All the way from Japan: Halloween Pocky!!

I wanted to share something a bit off-the-beaten-path today, and while sorting through my archives yesterday I found the perfect thing; a series of Japanese Halloween Pocky boxes.

For those that don’t know, Pocky is a brand name confectionery product out of Japan that’s been around for decades.  It’s a thin cracker-stick, typically covered in chocolate and other flavors.

As a collector, I don’t make an effort to collect Pocky, even though I think the packaging they come in is pretty cool.  My reasoning is that first-and-foremost, they’re tough to track down, and ultimately when you can, the fact that they’re imported makes them cost-prohibitive.  Even so, I have picked up a few fun ones over the years.

So let’s take a look at a release from six years ago that was called Pocky: Lovely Halloween. First up is the tray the individual boxes came in – check out the cut-out mask!:

Japan – Glico – Pocky – Lovely Halloween – candy-snack box multi-tray – 2006

And here are the three flavors of Halloween Pocky that originally came in that box:

Japan – Glico – Pocky Honey & Milk- Halloween – candy-snack box – 2006

Japan – Glico – Pocky Strawberry – Halloween – candy-snack box – 2006

Japan – Glico – Pocky Pumpkin – Halloween – candy-snack box – 2006

That’s the trio of flavors that were originally included with the “Lovely Halloween” box.  But I do have one more Halloween-related Pocky to share.   This one is a from a few years earlier.  Check it out:

Japan – Glico – Pocky Pumpkin – Halloween – candy-snack box – 2003

And that’s everything I’ve got on the topic of Halloween Pocky.  I hope you enjoyed the peek into this unusual confectionery treat.  See you next time!


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About Jason Liebig

A New York City based writer, editor and sometimes actor. After spending much of the 1990′s in the comic book business helping tell the stories of Marvel Comics’ X-Men as series editor, he has since split his time between developing his own entertainment properties while still consulting and working on others. Having been described as “the Indiana Jones of lost and forgotten candy”, Jason is one of the country’s premier candy collectors and historians with his discoveries appearing in countless blogs, magazines, newspaper articles, and books. Always happy to share his knowledge and unique perspectives on this colorful part of our popular culture, Jason has consulted with New York’s Museum of Food and Drink and has also been a featured guest on Food Network’s Heavyweights, France’s M6 Capital, and New York’s My Google Profile+
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2 Responses to All the way from Japan: Halloween Pocky!!

  1. Leah says:

    Thanks for posting this! I was looking for more information on Halloween Pocky for a post, and I had no idea Pocky used to have seasonal pumpkin flavors. I’ve been posting about Halloween Kit Kats and other sweets, too, so check it out if you’re interested!

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