Thursday, February 19, 2009

Peep, Peep! Peep, Peep! and a give-away!

Ladies and Gentlemen! It is that time of year again! The time of year that makes my heart sing. Not tax time. Not St. Patrick's Day. Not Lent. But you're getting close!! Since Easter is just around the corner, it means it is time for PEEPS!! Yes! Those wonderful, marshmallowy, dyed sugary treats, full of goodness and not a lick of fat! I'm talking abut Peeps Chicks, Peeps Bunnies in an array of Eastery colors..... pink, yellow, blue, lavender, white and now I've even seen orange. I was at the grocery store today and they were calling my name! I discovered green bunnies, chocolate mousse bunnies, and the chicks in all colors. Forget chocolate... gimme some Peeps and I'm a happy happy girl!

And I think I've died and gone to heaven! The Just Born Company that makes Peeps is a mere 30 minutes from my house!!! Right around the corner where my daughter went to college! Peeps is located in Bethlehem, PA, just outside of Allentown. This might be more exciting than the Crayola Factory in Easton, PA!

Over the years, Peeps has expanded from Easter goodness to Valentine's Day, Halloween and Christmas, but you can get the most Peeps at Easter time! This is when I get the most enjoyment out of my Peeps. And I personally like to let my peeps sit outside the box for a day to get a little stale. They are quite tasty that way! Of course, soft and squishy is good too.

And I even discovered some cool

It would take over 172 million Peeps bunnies end-to-end to circle the moon.

Just Born produces enough PEEPS® Brand Marshmallow Candies in one year to circle the Earth twice.

Over 70 million Peeps chicks lined up beak to tail are needed to reach from New York City to Los Angeles.

Each Peeps candy has only 32 calories and 0 grams of fat.

In the early 50s, it took 27 hours to make 1 Peep Chick. Today, it takes six minutes.

PEEPS® has been the #1 non-chocolate Easter candy in the U.S. for more than a decade.

PEEPS® chicks for Easter come in 6 festive colors--yellow, pink, lavender, blue,
green, and red.

Yellow is America’s best selling color of PEEPS® chicks and bunnies.

Everyone can now enjoy Sugar-Free PEEPS® that are sweetened with “Splenda®”.

All PEEPS® Brand Marshmallow Candies have 0 fat grams, are gluten free, and
are nut free.

PEEPS® Branded products have made celebrity appearances with the likes of Diane Sawyer, Emeril Lagasse, Ellen DeGeneres, and Reba McEntire.

People like to do curious things with PEEPS® ….eat them fresh or aged to
perfection, microwave them, freeze them, roast them, and even cook with them!

PEEPS® are “Always in Season!”™ Just Born manufactures seasonal PEEPS® shapes for Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, & Christmas.

Ah! I'm getting on a sugar high just thinking about my Peeps!

Hey everyone! Amy at The 4th Frog Blog gave me a great idea! I'm going to turn this into a Just Born Easter Candy give-away! Tell me why you love Peeps or if you've never tried Peeps, how much you want to enjoy Peeps candy! I'll keep it open for the weekend and choose a winner on Sunday night. Good luck!

** Note: I checked out the website and discovered that Peeps are not Kosher (for those of you who follow a Kosher diet). Just sayin'. **


Unknown said...

AH PEEPS! I was just at Happy Harry's and saw a GIANT display of peeps. Mmm. The only candy that's better stale.

Also....if you see Just Born jelly beans, PLEASE pick some up for me? They are my FAVORITE and I can NEVER find them!!!

Lilly said...

Oh I like the fact that they are gluten free - do you think they sell them internationally???? How cute are they. I would rather eat marshmallow than chocolate any day. To think they are right near you. Are you anywhere near Hersheys or are you not in the same State. I went to Hersheytown once and thought it was the most amazing thing - sort of surreal. Yes, I am easily pleased...and no even though yellow is the most popular I would give them a big miss.

Queen Bee said...

I am happy to hear that you have found the perfect peep to really rev your engine! Have a wonderful Easter season!

Joanie said...

@Lilly, I live about 2 hours from Hershey, PA. That entire town smells like chocolate!
I checked the website and the Peeps candies are sold in 45 countries, so there's a good chance they are sold in Australia.

@ Gina, I'll keep my eye out for the jelly beans.

Boozy Tooth said...

Joanie - thank you honey, baby, sugarpie for the Premios Dardo Award! Even though I was tagged in your second round (ahem!) I appreciate the great honor and have posted and passed on the goods. You are dear to me girl. I'm so glad we are friends and I love coming to your blog every day. Getting an award from you is the cat's meow. It's top drawer. It's like a belly full of PEEPS! By the way... my husband, Larry, is a Peepaholic. Now I gotta go back and read your Peeps post. I'm sure it will be just as sweet as YOU.

Amy said...

I love Peeps, too! But they have to be a bit stale. So I cut a slit in the package and let it sit a day or two before I go biting their pretty little heads off.

Hey -- why don't you do a Peeps giveaway on your blog?!

Joanie said...

Hey Amy! That's a great idea!

jill jill bo bill said...

OMG!!! Are you sure you didn't birth a son on Oct 28, 1986? I think I raised your kid. He can eat them until the cows come home. He cries when they stop selling them.

Amy said...

YAY! A Peeps Easter candy giveaway! Count me in because by the time Easter rolls around my supply of Girl Scout cookies will be long gone!

The pink and yellow chick peeps are my favorite. Bunnies are ok, too as are blue peeps. But I don't like the red ones.

I love Peeps because they're just happy little treats! Better when they are just a bit stale.

Momza said...

FINALLY! A contest I really feel is for ME!
Peeps! Peeps!
Sugary fluffy peeps.
My tongue tingles
Mouth waters
At just the thought
of little yellow peeps!

Eternal Lizdom said...

Not only are Peeps deliciously tasty... not only are Peeps a favorite candy of my darling daughter... but Peeps are delightfully fun to MICROWAVE!

Amy W said...

I have a confession to make. And this is probably not the time or place to make it.... But I don't like marshmallows. Not even in Peep form! Not even on S'Mores!!!! The only place that I find them not only acceptable, but delicious, is in kid's cereal. I wish is weren't so, but it's the truth. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the interesting facts about peeps! Easter candy is my favorite.

Anonymous said...

Thought you might enjoy this video I ran across on peeps. I thought it was hilarious.

a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

peeps and peanut butter sandwich is my FAV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

there is something dirty good about eating a peanut butter coated chick or bunny :)

Lynne said...

Peeps are great for research!!!!!
Check out:

Did you know that Peeps had their own newsgroup long before world wide web was up and running? the days before delphi, even. hahaha

Joanie said...

That's OK, Amy. I still love you. :)

♥ Braja said...

I don't know what Peeps are but I think I'd like to meet them :))