Milk Chocolate Salty Pocky

January 30th, 2012 by Rosa

I found these Milk Chocolate Salty Pocky at an Asian grocery store back home in Austin. I immediately snatched them up Рsalt + chocolate has always struck me as a European thing, so I was excited to see them on Pocky, a classic Asian treat.

They were basically regular milk chocolate Pocky – thin biscuit sticks dipped in chocolate – with an added sprinkle of salt. The salt crystals were small but visible, though not quite as sparkly as they appear on the packaging.

The biscuit sticks were crisp and crunchy. They tasted mostly neutral with just a bit of butteriness. Their purpose was mostly to serve as a neutral flavored but texturally interesting foil for the chocolate.

The chocolate coating was thin but creamy. It had a nice duskiness, and the salt crystals added a flash of flavor that really set the chocolate off.

These were a really simple yet wonderful treat. It’s amazing how the simple addition of a few grains of salt added so much more complexity to it. An OMG.

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2 responses about “Milk Chocolate Salty Pocky”

  1. Victoria (District Chocoholic) said:

    Salt and chocolate always belong together. Always. And usually make an OMG when mixed.

  2. Barbara said:

    Got two boxes of these at a Japanese grocery store I went to. Daughter was not impressed but son loved them. I wish I had gotten more but they were very pricey!