I sort of wish this was an April Fool's joke, but no, Kirin is actually going to release a Pocky-flavored chuhai.
Hyoketsu meets Pocky is the name of a Strawberry Pocky-flavored chuhai. It's coming on November 19 at 4% abv.
Though not yet officially announced by Kirin, it's shown up in the ienomistyle catalog.
We've seen a ton of chuhais come and go over the years, and ultimately I gave up trying to keep track. But every once in a while something special like this comes along! I'll definitely be giving it a try out of sick curiosity.
Whiskey Richard is the founder of nomunication.jp, and has been saying he has lived in Japan for ten years for the past four years. He enjoys drinking basically anything except straight-up Campari.