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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My Favorite Peeps Moments

My Favorite Peeps Moments

It was always a must to add Marshmallow Peeps in all the Easter egg baskets for the kids throughout the years. It is like a tradition for many families!! As a kid I can remember growing up year after year every Easter morning seeing all the different color marshmallow peeps in our baskets.My favorite color was always the pink and blue peeps.I would lick a part of the pink peep just enough for the color to run,I would take my peep and rub it on my face as blush for my cheeks.Then I would take the blue and use a few dabs on my eyelids as eyeshadow.Of course I couldn't leave the house with the sticky candy on my face but I enjoyed looking like a princess in till my mother would make me take a bath and wash it all off.She would take pictures of me still in my night-gown with my Easter basket in my arms with my face all done up.I pull the pictures out every year to show my kids but they refuse to try it out!

Another memory I have is one that I should be ashamed for but I think it's so funny till this day.My sister and I woke up one Easter morning and went down stairs for our Easter baskets.Our baskets were both filled with the same amount of candy and every piece was the same color.As we started pulling out our goodies in our baskets my sister looked up to see if my basket had marshmallow peeps,she knew every year we had them and they were our favorite.I saw her face turn bright red when she looked over and saw all my peeps and she had none.My laugh gave it away that I knew what happened to her peeps.My mother made me apologize for sneaking down in the middle of the night and eating my sister's peeps!I don't think she ever got over it! lol..

Do you have any peeps memories you can share?Please leave a comment below!

also, check out the newly-opened online store for all the PEEPS, Mike and Ike, Hot Tamales and Peanut Chews products and toys you can imagine! Enjoy this exclusive offer for SocialMoms: Use this promo code at checkout - SMSPRING11 for 20% off all of your purchases until 5/4/11!


In 2009, Just Born, Inc., maker of PEEPS®, MIKE AND IKE®, HOT TAMALES® and PEANUT CHEWS® opened its first retail store named PEEPS & COMPANY®.

PEEPS & COMPANY® is located at the banks of the Potomac, minutes from Washington D.C. at the very center of National Harbor’s dynamic main plaza. Directly in front of the PEEPS & COMPANY® store is the Seward Johnson’s famous statue, The Awakening, along with sweeping views of the beautiful Potomac River. The store’s location is at a converging point for residents and thousands of visitors arriving by bus, car, and ferries, which dock at the piers in front of the store.

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Fun Facts:


The HOT TAMALES® Brand is the #1 sugar cinnamon candy brand in the U.S.* *Source: IRI Total U.S. FDMx, 52 weeks ending 12.27.09.

Each HOT TAMALES® chewy candy has only 7 calories and 0 grams of fat.

The HOT TAMALES® Brand was introduced in 1950.


Some theories about how MIKE AND IKE® was named include: as a result of a company-wide contest, after a 1937 song titled "Mike and Ike (The Twins)" and after a Vaudeville act "Mike and Ike, We're Just Alike".

If you lined up each piece of MIKE AND IKE® candies produced in one year end-to-end, they would reach around the earth 3 times!

Each MIKE AND IKE® chewy candy has only 6 calories and 0 grams of fat.


PEANUT CHEWS® were first sold in and around Philadelphia by the Goldenberg Candy Company.

PEANUT CHEWS® were developed during World War I and used by the U.S. Military as a ration bar. The high energy, high protein recipe and unique taste made it popular with the troops.

PEANUT CHEWS® was one of the first candy bar brands to offer bite size pieces and portion control.

PEEPS® Fun Facts

In 1953, it took 27 hours to create one PEEPS® Marshmallow Chick. Today, thanks to advances in technology, it takes six minutes.

Just Born produces enough PEEPS® Brand Marshmallow Candies in one year to circle the earth twice.

In the late 1950's PEEPS® wings were "clipped" to give them a sleek, modern look.

PEEPS® Brand Candies have been the #1 non-chocolate brand at Easter for over 20 years*. *Source: IRI Total U.S. FDMx.

Yellow is America's best selling color of PEEPS® chicks and bunnies.

Yellow and white PEEPS® chicks and bunnies came first, followed by pink, lavender, blue, green and orange.

PEEPS® branded products have made celebrity appearances on many programs including: Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, The Early Show, Saturday Night Live, Martha Stewart, Ellen, South Park, and The Daily Show.

If you had 8,000 PEEPS® bunnies, and you stood them in a straight vertical line, you could reach the top of the Sears Tower in Chicago.

PEEPS® have become gourmet favorites as fondues, Crème Brulee ingredients and cappuccino toppings!

I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and PEEPS blogging contest, for a chance to get a gift card worth $50. For more information on how you can participate, click here


LifeBelowZero said...

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Shannon's Tales of Motherhood said...

Thanks for the follows!I will keep in touch!

c allen said...

i can so see you being a little princess! that is sooo priceless!

Stacey Donaldson said...

This is a fantastic post! My sister is a PEEP lover - always has been. She likes to let them get stale before eating them, she says they're best that way :-)