Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Did you know? PEZ edition!

Top ten facts you might not know about PEZ candy!

  1. The name PEZ was derived from the German word for peppermint, Pfefferminz, because it was the original flavor.
  2. Over 3 billion of these sweet brick like treats are consumed in the United States alone annually.
  3. PEZ originally came in a small tin much like Altoids today.
  4. This candy has been around since 1927
  5. It wasn’t until 1955 that the now familiar PEZ character dispensers were created
  6. The highest sale of a PEZ dispenser was a Mickey dispenser sold from an Australian dealer and a California collector for $7000.
  7. There is a PEZ convention in Ohio called Pez-a-mania ( that has been around since 1991
  8. Discontinued flavors include but are not limited to coffee, flower, and yogurt.
  9. The traditional spring cage design was patented in 1974
  10. The first PEZ dispensers made in the actual likeness of living people were manufactured in 2006. They were of the Teutul family from Orange County Choppers.

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