Remembering my childhood in the late 70’s when I had my first PEZ that a relative from US gave it to me as her “pasalubong” or gift. I cannot forget the character of wonder woman and batgirl that is interchageable rubber head. From then I collect PEZ dispenser and PEZ candies until I lost my collections. Not until last August of this year when I was invited to PEZ event and from then I’m inspired to collect PEZ again.
Nothing says childhood quite like PEZ. There’s something nostalgic about these familiar little treats that bring back memories of yesteryear with each and every bite. But would you believe that your favorite PEZ didn’t start out as the fruity candy we know and love today? It’s true! In fact, this is one candy that has a history that may surprise you. It’s the pioneer of “interactive candy” that is both enjoyable to eat and fun to play with. PEZ Dispensers are a hot collectable for adults and children alike. New character dispensers are introduced regularly to reflect current trends. As they say you are not famous until they put your head on a PEZ dispenser!
Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and Hello Kitty have graced Pez dispenser heads and recently Anna and Elsa from the movie "Frozen" have also joined the line-up. Next year and over the coming years we expect to see more licenses and partners requesting for a PEZ head dispenser.
Pez originated in Austria in 1927 and branded as a breath mint for adults. It’s first dispensers are plain boxes. However, in 1955 the firm started marketing its candy to children, leading to the creation of its celebrated series of character designs. There's no mistaking the tilted heads that dispense pastel colored candy stacked in a narrow column. The PEZ candy dispenser is a pop culture icon.
Despite the widespread recognition and popularity of the Pez dispenser, the company considers itself to be primarily a candy company, and over 3 billion candy bricks are consumed each year in the U.S. alone. Pez dispensers are part of popular culture in many nations, an example being 'Soul Candy' in Japanese manga series Bleach. Because of the large number of dispenser designs over the years, they are collected by enthusiasts.
List of PEZ sets of popular characters
Po the Panda, Master Shifu, Tigress, Monkey, B.O.B., Branch,
Princess Poppy, Guy Diamond, The Missing Link, Insectosaurus
Bruce, Dory, Mike Wazowski, Sulley, Randall Boggs, Scott
"Squishy" Squibbles, Remy, Mater, Lightning McQueen,
Doc Hudson, Linguini, Chef Skinner, The Incredibles,
Sally Carrera, Hamm, WALL-E, EVE
PEZ GOES DIGITAL
As the brand has proven its portfolio of licenses for the past 89 years. PEZ is proud to introduce another innovation, The PEZ Play. Their first PEZ play dispensers is a collaboration with the world’s most loved mobile app game Angry Birds. On each dispenser is a code which you can use to unlock the exclusive PEZ Angry Birds game within the brand new Angry Birds Action mobile app.
PEZ play is an entertaining interactive experience on mobile phones and tablets, fun for kids and adult gamers alike.
- The word PEZ was created using the first, middle and last letter in the German word for peppermint PfeffErminZ
- The first national gathering of PEZ collectors was held in June 25, 1991 in Ohio
- A PEZ Collector is called a PEZ head
- A Prince Willilam and Kate Middleton PEZ dispenser that sold in a charity auction for $13,360
- There are 2 PEZ Museums in the world. One in California and in Connecticut
- PEZ started in the Philippines in July 2007
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