Pez was invented by Austrian Eduard Haas III in 1927 and marketed as a breath mint. The name Pez derives from the German word for peppermint “pfefferminz”. Oscar Uxa invented the first dispensper in 1948 – based on cigarette lighters of the time, the aim was to try and discourage people from smoking. In the early to mid fifties the first novelty dispensers were marketed and aimed at children, This was followed by Popeye and Disney character novelty heads that featured on top of the dispenser. Pez is still sold today and remains popular around the world .
Read more Pez history at the official site pez.com