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PEEPS - All About My Favorite Easter Candy

Updated on March 6, 2013
A rainbow of peeps! How can you choose just one?!
A rainbow of peeps! How can you choose just one?!
Five little peeps all in a row. The traditional yellow chicks.
Five little peeps all in a row. The traditional yellow chicks.
Some good lookin' chicks!
Some good lookin' chicks!
One little, two little, twelve little peeps bunnies!
One little, two little, twelve little peeps bunnies!
How can anyone resist that face! The bunny peeps are by far my favorite.
How can anyone resist that face! The bunny peeps are by far my favorite.
Go ahead. Give 'em a squeeze. Peeps are squishably soft.
Go ahead. Give 'em a squeeze. Peeps are squishably soft.

I look forward to peeps every Easter

It's not that I look forward to eating peeps at Easter time. That distinction belongs to the Cadbury Egg, which seems to be a popular Easter favorite of some fantastic people. Really, I don't much like the taste of marshmallow unless its toasted or chocolate covered. I prefer my peeps stale when I do eat them. I will open the package weeks before I eat the first peep. They are also fantastic toasted over a campfire (For adults only! The sugar gets extremely hot!). Eating a peep straight out of the package is never something i've enjoyed.

So how can my favorite Easter candy be one that I don't like to eat? I love peeps themselves. Those little soft cute slightly sparkly sugar coated marshmallow critters. Peeps just scream happiness and joy and cheer. Well, maybe not scream. Peeps don’t seem to be a loud bunch. You know, with no mouth and all. Radiate. Perhaps that is a better word. They radiate joy and cheer and color and goodness and fun and, well you get my point. I just love to look at peeps. And maybe give them a little squeeze! Seeing them evokes feelings of Easter and Spring and happiness. All lined up in their neat little rows in brilliant Spring colors. Waiting to decorate Easter Baskets and center pieces. And maybe to be eaten. Or at least tasted before the toddler spits out the slimy mess and heads for the chocolate! How can you look at a peep and not smile, even just a little?! Heck. It's even fun to say. Peep!

And that’s about all I thought of peeps. Until I found out one day that peeps are made in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Bethlehem, PA. Really? The same place that I must have passed a hundred times driving from my home in Upstate New York to my grad school in Maryland? How did I not know this? Why isn't there a gigantic sign off the highway, “Home of the Peep!” Goodness knows Hershey has its claim to fame. I hear they make a pretty good chocolate. And they flaunt it, theme park included. Heck, to visit the site of that “other” PA town, you would think it was a site for those chocolate people alone! But as far as Bethlehem, PA is concerned, barely a peep is made about the peeps. They don’t even mention peeps on the official site for Bethlehem, PA . No listing on the events calendar of Peep Fest on New Year’s Eve or the Peep Ball Drop. No “Home of the Peep” banner.All I found was a random fact: Enough peeps are made each year to circle the earth twice. Goodness that is a lot of sugar-coated marshmallow critters!

So if enough peeps are cranked out each year to hug the earth twice in marshmallow goodness, where are they coming from? I found the answer online. Peeps are made by the Just Born Candy Company http://www.justborn.com/ Cute name, I know! The more I read about the company the more I like them. This adorable, innocent candy that I have looked forward to every Easter is made by a family-owned company. Sam Born emigrated from Russia to the US in 1910. In 1923 he opened a store in Brooklyn, NY. In 1953 Just Born acquired the Rodda Candy Company of Lancaster, PA and along with them, the Marshmallow Easter Peep. And the rest is history. Just Born has stayed family owned, they are based in only 2 locations, both in Pennsylvania, and remain devoted to just a few sweet treats: Peeps, of course, and one of the other more notable ones is Mike and Ikes. Another great candy with a fun name! From reading their site they seem to have real values. They express their vision: “Continuing as a family-owned confectionery company, our commitment is to be a market-driven, quality business enhancing our reputation as a progressive, ethical and respected employer, manufacturer, marketer, and member of the community.” They claim to be committed to things like social responsibility, sustainability, and volunteerism. Is it really possible in Corporate America for such a "feel good" company to exist? I would like to think so. And I would like to think that they are it.

