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Peeps: Easter's most debated candy

Posted April 13

— The squishy, brightly colored marshmallow snack Peeps have been appearing in children's Easter baskets for decades.

But do you like these sugar coated marshmallow treats?

People either love or hate Peeps. I grew up hating Peeps and I still do. I don't like the sugary coating that gets everywhere. They just taste like a waxy marshmallow.

And apparently I'm not the only one who can't stand this candy.

But there are people who like them.

History of Peeps

The Just Born confection company in Bethlehem, Penn., began manufacturing the squishy treats after acquiring the Rodda Candy Company in Lancaster, Penn., in 1953. Rodda made a small line of marshmallow products and Just Born decided to expand on that.

One package of Peeps used to take 27 hours to produce and package, but now it only takes six minutes to create one of those sugary chicks.

Peep experiments

There is a new trend online where people are melting things. Seriosuly, the videos are just of things that are being melted with a blowtorch. I didn't have a blowtorch, but I wanted to get in on this trend. So, I decided to see what happens when you put Peeps in a microwave. Then, I tried to cook them in a frying pan. The results were pretty cool. Warning: Don't try this stuff at home because my house smelled like burnt marshmallows all day. Check out the accompanying video to see what happened the Peeps.


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