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Best and Worst Easter Candy Countdown: Marshmallow Peeps, Worst

On a recent foray to a fine drinking establishment, Gut Check surveyed a sample of patrons at the bar, including the bartender. Eleven out of twelve sane tastemakers agreed: Peeps are gross.

unicorn-poop.jpg
RFT photo & unicornization
See? They look like poop!
The lone Peep lover admitted that his fondness for has more to do with childhood memories than flavor. (Gut Check harbors no such sentimental attachment.) Now that the people behind Peeps are pumping out Halloween-themed Peeps and Christmas-inspired Peeps, he added, some of the charm has worn off.

In addition to attempting to wedge Peeps into non-Easter holidays, Just Born has dragged poor, innocent chocolate to its abomination. Gut Check tried to approach this development with an open mind, but there's no escaping the fact that chocolate-dipped Peeps taste like Styrofoam dipped in cheap milk chocolate. Then there's the chocolate-covered Peep, which involves more cheap chocolate enrobing a freakishly bright yellow marshmallow center. (In case you're wondering, dipped : covered :: nauseated : projectile vomiting.)

Somewhat inexplicably (and frequently against our will), Gut Check possesses a powerful waste-not-want-not ethos when it comes to food. When faced with problematic substances, we tend to employ the venerable "bury the peas in the mashed potatoes" strategy. This explains why we dug a graham cracker out of the cupboard, diced some good dark chocolate and sprinkled it on, topped it off with a Peep and popped it in the microwave.

The resulting s'more wasn't too bad, but the best part was watching the microwave radiation batter the Peep into submission. The process of puff, coil, writhe and die seemed a fitting fate.

On a recent foray to a fine drinking establishment, Gut Check surveyed a sample of patrons at the bar, including the bartender. Eleven out of twelve sane tastemakers agreed: Peeps are gross.

unicorn-poop.jpg
RFT photo & unicornization
See? They look like poop!
​The lone Peep lover admitted that his fondness for has more to do with childhood memories than flavor. (Gut Check harbors no such sentimental attachment.) Now that the people behind Peeps are pumping out Halloween-themed Peeps and Christmas-inspired Peeps, he added, some of the charm has worn off.

In addition to attempting to wedge Peeps into non-Easter holidays, Just Born has dragged poor, innocent chocolate to its abomination. Gut Check tried to approach this development with an open mind, but there's no escaping the fact that chocolate-dipped Peeps taste like Styrofoam dipped in cheap milk chocolate. Then there's the chocolate-covered Peep, which involves more cheap chocolate enrobing a freakishly bright yellow marshmallow center. (In case you're wondering, dipped : covered :: nauseated : projectile vomiting.)

Somewhat inexplicably (and frequently against our will), Gut Check possesses a powerful waste-not-want-not ethos when it comes to food. When faced with problematic substances, we tend to employ the venerable "bury the peas in the mashed potatoes" strategy. This explains why we dug a graham cracker out of the cupboard, diced some good dark chocolate and sprinkled it on, topped it off with a Peep and popped it in the microwave.

The resulting s'more wasn't too bad, but the best part was watching the microwave radiation batter the Peep into submission. The process of puff, coil, writhe and die seemed a fitting fate.

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Gradenox
Gradenox

Peeps and Cadbury Creme Eggs rock.  Debs, you suck!!

justabob
justabob

Peeps make me angry. They have no flavor. They have no substance. They're just puffs of chemically coated sugar. They're the Jonas Brothers of candy.

Wake_upbomb
Wake_upbomb

If you take a Bunny Peep, cut each ear down the middle with a butter knife and then turn it upside down, it looks like Cthulhu! I like Peeps, but only in small doses.  In my opinion, the worst Easter candy is a white chocolate bunny. UGH!  What a disappointment!

Moti
Moti

I thought folks might like to know about my Peeps iPhone case design that I'm selling on my Etsy shop "Case Sera Sera" online here:www.etsy.com/listing/94314063/...­­er-peeps-i-peeps-iphone-4-cas­echeck it out!! Happy Easter!!

Deepblue4647
Deepblue4647

I love peeps.  They are the best Easter candy.

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