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PEZ Candy was first marketed as a compressed peppermint
candy over 70 years ago in Vienna, Austria. The name PEZ was derived from
the German word for peppermint...PfeffErminZ. Today, over 3 billion PEZ
Candies are consumed annually in the U.S.A. alone.
Invented by Eduard Haas III in Vienna, Austria in
Initially sold as a breath aid for cigarette smokers.
Original flavor was peppermint.
The German word for peppermint is PfeffErminZ.
The first dispensers weren't introduced until the
late 1940's and are now referred to as "regulars" - they lacked the character
heads PEZ is famous for.
Flavors available in the U.S.:grape, lemon,
orange, strawberry, and peppermint
cherry is available in Canada, raspberry and apple
in Spain, and chocolate is available in Hungary and Thailand.
An unusual type known as IZO PEZ is also available
- it is vitamin enriched.
The most unusual flavors, however, have to be the
discontinued ones: Chlorophyll, Cinnamon, Coffee, Eucalyptus,
Flower, Licorice, and Menthol.
track _Evanescent Psychic Pez Drop_ MP3
by Yo La Tengo off of _Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo_ on Matador (1996)