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JapaneseSnacks.com

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Not only is this an online source for Pocky, those chocolate-covered vertical wheat snacks from across the ocean, but you can also get Yan Yan, the popular dip-it-yourself Pocky with flavored frosting. For kitsch value, order some Bourbon Every Burger, chocolate cookies shaped like quarter pounders. More traditional snacks, like petite daifuku, the chewy rice cakes filled with sweet bean paste, and Konnyaku Jelly, which has been popular since Japan’s Heian period (794-1185), are for sale as well, though the latter was out of stock at last visit. The site, run by AnimeOnline Network creator Elaine Barlow’s company, often sells out of popular items that are shipped by boat from Japan; its name, Pokotaku, incidentally, is a combination of Pocky (Barlow’s snack food of choice) and the Japanese term for fanatics (otaku). After tasting those marshmallowy Tenkei, waffle-crispy Caplicos, or the Kasugai fruit gummies, you’ll be an otaku, too.

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