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Glico Pocky Summer Salt Milk Chocolate

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Pocky comes not only in region­al fla­vours, but also sea­son­al fla­vours. For sum­mer, they released a Glico Pocky Summer Salt Milk Chocolate. Whereas stand­ard Chocolate fea­tures dark chocol­ate enrob­ing the bis­cuit stick, Summer Salt Milk Chocolate fea­tures salt dus­ted over a milk chocol­ate mousse enrob­ing the bis­cuit stick.

The salt crys­tals on the milk chocol­ate are tiny, yet give a slight crunch before quickly dis­solv­ing to cre­ate a strange dis­con­nect between what should be a sweet snack, but tastes salty. Once the milk chocol­ate of pre­vi­ous sticks begins to linger on your tongue, though, the salt mixes with the creamy milk chocol­ate to cre­ate a more­ish fla­vour much like a sweeter ver­sion of Lindt’s Touch of Sea Salt or a chocol­ate-dipped pret­zel. Overall, salt enhances the sweet­ness of the chocol­ate here, much like how the Japanese like to add salt to water­mel­on to enhance its taste.

The Summer Salt Milk Chocolate is about 2 cm short­er in length than the stand­ard Pocky, although they have the same thick­ness of bis­cuit and mousse.

The box of Glico Pocky Summer Salt Milk Chocolate con­tained 2 packs each with 15 pieces. It was man­u­fac­tured in Japan, and pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2016. It is a sea­son­al edi­tion for sum­mer.