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Pez

Brick shaped candies that are sold in refill packs to be dispensed from Pez dispensers. Apparently Pez sweets were originally sold as peppermints in Austria with the word Pez being an abbreviation of the German word pfefferminz (peppermint). For a time, they were used as an alternative to cigarettes (no, you didn't smoke them you ate them instead of smoking a cigarette) and later in 1948 the first Pez dispensers were introduced.

The original dispensers didn't have cartoon heads on them but these were introduced 4 years later and became very popular with children who traded them with each other.

More than 3 billion Pez candies are consumed each year around the world and over 300 different dispensers have been produced.


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Pez Last post by karenbrown18
17 February 2008

Do You Remember Pez?

Do You Remember Pez?

  • Anonymous user
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    They sell them in Topshop!! I have a Hello Kitty one. Mmm they're lovely.
  • Action Man
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    I had a Donald Duck one.
  • Anonymous user
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    I can almost taste the wild cherry flavour - My favourite out of all of them, and I haven't seen them since around 1982!
  • 80stvfreak
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    WOW, I remember the Pez, they were brill, I had a Bambi one and I used to love it, I still have it now, its at my mums house along with all my other stuff from when I was a kid.
  • tantopat
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    I used to love these, and I remember having a C-3PO dispenser. I don't remember what happened to it, though...
  • Yellow Watson
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    I could never keep my dispensers stocked with lollies because I'd eat them all in no time. My favourite Pez dispenser is E.T .
  • Anonymous user
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    o my goodness I loved these
  • Anonymous user
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    Haven't seen them in ages ! The real beauty was in offering sweets to your mates & showing off your dispenser ( mind you your mates could feck off if the dispensers held Ferrero Rochers ). I remember I had one with Speedy Gonzales.
  • Anonymous user
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    You can get them in any country even Japan!!!!!!
  • Anonymous user
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    I'm 29 and I actually still collect the one-of-a-kind dispensers.