MUNDANE MYSTERIES: PEZ was originally invented for WHAT?!

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: PEZ was originally invented for WHAT?!

PEZ, who’s visitor center is right here in Orange, CT, was not meant as a fun candy at all. It started as more of a mint type item to help people quit smoking.

The creator or PEZ who was Austrian named the candies after the German word for peppermint (Pffefferminz). They were first released in 1927 as round mints sold in tins, almost like Altoids that we have now. The fun toy dispensers we all know and love came later.

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