Don't be afraid to take Pocky from a stranger... or in this case a truck! Chicago will be part of the Pocky Share Happiness Tour, which is celebrating Pocky's 50th anniversary as delicious Japanese candy by driving around the United States and giving away free Pocky packs!
And it's perfect timing too for Chicago as the weather starts to turn nice. The Pocky truck will arrive May 11th and drive around town until June 12th. To find out where the truck will be, make sure to follow the Twitter feed.
And for you Chicagoans heading to Anime Central May 20th-22nd, let's hope the truck makes its way to Rosemont! Japan Yay will be stalking.... er, tracking the Pocky truck throughout the month long visit too, so make sure to return back to see when the truck is in your neighborhood.
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