matcha mousse-like fudge that’s 2 – 3 times thicker than regular Pocky.
Matcha Mousse Pocky (left) has thicker fudge than even the Giant Uji Matcha Pocky (right), which already has a thicker fudge than regular Pocky. The thick mousse creates a curious sensation as your teeth sink into something soft before reaching the crispy biscuit stick. While soft, though, it retains it’s shape at room temperature.
The mousse in the Matcha Mousse Pocky (above) is a much lighter shade of green than the Giant Uji Matcha Pocky (below). This lighter shade reflects in the intensity of the matcha flavour in the Mousse Pocky. It’s there, but it’s very faint. This is unlike the Giant Uji Matcha Pocky that leaves you in no doubt as to its matcha flavour with the presence of the slightly bitter, grassy flavours of a good matcha, although the biscuit stick itself is matcha flavoured as well, giving it that extra kick.
This box of Matcha Mousse Pocky by Glico China contained 2 packs each with 9 pieces. It was produced in China and purchased in Hong Kong in 2015.