Do you remember PEZ? Candy in pocket mechanical dispenser? Look at this wonderful collection adorning a plain wall!
Other than being drawn to this interesting décor idea, the image also calls to mind my childhood days. As a kid, PEZ was one of the things I bugged my mum for when we were out. The candy itself was alright but it was the dispenser that I was really after. Could I help myself? They came in countless designs! Many of which are familiar cartoon figures (those marketing people are good, aren’t they?). And I loved seeing the tiny candy brick being dispensed automatically whenever I tilt the heads of Bugs Bunny/Donald Duck/random I-don’t-know-you character.
Obviously I have not been keeping my eyes out for them these days but PEZ is still around. I wonder if they still have a hold on the kids now? Any mums here reading this? Do your kids know PEZ? Oh, their website is pretty cute with sounds and animation.
An interesting tidbit: The all-uppercase spelling of the PEZ logo is drawn to look as if the letters were built out of 44 brick-like PEZ (14 bricks in the P and 15 in each of the E and Z).
[2nd image: Boopsie Daisy]