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Chocolate covered Peeps

I'm *so* screwed. ;-) But my question is how do the Peeps get stale, the way they're supposed to be eaten?

http://www.slashfood.com/2010/03/01/j...

(P.S. Did a search but didn't find anything about these particular Peeps.)

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  1. Well, if stale marshmallows are your ticket to happiness, you could always let them get stale and give 'em a chocolate dip yourself. :)

    They're quite SHINY aren't they? We can probably file whatever makes them quite so shiny under either "not delicious" or "please don't tell me" (paraffin?), but enjoy...and I'm glad to see these on the shelves, along with the rest of the Easter goodies, because that means spring is almost here!

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    1. re: kattyeyes

      Katty, there may be truth to what you say, but when chocolate is properly tempered it is supposed to take on a gloss.

      However, from what I've just read, I'd have some doubt as to the quality of the product.

    2. My first thought after seeing the title of your post was "Oh dear - I'm in trouble now."
      My second was "!! They won't get stale!!". Which as we all know is a particular pleasure of Peeps. Perhaps the bottoms not covered in chocolate and you can turn the little joys over to dry out?

      I like chocolate covered marshmellows at any rate.... I wonder if the Peeps are still covered in the sugar and then covered in chocolate?

      Obsessing now....

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      1. re: Cookiefiend

        HA HA HA, I was wondering the same about if they're still covered in sugar...what a dangerous snack that would be, if so!

        1. re: Cookiefiend

          Well LindaWhit and Kattyeyes - I ran across the street and bought one...

          It's completely covered in chocolate and it has a very soft yellow marshmellow interior. Not so good chocolate and no sugar coating.
          First impression?
          Yucko.

          Stick with the regular Peeps!

          1. re: Cookiefiend

            Taking one for the team...WTG! I still might just have to try one out tho. I take it they're sold individually?

            And they're not REAL Peeps without the sugary coating!

            And katty? Marshmallows just aren't the same as Peeps. But nice try. :-)

            1. re: LindaWhit

              This were definitely NOT real Peeps!
              And they are sold individually.
              Let us know what you think! ;-)

            2. re: Cookiefiend

              Well, Cookiefiend, sorry it wasn't a hit. I stand by my original advice...if you enjoy stale Peeps, let them get to the state you like, then give 'em a dip...in good chocolate that you like. :) You could create a taste sensation!

              1. re: Cookiefiend

                I agree with you Cookie. I found one at the grocery store this week and thought it was gross. The marshmallow was softer than a regular Peep, and I thought there should have been more of the marshmallow and less of the chocolate. I think they tried to make up for the lack of sugar coating (or lack of quality chocolate) by sweetening the chocolate too much.

                As for the stale issue...you could probably jab some holes in the chocolate to get some air to the marshmallow so it can stale itself up (the whole thing is coated in chocolate)...but it'd probably be a tastier idea to chocolate coat your own already-stale Peeps.

              1. I did a taste test between this and Russell Stover dark chocolate dipped marshmallow eggs. I'm afraid the Russell Stover won by a long shot. The Peep chocolate had a more gritty cocoa feel.

                1. Call me a Pollyanna, but I just cannot see a downside to this subject.

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                  1. re: EWSflash

                    I tried both the milk and dark chocolate versions of these. They are pretty good for choc-covered marshmallows, but I'll take the regular sugar coated ones any day.
                    Also, the marshmallow was yellow.

                  2. I dunno about these. Without the crunchy sugar exoskeleton, a Peep is just a marshmallow.

                    Also, having read Candyblog -- Since when are there cocoa-flavoured Peeps? Why was I not informed?

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                      1. re: kattyeyes

                        Cocoa flavored peeps are GOOD! Not a fan of the strawberry creme ones though.

                    1. We don't have any of this stuff over here. (Although I do remembersome chocolate covered mallow bar from years ago)
                      But what there's an all-you can eat buffet place near us (terrible terrible food IMO - mostly frozen stuff, and it's ALWAYS the same stuff) and it has a chocolate fountain with Marshmallows. The big normal ones.

                      It's making my teeth itch just thinking about it. I'd rather have chocolate coated strawberries or pineapple.

                      1. But if they're covered in chocolate how can you have Peep Wars in the microwave? For me it's not Easter until my husband and I can play Peep Wars. Loser has to clean the microwave!

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                        1. re: MandalayVA

                          Hysterical! I am not aware how to have a Peep War, but am up for some education this morning--please share. I just know peeps LOOOOOOOOOOVE to go for a ride on the happy carousel that is the microwave. Round and round they go...uh-oh!!! :)

                          1. re: kattyeyes

                            1. Choose your Peep.
                            2. Place them on a paper plate across from each other.
                            3. Arm them with toothpicks. This is a war after all.
                            4. Put them in the microwave, set on high for three minutes.
                            5. Wildly cheer for your Peep to annihilate the other one.
                            6. The Peep that explodes first loses. Owner of said Peep cleans the microwave. If having multiple Peep Wars it's a good idea to clean the microwave after each battle so you don't have sugar cemented on the walls. A mix of water and lemon juice works well and gives the battlefield a pleasant citrus scent.
                            7. Repeat until you run out of Peeps, you lose interest or you realize that you just killed two bottles of wine while making Peeps explode in the microwave. :D

                            1. re: MandalayVA

                              "This is cool and enjoyable" indeed, MandalayVA! Thanks kindly. I especially enjoyed the last sentence of item 6. HA HA HA!

                                1. re: LindaWhit

                                  Smoking and alcohol! "Do I detect notes of tobacco and s'more?" :)

                                  1. re: LindaWhit

                                    Jesus. I couldn't even read that. Who makes a website with a bright yellow background?

                                2. re: MandalayVA

                                  This is amazing. I don't have peeps access or a microwave, but I want both.

                                  1. re: Soop

                                    You could spend many happy minutes looking at the Peeps war clips on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNWRLO...
                                    for example.

                                    1. re: buttertart

                                      :O And I don't even have to clean the microwave!!!!

                              1. You want real deal chocolate-covered Peeps? Call Mr. Chocolate, a.k.a. Jacques Torres. These boys are sportin' tuxes! SHARP! 5 hot little bachelors for five dolla!
                                http://www.mrchocolate.com/detail.asp...

                                "I believe in miracles...since you came along...you sexy thing!" Hot Chocolate, indeed! ;) "How did you know I needed you so badly?!" LOLOL!
                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qFNmu...

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                                1. re: kattyeyes

                                  Cute!

                                  I thought about dipping a few of mine in chocolate (as you suggested above) but ...
                                  there they were all adorably yellow and sugary, at what was the perfect state of stale-ness, tempting me terribly
                                  So, I ate 'em.
                                  Yum!