In the past few years, Just Born has expanded their offering of peeps from only Easter to a few other holidays. I admit I am a Peeps purist. I would rather they stick to Easter. But who am I to deprive those that want to celebrate with marshmallow more that once a year! And for those that want to experience the joy that is peeps year round, there are now several peeps retail stores by Peeps and Company. The latest being in Bethlehem, PA! Of course it opened 3 months after I made a road trip to Virginia for my sister’s wedding. It would have been right on the way! We stopped at that “other” candy place instead. Turns out they do make a pretty good chocolate.

For those like me that missed their chance to visit a retail location, peeps products are also available online. http://www.peepsandcompany.com/ Another super cheerful site! You can buy the candies, toys, clothes, and household items. And then they have some great unique things. My favorite by far is the line of items sporting marshmallow bunnies of various colors and the slogan “Inside we are all the same”. Not only fun and cute, but a positive message. It makes me feel all squishy inside. Kind of like a peep!

So know that you know more about those quirky little marshmallow critters, maybe you will give them a try. And if you don’t like the taste, or maybe can’t bare to eat something so cute, who says you have to eat them? Over 700 million peeps are produced per year. Though I could not find data on how many peeps are consumed, something tells me that the figure is much smaller. A quick web search will show that eating does not seem to be the most popular way to enjoy a peep.


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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      teaches12345 - I am so happy to make you smile. Now I am smiling too! I have never chocolate dipped a peep. This might be the year to try it! :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      DommaLeigh - SO TRUE! I love that you mentioned the easter grass. The peeps doalways seem to get tangled don't they. And jelly beans. Those suckers just get lost! :) Have a happy Easter

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      My hubby loves peeps. I enjoyed your post and had a good smile. I heard they are great when chocolat covered and rolled in toasted peanuts.

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      DommaLeigh 4 years ago

      Easter is not Easter with out a peep in your basket with grass stuck on it. :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      midget38 - Michelle, thanks for sharing this. So happy to see all of the peeping going on.The more peeps the better. I hope that this hub encourages others to give peeps a chance! :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Sunshine625 - Linda, you rock for stopping by. You are totally one of my favorite peeps.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      tillsontitan - A peeper! LOL! How cute.I am so happy you enjoyed this. Now that they have made Peeps stores I will have to check it out and maybe write another hub.... I have gotten a good amount of views on this again this year. Maybe that will keep true every Easter.... Thanks a bumch for the comment and votes... have a great Easter. :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      cbarbar - Last year I tried a chocolate covered raspberry peep. It looked a lot better than it tasted. This year may be I will try the chocolate ones. I also saw giant peeps. About as big as a hand. Thetraditional ones will always be my favoriote though.... glad you liked this. i have fin writing it.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Esmeowl12 - Yes, Microwaved peeps are great! My mother says that if you take two, stick a toothpick in each one, and face them at each other they look like they are sword fighting as they puff up. I thnk i mihgt have to try it. .... have a fun Easter.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Stephanie Henkel - You are totally right. Peeps are fun but Cadbury Eggs are the yummiest. Both of them have always been an essential part of Easter for me,

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Pavlo Badovskyy - Thank you fo rstopping in to read and comment. They really are a unique candy. So much fun.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Traci21 - I rarely eat a fresh peep. I feel compelled to eat one fresh one and then wait impatiently for the rest to get chewy and stale. I have tried toasted peeps, They are yummy. I toasted some this past fall - the halloween kind. I hope your four year old gets an Easter Peep.... have a great easter.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      cfin - Oh my goodness. Those giant eggs sound amazing. I would love to see that. I always liked smarties too. eating them one bt one and savoring the flavor of each different color..... Thanks for the great comment. I am enjoying learning what different sorts of Easter treats are popular....Happy Easter.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Jools99 - NO PEEPS! oh how terrible! They really are fun. I wonder if you could order them? Not that it is that urgent of a matter. Who am I kidding, it it. you are totally missing out! :) ... Happy Easter

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      I agree with Linda...'tis the season to be Peeping! Thanks for sharing....and it's quite quaint that they are made in Bethlehem, P.A. too! Sharing!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Tis the season to enjoy your peeps! :)

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      I'm a peeper, I look but don't eat. I buy them for my grandkids and used to for my kids. I have to admit, this is a great hub to read and I'm sure will be read and re-read every Easter! No one ever stops to think where they came from and who would ever have guess chocolate town's PA!

