Sunday, November 11, 2012

Pepero Day!

It is November 11th, which means today is Pepero Day, and it is time to give heartfelt gifts of chocolate-dipped cookie-stick goodness to your loved ones.

For those of you who don’t know, Pepero Day is a *totally* manufactured holiday in Korea that caught on and is now awesome. It is always November 11th because that makes the date 11-11, which looks like the Pepero sticks. How wonderful is that?

The day is also celebrated to a lesser extent in Japan as Pocky Day. In both countries, November is fabulous because all sorts of special editions of the snacks are released. Brightly colored boxes of joy all over the place.

Can you tell I’m excited?

I, personally, am celebrating the same way I did last year. By giving away some Pepero goodness. Check the giant box:

Giant Box of Nude Pepero

I’m also giving away one small box of Almond Crush Pepero (Today is like Valentine’s Day and it’s a whole box of crush.)

Almond Crush Pepero

And AND I have two boxes of Fran. One person will get the chocolate, and one person will get the white. What is Fran, you say? Why it is much like Pepero and Pocky but hella decadent. And it's in stick form so it qualifies in today's celebration.


Can you tell how much I love you?

That’s a total of four Pepero Day gifts. All you have to do to win one of these is to comment on this ( blog post. You have until 11:59pm tonight (11-11-12), Central Standard Time to play.

Winners will be announced on this blog ( 11-13-12 (Nov. 13, 2012).

So play! Love me back by making a comment! XD

Happy Pepero Day!

It's also Veteran's Day. As I understand it, Sandy knocked out the Manhattan VA Hospital as well as the regional Veterans' Assistance office. If you are one of the vets affected, the Maddow Blog has a list of resources you might be able to use, including how to get emergency refills of your meds.

Stay strong. Stay safe. And thank you for your service to our country.


Urb said...

I love Pocky! And I want to Celebrate Pepero Day, starting now. What a sweet idea.

I'm sure that Pepero go great with coffee. Best ever! Thanks!

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Victoria Kuklish said...

I love Pocky! You love Pocky. We all love Pocky! Pocky for one and all!!!

Loveless3173 said...

omg. I love pocky!! ahaha... I had no clue but thinking about it... haha, it make sense! lol... Thank you for the giveaway, please count me in. ;)


Anonymous said...

I have not tried these,will have to search for them,:-)
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Liz Brooks said...

Yum, those look AWESOME! Count me in for the giveaway!

Charlene said...

Happy Pepero (or Pocky) day! Yum...ow I need to go to the store and buy some...

gigi said...

Happy Pepero day!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I don't mind that Pepero day is totally manufactured either, it looks like such delicious fun!

Diapason said...

The "white" is most likely white chocolate. If anything, it's even MORE decadent than the regular kind! YUM!!

Kathy K said...

With winter having hit good and hard and now all settled in, a Pepero day sounds just about right!

Enough to make me forget what's outside my front door? Just maybe. :D

k-kozakewich @ shaw. ca

Debby said...

I never heard of Pepero Day before. Thanks for the info.
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Tomas Santiago-Lopez said...


I have never tried Pepero, but I was able to purchase Pocky every time I visited Borders. But since they closed all their stores in here, I've been without this chocolaty crunchiness :( Oh my, that Pepero Nude looks like it has the chocolate INSIDE!!!!!! Hehehe... "Mmmm, I'll have a cup of Earl Grey today, Simon... and don't forget the almond Pepero on the side this time. Don't give me any more of those nude ones. That's just weird."

I swear, I typed PEPERO on google and almost went into a diabetic coma after clicking IMAGES on the top.

LOOK at that GIGANTIC Pepero on this photo:

Vashti Ashia said...

Happy Pepero Day. If only JongUp was my Valentine

Sassy said...

Wow, they look delicious. Can I dip them in my hot chocolate? :)

kathleen said...

That made me crack up; ah, marketing. i had to explain what pepero was to my puerto rican friend for a minute, but I'll find a supermarket and rectify that. :)

Anonymous said...

I have the biggest sweet tooth and Pocky looks yummy.

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LLDeMay said...

Ooh, the almond peppero are my favorite, what an awesome holiday!

LLDeMay said...

Ooh, the almond peppero are my favorite, what an awesome holiday!

Brandi said...

My best friend got me hooked on Pockys a few years ago when I went to visit him on vacation, but I have never heard of Pepperos before! Now I'll have to try to find some to check them out too. I have the feetmlint they will be just as addictive :)

Thanks for introducing us to Peppero Day!


Cornelia said...

Never had or heard of them but they look good.