April 6, 2011

I love PEEPS!

Well, it will be Easter soon. The Easter Bunny must be getting candy for all those baskets. I like Peeps, peanut butter eggs, jelly beans, and more. I love several Easter candies, but my favorite are Peeps.

When I was a child, I eagerly anticipated checking my Easter basket to see if I got some Peeps. I always did. :) My sisters and I would trade our candy, and I remember trying to get them to trade me, so I could get more Peeps. But most of the time they wouldn't trade because they loved them too.

My friend (who will remain nameless) likes peeps when they get stale! I had never heard of that before. I like them when they are soft and sweet. It takes several days for them to get harder, and you can slow that down by putting them in a plastic bag. But my friend would purposely leave them out uncovered so they could dry out faster. That is the way he loves them.

My children get Peeps in their baskets every year. I love all the colors they have now. I only remember them being yellow when I was a kid. I bought some Peeps on sale the other day, and lets just say they didn't even make them home. My daughter spotted them and gobbled them up in the car!

How do you like to eat your Peeps? I like to bite the head off first. Do you have a favorite color of Peeps? I would say that I like the purple, since that is my favorite color. But that doesn't stop me from eating any of the colors. :)

My daughter likes to heat them in the microwave occasionally. The marshmallow really swells, and when it is warm it is really gooey and delicious. Be careful not to heat them too long, or you can end up with Peeps all over your microwave. I speak from experience. :)

I hope you enjoyed hearing my memories about Peeps. I know we will be making many more memories this Easter. I would love to hear about your favorite Peep memories.

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!"

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About PEEPS & COMPANY® In 2009, Just Born, Inc., maker of PEEPS®, MIKE AND IKE®, HOT TAMALES® and PEANUT CHEWS® opened its first retail store named PEEPS & COMPANY®. PEEPS & COMPANY® is located at the banks of the Potomac, minutes from Washington D.C. at the very center of National Harbor’s dynamic main plaza. Directly in front of the PEEPS & COMPANY® store is the Seward Johnson’s famous statue, The Awakening, along with sweeping views of the beautiful Potomac River.

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