If you are an Elvis fan, particularly poly-jumpsuit-era Elvis, check this:
The oversized (a smidge over a foot) Elvis PEZ dispenser comes with a gold-plated TCB (that’s “Taking Care of Business” for Elvis neophytes) necklace and six rolls of PEZ candies. If that weren’t enough, the battery-operated dispenser plays “There Goes My Everything,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “American Trilogy,” “The Wonder Of You,” and “Promise Land.”
Have I died and gone to heaven?
If Elvis doesn’t do it for you, the Winnie the Pooh and Friends collection may win you over. I’ve always been fond of little Piglet.
You can bring these classic characters up to the iPhone era with chocolate-flavored PEZ refills, which PEZ Candy, Inc. introduced in 2008.
Beth Mora-Panepinto, product marketing manager at PEZ Candy, Inc., says it took the company two years to get the chocolate candy flavor “just right.” According to Beth, consumers frequently report that the chocolate tablets taste like Nestlé Quik Nesquik. Who didn’t like drinking that stuff as a kid?
This fall, Beth says to keep your eyes peeled for the following new PEZ products:
PEZ Trivia Takeaways (bet you didn’t know this stuff)
1. The first PEZ dispenser was created in 1948 and was designed to look like a cigarette lighter to encourage people to quit smoking and eat candy instead.
2. The name PEZ comes from the German word for peppermint, pfefferminz, taking the P from the first letter, E from the middle, and Z from the last letter.
3. The most popular PEZ dispenser sold to date? Santa Claus.