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      cbarbar 4 years ago

      Peeps are my favorite nostalgic Easter treat. I noticed that they have chocolate peeps dipped in chocolate. I haven't tried them, but I probably should before the holiday passes. Fun Post!

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      Cindy A. Johnson 4 years ago from Sevierville, TN

      Nuking Peeps in the microwave is awesome. They "bloap" up HUGE! Very fun.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Dana, I agree! The best way to eat Peeps is to let them get good and stale! :) I buy them every year for my husband, but me? I pretty much stick to chocolate and Cadbury Eggs. But they sure are cute to decorate an Easter basket or cookie plate.

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      Pavlo Badovskyi 4 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      Looks delicious!!

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      Traci 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Me and Peeps have been buddies for a very, very long time. When I am in the mood for burnt marshmallows, I grab a peep ( always a bird, my favorite) throw it on a fork and torch it using a dessert torch. The sugar caramelizes nicely. However it is rare! I love to take the peeps straight from the box, but my poor 4 year old will be lucky to get any for Easter =)

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      cfin 4 years ago from The World we live in

      In Ireland, its tradition to buy large Easter eggs (from the size of your fist to the size of a large kid), with a huge variety on the supermarket shelves. My favorite was always smarties when I was a kid. They have everything from galaxy (dove) to Mars bar ones. All uniformed. Its awesome. Its very different to the USA who mostly have bunnies, bags of candy, peeps and smaller eggs on the shelves.

      What a great time of year.

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      We don't have Peeps - I like the look of them though! Happy Easter, happy Peep Eating, you luck thing :o)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Austinstar - Your neighbor sounds like me! I do love to pull the ears and heads off the bunnies. I do eat the bottoms too beuause I don't like to waste food, if you consider peeps to be food :)

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      Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Just bought 3 boxes of Peeps for my neighbor as they are her favorite Easter fun. She loves tearing the heads off of the little candies and eating the heads. She's weird like that. I wonder what she does with the bottoms?

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Docmo - Never Tried A Peep?! Oh the humanity!!! Try one! They are awful! :) ... I don't know that you will be able to find any peeps in the summertime. They are striclty seasonal and there are no "Peep Holidays" in sight. BUT you CAN roder them online.... I think I listed some liks that have them. Order some! For your daughter. You know. Cuz she would love them. And then if you happen to like them too. No shame in that. :)

      Thanks for the vote and the compliment.

      Its been fun revisitng this hub.

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      Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

      I confess I have never tried Peeps despite having been to US over a dozen times. This glorious celebration of Peeps must be the nicest love letter to these little delights. The writing is as squishy and delicious as these marshmallow sweetums. they look so cool with those rainbow range that I know my daughter would love em. There are couple of large candy shops in the malls in Orlando so when I'm there in a couple of weeks I'm going in a Peep-hunt! reading this makes me desperate to eat one. Delish! thanks Dana. voted up, awesome. well deserved nugget dom.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      No problem, DanaTeresa. My dad would love you for that comment alone. Seriously, well done here and love it!!

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Janine Huldie - Thanks for the vote and share! aswesome.

      So, you are one of those marshmallow eaters! I really don't like fesh peeps at all. I think they are kinda gross! But I am drawn to the cute squishy pretty sparlky colorfulness! So I buy them and let them get stale and yummy. Your dad knows where it's at! :)

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      I admit I love Peeps all year long and so glad they have began offering them in recent years for other holidays besides Easter. I love marshmallow, so these truly are up my alley. By the way, the only other person besides you that likes them stale is my dad. Anyway, thanks for sharing, totally enjoyed and am voting up and am sharing too.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Heather - thanks! I was totally against peeps any time other than Easter. But now I love them so much I can't help it - I am glad they are out for the other Holidays! :)

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      Heather Rode 5 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona

      I love peeps and I get excited every holiday when they hit the store shelves. I'm quite happy that they have them for most of the holidays now. So cute and creative!

