Facts About PEEPS That May Surprise You
What Do You Know About PEEPS?
#1 Yellow Peeps are the original ones, and still the favorite
No matter how many flavors and colors Peeps offers, YELLOW beats the all! I know I prefer Yellow every single time.
#2 Over 5.5 Million Peeps are made every day!
The Just Born factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, makes enough peeps in one year to circle Earth twice!
In 2015, there were about 2 Billion Peeps produced and consumed. Wow!
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#3 It takes about 6 minutes to make one Peep
Before 1953, it took about 27 hours to make one peep. The process was not automated, and each chick was almost hand-crafted. After Sam Born bought the Rodda Candy Company, he automated the whole process.
#4 Peeps used to have wings
They were clipped in 1955 to give this dessert a sleeker and modern look.
#5 Peep’s eyes are made out of Carnauba wax!
Hei, it’s the edible wax which is non-toxic! Yes, it is used in such non-food items like shoe polish and car waxes. Buy don’t worry, it won’t bring harm to our bodies.
#6 There are Sugar FREE Peeps
This trend started when the food and candy industries realized that there are segments of population that need to be served their products just with minor modifications.
#7 There are Chocolate-Covered Peeps
Chocolate lovers go zonkers about their favorite candy dipped and layered with chocolate.
#8 Peeps come in a variety of flavors
You can find Sweet Lemonade Peeps, Bubble Gum Peeps, Party Cake Peeps and even Mystery Chicks Peeps!
#9 Peeps are EVERYONE’S Most Favorite Non-Chocolate Easter Candy Ever!
#10 Peeps are used for an immense number of recipes and crafts – like this one below!
Colorful Easter Peeps On Cupcakes
Put A Bit Of Surprise Inside A Cupcake!
Simple Design Creates A Wow Effect From Kids!
- Yellow or White Cake Mix and ingredients required on box
- Vanilla Frosting
- Green Food Coloring
- Spring/Easter M&M’s
- Spring Sprinkles
- 2 dozen Peeps Chicks
- Prepare cupcakes according to package directions
- Once cupcakes are cool, use a melon baller to scoop out a hole in the top of the cupcake
- Fill the whole with a mixture of M&M’s and sprinkles
- Use green food coloring to tint the vanilla frosting to your desired shade of green
- Frost cupcakes
- Top with Peeps Chick
- Eat and enjoy!