Popular PEZ Candy goes Digital

by - September 16, 2016

One of the last gift that my father gave me is a Snoopy PEZ. He knows I love Snoopy and an avid PEZ head and up to this day, I still have it as a keepsake. Too bad it’s in the province so I don’t have a photo of it to show.

PEZ has always been a part of my childhood and I always associate it with happy memories. So up to now I still collect some dispenser and still have candies once in a while.

PEZ is more than just a candy. True for me. It’s a familiar little treats that bring back memories of yesteryear with each and every bite. It comes w With great tasting candy flavors and collectible dispensers that is both enjoyable to eat and fun to play. One of the pioneer of “interactive candy” the PEZ Dispensers are a hot collectible for adults and children alike. And every year, new character dispensers are introduced regularly to reflect current trends.

Famous characters like Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and Hello Kitty have graced Pez dispenser heads and with the popoularity of Disney’s Frozen, Anna and Elsa have also joined the line-up of PEZ dispensers.. Next year and over the coming years we will expect to see more licenses and partners requesting for a PEZ head dispenser.

But did you know that our favorite PEZ didn’t start out as the fruity candy we know and love today? You might be amazed that this candy has a history that may surprise you. 

Originated from Austria in 1927, it started as a breath mint for adults. It did not come from a head dispenser that we know today but it come from plain boxes. But in 1955 the firm started marketing the candy to children and from then it leads to the creation of its celebrated series of character designs. 

That creation has been a pop culture icon. Its different, it’s collectible, and it’s fun. It has been a toy that dispense pastel colored candy stacked in a narrow column.

As we go on deeply to digital age, PEZ is going digital too. Having been proven as a brand with a
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.

Here are some fun trivia about PEZ:

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.

To learn more and to stay updated about this awesome line of candy dispensers and toys, don’t hesitate to follow their social media accounts: 

If you’re a business owner and would like to carry PEZ products in your store, you may contact Mina Calupitan through mobile: +639065788556 or through email at minacalupitan@gmail.com .

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