Japan is a food hub with a wide array of delicacies, including sushi, ramen, and onigiri. Yet, its snack game shouldn’t be overlooked, as the country is also home to mouthwatering candies, cakes, and cookies that you can’t often find anywhere else. But there is one Japanese snack that has become a global phenomenon, and that’s Pocky.
The beginnings of Pocky
First introduced in 1966 by the Japanese food manufacturer Ezaki Glico Co., Pocky snacks are thin, chocolate-dipped cookies that are shaped like sticks. According to the brand, the name (pronounced like rocky, but with a p