I realize this is something I should already know living less than twenty minutes from the PEZ HQ in Orange. What does PEZ mean?
The name PEZ comes from the German word for peppermint, “PfeffErminZ” which I’m not even going to attempt to pronounce.
They took the P from the first letter, E from the middle and Z from the last letter to form the word PEZ. Much easier to say. Then in 1952, PEZ came to the United States. By 1973 PEZ had arrived here in Connecticut to open their first candy manufacturing facility in Orange, CT!