Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Creator of Pez dispenser has passed away

This is a truly sad day. A titan of industry. A captain of candy. A Nikola Tesla-like inventor, has died. Yep, the guy that invented the miraculous PEZ dispenser is gone.

Candy genius Curtis Allina died at the age of 87.

It was in 1955 that Mr. Allina brought the Austrian candy to the USA and started a pop culture phenomenon. Who hasn't owned a Pez dispenser? What other candy is mentioned in Seinfeld?