So, in the spirit of Peeps Week, my trusty Google and I began to do some research. Bear in mind that I have seen Peeps plush before. I’ve seen different items like chocolate covered Peeps, milk and dark and I have been bombarded by the rainbow of colors of these marshmallow beauties each Spring. I thought I was a serious Peeps fan.
I was not prepared for what I discovered in my search. Google led me to the official Peeps website, which had, as expected, recipes and all things Peeps. Next, I found the mother of all Peeps sites, the Peeps merchandise site. And this is where my head began to spin.
Did you know that you can buy Peeps nail files, scented markers, golf balls, tee shirts, Halloween costumes and earrings among other Peeps related merchandise? Did you know that you can purchase Peeps in bulk???
My pulse raced from thinking about the possibilities. I felt the same way at Disney World when I had to restrain myself from buying Mickey Mouse on everything.
I browsed for a while and settled on a few small things for my children’s Easter Baskets. And then I found the limit to my madness. I did not buy or even consider buying the 2 foot plush yellow Peep, retailing for over $100. And it did not even occur to me to take a road trip for an hour and a half to a Peeps retail location (which I would totally go into if it were in our mall).
I guess I’m not as hardcore a Peeps fan as I could be, and I’m okay with that.