PEZ is a brand of Austrian candy, famous for its trademarked dispenser. The dispenser was originally designed to mimic a cigarette lighter, but it’s transitioned over time to become more of a toy or a collectible. You’ll find all kinds of PEZ dispensers with characters from all sorts of movie, TV, and cartoon franchises. They even have dispensers of historical figures, sports teams, and rock bands. The candy itself is pretty meh, but it tastes better coming from a PEZ head. Popular PEZ flavors include Cherry, Grape, Raspberry-Lemon, Chocolate, Peppermint, etc. You take the candy out of the wrapper and load it into the dispenser. Then you lift up the head, a piece will pop out, and you pop that piece into your mouth. It’s more fun to dispense PEZ than to eat PEZ. Everyone has had a PEZ dispenser at some point in their life. You get them as stocking stuffers or in a gift bag from your friend’s tenth birthday party. If you’ve never had one before, I suggest that you get your ass down to the local 7-Eleven and pick up a Hello Kitty one today. You’ll see what all the fuss is about and you’ll thank me for opening your eyes.
Critically Rated at 12/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young