Peeps arrive!

I am ashamed to admit that I LOVE Marshmallow Peeps; a confection of pure sugar and gelatin. I never buy them myself, but some of my friends stock up the day after Easter, when they’re half price, and give them to me. There is no quantity of Peeps that I cannot eat (two boxes at a time is nothing), and I like to slit open the packages and let them harden for a few days to give them a bit of a crunch:

They used to be available only at Easter, but now they make them for Halloween and Christmas, and so, if people are nice to me, I get them several times a year.

But because they are really an Easter candy, I present you today with some cool Peep Art. This first one, my favorite, won the Grand Prize at the Seattle Times Peep Art Contest in 2016. Here is ‘The Scream’ by Peepward Munch (“munch” is right!), created by Lisa Johnson.

 

CBS News has 15 more Peep pictures and dioramas; here are a few:

A Peep Car!

 

2011 Art Car Parade, Houston, Texas

Sergeant Peepers Lonely Hearts Club Band:

And from the Racine Post, Peeperoni Pizza, by Ray “Moon” Johnson:

p.s. If you get Peeps and don’t want them, send them to me!

 

28 Comments

  1. Ken Kukec
    Posted April 19, 2019 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    There is no quantity of Peeps that I cannot eat (two boxes at a time is nothing), and I like to slit open the packages and let them harden for a few days to give them a bit of a crunch …

    Is there no bottom to some people’s debauchery?! 🙂

    • Serendipitydawg
      Posted April 19, 2019 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

      I was going to quote the same phrase, however, my comment admires PCCe’s endurance. If I ate that much sugar I don’t know what would happen (though it probably wouldn’t be good 😀 ).

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted April 19, 2019 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

        Often I get obnoxiously wound up and then crash and feel tired.

        • Posted April 19, 2019 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

          That would be alcohol, at least for me. 🙂

          • Diana MacPherson
            Posted April 19, 2019 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

            The crash with sugar is always more profound for me than alcohol because it feels so exhausting and a little sad. My alcohol consumption would be: stage 1: mild self loathing stage 2: increased confidence and hilarity stage 3: tired but wired

  2. Diana MacPherson
    Posted April 19, 2019 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    You must also like meringue and pavlova then?

  3. Ken Pidcock
    Posted April 19, 2019 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    You learn something new every day. I’d have assumed that you’d hate Peeps.

  4. Michael Fisher
    Posted April 19, 2019 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    I just made the mistake of googling peeps with my adblocker turned off

  5. Posted April 19, 2019 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    No accounting for taste, I guess, but you really do need to calm down about candy corn.

  6. CAS
    Posted April 19, 2019 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    Peeps, the candy corn of Easter.

  7. dabertini
    Posted April 19, 2019 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Too funny!!

  8. Ken Kukec
    Posted April 19, 2019 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto — so said Terence, the Roman playwright.

    Terrence, obvs, never encountered anyone binging on Peeps. 🙂

  9. polly3yr
    Posted April 19, 2019 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Peeps: sugar-coated sugar! And not just that glow-in-the-dark yellow anymore…local stores offer them in purple, pink, green, and blue too. I love their plump, squishy sweetness—-and instead of adding that old standard marshmallow to your mug of hot chocolate, try popping a Peep in there instead. Little face up. It’ll make you smile out loud 🙂

  10. Posted April 19, 2019 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Hey Jerry, if you get too many of them, you can always try Peep Jousting! Plenty of YouTube videos on this, usually involving two Peeps with toothpick lances in a microwave. 🙂

  11. Posted April 19, 2019 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    Gosh, for a moment there, I thought you were announcing the arrival of Honey’s babies!

  12. Posted April 19, 2019 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    I like my Peeps any way I can get ’em! Stale and crunchy, fresh and squishy, and anywhere between.

    Circus Peanuts, too.

  13. Amyt
    Posted April 19, 2019 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    The only good peep is a micro waved peep

  14. E.A. Blair
    Posted April 19, 2019 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Whenever Peeps become available, I buy a number of packages. Some get eaten; others I call my “sacrificial peeps” – they get microwaved, barbecued and otherwise abused – but never to the point where they’re inedible. Perhaps a love of eating peeps is unnatural to some, but it’s fun to abuse them and then eat them.

    Now they come in flavors!

  15. Posted April 19, 2019 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    I can certainly appreciate the air-dry technique. No Peep before its time.

  16. Posted April 19, 2019 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    Marshmallows with peanut butter is surprisingly delicious. So obviously peeps and peanut butter would also work.

    My weakness is cherry twizzlers. I am not proud of it.

  17. Roger
    Posted April 19, 2019 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

    I am proud of my Jolly Rancher obsession.

  18. Posted April 19, 2019 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    I would literally have to be near starvation to willingly eat Peeps.

  19. Posted April 20, 2019 at 4:49 am | Permalink

    Are there candy-corn-flavored peeps? >:)

    -Ryan

  20. Mobius
    Posted April 20, 2019 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    I miss the Washington Post’s Peep diorama contest. Some of them were excellent, and hilarious at the same time.

  21. Mehul Shah
    Posted April 20, 2019 at 6:20 pm | Permalink


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