The Pez Empire

In 1947 one of the most recognizable candy’s hit the market with an unusual target demographic. The Pez assortment character dispensers that are now seen as unique collectibles were actually made to look like cigarette lighters – with the intention to help adults curve smoking habits. Austrian confectioner named Eduard Haas III gave the Pez its … Continue reading “The Pez Empire”

Offensive Forks

Let’s take a step back from everything we are accustomed to and travel back to the 10th Century when forks first came to be. As the story goes, the wife of Roman Emperor Otto II, Theophanu Byzantine introduced this tool to the Roman Empire and by the 14th Century merchants were using and trading this … Continue reading “Offensive Forks”