Who's Peeping at you? Why it's a yellow, no it's a brown, no it's a green little Peeps

Peeps, certainly one of the weirdest candies on the face of the planet, is getting weirder every day with the introduction of their newest color: Green.

Teeth-aching goodness
Don't know what a Peeps is? Well, let me tell you. It is a marshmallow candy covered in colored sugar. The traditional shape is a chick. The traditional color is yellow. Although there are other shapes and colors, such as the recently introduced cocoa bunny.

And the Peep goes on
While they are at it, those fine people at Peeps are also introducing a sugar-free version. It is made with Splenda, a sugar substitute. Are sugar substitutes safe? I prefer to err on the side of caution and avoid them, but the final decision is, of course, up to you.

Everything you've always wanted to know about Peeps but didn't know you wanted to know
  • Peeps have been around since the '50s. You'd think they would know better by now.
  • When Peeps were first introduced, it took 27 hours to make one. You have to wonder why anyone would bother.
  • Today, it takes six minutes to make a Peep chick. Ain't technology grand?
  • Enough Peeps are devoured at Easter to more than circle the earth. I would absolutely pay to see that. Absolutely.
  • They can make 3800 peeps eyes per minute. Just think if they did.
  • For the last decade, Peeps have been the best selling non-chocolate Easter candy. I would insert a snotty comment about childhood obesity here, but a Peeps chick only has 32 calories (and zero fat), so it depends on how many your child can eat before passing out. Of course, that is 32 mostly sugar calories. Perhaps you can interest them in a nice radish mouse?
  • The company that makes Peeps is privately-owned. It also makes Mike and Ike, Hot Tamales, and Zours.
  • The largest international market for Peeps is Canada. They have a bilingual version (La Peeps?). Oh, those wacky Canadians.
Can you make your own marshmallow chicks?
According to Martha, you can. Of course, according to Martha, you can also make your own slippers, soaps, and stools. But why would you? Why, indeed?

Now that they've gone green and cocoa and even sugar-free, what's next for those nice folks at Peeps?
We're not sure, but ...