Marukawa’s Nostalgic Felix the Cat Chewing Gum

“Marukawa Seika (丸川製菓)” is a Japanese confectionery company well-known for its Dagashi chewing gum. 

Dagashi (駄菓子)” is the generic term for cheap Japanese snacks and candies, so most Marukawa’s chewing gum boxes are available for 10 yen (0.1 USD) at supermarkets and Dagashiya in Japan.

Marukawa Marble Gum

Speaking of Marukawa’s chewing gum, I think “Marble Gum (マーブルガム)” fruit-flavored bubble gum series is most famous. In fact, I used to buy these products at a Dagashiya in my neighborhood when I was a boy. 

In addition to the Marble Gum series, actually Marukawa Seika has one more famous chewing gum, which I purchased this time for this blog article.

Marukawa Seika Felix Gum

What I bought this time is this Marukawa Seika’s Felix Gum. The Felix the Cat chewing gum, dubbed “Neko Gum (ネコガム : Cat Gum)”, was released in 1960 in Japan.

As you know, Felix the Cat is a famous American cartoon character. Unlike Marble Gum, this Felix Gum is packaged with paper.


Marukawa Felix the Cat Chewing Gum Strawberry with Lottery

When you open the silver foil, strawberry-flavored chewing gum and a lottery appear. If “あたり” is printed on the lottery paper, you can get one more Felix Gum for free at the shop where you bought the chewing gum. This time, “ハズレ” appeared, which means you lost the lottery.


The strawberry gum tastes great for the price 10 yen (0.1 USD). It is soft, refreshing and satisfying with a right amount of sugar.

Overall, the Marukawa’s Felix the Cat chewing gum ( is worth a try. In fact, the strawberry gum has gotten a lot of high ratings from customers. If you try the gum, it will make you feel nostalgic.


Finally, according to the ingredient list on the package, the Felix Gum consists of sugar, dextrose, starch syrup, starch, gum base, softener, acidifier, colors and flavors.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. I want to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures and trivia.

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