Love’em or hate’em, you’re probably used to seeing brightly-colored marshmallow Peeps in the shape of bunnies and chicks peeking out of Easter baskets every year. But now that hundreds of workers have walked off the job at the factory where the candy is made, is it possible that we may see a dip in the Peeps population next Easter? [More]
Groundhog Day is a fun and silly holiday, and Groundhog Day was a fine movie about personal redemption, but it turns out that rodents are not actually very good at predicting the weather. That leaves an opportunity for another animal with weather-indicating abilities to step in and take over… but we’re not sure that the Peeps chicks are really up for the job. [More]
I have to admit, I’m not much of a candy historian, and I’ve always pictured “sugar plums” as prunes covered with crunchy sugar. This is, of course, wrong, but in the case of a new holiday-themed Peeps brand product, at least the crunchy sugar part is correct. [More]
Happy fall! Well, okay, it’s not fall outside, but fall has certainly arrived in the seasonal aisles of stores all over the country. August is when restaurants and food companies introduce their new products. While we are always interested in new seasonal candies and anything pumpkin spice, even we weren’t expecting these new products: S’mores candy corn and Pumpkin Spice Peeps. [More]
Last year, we brought you the news that Prairie Farms sells Easter-themed dairy beverages: specifically, jellybean milk and Easter egg nog. Now the company has partnered with Just Born, creators of Peeps marshmallow-shaped holiday treats, to sell Peep-flavored milk. Yes, that just means sugar, artificial flavors, and food coloring. That’s what Peeps are. [More]
Have you ever heard of “compliment your mirror day?” Well, it’s today and there’s a Peep to celebrate it. Yes, that Peep – the concoction of marshmallow and sugar generally relegated to the Easter holiday.
At least 50% of Consumerist editors enjoy marshmallow Peeps, and the others are wrong. However, even we have to admit that making smaller versions of the snack available year-round is a terrible, delicious, terrible idea. What makes the sugar-encrusted sugar fluff so special, is that it is special: even though they’re available more or less year round, each variety is at least loosely tied to a holiday. Until now. [More]
If you really need to get moving in the morning, try the new seasonal offering from Dunkin’ Donuts: flower-shaped donuts with a layer of colorful frosting, topped with a marshmallow Peep. You could also call it a sugar-coated pastry with a sugar-encrusted sugar blob on top. “As America’s donut leader, we are always seeking new and innovative donut varieties to help our guests celebrate special moments and occasions,” Dunkin’ Brands Executive Chef Stan Frankenthaler says in a press release, because of course Dunkin’ Donuts has an executive chef.
Always wondered how marshmallow Peeps are made? Wonder no more. Two billion of the marshmallow critters come out of the production lines in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania every year, most of them for the Easter rush. From start to finish, it takes six minutes for the machinery to make a Peep. [NY Daily News]