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PEZ was first created in 1927 in Vienna, Austria as a compressed peppermint candy meant as an alternative to smoking. The candies were originally sold in small tins and they proved extremely popular. The name PEZ comes from the German word for peppermint “Pfefferminz” with the P and Z being the first and last letters and the E being taken from the middle.
In 1949 a small mechanical box for dispensing the tablets was introduced at the Vienna Trade Fair. The original dispenser held the same number of tablets it does today.
Today PEZ candies can be found in a range of flavours in more than 80 countries around the world. PEZ is enjoyable to eat and fun to collect!
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