It’s Pocky Day today as 11/11 looks like Pocky sticks! The chocolate covered biscuit sticks are quite easy to find around the world now but if you’d like to try limited edition flavours and other interesting snacks from Japan, here’s some shops to browse. All sites ship worldwide.
Sugoi Mart (Japan) is Japan Crate’s store so you can find items from their previous subscription boxes plus loads of popular candy & snacks including seasonal and limited edition flavours. They have a lot of interesting Pocky in stock just now including fancy Luxurious Pocky and giant size fruit flavours.
Japan Haul (Japan) is run by the people behind TokyoTreat and YumeTwins and has all the latest weird and wonderful Japanese snacks – and some Korean snacks too. I’m very intrigued by these new Pringles that include fish & chips and a mystery flavour!
If you want to get a taste of regional Japan, Bokksu (Japan) partners with small local businesses around Japan to share their creations. As well as subscription boxes, they have a shop with snacks, candy, tea and more to buy individually. How about some mikan (mandarin) mochi featuring Ehime Prefecture’s mascot Mikyan!
If you prefer to order from the USA, World of Snacks have a small selection of Japanese snacks and candy including some interesting KitKats like Sakura Mochi and Ocean Salt.
In the UK, Tofu Cute have lots of fun Japanese candy, snacks and drinks plus mystery bags at a few price points. These Kit Kat grab bags have 6 different flavours to try with lots of possible options.
For something a bit different, Rainbowholic Shop (Japan) have a great range of Karel Capek tea in adorable packaging. You can choose individual flavours, assorted packs and even gift sets with cute pouches.
And if you’ve got some Pocky on hand, why not celebrate Pocky Day with one of the fun recipes on the Pocky USA site? There’s everything from cinnamon spice cake pops to a big hedgehog cake!
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.