Matcha Mousse Pocky by Glico China

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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.

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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.

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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.