Address
214 California Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
phone: 650-347-2301
e-mail: gary@spectrumnet.com
web: www.burlingamepezmuseum.com
Hours
Pacific Time
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 6 PM
We are closed Sunday, Monday and Major Holidays.
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Staff

Description

Austrian candy executive Eduard Haas invented Pez candy in 1927. The original little candy bricks were peppermint. In fact, the word Pez is an abbreviation of the German word for peppermint.(PfeffErminZ) Pez candy was originally sold in small tins. The first Pez dispenser appeared around 1950.

Pez was originally marketed as an adult mint for people trying to quit smoking. The first Pez dispensers, known to collectors as "regulars", did not have character heads. Around 1952, cartoon heads and fruity flavored candy were introduced. Since then, over 500 different heads have been made.

Pez dispensers have appeared in such movies as "The Client", "Stand By Me", and "E.T. The Extraterrestrial". A Tweety-Bird Pez had a recent guest appearence on "Seinfeld." Besides popular T.V. and movie characters, Pez has created many characters of their own, the latest being the Pez-A-SAURS. Other Pez character series include "Pez 'N Pets", "Mr. Ugly and Friends", "Pez Pals", and "Pez Circus Characters."

Services

If you are traveling to the San Francisco Bay Area, we invite you to visit! We are located just ten minutes south from the San Francisco International Airport.

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop