PEZ candy was invented in 1927, which you may or may not know is the same year that McKeesport Candy Co. was founded. It was a good year for candy!
The PEZ dispenser, created in 1948, was originally marketed in cigarette-lighter-shaped packaging and sold as an alternative to smoking. But when the beloved PEZ dispenser design that we sell today was introduced in the 1950’s, it quickly became a pop-culture sensation. In fact, Christie’s held a pop-culture auction in 1993 that featured collectible PEZ dispensers. What a coup!
Would you be surprised to learn that PEZ collectors have regular conventions and gatherings all over the world? We were a little surprised, but everybody needs a hobby. Get started on your PEZ dispenser collection right now so you don’t miss any more of the fun.