This is another uniquely Japanese Pocky flavor.
Known in Japan as Murasaki Imo which roughly translates as Purple Sweet Potato (紫いも).
Released as a new addition to the Pocky Mousse range, this Pocky features the usual biscuit stick, topped with an extra think and spongy chocolate frosting. The texture of the topping is very airy and feels like it is infused with small pockets of air.
The actual sweet potato flavor comes from a powdery texture that is infused in the mousse topping.
The sweet potato powder adds an almost gritty element to the soft mousse topping. It isn’t unpleasant, but we have to admit, it wasn’t altogether pleasant either.
This flavor sits in Pocky limbo for us. Maybe you liked it? Let us know in the comments.