The amazing PEZ candies and dispensers have been around for a long, long time. In fact they were invented in 1927 by an Austrian confectioner named Eduard Haas III. The rest of the story, as they say, is history. In case you are wondering, the name PEZ was derived from the letters at the start, the middle, and the end of the German word for peppermint, pfefferminz. Over 3 billion PEZ confectionery bricks are consumed each year in the U.S. alone. That is an astonishing number. Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Toy Box, wherever you may be.