Visit the Pez Factory and Pop in Some Sweet Candy Fun – Orange, CT

15 May

Jumping for joy and trying to swallow those Pez whole

Kristien’s parents were in our ‘hood recently and we were scrambling to find something to do.  A few days ago we found out about the Pez factory and Visitor Center in Orange, CT.  Well, all signs pointed to going.  We saw articles on Connecticut Day Trips and CT Out and About and had a few friends who talked about the factory and knew that it was destiny…a very sugary sweet destiny.

I sense much nerdiness in you…

The trip didn’t take too long from Stamford, just about 40 minutes.  When you arrive at the factory, you see a huge Pez sign and on the side three giant Pez ammunition packs.  At the entrance you see tons of Pez dispensers behind glass and floating above you is the Pez bike built by Orange County Choppers.  Adults pay $5, seniors pay $4, kids 3-12 pay $4, and children under 3 are free.  Good news, though:  keep the receipt and you’ll get $2 back with any purchase.

Follow along the walls and find how Pez has grown from a treat that was supposed to stop people from smoking in 1927 to a sugary sweet that people of all ages can’t get enough of.  There’s lots to learn along the way and lots to see.  You’ll have even more to see, though, if you check out the Visitor Center during weekdays.  Yes, you can actually see Pez being created in the factory.  Sweet!

Pour a bit of sunshine into your Pez pail for just $4.99! :)

When you’re done exploring and checking out the amazing collection of Pez dispensers, check out what’s for sale.  You’ll find lots of fun and collectible dispensers for sale.  Most of them are $1.99, so you can stock up and not go broke.  Some of the fun collector sets are Lord of the Rings, Muppets, Marvel, Hello Kitty, and even Disney.  My favorite part?  The HUGE mix your own bucket of Pez station with 14 flavors.  Yes, choose from Lemon, Strawberry, Orange, Sour Apple, Sour Blue Raspberry, Sour Watermelon, Sour Pineapple, Grape, Chocolate, Cola, and more and put them into a Pez pail for just $4.99.  You get to keep the pail and will have tons of Pez to add into your new dispensers.

Our swag from the visit?

Dispensers and Pez pail…and a fun Pez lanyard that you get as part of admission!

A surprise Hello Kitty lunch pail dispenser collection for my sister and a Batman dispenser for my best man, Paul.

Yoda, Animal, and Kermit for me.

Animal for Kristien…you can tell who the true Pez fiend is, huh?

Pez Factory and Visitor Center

Address:  35 Prindle Hill Rd
                  Orange, CT 06477
Phone: 203-298-0201

Site:  http://www.pez.com/visit_us/

6 Responses to “Visit the Pez Factory and Pop in Some Sweet Candy Fun – Orange, CT”

  1. cold calling pay January 16, 2013 at 6:48 am #

    Hi, I read your blogs regularly. Your humoristic style is awesome, keep it up!

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  2. Loucindy July 3, 2012 at 6:25 am #

    Just found your blog. Great articles! Thanks for mentioning CT Day Trips in this one. Did you try to link to us as well on your links page? There is someone out there who has recently started using a slight variation of our url. Not sure which one you had in mind…I added your url to our CT Interest link section. Will be back to visit! :)

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  3. mgpappa May 15, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    The picture of you guys outside the factory is classic. Frame worthy for sure. I’ve recently heard a lot of buzz about the visitor’s center at Pez. Sounds like a lot of fun, especially given the fact that it’s something to do so close by!! Definitely have to take the nieces there and then hand them off to their parents after they load up on the sugar!

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    • Dan Del Ferraro May 15, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

      Thanks for the compliments about the pic. We had so much fun, but that took about 10 takes. Not easy to jump and kick like that. :)

      You know, it was a fun time. Made us feel like kids again. You can even have parties upstairs in a loft area, it’s wild. :)

      You definitely need to check it out, especially if you can hand off sugar-high kids to their parents. :P

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