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Marshmallow candies that are shaped into chicks, bunnies, and other animals.

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Do You Associate Peeps Marshmallow Candy With Valentines and Easter?

  • Feb 10, 2008
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Pros: Affordable, delicious, colorful in different shapes Great gift for Valentine's Day and Easter.

Cons: Eating too many marshmallow candy can give you a tummy ache.Eat in moderation and enjoy!

The Bottom Line: They are great seasonal candy treats.They are very affordable. I would definitely recommend them!

I am sure that we have all seen Peeps Marshmallow Candyaround both Valentine's Day and Easter.They now have many websites, but the one I like to frequent is at www.PeepsMarshmallowcandy.com Have you ever wondered what makes Peeps so fluffy? You need to know a little bit of their history to find out how.

Peeps Factory Store explains how they start preparing this delicious and sweet treat. All the Peeps' shapes first start in big kittles. Each ingredient is carefully measured and mixed together to make s slurry. The slurry is another name for the gooey marshmallow mixture. Then they place the slurry into the whipper to make it become light and fluffy.

Do you know what gives the marshmallows their colors? Colored sugar gives them their colors. The Peeps chicks comes in five colors which include

They mixed the sugar and the color together in large pans until the color is even. Do you know what color they use to make the white sugar for the Peep's snowmen? None.

The factory has a special secret to how they prepare the different shapes of their Peeps. They do have special machines that squish the whipped marshmallow onto moving conveyor belts covered with colored sugar. Therefore, they can only make one shape of Peeps at a time, but many marshmallows shapes can be made in a day!

The conveyor belt takes the Peeps shapes along and through a wind tunnel. In here, the colored sugar blows all around to completely cover each shape.

The last thing that is done to the Peeps before they are packaged, is when they are given the final touch. They give each Peep Marshmallow a personality by adding eyes and other decorations to them as they pass by on the conveyor belt.

One important thing I would like to mention about Peeps Marshmallow Candy is that they now have a sugar-free marshmallow hearts that comes in a three count package.

I must say that my family purchase these treats for just about any holiday! They do come in assorted packages. You can purchase the chicks in 5 count or 10 count boxes. The bunnies at Easter come in 4 count or 12 count. The cocoa bunnies come in 8 count.

These Peeps are great to use as table decorations placing them on top of Easter grass in a basket. One of these reasons that I love Beeps Marshmallow Candy is that I can purchase them for one dollar or less. Because of the way the package is made, you should eat these fairly fast. If they are not placed in a sealed bag, they become very hard and tough. I would not recommend keeping this high sugar candy in your home all of the time, but it is great for the various holidays and fills me with happiness, especially when I eating them. They are very delicious and it is a good break from too much chocolate in our diets.


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April 14, 2011
I mostly associate peeps with Easter. Fantastic review, Jean! :)
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Quick Tip by . March 25, 2010
These are best if you poke a hole in the wrapper and let them get stale and then eat them!!!
Quick Tip by . October 08, 2009
Love going to stores the day after Easter cuz Peeps are always on sale & judging from the large quantity I buy, I'm gonna need the discount.
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Peeps are marshmallow candies, sold in the US and Canada, that are shaped into chicks, bunnies, and other animals. There are also different shapes used for various holidays. Peeps are primarily used to fill Easter baskets, though recent ad campaigns tout the candy as "Peeps - Always in Season". They are made from marshmallow, sugar, gelatin, and carnauba wax.

Peeps are produced by Just Born, a candy manufacturer based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Peeps were introduced nationally in 1958 by Pravin Pant Sr., a Nepali immigrant. When Just Born acquired Rodda Candy Company in 1953, they automated the process (originally the chicks were formed by hand) and mass-produced them. The yellow chicks were the original form of the candy — hence their name — but then the company introduced other colors and, eventually, the myriad shapes in which they are now produced.

Just Born has expanded its product line to include bats, cats, pumpkins, and ghosts for Halloween; hearts for Valentine's Day; eggs for Easter; trees, gingerbread men, snowmen, and stars for Christmas; and red, white, and blue chicks and stars for the 4th of July.

Although the original Peeps were standard marshmallow flavor, some of the newer flavors include chocolate mousse (bunnies for Easter and cats for Halloween), strawberry and vanilla (hearts for Valentine's Day), cocoa (cats and bats for Halloween), sugar cookie (gingerbread people for Christmas), and orange (eggs for Easter). In 2007, ...
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