The Japanese confectionary company known for the tasty little Pocky biscuit has landed a new world record, according to a January 4th, 2012 announcement from Guinness World Records. Additionally, Guinness World Records confirmed the new world record by email with Brian Gillie of Examiner.com
According to Guinness World Records, Ezaki Glico built a giant mosaic made from more than a million of the popular confectionaries inside of Tokyo’s Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall on October 31, 2012.
The mosaic consisted of1,307,208 milk chocolate and strawberry-flavored pink chocolate biscuit sticks carefully laid out to display a devil-horned image of Pocky’s spokesperson Kazunari Ninomiya, earning the company the Guinness World Record for “largest biscuit mosaic.”
Ninomiya is part of the Japanese boy band, Arashi and has been featured in commercials and advertising for the Pocky brand; including a very colorful video (see sidebar) which copies M.C. Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This”, except it is Japanese.
According to Guinness World Records, it took 48 hours with 240 people to create the candy coated biscuit mosaic, which was a feat considering one end of the biscuit is a cookie and the other end is a candy coating.
Pocky are sold in the United States, typically in Asian supermarkets and come a series of flavors which include; chocolate, strawberry and caramel-chocolate. A Pocky competitor has developed a bacon-flavored version of the snack, one that is sure to make you squeal with joy, especially if you are a fan of Pocky.