Pocky Day is celebrated in Japan on November 11th, but you don’t have to be in Japan to celebrate this day! Show your friends some love and get them delicious Pocky sweets.
Pocky is a Japanese dessert of long cookie sticks covered in chocolate and other flavors such as strawberry, vanilla, green tea, caramel, honey, and mango. It is usually served with a glass of ice water, as this combination is considered ideal. Initially, the sweet was called Roque and was completely covered in chocolate, but this made it difficult to eat as it often melted in people’s hands. The manufacturers then changed the design of the dessert to have the chocolate only on half the cookie, and the name Pocky was born. This holiday was founded by the Japanese food company Ezaki Glico in 1999 and was immediately accepted by the Japanese people.
- Pocky was originally prepared by hand, dipping each cookie stick in melted chocolate.
- Pocky is not only a sweet treat, but also a game. Each player takes one end of the cookie in their mouth, and on command, they eat towards the middle. The last person to still have the cookie in their mouth wins. This game has become quite romantic among young people.
- There are more than 50 flavors of Pocky available.
- Pocky was the most followed trend on Twitter in 2014.
How to take part
The best way to celebrate Pocky Day is to enjoy all the different flavors of Pocky! If they’re not available in stores nearby, you can always order some online. You can also give Pocky sets to your loved ones who haven’t tried it yet. If you’re feeling adventurous, try making Pocky yourself. It’s not as difficult as it seems!
When is Pocky Day celebrated in 2023?
Pocky Day is observed on November 11 each year.