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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 Smoker?s 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? PEZ was first introduced in the US in 1952. However, it did not take off as a breath mint alternative to smoking for adults. When Haas noticed this lack of enthusiasm, he quickly changed gears. PEZ was soon turned into a fruity flavored candy, with a toy type dispenser and marketed towards children. Haas became the pioneer of interactive candy.PEZ was first introduced in the US in 1952. However, it did not take off as a breath mint alternative to smoking for adults. When Haas noticed this lack of enthusiasm, he quickly changed gears. PEZ was soon turned into a fruity flavored candy, with a toy type dispenser and marketed towards children. Haas became the pioneer of interactive candy.

7. PEZ Innovations Feet added to the PEZ dispenser Stopwatch, Whistle, Clock dispenser PEZ MP3 Player PEZ USB Drive As the popularity of PEZ candy grew, the company started making innovations. In 1987, feet were added to the PEZ dispenser. The toy was easier to stand up, and the characters seemed more complete. In the 90?s and a stopwatch, whistle, clock combo PEZ dispenser was introduced, making the candy-toy combo an even more interactive experience. The most recent developments have seen PEZ develop into MP3 players, and USB drives.As the popularity of PEZ candy grew, the company started making innovations. In 1987, feet were added to the PEZ dispenser. The toy was easier to stand up, and the characters seemed more complete. In the 90?s and a stopwatch, whistle, clock combo PEZ dispenser was introduced, making the candy-toy combo an even more interactive experience. The most recent developments have seen PEZ develop into MP3 players, and USB drives.

8. PEZ Innovations PEZ flavors Over the Years Original Assortment Sours Cola Chocolate Today the PEZ you are eating includes original flavors. PEZ is also considering a vitamin enriched PEZ candyToday the PEZ you are eating includes original flavors. PEZ is also considering a vitamin enriched PEZ candy

9. PEZ Politics President Joseph Vittoria noted in an interview that ?Pez has always been there when something popular or cultural or political happens.? PEZzident Bush. This image has been released on a site called mopaul.com and has been used widely in articles and blogs discussing our current president and his policies, especially in Iraq. This image demonstrates to us how much PEZ candy dispensers have become a part of our culture and politics. The PEZ dispenser is something that most Americans can recognize and identify with. President Joseph Vittoria noted in an interview that ?Pez has always been there when something popular or cultural or political happens.? PEZzident Bush. This image has been released on a site called mopaul.com and has been used widely in articles and blogs discussing our current president and his policies, especially in Iraq. This image demonstrates to us how much PEZ candy dispensers have become a part of our culture and politics. The PEZ dispenser is something that most Americans can recognize and identify with.

10. PEZ Pop Culture ? ?We?ve maintained a 40 year relationship with Disney,? Vittoria notes. Add to that partnering with Lucas Films, Marvel Comics, Nickelodeon and more?? These are a few character dispensers available over the years, just to name a few. ? ?We?ve maintained a 40 year relationship with Disney,? Vittoria notes. Add to that partnering with Lucas Films, Marvel Comics, Nickelodeon and more?? These are a few character dispensers available over the years, just to name a few.

11. PEZ Collectors Finally, Pez dispenser have become a hot item for collectors, much like Beanie Babies. Collectors look for different shapes, sizes, colors and characters of PEZ dispensers. Different articles suggest different answers to the question. Some call it simple PEZlore, while others attribute Ebay?s existence to avid PEZ collectors. ?Collectors can easily trade and purchase the dispensers online? eBay was created in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar specifically to buy and sell PEZ Candy dispensers.? These collectors self-identify as PEZheads and regularly attend annual PEZ conventions all of the United States, the most notable of which, is the longest running annual PEZ convention in Ohio. Finally, Pez dispenser have become a hot item for collectors, much like Beanie Babies. Collectors look for different shapes, sizes, colors and characters of PEZ dispensers. Different articles suggest different answers to the question. Some call it simple PEZlore, while others attribute Ebay?s existence to avid PEZ collectors. ?Collectors can easily trade and purchase the dispensers online? eBay was created in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar specifically to buy and sell PEZ Candy dispensers.? These collectors self-identify as PEZheads and regularly attend annual PEZ conventions all of the United States, the most notable of which, is the longest running annual PEZ convention in Ohio.

12. You?ll 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.accessmylibrary.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/view/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?res=940CE3DF103EF93AA25753C1A9659C8B63&scp=1&sq=PEZ+Candy&st=nyt How Stuff Works Website; Date Modified: 1/31/2008; What does PEZ Mean? Viewed January 29, 2008; http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/question343.htm Pacyniak, Bernard; February 2005; Candy Industry Magazine; Dispensing with Routine; Viewed Janurary 29, 2008; http://www.candyindustry.com/content.php?s=CI/2005/02&p=5


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