I love Glico Pocky sticks. Partly because my surname is Pok so maybe I feel a certain natural affinity towards them. I also like the Korean version, Pepero, made by Lotte and less so with Meiji’s Fran but for all intents and purposes, my favourite version is Pocky Almond Crush. Biscuit sticks dipped in chocolate, rolled in nuts and allowed to set, simple but delicious.

Anyway, I just had this brainwave and decided that in future I’m gonna make these choc dipped sticks with grissini, mixed hand brunoised hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, almonds and peanuts and also a little bit of flaky sea salt to bring out the choc more.

Pok’s Choc Dipped Stick. Mmm you can almost taste the homo-ero.