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      teacher123 - I have never tried freezing them. what a great idea. I am going to try that! Thanks for the great idea.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Peeps are my husband's favorite Easter candy. And, believe me, he gets all the colors and shapes. I have found out that they taste good once frozen and then thawed. I would like to visit one of their retail stores, wouldn't that be fun? Thanks for the enjoyable read.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Sunshine625 - Thanks. I don't know what is is about peeps. I love love love them. I was so excited when I stumbled upon their story.... Next I think I want to research Tootsie Rolls! Perhaps Jelly Beans will be a close third :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Wow what an awesome tribute to peeps!!! I haven't eaten a peep in years, but I'm sure they still taste just as yummy! I'm a jelly bean fanatic...once I start I can't stop so I try not to start. :)

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Vicki - Glad you found a peep you liked! I have a theory that everyone likes peeps. Its just a matter of finding the right one.... I tried chocolate mousse flavored peeps at Easter. Not very good. They taste like soggy cocoa puffs!... I picked up some mini cadbury eggs today. The solid chocolate candy coated ones. They were so good!... I am jealous of the good deals you are getting. I just paid 99 cents for an egg the other day. Robbery!.. What are we gonna do when the Easter candy is gone? The next candy holiday is Halloween. I'll never make it! :)

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Dana--I tried a chocolate covered Peep after Easter. Very good! I could eat a few that way. I also got some Cadbury eggs on sale for about 15 cents apiece. Pretty cool, huh??!!

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      GDiBiase - Oh Heck. Have three! Glad to make you smile. That's what peeps are all about!

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      GDiBiase 5 years ago from Portland, ME

      ooooh those peeps are so cute, and your hub made me smile. Now I want a peep, I don't have any, guess I will have a couple marshmallows. Definitely not the same as a peep, but will have to do for tonight! But tomorrow I will eat a peep, maybe two.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      MobyWho - Great to meet a fellow stale peeps eater! I admit something about it seems very wrong, but they really are good that way.... Around the time I was writing this hub I found a pack of chicks from last year! They were nearly rock hard. I ate one anyway. Talk about a jaw workout! Go ahead and judge me. Say it's gross. I don't care. I've eaten worse! :o)

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      MobyWho 5 years ago from Burlington VT

      Plain and stale - the only way. When stale, you can chomp down carefully on the head and twist while pulling. Great pressure on the jaws - good for muscle training. I fear this sounds macabre, but really, by extending the eating time and feeling the tension of the stale marshmallow, your joy lives longer. For those of you who think I'm being sarcastic - try it. That's how I have loved them for years - too many to admit.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Jen - I have been thinking about trying them covered in chocolate. Now that I have your input I definitely have to try it. Thanks!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Okay Jen, now you've done it. :)

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      Jen 5 years ago

      I stick bunny peeps on lollipop sticks and coat them in chocolate! It's fantastic!

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Byron Wolf - You are very welcome! Get some peeps! How can you pass them up?! If you are wondering what to do with them I just published a hub on that very topic! Though it focuses more on cake decorating and centerpieces. I think a peep diorama might be more up your ally.

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      Byron Wolf 5 years ago

      Thanks for this hub! I could never bear to eat them. Whenever I got them, they stayed in their pristine rows in their purple box. Hmm Wonder if I'll get any this year? If I do, what will I do with them? :D

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      mizjo - Thank you! Have a very Blessed and Happy Easter (one of my favorite days of the year, and not just for the peeps)

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      mizjo 5 years ago from New York City, NY

      Great hub, Dana Teresa. I love marshmallow and I love chocolate. They'll be on my table this Easter (after Church, of course). And congrats on your nomination.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Haha, Dana, I'm glad I saw your response here. I did give them a chance, thinking of you. I'm not opposed to trying them with chocolate! :-)

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Victoria Lynn - yup. sugar covered marshmallow. that's exactly what they are. don't feel bad a all. its an odd idea for a candy. you are right. cadbury eggs do taste fantasctic. but i cannot help it. i am a sucker for those adorable little peeps. funny you should mention chocolate covering them. i was going to do that tonight but i never made it to the store. perhaps tomorrow! Thanks so much for giving peeps a chance!

