11PM seems to be the new time I start writing my blog posts. I should really work on my non-procratinating skills. Anyway, Rob has an interesting question for today. I think about this all the time. Not a day goes by where I do not wonder why pills are put in a bottle and not some type of Pez dispenser device.
Well Rob, I can see where you are coming from. It would be much more enjoyable to take an ibuprofen from a dispenser with your favorite character head on it. It would also make it easier. Even a child could do it.
I can guess the original Pez dispensers were made for dispensing medication. They were meant to lift the spirits of those who couldn’t find the joy in taking a pill from a bottle. It worked for a while but then got shut down by the Poison Control Center.
In the late 60’s the child proof cap came out and forced drug stores to stop using Pez dispensers as packaging for prescriptions. The characters were actually encouraging children to get into their parents medicine because they saw their favorite character heads on top which obviously appealed to them.
This didn’t stop Pez. They saw they they could have have a future in the candy industry and realized they could sell the dispensers with pill shaped candy and market them to children. It’s all history from there.
Thanks for reading and don’t forget to let me know what was for lunch today.