Today is Pocky Day! In case you don't know, Pocky is a really popular snack made by Glico. It's basically just a bunch of chocolate dipped biscuit sticks that come in a lot of different flavors like milk choco, strawberry, men's(?) almond, etc.
In Japan, a lot of people eat Pocky on November 11 because its 11 11 and all the 1's look like Pocky sticks, I guess. This year is especially interesting because it's 2011! Whether or not pocky day is just a ploy by Glico to get people to buy more Pocky, I think it's fun! I bought salty milk chocolate Pocky, which was delicious. I wanted to get almond crush because it's freakin amazing, but my slight allergy to almonds prevented me from doing so.
Happy Veteran's Day to everyone in the states! =)