The tea at a Japanese tea ceremony is the highest grade of matcha and this Koi Fukami Matcha Pocky by Glico Japan is a limited edition flavour using just that ‘koi fukami’, or ‘deep, dark’, matcha from Uji, Kyoto, Japan.
The construction is much like the Giant Uji Matcha Pocky by Glico Japan with a matcha white chocolate enrobing a matcha flavoured biscuit that’s tinged lightly green.
On tasting, though, these Pocky distinguish themselves from the Giant Pocky with its intensity and depth of matcha flavour. Each stick smells of a high-quality green tea. An initial sweetness of white chocolate develops to a rich and fragrant flavour of matcha with prominent vegetal notes before a pleasant green tea bitterness emerges in the finish that intensifies the matcha flavour and balances the sweetness. The biscuit stick is unsweetened with a mellow matcha flavour and cleanses the palate between sticks with the constant alternating sweetness and bitterness of the matcha flavour ensuring it never becomes boring. These are delicious!
This box of Koi Fukami Matcha Pocky by Glico Japan contained 2 bags each containing around 12 pieces. It was produced in Japan and purchased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.