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Nothing quite says Spring to me like seeing the rows of marshmallow PEEPS on the grocery shelves. I have to admit, I find it difficult to resist these little “twirps”. Their spring pastel colors lure me closer. My mouth drools as I catch a glisten of their sugary coating and that cellophane isn’t nearly strong enough to keep me out of the box once I’ve paid for it…sadly, I know this because PEEPS never make it to my house!
It hasn’t always been like this for me. You know, I’ve not always been a PEEP addict. There was a time before I was ten when I never knew the deliciousness of a PEEP. It was my grandmother who made me the PEEP junkie I am today.
I was ten, the oldest in a gang of grandchildren.
In our Easter best we stormed through her house in search of the hidden plastic eggs filled with the pebbles of jelly beans.
Then, while outside, something magical happened.
The Easter Bunny lined up our baskets, filled to the brim with amazing treats.
I ran towards mine and spotlights shot through the sky and focused on a box of four yellow PEEPS.
They were beautiful!
I busted them free from their confining cage and pulled them gently apart.
“What is this?” I asked.
My grandma smiled and told me to “take a bite”.
I marveled at it and then I stuck my tongue out and licked it.
It chirped to shove it in my mouth.
The sugar coating crunched and mesmerized.
The marshmallow melted into gooey heaven.
I devoured the other three and then it happened.
I stole them from the siblings and cousins!
I ate them, right in front of them.
I didn’t care.
I continue this same behavior even now.
My husband has to hide them before their debut Easter morning otherwise, my children will never experience PEEPs.
I’m a bad mom.
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Once the PEEPS are gone, it converts to a planter for the house.
PEEPS® Fun Facts
In 1953, it took 27 hours to create one PEEPS® Marshmallow Chick. Today, thanks to advances in technology, it takes six minutes.
Just Born produces enough PEEPS® Brand Marshmallow Candies in one year to circle the earth twice.
In the late 1950’s PEEPS® wings were “clipped” to give them a sleek, modern look.
PEEPS® Brand Candies have been the #1 non-chocolate brand at Easter for over 20 years*. *Source: IRI Total U.S. FDMx.
Yellow is America’s best selling color of PEEPS® chicks and bunnies.
Yellow and white PEEPS® chicks and bunnies came first, followed by pink, lavender, blue, green and orange.
PEEPS® branded products have made celebrity appearances on many programs including Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, The Early Show, Saturday Night Live, Martha Stewart, Ellen, South Park, and The Daily Show.
If you had 8,000 PEEPS® bunnies, and you stood them in a straight vertical line, you could reach the top of the Sears Tower in Chicago.
PEEPS® have become gourmet favorites as fondues, Crème Brulee ingredients, and cappuccino toppings!
Peeps come in a Variety of Flavors!
PEEPS® Orange Delight Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in Orange Fudge: These three Chicks are orange delight flavored and dipped in orange fudge to enhance the flavor. Share them with your friends or keep them for yourself!
PEEPS® Marshmallow Chicks: The five and 15 count packages of the iconic PEEPS® Chicks are available in classic Easter colors including yellow, pink, blue, lavender, green, and orange Chicks! The 10 count package of Chicks is available in all of the classic Easter colors as well as white.
PEEPS® Marshmallow Bunnies: The four-count bunnies come in classic yellow, pink and blue colors. The 12 count bunnies come in classic colors as well as lavender, white, green and orange. The 16 count are packaged in classic colors plus lavender and green.
PEEPS® Sugar-Free Marshmallow Chicks: Back by popular demand, PEEPS® offers a sugar-free Chick! The Chick is perfect as an Easter basket essential and baked good enhancement.
PEEPS® Decorated Eggs: Nine white eggs iced with pastel colors in 3 unique designs, these eggs are great for recipes, crafts and immediate consumption.
PEEPS® Party Cake Flavored Marshmallow Chicks: Ten delicious vanilla cake flavored marshmallow chicks sprinkled with fun rainbow confetti.
PEEPS® Sour Watermelon Flavored Marshmallow Chicks: Sweet and sour flavors collide to create a burst of watermelon in these ten green chicks with a blush pink center.
PEEPS® Chocolate Dipped Mousse Flavored Marshmallow Chicks: Three delectable chocolate mousse-flavored Chicks dipped in either creamy milk or dark chocolate.
PEEPS® PEEPSTERS®: Bite-size combination of delectable chocolate and delicious marshmallow flavored crème. Available in creamy milk chocolate or rich dark chocolate varieties.
PEEPS® Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Chicks: Individually wrapped marshmallow chicks covered in either milk or dark chocolate.
PEEPS® Rainbow Pop: Four chicks in colors yellow, green, pink, and blue marshmallow on a stick- it’s like a colorful PEEPS® lollipop.
MIKE AND IKE® Easter Treats: Bring chewy, fruity goodness this Easter season with a 10 oz. gift bag of MIKE AND IKE® Easter Treats flavors. Filled with grape, pineapple-banana, strawberry, lemon-lime, and cherry-flavored MIKE AND IKE® candies – and all made with real fruit juice – this gift will put a spring in anybody’s step as the bright new season gets underway.
MIKE AND IKE® Jellybeans: The Assorted Fruits MIKE AND IKE® JELLY BEANS are a fan favorite.
HOT TAMALES® Jellybeans: Celebrate Easter with our cinnamon-flavored jelly beans (14 oz. package)
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