Favorite Peeps Moment! I Love Peeps!

Hey All!

So how many of you love Peeps? Are you excited that it’s the Easter Season and Peeps are in season?
I have to admit I LOVE PEEPS! I’m sure most of you love peeps as well. But I really LOVE peeps. I’ve had a long great history with Peeps Marshmallow yummy treats. I’ve had them every since I was a child and I also have passed on my love of peeps to my kid.

I have the fondest memories of Peeps because they always remind me of the Holidays. I believe I have Peeps for every Holiday! Christmas I have snow man and tree Peeps. Halloween I have Ghosts and Pumpkin and Black Cat peeps. And of course for Easter I have my lovely Pink Bunny and Yellow chick peeps.

I have chick peeps all year round sad to admit. I LOVEEEE this Easter is coming so you can find peeps as far as the eye can see at any store you go to right now. I love it.

They are always so festive and always make you feel so good inside. One of my favorite Peeps moments was going shopping with my mom as a child for my Easter basket fillings and she would always get me at least two boxes of peeps to fill the basket. I loved these peeps so much that I would take my time to eat them and savor them when I got to open my Easter Basket. The peeps were always the first thing I went for inside the Easter Basket. And I loved that my mom loved them as well so we always had that love of Peeps bond between us.

I’ll say it again…I LOVE PEEPS. I also use them for my teens hot cocoa and to decorate with when I’m baking. Sometimes I put them as treats in the Easter egg hunt. I digress…

Another moment with Peeps that I love comes always around Halloween time when me and my teen make our annual Halloween cake together with Peep Ghost decorations.

I love that it is something that we do together and no matter what age he gets we still enjoy making it together. We take the time to make every detail from the tombstones, to the cookie dirt that we mash by hand. We both place each Peep ghost in a specific place of our liking. We love making this cake and it’s always a moment in time and memory that I cherish when we make this cake together. We bond during this time and I have to say the Peeps do bring it all together.

They also have this Peep cake on the Peeps website that we are thinking of trying to make this year. But I have to say I think our family recipe will stay since it has sentimental value to me for all the moments we have making it.

Those are some of my favorite moments with Peeps. What are yours?


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. The store’s location is at a converging point for residents and thousands of visitors arriving by bus, car, and ferries, which dock at the piers in front of the store.

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Fun Facts:


  • The HOT TAMALES® Brand is the #1 sugar cinnamon candy brand in the U.S.*  *Source:  IRI Total U.S. FDMx, 52 weeks ending 12.27.09.
  • Each HOT TAMALES® chewy candy has only 7 calories and 0 grams of fat.
  • The HOT TAMALES® Brand was introduced in 1950.


  • Some theories about how MIKE AND IKE® was named include:  as a result of a company-wide contest, after a 1937 song titled “Mike and Ike (The Twins)” and after a Vaudeville act “Mike and Ike, We’re Just Alike”.
  • If you lined up each piece of MIKE AND IKE® candies produced in one year end-to-end, they would reach around the earth 3 times!
  • Each MIKE AND IKE® chewy candy has only 6 calories and 0 grams of fat.


  • PEANUT CHEWS® were first sold in and around Philadelphia by the Goldenberg Candy Company.
  • PEANUT CHEWS® were developed during World War I and used by the U.S. Military as a ration bar.  The high energy, high protein recipe and unique taste made it popular with the troops.
  • PEANUT CHEWS® was one of the first candy bar brands to offer bite size pieces and portion control.

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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