Pez Candy

In 1927, was invented by Eduard Haas, an Austrian inventor and an anti-smoking advocate. Peppermint flavored was first sold as a cigarette substitute. The word comes from the German word for peppermint or Pfefferminze.

Pez Dispensers
In 1952, Eduard Haas first imported into the U.S. Initial sales of the were low. Eduard Haas decided to reintroduce the with a new packaging that doubled as a child’s toy. Pez dispensers had cartoon heads and were filled with new fruit flavors. The Pez dispenser was a hit making the very popular with children.

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