Petit Gum : Meiji’s Nostalgic Chewing Bubble Gum Pellets
When I think of Meiji Choco Baby, the product about which I wrote an article yesterday, there is another item from Meiji that comes to my mind, for the candy has a shape similar to the Choco Baby chocolate and was one of my favorite sweet treats as a kid.
Meiji Petit Gum (Puchi Gum)
What makes me feel nostalgic, together with Meiji Choco Baby, is this “Petit Gum (プチガム)” from Meiji. As you can see in the photo, Meiji Petit Gum are chewing bubble gum pellets, which come in 2 flavors: Grape and Soda.
Similar to Choco Baby’s plastic container, this paper box is also very handy with a re-closable lid.
The box contains lots of chewing gum pellets. These beautiful purple-colored pieces have a grape flavor, but the product also includes an additional flavor with a different color that will please kids.
Actually, the box also contains a few yellowish green chewing gum bits, which have a muscat flavor.
The Petit Gum chewing gum has a two-layered structure and its inside is white. So unlike Meiji Choco Baby, the gum is resistant to intense heat of summer.
In addition to being fruity, the chewing bubble gum has various elements that make children excited as you can see from the above and the below.
Actually, using the box and the chewing gum pellets, you can even play a ball game!
Finally, according to the ingredient list, the Meiji Petit Gum Grape chewing bubble gum is made with sugar, dextrose, starch syrup, gelatin, gum base, acidifiers, processed starch, Arabian gum, emulsifiers, flavors, colors (anthocyanin, Cape jasmine, flavonoid), and brighteners.
Where to Buy Meiji Petit Gum
Meiji Petit Gum is a long-selling item loved by many kids, so the chewing bubble gum is available in many supermarkets in Japan.