The History Of Pez

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The History of PEZ PEZ, a candy that children love and remember from their younger days. Although most people think of the PEZ dispensers first, I wonder if they know that the candy was created long before the cool dispensers that we buy today were even thought of. This report will talk about the PEZ candies and how they were created, the PEZ dispensers and the many types of “faces”, and fun facts that many people may not know. PEZ candies are small treats that look like little bricks. Edward Haas III first created PEZ candy as a breath mint in 1927 in Vienna, Austria. The name PEZ was thought of by using the first, middle, and last letters in the German word “pfefferminz” meaning peppermint. In 1935 the candy became popular and a factory was built in Czechoslovakia to mass-produce the product. According to, PEZ candies are sold in over 80 countries around the world. Around the world there are many PEZ flavors. The first PEZ flavor sold was peppermint. The original thought was to use PEZ candies as an alternative to smoking. That idea never really took off, there for many flavors were created so that the candy would appeal to young children. The following flavors are offered in the US: Assorted Fruit, Cherry, Grape, Raspberry, Lemon, Orange, Strawberry, Sour Pineapple, Sour Watermelon, Sour Raspberry, Sour Apple, Cola, Chocolate and Peppermint. Other flavors that are sold in other places include Apple- Cinnamon, which is sold in Europe, and a stronger peppermint flavor, which is sold in Japan. There are also three sugar- free flavors. They are sugar- free orange, lemon and strawberry; these can sometimes be difficult to find in stores. PEZ has had a few candy flavors that where discontinued. A few of these are Chlorophyll, Eucalyptus, Hot Cinnamon, Lime, Menthol, and Wild Cherry. Many of the discontinued flavors were never sold in

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