Our first Cinnamon Hot Week posting is a wild one as it features a cinnamon hot flavor of a candy I never would have expected and had never heard of until recently: Hot Cinnamon Pez!
Yes, although they might be best known for flavors like orange, cherry, grape, lemon and raspberry (and even cola and chocolate), back in the early 1960’s PEZ produced a hot cinnamon flavor I certainly would have loved!
I have a nifty vintage sales flyer announcing the flavor to the candy trade:
I suppose it’s a bit self-explanatory as to how their Hot Cinnamon flavor might have tasted, though I still wonder how it would have played out with the texture of a PEZ candy.
Beyond that slick sales flyer I also have a super-cool piece to share – an actual Hot Cinnamon Pez candy wrapper! Check it out:
Having been produced and sold in the 1960’s, Hot Cinnamon Pez was a bit before my time, but if it had lasted a little longer and had I had the chance to try it, I wonder if I’d have been clever enough to pair it with a groovy 1970’s Fireman Pez dispenser?
The last couple of decades PEZ has paid a good deal of attention to the many collectors that love their products. Through that attention they’ve produced some Pez dispensers I never would have guessed they’d ever make. I wonder if they’d ever extend that thinking to bringing back a forgotten Pez candy flavor like Hot Cinnamon?
If they were to bring back Hot Cinnamon Pez candy, I’d suggest that they also put this laughing devil dispenser into production [Note: This is an unproduced prototype that I photographed while it was on display at the PEZ Visitor's Center in Orange, CT.]
And that’s everything for today and our coverage of a forgotten Pez flavor – Hot Cinnamon. Drop by tomorrow for day two of our Cinnamon Hot Week. See you next time!
This post was a part of CollectingCandy.com’s Cinnamon Hot Week!