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October 23, 2019

The Pop! PEZ dispenser featuring KFC's iconic founder will be available just in time for Halloween

Louisville, Kentucky, October 23, 2019- Kentucky Fried Chicken® has partnered with worldwide pop culture collectibles company Funko to pay homage to KFC's founder once again. This time they have added PEZ to the partnership with a limited-edition Pop! PEZ Colonel Sanders candy dispenser featuring his famous white hair and signature glasses. The Colonel Sanders Pop! PEZ is sure to be the hottest treat this Halloween season.


The founding father of KFC's world-famous fried chicken might not be willing to reveal his secret recipe, but if you're nice, he might share a sweet PEZ treat. This Pop! PEZ Colonel Sanders makes a finger lickin' good addition to any collection, trick-or-treat bag or holiday stocking. Funko collectibles are famous for their charming adaptations of a wide range of pop culture icons.

The collectible Colonel Sanders Pop! PEZ dispenser costs $5.99 on Amazon.com and is available at select retailers nationwide, including Barnes & Noble and PEZ.com, for a limited time (limited quantities; prices may vary; tax extra).

"PEZ dispensers are as iconic as the Colonel and his signature white suit," said Andrea Zahumensky, KFC U.S. chief marketing officer. "Now, even the Colonel will be giving out candy this Halloween."

A Colonel Sanders candy dispenser prototype was created for a potential promotion in the early 1990s, and there are only two known to exist. Now, more people will have the opportunity to get their hands on the collectible Colonel Sanders Pop! PEZ dispenser.

"It's not a savory bucket of fried chicken, yet the new Colonel Sanders Pop! PEZ is a sweet addition to our line of ad icons, and we're thrilled to have him join the Pop! PEZ family," said Molly Hartney, Funko chief marketing officer.

Nothing says childhood quite like a PEZ candy dispenser. Dispensing a bit of nostalgia, these toys have been displaying cultural icons for decades. This is the first time KFC and Funko have created a Colonel Sanders Pop! PEZ dispenser. The pair released a limited-edition Colonel Sanders Pop! Funko figurine earlier this year that sold out in the Funko Shop in just 11 minutes.

About KFC

KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Ky., is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain. KFC specializes in Original Recipe®, Extra Crispy™, Kentucky Grilled Chicken® and Extra Crispy™ Tenders, Hot Wings®, KFC Famous Bowls®, Pot Pies, freshly hand prepared chicken sandwiches, biscuits and homestyle side items. There are more than 23,000 KFC restaurants in 140 countries and territories around the world. KFC Corporation is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., Louisville, Ky. (NYSE: YUM). For more information, visit www.kfc.com. Follow KFC on Facebook (www.facebook.com/kfc), Twitter (www.twitter.com/kfc) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/KFC).

About Funko

Headquartered in Everett, Washington, Funko is a leading pop culture consumer products company. Funko designs, sources and distributes licensed pop culture products across multiple categories, including vinyl figures, action toys, plush, apparel, housewares and accessories for consumers who seek tangible ways to connect with their favorite pop culture brands and characters. Learn more at https://funko.com/ and follow us on Twitter (@OriginalFunko) and Instagram (@OriginalFunko).

About PEZ Candy

Based in Orange, CT, PEZ is the pioneer of novelty candy and has been inspiring and innovating since 1927. First marketed as a compressed peppermint candy in 1927 in Vienna, Austria, PEZ sells and markets its products worldwide with locations in Orange, Connecticut and Traun, Austria. Between them, the two locations distribute approximately 70 million dispensers and 5 billion candies per year. PEZ products are available in more than 80 countries worldwide and are collectible for adults and children alike. PEZ dispensers have been a staple of American pop culture for over 60 years. For more information, please visit https://us.pez.com/.

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