Coffee and Pocky Pairings + A Cute Chicago Coffee Shop

If you saw last month’s Valentine’s Day DIY post, you know that I’m obsessed with Pocky: a delicious, portable, sweet treat. I frequently use their chocolate flavor as a coffee stirrer, and that had me thinking… what kinds of Coffee and Pocky pairings could I put together?! So I went over to Dollop Coffee Co. in Chicago to find out.

Dollop Coffee Chicago

Dollop Coffee Co Chicago

First of all, I finally found this Dollop location after admiring it from afar on Instagram for a long time.

Cute Coffee Shop in Gold Coast, Chicago

Shout out to Katie from Little Black Blog for letting me know the address! This location is in the lobby of an apartment building and it’s charming as well as Instagram heaven.

Cute Coffee Shop in Gold Coast, Chicago

Ugh, I die.

Cute Coffee Shop in Gold Coast, Chicago

Coffee and Pocky Pairings

Pocky’s strawberry flavor is very, very flavorful (you can smell it from across the room, in a good way), so I thought pairing it with a nice, plain latte would do the trick. And it did! The taste of strawberries with espresso and milk was the perfect combination.

Coffee and Pocky Pairings - Strawberry and Latte

There is no lack of pink or gold accessories in my life, clearly.

Coffee and Pocky Pairings - Strawberry and a plain latte

Oooh, little darling, stir it up.

Coffee and Pocky Pairing Idea - Strawberry and a plain latte

Next up? My favorite flavor of all time (duh): chocolate. Adding chocolate to chocolate was a no-brainer for me, so I paired the chocolate Pocky flavor with a steaming hot mocha! Saying that always reminds me of the episode of Friends where Monica makes recipes for the Mock-olate company (“steaming hot mock-olate!”).

Coffee and Pocky Pairing Idea - Chocolate and a hot mocha. Yum!!

Pocky and Coffee Pairing Idea - Chocolate and a hot mocha!!

The chocolate melts in the mocha. So YUP, I drank this one quick (and ate my stirrers)!

Pocky and Coffee Pairing Idea - Chocolate and a hot mocha.

One thing about Chicago: sunshine here is deceiving. If you need sunnies during the winter, you know it’s going to be absolutely brutally windy and cold outside. So I definitely sat in this coffee shop for almost the entire day becauseΒ brrrrr.

Cutest little coffee shop in Chicago

Last combo: Matcha Green Tea Pocky with a Cortado! This particular drink consisted of espresso, honey, cinnamon, and steamed milk.

Pocky and Coffee Pairing Idea: Matcha and a Cortado

Full disclosure: I really did not like this drink (I don’t like cinnamon unless it’s cinnamon sugar on a pretzel, cake, cookie, etc.), BUT the baristas that made me these drinks said this was an excellent combination! And they’re the experts, right?!

Pocky and Coffee Pairing Idea: Matcha and a Cortado

Plus, St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, and we need all the green things we can get right? ;)

Matcha Pocky + Cortado = Love

Use your Matcha Pocky as a Cortado coffee stirrer! Genius.

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So, there you have it! 3 coffee and Pocky pairings sure to make your coffee even more enjoyable (and whoever thought that was possible? Coffee is sent from heaven.).

Which of these are you going to try?! You can pick up Pocky at any World Market, or on Amazon. Enjoy!

This post was sponsored by Pocky, a treat that I love to enjoy. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Love Always, Audrey running!