Okay, okay, realistically I'm sure I could restrain myself. But most of the time curiosity gets the better of me, and I want to know that the seasonal product is like!
Most recently this happened with the beautiful boxes of Sakura Pocky that I saw on the shelves at my nearest 7-11 store.
This pocky is called the Trinity Sakura Flavor - and in each box you get four individually wrapped packets of pocky. The price at 7-11 was 338 yen, which isn't bad considering it is a larger box size and more packets than your usual pocky box.
The back of the packet here says there are three key elements that make up this special limited edition pocky - which is where the trinity portion of the name comes from, it seems!
The three elements are described as follows:
1. Pie textured pretzel using fermented butter
2. Elegant cherry blossom flavored chocolate
3. Granulated sugar
I just love how elegant and refined the boxes look - super classy for convenience store chocolate snacks! All the little details, too - like the golden embossed blossom print!
You can see in this close up the granulated sugar pieces on the pocky itself. It made for an interesting texture, I don't know that they were necessary overall, but it did add a bit of uniqueness to the look and taste of the pocky itself. The actual chocolate that was sakura flavored was really good - I would buy them again just for that side of things!
Overall I would give these pocky a score of 4 sakura blossoms out of 5!