As I was doing my Peep Week research, I learned that I have so much to learn. Last year, I thought that I uncovered the mother load when I discovered that an entire store dedicated to Peeps exists. This year, I parked at the computer again, confident that there were Peep developments over the year. I was right, I found out some cool new things about Peeps of which I had no idea.
The first Peep thing I learned this year was that Yankee Candles created a 2014 limited edition Peeps Marshmallow Chicks scented candle. Okay, sure, they also made a chocolate bunny and a bunny cake candle as well, but am I the only person who doesn’t even know what a bunny cake is??? Apparently the Marshmallow Chicks Candle was popular, because I was on the phone with the Yankee Candle store a solid two weeks before Easter and they were already sold out. Next year, I’m there!
Second, I don’t remember seeing Peeps Minis last year. According to the product description, they are Peeps for all year round. Peep Minis are bite sized, come in a package of 24 in 4 different flavors Chocolate Creme, Vanilla Creme and Strawberry Creme and Sour Watermelon. Chocolate creme, without a doubt, Vanilla Creme, slightly less enthusiastic, but enthusiastic nonetheless. Strawberry Creme, well if they’re Peeps, I’d give them a try. But Sour Watermelon…I fear they may have jumped the Peep Shark on that one. I won’t rush to judgment though, I will do some information gathering over the next year and report back!
My third item is something that may or may not be new for the season, but it well worth mentioning–and like everything else I write about here, it comes with a story. My dear relative who was in charge of getting the Peeps for Easter was discussing the bounty that he had brought with him that day. We’ll call him Uncle Ron to protect his identity. As I unpacked the bag with the wide assortment of peeps in several different colors, we chatted. Uncle Ron casually mentioned that as he was shopping for Peeps, he saw Chocolate Mousse Peeps.
I continued emptying the bag, as we talked, expecting to see this unique flavor of Peeps inside. But they weren’t there. Uncle Ron didn’t get them. He saw Chocolate Mousse Peeps on a store shelf, and he chose regular orange colored Peeps instead. Really? I was stunned.
He was so casual about it. But, at the time, it was like hearing someone say, “yesterday I saw Bigfoot and I had my camera out, but I didn’t take a picture.” Clearly not every branch of my family tree is as wacky about Peeps. And honestly, this may not be a bad thing. Perspective, Jill, get a little perspective would ya?
Finally, it’s fortunate that Peep Week happened in May, because this one came after Easter. A Peeps Movie is in the works, yes you heard me, a MOVIE about Marshmallow Peeps! How and why did I not know about this? Have I been living under a rock? I try to make sure I hit CNN.com on a daily basis, and this is certainly a headline grabber isn’t it? I am not sure how this breaking news escaped me, but it’s true–it was even written about in Rolling Stone. Could we see a Peep on the Cover of Rolling Stone? Because that’s when you’ve really made it, right? When you’re…on the Cover of the Rolling Stone…