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Title: A History of PEZ Candy


1
A History of PEZ Candy
  • By Kaitlin Coleman

2
An Interactive Candy Experience
  • Ever eaten PEZ candy?
  • Ever used a PEZ dispenser?
  • Ever want a PEZ dispenser?

3
I will show you how
  • PEZ candy originated in Europe,
  • traveled to the United States,
  • evolved into the famous candy-toy combo it is
    today.

4
A Smokers Solution
  • Invented in 1927 in Austria by Edward Haas III
    advertised as an alternative to smoking
  • Compressed Sugar Tablet with Peppermint Oil
  • Name came from the German word for peppermint
  • PfeffErminZ

5
The First PEZ Dispenser
  • PEZ dispenser was introduced in 1948
  • Designed to look like a cigarette lighter
  • Easy, Hygienic Dispenser


6
PEZ travels to the United States
  • Introduced in the United States in 1952
  • However, PEZ did not take off in the adult market
  • Haas chose to market the product towards children
  • Fruity flavored candies
  • First character heads
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Santa Claus

7
PEZ Innovations
  • Feet added to the PEZ dispenser
  • Stopwatch, Whistle, Clock dispenser
  • PEZ MP3 Player
  • PEZ USB Drive

8
PEZ Innovations
  • PEZ flavors Over the Years
  • Original Assortment
  • Sours
  • Cola
  • Chocolate

9
PEZ Politics
  • PEZ candy can be both cultural and political
  • 9/11 Emergency Heroes
  • Pete the Pilot
  • Fred the Fireman
  • Nancy the Nurse
  • Pezzident Bush?

10
PEZ Pop Culture
  • PEZ prides itself on its relationships with major
    film, comic and television companies
  • New character dispensers are introduced regularly
    to capitalize on current trends
  • Star Wars
  • Shrek
  • The Simpsons
  • Sports
  • Sponge Bob
  • Sesame Street
  • Mr. Bean

11
PEZ Collectors
  • PEZ dispensers have become an item for collectors
  • PEZ Legend
  • Is PEZ responsible for the creation of Ebay?
  • PEZ collectors call themselves
  • PEZheads
  • PEZ Conventions

12
So, next time you pop a PEZ in your mouth
  • Youll know where this innovative candy
    originated,
  • How it traveled through time Across Continents,
  • Treated your taste buds,
  • And Entertained you with the latest
  • trends and cartoons

13
Sources
  • PEZ Factory Store Date Modified 1/31/2008
    About Us PEZ Candy Inc. Viewed January 29, 2008
    http//www.pezfactorystore.com/pfs/aboutus/default
    .php
  • Fogle, Melinda September 22, 2002 Jounal of
    Popular Culture Joining the Pezzimist Party Pez
    convention as rite of passage communal bonding
    Viewed January 29, 2008 http//www.accessmylibra
    ry.com/coms2/summary_0286-27023549_ITM
  • Hanna Aronovich May 16, 2005 U.S. Business
    Review Collectible Edibles Viewed January 29,
    2008 http//www.usbusiness-review.com/content/vie
    w/285/
  • Nathans Spiro, Leah October 19, 2003 New York
    Times Made in Connecticut Pez Is in Orange.
    But, Please, Don't Call. Viewed January 29, 2008
    http//query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res940
    CE3DF103EF93AA25753C1A9659C8B63scp1sqPEZCandy
    stnyt
  • How Stuff Works Website Date Modified
    1/31/2008 What does PEZ Mean? Viewed January 29,
    2008 http//entertainment.howstuffworks.com/quest
    ion343.htm
  • Pacyniak, Bernard February 2005 Candy Industry
    Magazine Dispensing with Routine Viewed
    Janurary 29, 2008 http//www.candyindustry.com/co
    ntent.php?sCI/2005/02p5
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