After a recent sushi dinner, my check arrived with several tiny boxes of this bubblegum from Japan. In each pack were four little gumballs packed with sweet, fruity flavor of grape, melon, strawberry, and orange. I ate one after another, savoring the intense fruitiness while blowing tiny bubbles with each piece. The gum didn’t give me fresh breath, but it was cute and way more fun than any old after-dinner mint.

Marukawa Bubble Gum Sampler, $1.25 for eight packs

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