PEZ Still Making Magic out of Candy

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Hidden just off I-95 at exit 41 in Orange, Connecticut is the Pez Visitor center. But this is not your normal candy tour.

Pez Initially released to the Austrian public in the 1920s as an alternative to smoking, But It wasn’t until 1947 when Edward Haas III, inventor of PEZ, decided to release them with the cigarette lighter-like dispenser that we’ve got today.

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With great tasting flavors and collectible dispensers, PEZ has become more than just a candy… It’s both enjoyable to eat and fun to play with. PEZ Dispensers are a collectible for adults and children alike as well as being a and part of American pop culture. New character dispensers are introduced regularly to reflect current trends.

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The tour is self-guided and because it is a candy manufacturing facility, you are not permitted to actually tour the manufacturing area. However they do provide viewing windows into the production floor as well as video monitors that detail the entire process of how a dispenser is created and how the candy is made. The PEZ production floor is typically not operational during weekends or holidays but you can look through the windows to see where we package the candy and dispensers.

I had a blast what a great way to spend a few hours and learn the history of what goes into the making of PEZ. I even had a chance to play a game it consists of finding Snow White’s 7 Dwarfs (Pez dispensers) that each have a corresponding letter to figure out the key phrase.  (Trust me You Win!)

 

With each paid admission you will receive a $2.00 credit on your receipt good toward any merchandise purchase valid on the same day visit.

For More Information got to the PEZ website

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