After last week’s Girl Scout Cookie rodeo, AP reader Stephanie sent me an email suggesting this week should be about everyone’s favorite marshmallow Easter tradition: Peeps. I’ll admit, it’s been about 20 years since I have eaten a Peep, but I am always happy to celebrate puffy things dipped in sparkle sugar. Let’s do this!
Before you buy a package of Easter peeps, look at this photo essay from inside the factory. Fascinating.
Did you know there is an entire Lord of the Rings movie done with Peeps? And by “movie” I mean “outdated slide-show” but it’s worth a gander just the same.
Peeps are known for their two-year shelf life and for being considered “indestructible.” In fact, scientists at Emory University tested their dissolve rates in various liquids and found that Peeps “wouldn’t dissolve in anything.”
Did you know the company that makes Peeps is called Just Born? No clever link here. I just thought that was sorta weird.
Do you work with someone who hates peeps? Thought so. Let’s play a prank: Easter Monday, go to the market and buy all the leftover peeps for half-off. Then use them to fill that person’s desk drawer. They will be dusting off yellow sprinkles through Christmas. You’re welcome.
Not into pranks? Just buy up all the Peeps and make a wreath.
You can also turn them into homemade playdough.
Do you have an interesting way to use Peeps? Let’s hear about it!