A few weeks ago I had the chance the tour the Pez Candy Visitor Center in Orange, Connecticut. I had no idea that the candy was made right here in my home state until I saw it on the list of properties that would be open and made available to the public during the Connecticut Open House.
The factory/visitor center is tucked away in a suburban neighborhood right off of Interstate 91.During my visit, I learned that PEZ was first invented by Edward Haas III in Vienna, Austria. The name PEZ was derived from the German word for peppermint… PfeffErminZ. In 1952, PEZ-Haas, Inc. established a subsidiary in New York City. That same year, they also applied for a patent for what would become their world famous and collectible dispensers. In 1974, the company relocated and settled in Orange, Connecticut.
Along with some fun gadgets (i.e. the Pez filled chopper) visitors are treated to what has to be the world’s largest collection of Pez dispensers. Visitors also get to see how the little candies are made from start to finish.
How to Dress For A Day Trip
I always thought that sneakers should only be worn when you are exercising or running. However, the selection of sneakers that are available on the market are a little more “cute” and a little less “utility” making them the right choice for daytrippers. There is nothing like tired, sore feet to suck the life out of a promising, fun-filled day so, if it’s not sneakers, please choose your shoes wisely. I also, recommend lose, dark clothing which keeps you comfortable or can hide any O_o’s that might happen while you are far away from home. Also a day trip is not the time to drag around your every day purse. My everyday purse is a shoulder bag that has my entire life and the weight of it, in it. A lightly packed (with the essentials) cross-body bag is your best option because a) it’s light; and b) it allows you to be hands free.
What I Wore
Top: Cynthia Rowley top from Marshalls | Bottom: printed capri pants from the Limited | Shoes: designer inspired wedge sneakers purchased on eBay | Purse: Calvin Klein cross body bag from Marshalls
Ossie took these photos!