Happy Easter, All My PEEPS!

Friends, it is Easter Sunday, and I know a lot of parents who will be dealing with massively induced sugar-coma kids by early afternoon. And, much of the blame will go to my Peeps. Don’t jump the gun, my friends, I’m not talking about you.

I’m holding the fluffy marshmallow chicks and bunnies rolled out by Just Born Quality Confections, the makers of Peeps brand, responsible, mostly. Those things are squishy, sweet and addictive. There’s  still time to try the eight new flavors for 2018. The new edibles can only be found at select stores, including Target, Kroger and Walmart, although sour cherry will be sold nationwide. Walmart is selling three mystery flavors. You gotta guess what you’re eating. Pancake & Syrup was a mystery flavor last year, but returned this year only at the Kroger family of stores. And, Target will sell filled versions, including Neapolitan with chocolate and strawberry filling, and two sherbets—lemon and orange—that are dipped in fudge.


Photo credit; AARP.com / B.A.E. INC. / ALAMY

Past flavors have included blueberry, sour watermelon and fruit punch. My favorite is still the original yellow peep. For the most secret, newest, just announced mystery flavor, head to the official Peeps website here or on Youtube here. You’ll never guess this edition. I couldn’t believe it myself.

Two words I never thought I would put together, “Peeps Beer”is available in the Fort Worth, TX, area. My friends, Marie and Jason in Alverado, TX, better head to town while supplies last. I don’t think I want to try it, though. To test your knowledge on a little taste bud-trivia, visit Mental Floss for 20 delicious facts about Peeps. For a little culture, check out the peeps-show at Refinery29. And, on a more serious note, the Washington Post can tell you just how much trouble Peeps are getting themselves into; for real, real. Hope everyone has a Best Peep to share their Peeps with this year.

Featured photo credit: weheartit.com/entry/110859934


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