In 1927, Eduard Haas III marketed PEZ as a peppermint sweet in Vienna. The candy PEZ is an abbreviation of the German word PfeffErminZ (German for peppermint).
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In 1927, Eduard Haas III marketed PEZ as a peppermint sweet in Vienna. The name PEZ is an abbreviation of the German word PfeffErminZ.Tiny Fox Lab Facts

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