Did You Know?
PEZ was invented in 1927 in Vienna, Austria. It was originally a breath mint and takes its name from the German for peppermint - "pfefferminz".
In 1948 the first PEZ dispenser was invented by Oscar Uxa. They resembled cigarette lighters and were intended to encourage people to give up smoking...by eating PEZ instead!
The PEZ we know and love today - with fruit flavours and inventive dispensers - first hit the US market in the 1950s in order to boost sales. The first proper PEZ dispensers were the full body Santa, the full body Robot and the Space Gun.
Today PEZ dispensers have become collectors items and a pop culture phenomenon - as well as great fun to eat!
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