Tasty, but overrated and monstrously expensive for just chocolate sticks (Two Pack: $5 at anime conventions $1.99 atr Oriental markets). Mostly eaten for image purposes rather than actual taste by anime fans.
Not as tasty or cheap as Pepero, a Korean biscuit stick that is manufactured by Lotte.
Regular guy: *Looks on with 89 cent 2-pack of Pepero* "Idiot."
Pocky is very popular in Japan. In bars, it is sometimes served in a glass of ice water. It also has a significant presence in other East Asian countries such as China and Korea. In Europe, Pocky is renamed Mikado after the game Mikado. In the United States and Canada, Pocky can be found in Asian supermarkets and the international section of most large supermarkets, as well as Wal-Mart Supercenters and anime convention dealers' rooms. In Malaysia, Pocky was renamed by the Glico Company as Rocky, perhaps to avoid a vulgar word in Malay with similar pronunciation. Pocky has recently been marketed in America by LU, a company of the Danone Group.
Outside of Japan, Pocky is fairly popular among Japanophiles and otaku (anime fans). Its constant association with the Engrish phenomenon and the oddness of some of its versions (like the "Men's Pocky" bittersweet flavor), as well as the several Pocky parodies seen on many anime/manga series, contribute to the snack's reputation.
Pocky is good though.
Rare to find in America, except for Anime conventions, select Wal-Marts, rarely-found Oriental markets, and eBay. If you're not big on Anime, and afraid to go to the Oriental market, but like the taste, try eBay, as they don't exercise slave labor, and have the cheapest prices just a click away.
The cost for a two-pack of Chocolate Pocky is just about the same as a regular Hershey bar, give or take 20 cents, depending where you go.