Peeps, The Most Popular Spring Candy

In this episode we share fun facts about Peeps, the most popular spring candy.This episode’s creative challenge is to take a photo of a Peeps marshmallow and send it to us!

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The Most Popular Spring Candy

Peeps are a brand of marshmallow. Their marshmallows are much cuter than your typical marshmallow, and only come around during the spring season.

Yellow bunny peeps

Peeps come in the shape of chicks or bunnies, and a variety of pastel colors. The marshmallows are covered in sugar with eyes made of edible wax

Who created Peeps?

Peeps were invented by the candy company Just Born, which was opened in 1910 by a Russian immigrant named Sam Born.

Peeps come from the same candy company as Mike & Ikes and Hot Tamales. Just Born survived the Great Depression from 1929 until 1941. Peeps were created after the Great Depression in 1953.

Mike & Ike and Hot Tamales

How Peeps Are Made

The technology of how peeps are made is a true engineering feat. Originally, the peeps were created by hand by Rodda Candy company. During the Sam Born’s son created a machine that lowered the creation time of Peeps from 27 hours to only 6 minutes.

Peeps Are Inspirational

Over the years, people have created many interesting recipes using peeps, like “Peepshi” sushi, as sushi made of all candy and sweets. Peeps has an entire page on their website of peeps craft ideas.

Weirdest Flavors of Peeps

  • Pepsi
  • Pancakes & Syrup
  • Hot Tamale
  • Froot Loops

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