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The Pocky Truck Will Give Out Free Pocky In Chicago

By Emma G. Gallegos in Food on Apr 20, 2016 3:48PM

This is how you eat Pocky in Chicago (Photo by Erin Nekervis via the Chicagoist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)

The big red Pocky truck making its way from coast to coast will be stopping in Chicago for a month to give away free boxes of the Japanese treat, starting in mid-May.

It's the 50th anniversary of the onomatopoetic cookies dipped in chocolate, so to celebrate the truck is going on what it calls a Pocky Share Happiness Tour. It wiill be giving out free samples in flavors ranging from the original chocolate to strawberry, matcha green tea, chocolate banana and cookies and cream, according to the Chicago Tribune. (No word on whether Men's Pocky will make an appearance.)

The truck will be arriving in Chicago on May 11 and departing June 12. To track down the truck, you'll have to find them on Twitter. Here's what the company says the truck will look like:

Pocky is a product of Ezaki Glico Co, Ltd., which was founded in 1922 and sold caramels. Pocky made its debut 44 years later, in 1966.