Ever had a box of Pocky — the chocolate-covered pretzel sticks packaged in slim red boxes, found at every Asian grocery story and some American ones too? This is the snack you spent your allowance money on after school if your parents didn't happen to put a box in your lunch. And if they did, you bought another one later anyway.
Ezaki Glico Co. Ltd., the Japanese brand behind the popular snack, is celebrating Pocky's 50th anniversary with a truck. And yes, the truck will be red, just like the snack's signature red packaging.
On the truck, there will be boxes of Pocky, and they will all be free.
Current Pocky flavors include original chocolate; strawberry (biscuit sticks dipped in strawberry-flavored cream); matcha green tea (biscuit sticks dipped in green tea cream); chocolate banana (biscuit sticks dipped in banana-flavored cream) and cookies and cream (chocolate-flavored cookie sticks dipped in sweet cream coated with specks of crunchy cookie bits).
The Pocky truck will be in Los Angeles on April 20 and eventually make its way to Chicago in June.
The truck will post its locations on Twitter @Pocky.
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