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      pstraubie48... a peepsacoaster would be a truly marvelous thing!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Okay, so I finally tried Peeps. Sorry, Dana, so sorry, but they don't hold a candle to Cadbury eggs. They taste like marshmallows with sugar on them. I couldn't finish one. Now, I might try covering them with chocolate...? Didn't you say before to let them get a little stale, too? Okay, I'll try them one more time. Give Peeps a chance, peeps! :-)

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      O, yes, Peeps, a world without Peeps would not be so wonderful... I love them..have loved them since I had I asked the lady behind the counter to put three of the tiny wee chicks in a brown paper sack for me and I handed her a nickel. Now I share them with my grandkids... thank you for sharing this...and there should be a sign advertising "home of the Peeps'..and maybe we could go there and ride n a giant soft peepsacoaster!!

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Dardarji- glad to come across a fellow peep lover! Those are some great ideas. According to my mother if you poke a toothpick through each of two peeps, put them on a plate facing each other, and then put them in the microwave they will sword fight. I just might have to try that.

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      Dardarji 5 years ago from California, USA

      Oh my goodness! I am a Peeps freak! Loved them since I was a kid. OK, here is my favorite PMS crave - chopped up Peeps with peanut butter on toast! My other is Peeps S'mores! Peep Freaks - rise up! Now is the time to buy and stock up! Great hub DanaTeresa . . .

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Ripplemaker! Thanks! I am shocked and honored to be nominated (cliché I know but its true). I had a lot of fun writing it. And I think the peeps enjoyed the photo shoot! :) Perhaps I will go buy another pack to celebrate..... ps nice use of the work peep. gotta love the endless fun even the name creates. its Peep-tastic!

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      Michelle Simtoco 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      This look so cute! :)

      Congrats on your Hubnuggets nomination. Take a peep this way http://pattyinglishms.hubpages.com/hubnuggets6/hub... hehe

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      HaHaHaHa! Good one Bob! Thanks a bunch.

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      diogenes 5 years ago from UK and Mexico

      I'm on a diet! So I just took a peep at this article!

      Bob

      Gave you a good vote

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      cookies4breakfast 5 years ago from coastal North Carolina

      This is fun and informative! I miss Peeps! They used to be my favorite thing on the planet--until I ate several packs in one day. Haven't bought them since!

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      VL- i have to admit that funny little tidbit came off the peeps website. they have tons of them. "Chillin with my peeps" is another great one!

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      moonlake. thanks for the vote up! and yes, they are almost all sugar. its fantastic! In my online searching i saw something about a Peep Eating Contest. perhaps you could enter?! :)

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      "Give peeps a chance!" hahaha--too funny! I will. I'll put it on my Wal-Mart list!

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      They are so full of sugar but I love them. Their a favorite of mine. Enjoyed reading your hub. I voted up.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Victoria- Thanks for reading. And for enjoying! How could I not share your hub? Its great. And so are the comments it generated. What fun! Peeps over the campfire are yummy. The sugar gets crunchy and the inside liquidy. but be careful. the sugar gets hot! let it cool off before you touch it! i got a nasty burn on my finger from being clumsy!... hope you give peeps a chance!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Dana--this is awesome! thanks for mentioning my Cadbury hub! Not much of a peep about Peeps--you're funny. I've never heard of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. You make me want to try Peeps. I think I tried them when I was a kid, but I don't remember for sure. Over the campfire sounds great. I'm glad you wrote this. I gave you many votes! I'm going to link this to my hub, too! Sharing!

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks for reading. I'm glad to know there is somebody else out there that gets the whole peep apeal! I am pretty ok with the Halloween peeps. Valentine's Day and Christmas still seem odd to me. But I know they will grow on me. How can they not?!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      What a smile-inducing read! :) I'm in your camp--Peeps are simply little darlings. I know that much sugar is not good for us, but I don't eat them anyway. They are like little friends that make you happy just to look at them. I'll never forget my surprise when they began producing "other" peeps. My first thought was, "Yeah, okay," but they quickly grew on me. You don't even have to touch them, you can feel their soft, comfy, squishiness just by looking at them. Fun stuff you have here. :) Thanks for a look at the Just Born company. It's a neat thing to learn about them.