Dirt cheap “dagashi” from Japan: Marukawa Bubble Gum (part 3)

Welcome to part three of our journey into super cheap "dagashi" sweets. Today we look at this bubble gum set from little-known sweet maker Marukawa.

Inside our box are seven flavors each with seven distinct designs. While the quality is typical, the flavors are not so standard: yogurt, soda, apple and cola are standouts among more normal flavors like orange, grape and strawberry. The packaging is the other factor that wins us over. We're transported to a Japan several decades ago where bold colors, simple lines and bubbly type faces were king.

They look great and are super cheap, which is pretty much all you can ask of Japanese "dagashi."

Want to know more about what dagashi candies are all about? Take a look at our past dagashi articles.
Welcome to the nostalgic world of Japanese "dagashi" sweets!
Dirt cheap "dagashi" from Japan: candy for when you're broke (part 1)
Dirt cheap "dagashi" from Japan: Meiji Caremels (part 2)