This Ingenious Hack Uses Pez Dispensers to Discreetly Store Lactaid, and It’s the Best Idea Ever

published Apr 13, 2023
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Did you know that 30 to 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant? And of that number, people of color make up the highest percentage. When I discovered I was lactose-intolerant, I was around 7 years old. At that time, my science teacher facilitated a project that required us to make homemade ice cream. My eyes widened as the creamy goodness consumed my taste buds, and a sugar-charged dopamine rush filled my brain. Unfortunately, the exhilarating flavor experience was short-lived, and within an hour, I began to experience intense cramps and nausea. And thus began my complicated journey with lactose.

After realizing my inability to properly break down the lactose found in my favorite dairy products (Ice cream and cheese), my doctor recommended I take Lactaid. And while the enzyme supplement worked wonders, I felt ashamed whenever I had to pull one out in public. Thanks to author and social media star Alister Felix, however, there’s now a fun, creative way to store Lactaid that combines both nostalgia and discretion.

In the video, he unwraps the Lactaid pills and places them inside an emptied Peep’s Pez dispenser. Calling it a “million dollar idea,” the Lactaid tablets fit perfectly into the dispenser, making it easy (and discreet) to carry around the tablets and access one before eating dairy. And with so many Pez designs available to suit your style, the focus will be on it — not the Lactaid.

Eating ice cream, cheese, and milk is tied to some of my favorite memories as a child and Lactaid ensures I can enjoy anything from Van Leeuwen’s spring-inspired flavors to a pimento grilled cheese with ease. If you’re like me and can’t wait to test this out, be sure to find the Pez that best fits your personality and enjoy the convenience (and the conversation) it provides.