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Glico Pocky Strawberry

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The Tsubu Tsubu Strawberry Pocky impressed with pops of fla­vour from the freeze dried straw­berry bits through­out the mousse coat­ing, so I put my gen­er­al aver­sion to straw­berry fla­voured foods aside to try their basic Glico Pocky Strawberry.

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Compared to the Tsubu Tsubu Strawberry Pocky (above, top), the stand­ard Strawberry Pocky (above, bot­tom) is short­er and the enrob­ing mousse is a deep­er pink with only a sprink­ling of red specks and cer­tainly no chunks through­out, giv­ing it a cream­i­er mouth­feel. Critically, though, the fla­vour of the stand­ard Strawberry Pocky is sweet through­out, from the first bite to the last, with the fla­vour of the bis­cuit regis­ter­ing only as a crispy tex­ture until it emerges in the fin­ish as the straw­berry cream melts away. The straw­berry fla­vour recalls the col­our and taste of straw­berry ice cream. The stand­ard Strawberry Pocky misses out on the punchy acid­ity of the ‘pop­ping’ bits that bal­ances the sweet­ness in the Tsubu Tsubu and makes them more­ish.

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While I prefer the Tsubu Tsubu Strawberry Pocky, these stand­ard Strawberry Pocky pro­duced in Japan had a smooth­er and shi­ni­er fin­ish than those pro­duced in Thailand, which had a dull and gritty fin­ish.

This box of Glico Pocky Strawberry con­tained 1 bag with ~30 bis­cuits. It was pro­duced in Japan and pur­chased in Osaka, Japan in 2015.