PEZ… candy-popping themed dispensers

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 which 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

Superhero Pez dispensers. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget 826. 1988.

France. Pif Gadget 826. 1988.

Pif Gadget. 1984. France.

Pif Gadget Pez. France. 1978.

Pez Donkey Kong and TMNT. From the collection of TVTA.

Pez dispensers various. From the collection of TVTA.

thank you for popping Pez with us 🙂

Reply to this blog post

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.