Tuesday, January 7, 2014

PEZ Factory, Orange CT

While on our way NYC, my best friend and I passed a huge billboard advertising the PEZ candy factory. I do believe we both said "whaaaat?!" and vowed to stop there on our way home. Both of us have a sweet tooth, though her more than I, so spending time at candy factory sounded amazing. Am I glad that we did because it was a fun detour!


Fun fact: did you know that the name PEZ comes from the German word for peppermint: "pfefferminz?" Yup, its true...P from the beginning, E from the middle, and Z from the end. 


And colorful! The bright colors of America's most collectible candy dispensers dominated the entire floor. And I'm not kidding when I say dominated. On display was more PEZ dispensers than I ever thought possible, including rare, old, and a few less than PC ones. It was a lot of fun looking through the collection, which was housed all around the floor in display cases.






Memorabilia abounds!




A large viewing window allowed peeping access onto the candy making floor, though you can't actually get back there. Just as well because I probably would've been removed by security for running rampant through a candy factory...



There was a bunch of other neat features, such as the world's largest PEZ dispenser.


My personal favorite part of the tour was scooping myself a bucket of all the different PEZ flavors, some of which I'd never seen before. Heads up - the chocolate one isn't that good but the Sour Blue Raspberry is excellent. (Obsessed with blue candy.)


Believe me, all the flavors made it into this mini bucket.

The self-guided tour cost us each $5, though you recoup some of that with a $2 gift shop credit. Either way, not expensive for an hour of fun! 


The PEZ Factory is located at 35 Prindle Hill Road, Orange CT - right off route 95, exit 41.

8 comments:

  1. I actually googled this after I read it in your recap post lol- I LOVE PEZ- maybe moreso because it was a 'treat' growing up and my folks stopped buying it when I would go through it in a day- the multiple flavours remind me of jelly belly beans- which (not sure if you saw here in Aus) are SO expensive- 4 ounces is around $5!

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    1. Well, if you're ever nearby, you'll have to make a stop and grab a bucket! That should last you a bit longer than a day...I would hope. ;)

      I didn't see the Jelly Bellys while there but holy crap, that is pricey! I haven't bought any in a long time so I'm not sure what we'd pay for them, but I doubt that much.

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  2. What a fun detour! My husband absolutely LOVES Pez!! I think it'd be a blast just looking at all of the fun dispensers on display. cool pics!!

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    1. They had so many collections of dispensers - it was pretty neat to see! Thank you :) Happy Friday!

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  3. I used to collect these when I was little! I would love to go visit the Pez Factory one day!

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    1. Fun! Did you have any neat dispensers in your collection?

      It was definitely a fun stop, so I hope you make it there in the future. :)

      Thanks for reading!

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    2. I sure did, and then my parents got rid of them all when they moved into a new house awhile back, unfortunately! I guess I'll never know if any of them were rare or worth money, although I doubt it.

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