Pez dispenser

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how pez evolved from anti smoking tool to beloved collectors item

When it comes to stocking stuffers, one product hits a perfect harmony: the PEZ dispenser. Part character, part candy, and all collectible, the trinket has delighted kids and collectors around the world for decades. And yet when Austrian confectioner Eduard Haas III invented PEZ, he set out to corner an entirely different market.

Who knew the extra strong peppermint was designed as a stop smoking aid?