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Glico Pocky Mango Mousse

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Mousse Pocky has an incred­ibly lux­uri­ous mouth­feel, sur­passed only by what I ima­gine Bâton d’or, the premi­um ver­sion of Pocky, tastes like. It’ll be a while until I’ll know for sure though, as Bâton d’or is avail­able only in stores sparsely dot­ted around Japan and there was a 2 hour queue when D and I stumbled upon one in 2015.

Mango Mousse has a pale yel­low mango fudge that, like the matcha ver­sion, is almost twice as thick as stand­ard Pocky coat­ing. It’s the secret behind the lux­uri­ous mouth­feel in the Mousse Pocky series.

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The pleas­ant smell of mango escapes as you open the pack­aging. It’s fleet­ing, though, and that’s reflec­ted in the strength of the mango fla­vour. While it cap­tures the fla­vour of fresh man­goes, much like the matcha ver­sion, the fla­vour is barely there and comes only as a hint as the fudge melts in your mouth. I’m not bad when it comes to pick­ing up subtle fla­vours, but a product that’s claim­ing to be a par­tic­u­lar fla­vour should be boldly fla­voured without fear of offend­ing people’s taste buds! Otherwise, you end up with some­thing like a bis­cuit stick covered in non­des­cript sweet fudge. That said, the bis­cuits have the same crunch you expect from Pocky pro­duced in Japan and there’s still the sat­is­fac­tion of sink­ing your teeth sink into the fudge.

This box of Glico Pocky Mango Mousse con­tained 2 packs each with 9 pieces. It was pro­duced in China and pur­chased in Hong Kong in 2015.