PEZ Candy Inc. is a manufacturer of candies and the dispensers made to hold them. Originally an Austrian company, the name PEZ was derived from the German word for peppermint, Pfefferminz, the first PEZ flavor.
PEZ dispensers as they are known today, first became popularized in 1955, when the company began including the heads of popular characters, such as Santa Claus and Mickey Mouse at the top of their candy dispensers.
Now considered a collector's item for many, dozens of franchises have been adapted for the PEZ dispenser, Sesame Street and the Muppets included.
Muppet PEZ dispensers
The original set of Muppet PEZ dispensers was released in 1991.