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Love Them or Loathe Them: Why These Easter Treats Divide Us

Love Them or Loathe Them: Why These Easter Treats Divide Us

The Tale of Peeps: Love 'Em or Leave 'Em?

Peeps are the sweetest little marshmallow critters that make their appearance every spring. For many, Peeps have become a staple of Easter baskets and holiday celebrations. However, opinions on Peeps are polarized, with some loving them and others not so much. Regardless of one's stance, it's undeniable that Peeps have become a cultural phenomenon. What's your take on them?

A Peep into the Past

Peeps have been puffing up Easter baskets since the 1950s when they were first introduced by the Just Born company. Originally, these marshmallow chicks were handcrafted, taking nearly 27 hours to create each one due to the intricate process of forming and cooling. Fast-forward to today, and thanks to the wonders of modern technology, a Peep can now be born in just six minutes! That's faster than it takes to debate whether you're Team Peep or Team Pass.


But where do Peeps go when Easter is over?
Do they migrate south?
Do they hibernate in the back of your pantry, waiting to be rediscovered by archaeologists centuries from now?
Do you keep them for next year because you know that a stale Peep is superior?


The truth remains as sticky as a marshmallow, but I am invested!


Hacking the Peep: From Maybe to Marvellous

Perhaps you've been wrong about Peeps. Maybe, just maybe, they're the culinary chameleon we've all been overlooking. Before you decide, consider these Peep hacks that might catapult them from zero to hero in your candy hierarchy:

  1. Peep S'mores: Replace the traditional marshmallow with a Peep for a colourful and extra sugary twist on this campfire classic. Watch as they transform into a gooey, delightful mess that screams for Instagram recognition.
  2. Peep Krispie Treats: Mix chopped Peeps with melted butter and puffed rice cereal for a tie-dye twist on the classic Rice Krispie Treat. The added sugar and vibrant colours make for an eye-catching and tongue-tingling treat.
  3. Peep-Infused Vodka: Yes, you read that right. Submerge a few Peeps in your favourite vodka and let it sit for a few days. The result? A sweet marshmallow-flavoured spirit that's the perfect accompaniment to your next adult Easter egg hunt.
  4. Peep-a-Brew: For a whimsical start to your day, dissolve a Peep (or two, we don't judge) into your morning latte or hot chocolate. Who needs fancy syrups when you've got sugar-coated marshmallows?
  5. Bunny Hop Peep Pancakes - Brighten your breakfast with fluffy pancakes topped with colourful Peeps. As the Peeps melt slightly under the warmth of freshly cooked pancakes, you've got yourself a treat!


🐥 So, it's time to weigh in. Are Peeps under appreciated or just a seasonal curiosity? Let us know in the comments below!


Regardless of your stance on Peeps, there's always something sweet for you at The Sugar Cube. Hop on over!

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