Happy PEZidents Day
Pez was first marketed as a compressed peppermint sweet in Vienna, Austria in 1927 by a candy maker named Eduard Haas III. The name PEZ is an abbreviation of PfeffErminZ (German for peppermint).
Pez was . . . eventually became available worldwide. The all-uppercase spelling of the logo echoes the trademark’s style on the packaging and the dispensers themselves, with the logo drawn in perspective and giving the appearance that the letters are built out of 44 brick-like Pez candies (14 bricks in the P and 15 in each of the E and Z).
Despite the widespread recognition and popularity of the Pez dispenser, the company considers itself to be primarily a candy company, and over 3 billion candy bricks are consumed each year in the U.S. alone.
Feel free to join the Scrabblers (also kept near the bathroom) who start playing after 7pm. Open to all skill levels. PREZ is a good Scrabble word. PEZ* is not.