Pez candy is a very popular novelty sweet that is loved by children and adults all over the world. Invented in Austria, millions of small Pez candy refills are eaten every day, dispensed from a huge choice of Pez dispensers, many of which we stock here at Bulk Wholesale Sweets.
Pez candy are always introducing new licenses, so keep an eye on this category as it changes all the time with new and exciting Pez dispensers to choose from, and normally just in time for a new film release.
Pez candies were the brainchild of Austrian born Eduard Haas who had a stroke of genius, creating a peppermint hard candy, (pfefferminz in Austrian) from which the name Pez came. The retro candy is a hard pressed, straight edged block with curved corners, measuring just 15mm long, and available in packets of 12 pieces. Initially retailed in metal tins, the candy was originally marketed to adults as a breath mint.
Brought to the US in 1952, the company placed heads on the dispensers and began targeting children in their marketing efforts. This quickly paid off.
The candies were fast adopted by American children, falling in love with the Santa Claus Pez dispenser and Mickey Mouse. Pez expanded the range of retro candy to include other flavours such as strawberry, lemon, orange and cherry.
Launched in 1962, in collaboration with Walt Disney, Pez dispensers have become synonymous with well known and much loved characters from popular children’s culture and TV and movies. And since their launch, Pez have created over 1500 different dispensers, with the Star Wars Pez dispenser being the company’s most popular dispenser, and now a collectable.
Every Pez dispenser is a tiny work of art, a perfect party favour, dispensing its nostalgic candy. We stock a wide range of Pez candy refills to top up the Pez dispensers including fruit refills.
And did you know, that some Pez dispensers have become collectable items? A factory prototype of a Mickey Mouse Pez dispenser, never available for public purchase, was sold for $7,000. But that isn’t the most valuable one. According to the company, the most valuable dispensers that Pez have produced are a series of three Political Donkeys, each donkey being valued at well over $13,000.
So if you have a love for this retro candy, and for all things Pez, why not start a collection today and visit one of the conventions held annually to celebrate this iconic nostalgic candy and its range of fantastical dispensers?