During my children's winter break, we went and checked out the PEZ factory to see exactly how the iconic candy is packaged. It was pretty cool seeing how the candy has evolved over time, beginning in the 1927 as just a peppermint in Germany and then becoming apart of American pop culture. The first character dispenser was Popeye in 1950. My older two have started a Pez collection--I'm definitely going to keep it undercontrol though. We don't need boxes of empty Pez dispensers.