February 1st, 2011

How to eat Pocky – A Guide

Following on from the distinctive Pocky adverts that show people snapping Pocky with an exaggerated arm movement, WikiHow have produced a guide on how to recreated this action and eat Pocky the ‘proper’ way.

How to Eat Pocky

from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit
Pocky is a Japanese snack which has become popular with anime and manga fans across the US and the world. This article will show you the correct way to enjoy pocky as depicted in the Japanese commercials.

Steps

  1. Acquire a packet of Pocky.
  2. Remove a stick of Pocky that is whole and hold on to the non-covered (biscuit) area.
  3. Place the top of the stick in the back teeth on the side of your mouth which corresponds to the hand you are using – it’s best to stick to your better hand to achieve a perfect swinging effect.
  4. Hold your elbow out horizontally from the stick.
  5. Swing your elbow around at least 90 degrees, breaking the Pocky with a satisfying cracking sound.


Video


Tips

  • When you get to the end of the stick, obviously the same technique cannot be used.
  • If you are with friends or impersonating the commercials, a smile after the stick has broken will add to the effect.
  • This is just one of the many ways to eat pocky. The above video shows you some other ways and of course you can make up your own.


Warnings

  • Do not try this technique in public places when you are not with friends. You will look odd.
  • Pocky contains wheat flower and milk powder so make sure you are not allergic.
  • Eating pocky in this way should only be tried by anime and manga fans. Anyone else is at risk of looking like a poseur.

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