PEEPS: Does anyone really even like them?
Let me preface this by saying I feel I have the authority to rant about PEEPS because my nickname in college was “Peeps” and yes, it had everything to do with the beady-eyed inferior candy chickens.
I didn’t just stop liking them after the PEEPS attack of Spring ’96, I’ve actually never liked them. I remember getting them in my Easter basket as a kid and promptly giving them to one of my siblings. I had no desire to have that clunky box of hot garbage in my basket any longer than necessary. I was a pretty shy little girl so I never sat on the Easter Bunny’s lap and said “please don’t bring me those God-awful mouthfuls of smoosh ever again” but I should have.
Over the years I’ve occasionally attempted to eat one just to see if I’m missing something because how on earth are they even still around? As soon as my teeth hit that grainy sugar I’m reminded why I don’t eat them and I can’t even finish taking a bite. Blech. I don’t get it, but just like all the other vermin on the planet, these things seem to multiply like rabbits!
Now, 23 years after I was woken from a sound slumber by sticky-fingered Peeps-wielding pledge sisters, the darned things are everywhere. PEEPS are in every aisle in the grocery store, around every corner at Target, in the toy section, the book store, Dunkin’ Donuts and there’s even a brewery in Texas that made Peeps infused beer!
Peep this long list of PEEPS products.
— DAYLO (@DayloDeer) April 1, 2019
— Jeremy Anne (@jeremyanne1) March 30, 2019
Some shake thing at a restaurant.
— Burger Tap & Shake (@BurgerTapShake) April 2, 2019
— Traci ❥ (@clubtraci) April 1, 2019
— Dunkin’ Las Vegas (@DunkinLasVegas) April 2, 2019
— Kris Anderson (@KrisAndersonTV) March 30, 2018
Oh and for those who are clawing for more @peepsbrand stuff, @marianosmarket / @krogerco had 3 different @peepsandcompany flavored jelly beans. Strawberry, Lemon and Blueberry marshmallow flavored. Yay! .
.#peeps #peepslife #peepsmarshmallows #peepsje… https://t.co/v7ZPWweuAt pic.twitter.com/9CMhueQPxr
— dadbodsnacks (@dadbodsnacks) March 27, 2019
Here’s a spring time @peepsbrand product I haven’t seen anyone post yet! Surprising. But the @twobitebrand has teamed up and made #Peeps flavored mini cupcakes! I have a bad feeling they aren’t going to tasty Peepsy. It says “Peeps inspired mini cupcakes… https://t.co/fBPgRO2IFT pic.twitter.com/ONBmbAEcvk
— dadbodsnacks (@dadbodsnacks) March 27, 2019
Not only is there PEEPS-flavored everything… But there are PEEPS, flavored like everything else!
Coconut PEEPS, dipped in chocolate.
Coconut flavored dark chocolate dipped Peeps are equally the best and worst thing that have ever happened to me. Why Peeps why? #sotasty #waistlinetrouble #peeps @PEEPSANDCOMPANY pic.twitter.com/iT52k68rC9
— Sunni Brown (@SunniBBrown) March 13, 2019
Party Cake PEEPS.
— Jennifer Burks (@jenimomof3) March 25, 2019
Root Beer Float PEEPS.
— Kim Ring (@KimRingTG) March 29, 2019
Cotton Candy PEEPS.
So I ate a few Peeps that are cotton candy flavored.. & every time I burp, I taste cotton candy >_> pic.twitter.com/305qbKbU1r
— Jenn Gee (@LivinIsntEasy86) March 27, 2019
Easter Egg PEEPS which taste only slightly better than actual rotten eggs.
Fruit Punch PEEPS.
Orange Sherbet PEEPS.
Sour Watermelon PEEPS.
Can’t forget all of the non-edible PEEPS merchandise.
PEEPS plush, or as I like to call them PEEPS voodoo dolls. Because who wants to cuddle with the crappiest candy of all time?
Stuffed Peeps bunnies that smell like marshmallows! I need one in every color! pic.twitter.com/pGxAJQHrsj
— Sloane Calder (@SloaneCalder) March 14, 2015
PEEPS keychains, a Dunkin’ exclusive complete with coordinating donut. Why?
PEEPS dog costumes. Even this pup knows PEEPS are awful, look at that sad face.
PEEPS Funko Pop, plastic solid as stale PEEPS.
— Funko (@OriginalFunko) February 21, 2019
PEEPS bath bombs which I would have bathed in after my friends doused me in PEEPS had they existed back in the day.
PEEPS books because we need to brainwash the next generation into thinking PEEPS are good or something.
— PEEPS® Brand 💕🐥🐰 (@PEEPSBrand) March 24, 2017
PEEPS candy… With a side of socks?
PEEP on a Perch. Parents everywhere have been longing for a Springtime version of Elf on the Shelf and PEEP on a Perch does not disappoint. Actually, if he’s anything like the candy he does disappoint. Never mind. Are you buying this thing?
— Parenting.com (@parenting) March 27, 2019
PEEPS sidewalk chalk which interestingly tastes better than actual PEEPS candies.
Let’s take a trip down PEEPS memory lane. Here are some PEEPS inspired goods that are no longer available (that I know of anyway).
2016 gave us PEEPS-flavored milk… flavored like other stuff.
— Mashable (@mashable) March 1, 2016
2016 also gave us PEEPS scented Yankee candles.
— PEEPS & COMPANY® (@PEEPSANDCOMPANY) March 21, 2016
Flashback to 2017, the year PEEPS Oreos made people poop pink PEEPS poops.
— Adweek (@Adweek) March 6, 2017
After you’ve eaten all of those deliciously mediocre faux marshmallow PEEPS infused treats you can brush your teeth with this.
Now, to answer the question – Does anyone even really like PEEPS? Not really. I mean, I did a poll on my Facebook page and about 75% of the people who responded prefer Cadbury eggs over Peeps.
Maybe that explains why now we have this:
A Cadbury’s Creme Egg Mayo pop-up is coming to London for Easter https://t.co/YOQbcT6D8z #uk #london #popup #popupshop #retail #retailnews #popupspace #popupevent #WAPUnews #flexretail #creativeretail
— We Are Pop Up (@wearepopup) April 3, 2019
This person gets me.
— Natalie Anne (@NatalieAnne_NP) April 2, 2019
Thanks for peeping this post… Now share it with your peeps!