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  • - [George] From calorie count to portion sizes,

  • we wanted to find out all the differences

  • between Pocky in Japan and the US.

  • This is "Food Wars."

  • In Japan, our Pocky comes in a 72-gram box

  • which contains two packets and a nine-pack.

  • (Pocky wrapper crinkles)

  • - Our Pocky's come in basically three sizes.

  • The one 1.14-ounce box, the 2.47-ounce box,

  • and the 4.13-ounce boxy bag.

  • But our strawberry-flavored box is smaller

  • than this chocolate box.

  • This is a 3.81-ounce box,

  • which is 0.32 ounces smaller than this one.

  • Largest box bag is this, the Cookies & Cream flavor,

  • which is 4.57 ounces

  • or 0.44 grams larger than the chocolate box.

  • One theory, my theory,

  • is that the Pocky boxes contain a specific number

  • of Pocky sticks

  • and each Pocky is a different weight

  • based on the flavor coating.

  • So we're gonna weigh each Pocky individually

  • to see if this is true.

  • All right, chocolate first.

  • So seven of these are 13 grams. Can someone write that down?

  • Strawberry, seven is 13 grams.

  • Was that what the first one was? Okay.

  • Cookies & Cream!

  • Cookies & Cream, seven of them are 18 grams.

  • Well, the Cookies & Cream ones are definitely a lot heavier.

  • A lot heavier.

  • (Joe chomping)

  • Mm!

  • - So let's see how many Pocky are in a box.

  • (George counting in Japanese)

  • (audio chirping)

  • 32, 33, 34.

  • Thirty-four Pocky in total.

  • So one packet has 17 Pocky

  • and another one also has 17 Pocky.

  • - Let's see how many Pocky's are in this box.

  • (Pocky wrapper crinkles)

  • (exhales) Oh, man.

  • Is this normal?

  • I think I can kind of like,

  • do you wanna get a close-up on there before?

  • So one, two, three, those are the broken ones.

  • (audio chirping)

  • 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36.

  • You know how everyone was complaining about

  • how I eat Kit-Kats in the Kit-Kat episode?

  • (suspenseful music)

  • (Joe chomps)

  • (Joe chewing)

  • Mm!

  • (upbeat music)

  • Here's all the Pocky's that are native to the US

  • that are not in Japan.

  • - And here are all the Pocky's native to Japan.

  • - Cookies & Cream, Cookies & Cream.

  • Not a solid block, so that's good.

  • (Pocky wrapper crinkles)

  • (Joe chomping)

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah.

  • Mm!

  • I like those.

  • This looks like fun, Yuelei.

  • Chocolate Banana, have you had these before?

  • You have?

  • No, mm-mm.

  • That banana flavor hits right away.

  • Oh, no.

  • Matcha green tea.

  • Any "Food Wars" heads watching know,

  • Joe does not like matcha.

  • Mm, smells like a freshly-cut lawn.

  • (lawnmower rumbles)

  • (Joe chomps)

  • Yeah, nah.

  • There's also a Crunchy Strawberry flavor you can get here

  • in the US,

  • but I was not able to get my hands on it

  • by the time of filming this episode.

  • So here's just regular strawberry.

  • Uh-oh.

  • Oh, another solid block.

  • Yeah.

  • (Joe chomps) (audience gasps)

  • Mm, yeah, dude.

  • Put me in jail for crimes against Pocky's.

  • - George's energy.

  • Bong, let's go!

  • All right, let's start with this one.

  • We have Pocky Luxury Milk Chocolate.

  • (laughs) Is it Pocky?

  • You look like corn dog.

  • What happened to you?

  • Hmm.

  • It's got milk and fermented butter flavor.

  • And we have another corn dog.

  • It's a Almond Milk flavor.

  • (George speaks in Japanese)

  • Mm.

  • It has strong almond milk flavor.

  • I prefer this one, the milk chocolate,

  • but both are so short.

  • You should be longer.

  • (whistle screeches)

  • You too!

  • We have this ultra-thin Pocky.

  • Oh. (laughs)

  • You are so thin this time.

  • This one is short.

  • This one is so thin.

  • We have Tasty.

  • Why is it Tasty?

  • Oh, fermented butter is used for this stick.

  • Ooh.

  • (George chomps)

  • It's got just a little bit of butter flavor.

  • I still prefer this one, this corn dog.

  • Almond Crush.

  • It's a little different. Look at the packets.

  • Yeah, obviously, it's got almonds.

  • Okey-dokey, Pocky.

  • (George speaks in Japanese)

  • I love this.

  • I love this.

  • Mm.

  • We've got Pocky Chocolate Coconut.

  • Oh, this one is also this style of packets.

  • Oh.

  • It's pretty similar with this one, Almond Crush.

  • (George chomps)

  • Hmm?

  • Yeah, obviously, it's got coconut flavor,

  • and also, it's got a little bit of saltiness.

  • It's not my taste.

  • Strawberry chocolate Pocky.

  • (George chomps)

  • Oh.

  • Ah.

  • Right after you bite this, you get some sweetness.

  • But after that, you get sourness.

  • It smells so strong.

  • I can smell it from here.

  • Cocoa powder Pocky,

  • And it says you can only get this in winter season.

  • Oh yeah, look at this. It's got cocoa powder.

  • (George speaks in Japanese)

  • (George's lips smack)

  • We've got the cutest Pocky ever.

  • Cherry heart-shaped Pocky.

  • Aha.

  • Oh, look at this!

  • Heart! It's in there.

  • How cute.

  • And this part, cherry chocolate is so awesome.

  • You get strong cherry flavor.

  • We've also got blueberry heart-shaped chocolate Pocky.

  • (Pocky wrapper crinkles)

  • Ooh, look at this.

  • So blue.

  • This color doesn't make me want to eat this, but let's try.

  • (George speaks in Japanese)

  • Ooh!

  • Mm.

  • So sour.

  • But look at this heart-shaped Pocky.

  • Not for me.

  • This is what I've been waiting for, sakura matcha.

  • So "sakura" means cherry blossom.

  • Cherry blossom matcha taste.

  • Ooh.

  • Look at this!

  • So it's got matcha chocolate

  • and this stick is pink.

  • (George chomps)

  • Mm, this is so Japanese-y Pocky.

  • Just sweet matcha.