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My Favorite Easter Candy

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As Easter approaches, I thought I'd share my favorite candy with you. It’s a classic… Marshmallow Peeps! It’s estimated that Americans eat an average of 700 million peeps during Easter season alone. Crazy, right? The treats were developed by Sam Born, who moved to the U.S. from France in 1910 and shortly after began a sweets company in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania called “Just Born.” In the 50s, Just Born acquired a marshmallow molds line and were finally able to mass-produce their chicks and bunnies. Nowadays, the sugary treats come in a ton of fun colors, shapes, and sizes. Take a look at some of the fantastic peep products below, and have a sweet day!

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Peeps are simply a classic!

1 Peeps are simply a classic!

They now come in a variety of different colors, each one perfect for springtime.

2 They now come in a variety of different colors, each one perfect for springtime.

I recently discovered chocolate-dipped Peeps.

3 I recently discovered chocolate-dipped Peeps.

And even more exciting, completely chocolate-covered Peeps!

4 And even more exciting, completely chocolate-covered Peeps!

Peeps bunnies are adorable, too.

5 Peeps bunnies are adorable, too.

The chicks and bunnies are the perfect topping for any Easter baked good.

6 The chicks and bunnies are the perfect topping for any Easter baked good.

And Peeps get dressed up for other holidays, too. Try a snowman in the wintertime...

7 And Peeps get dressed up for other holidays, too. Try a snowman in the wintertime...

...or Jack-o-Lanterns and ghosts for Halloween!

8 ...or Jack-o-Lanterns and ghosts for Halloween!

These Valentine's Peeps are so sweet.

9 These Valentine's Peeps are so sweet.

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Comments (3)

  • Thanks for mentioning our local favorite. Here in my hometown (Bethlehem, PA) where the maker of Peeps is headquartered, the local grocery store even makes a Peeps latte this time of year. Nothing like seeing a yellow chick swimming in your morning coffee to tell you that Easter is coming!

  • Wow yummy sweets! In London the best selling confectionary during Easter is Cadbury Creme Egg, Delicious and you have to try them.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadbury_Creme_Egg

  • See's Jelly Bellies and apricot eggs. They do not make the apricot eggs anymore but they still make the Jelly Bellies. Happy Easter and Passover to all!

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