2 Feb 2013

Limited Edition Red Nose Day PEZ dispensers

Image: Comic Relief
Red Nose Day is coming up next month and for the first time Comic Relief has teamed up with confectionery makers, PEZ to create three limited edition sweet dispensers. They are all based on the theme of this years red noses - dinosaurs. My boys are going to love that so much!  Not just any dinosaurs either, meet the three ‘pre-hysteric’ Red Nose Day characters, who go by the names of Dinomite, Triceytops and T-Spex!

Image: Comic Relief
Teaming up with PEZ is a brilliant idea and I'm sure these new and limited edition dispensers are going to be very popular. PEZ has a long history going back to 1927, when it was founded, and gets it's unusual name from the German word for peppermint - pfefferminz. There have been hundreds of PEZ designs over the years and they are avidly collected by "PEZhead" enthusiasts. I had a little PEZ collection myself as a child (mainly Disney characters) and have bought some for my children too - they love collecting all the different fun dispensers!

I was delighted to be sent one of the new PEZ dispensers to preview.  With his three white horns, he looks like he must be the "Triceytops", and he's absolutely adorable. I'll definitely be buying the other two in the range alongside the usual purchases of red noses and wristbands.

PEZ sweets come in a variety of flavours and the ones with this Red Nose Day dispenser were all cherry flavour. If you've never tried a PEZ sweet before (where have you been?), they are a fairly simple, crunchy, and chalky type of sweet. These cherry flavoured ones were sweet and fruity and we all enjoyed them. Kids will love putting the sweets into the PEZ tube and seeing them dispensed from underneath the dinosaur!

Red Nose Day is celebrating it's 25th anniversary this year and during that time has raised over £600million for disadvantaged children in the UK and Africa. These limited edition dispensers will be stocked in Sainsbury’s, TopShop, B&M Bargains and many other retailers nationwide in the run up to Red Nose Day on Friday 15th March. A donation of 5p from every PEZ Red Nose Day dispenser sold will be donated to Comic Relief.

I wanted to end this with a PEZ inspired joke, but the only one I could find is a joke from Family Guy that even Seth MacFarlane says he "regrets". Not that one then. I'll leave you with a few extremely tame triceratops themed jokes instead:

What does a Triceratops sit on?
It's Tricera-bottom!

What do you get if you cross a Triceratops with a Kangaroo?
A Tricera-hops.

Feel free to leave your dinosaur or candy inspired jokes in the comments below but keep 'em clean people!


  1. What a nostalgia trip, I didn't realize Pez were still around. I remember having them as a kid but haven't noticed them in shops much in recent years. Didn't know they were named after pfefferminz...you learn something new everyday haha!

    Good review Katherine, I'll definitely be buying some of these. And now I'm going to have to search youtube for that Family Guy joke...

  2. Thanks Kev! There was a Mr. Men range of PEZ dispensers last year that my kids collected, they were so cute. They still make absolutely loads of different PEZ. In CyberCandy they have giant ones!

  3. Hahahah! Love the jokes :)
    I have two Hello Kitty PEZ's from two friends (I'm probably a bit old for them really)...
    This reminds me that I have to go to Ryman to get a Red Nose Day pen!!

    1. Lol don't say too old! I still love Hello Kitty, I even had a Hello Kitty calendar last year :D

      I didn't know about the Red Nose Day pens, will have to check that out, thanks!

    2. :D

      Here's the Red Nose Day pens I got the other day: http://instagram.com/p/VfCuUpJ86a/
      They're £1 each.

    3. Thanks! They look great and £1 is a fab price :)

  4. Wow I didn't know PEZ were that old! I never really got the appeal but probably because my mother forbid me from getting sweets like these. I know for sure my nephew will love one of these. How much are they? Thanks

    My lame joke: How do dinosaurs decorate their bathrooms?
    With rep-tiles

    1. Adrian, sorry for my very late reply to this. I was in Sainsbury's today and once again forgot to check the price. I will post it on here once I find out!

      I love the joke! :D


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