So, in addition to all of the positives that I have been lauding about the taste of Peeps, Peeps are socially responsible. Here’s a shirt on the Peeps merchandise site that says “Inside we are all the same.” What a great message.
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.
The Discovery channel has Shark Week, so I think it’s only fitting that I have Peeps Week. Next week, I will do daily posts dedicated to my favorite marshmallow cute, fluffy and tasty treats– Peeps. And those of you who think I’ve gone a little off the reservation can just be thankful that I did not do Peeps month. Get ready for a fun and silly week!
A friend posted this on Facebook, and it was a no brainer that it would end up in a post. It may be a little early in the blog, but it forces me to reveal my longstanding love affair with Peeps. (See my Pinterest board dedicated to my love of Peeps)
In terms of Peeps, I am a purist, I like original yellow Peeps. I am not interested in the bunnies, the Christmas Peeps or Halloween Peeps…not that there’s anything wrong with them, they’re just not for me. And I have tried the Peep in the microwave trick, it’s silly and kind of fun to watch.
I tend to like the end Peep, the one with sugar all the way around his side, without the bare strip of marshmallow that results from separating them. I will certainly eat the middle Peeps, but it’s like sicilian pizza, –crust, no crust–people should be allowed their preferences.
So, I see this car posted on Facebook, and I just cannot resist. Because it makes me giggle. And I wonder to myself, if I drove this car, could I be anything but chipper? How could I get out of the car and not skip to my destination? Could I be crabby and annoyed on the road, when I am surrounded by sunshine yellow replica of my puffy marshmallow friend? Some things I guess, I will never know.