11/11/11 — It’s “Pocky & Pretz Day”

November 8th, 2011By Category: Events

November 11 (11/11) is “Pocky & Pretz Day” every year in Japan. In 1999, Ezaki Glico Co Ltd decided that November 11 would be “Pocky & Pretz Day” (the shape of the popular stick snacks resembles the number 1) and it was recognized by the Japan Anniversary Association.

Each year on November 11, Ezaki Glico carries out a campaign to thank its customers.

This year, Ezaki Glico has added the Pocky & Pretz Day: Twitter campaign. If you follow pockypretz11 on Twitter and tweet to fill in the ○○ on “○○&PO Pocky do seriously too. #andpo” from 11:11 a.m. to 12:10:59 p.m., you will be eligible to receive various snacks from Ezaki Glico.

In ○○ in the sentence, you can write what you are doing.

Which Pocky or Pretz snack do you like? And what flavor do you like the best?

One of our GaijinPot team favors Pocky with cocoa powder, which is only released in winter.

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