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Chocolate covered Peeps

LindaWhit Mar 10, 2010 05:35 AM

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


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

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  1. kattyeyes RE: LindaWhit Mar 10, 2010 06:16 AM

    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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      Soop RE: kattyeyes Mar 11, 2010 04:22 AM

      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. Cookiefiend RE: LindaWhit Mar 10, 2010 06:19 AM

      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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        kattyeyes RE: Cookiefiend Mar 10, 2010 06:26 AM

        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!

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          Cookiefiend RE: Cookiefiend Mar 10, 2010 08:38 AM

          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?

          Stick with the regular Peeps!

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            LindaWhit RE: Cookiefiend Mar 10, 2010 08:48 AM

            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. :-)

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              Cookiefiend RE: LindaWhit Mar 10, 2010 09:09 AM

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

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              kattyeyes RE: Cookiefiend Mar 10, 2010 04:52 PM

              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!

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                bluemoon4515 RE: Cookiefiend Mar 11, 2010 03:51 PM

                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.

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              Blush RE: LindaWhit Mar 10, 2010 11:50 AM

              Cybele does a review here: http://www.candyblog.net/blog/item/ch...

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                wildehare RE: LindaWhit Mar 10, 2010 12:44 PM

                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. EWSflash RE: LindaWhit Mar 10, 2010 05:43 PM

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

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                    iluvcookies RE: EWSflash Mar 23, 2010 10:04 AM

                    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.

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                    Whats_For_Dinner RE: LindaWhit Mar 10, 2010 09:05 PM

                    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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                      kattyeyes RE: Whats_For_Dinner Mar 11, 2010 05:47 AM

                      I missed that memo, too. ;)

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                        iluvcookies RE: kattyeyes Mar 23, 2010 10:05 AM

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

                    2. Soop RE: LindaWhit Mar 11, 2010 04:12 AM

                      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. MandalayVA RE: LindaWhit Mar 11, 2010 05:39 AM

                        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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                          kattyeyes RE: MandalayVA Mar 11, 2010 05:48 AM

                          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!!! :)

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                            MandalayVA RE: kattyeyes Mar 11, 2010 06:00 AM

                            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

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                              kattyeyes RE: MandalayVA Mar 11, 2010 06:10 AM

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

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                                LindaWhit RE: kattyeyes Mar 11, 2010 12:50 PM

                                Peep Research has been extensive:


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                                  kattyeyes RE: LindaWhit Mar 11, 2010 01:58 PM

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

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                                    Soop RE: LindaWhit Mar 12, 2010 01:58 AM

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

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                                      kattyeyes RE: Soop Mar 12, 2010 03:53 AM

                                      A Peep!

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                                        LindaWhit RE: kattyeyes Mar 12, 2010 04:32 AM

                                        Exactly. :-)

                                2. re: MandalayVA
                                  Soop RE: MandalayVA Mar 11, 2010 06:10 AM

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

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                                    buttertart RE: Soop Mar 11, 2010 06:21 AM

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

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                                      Soop RE: buttertart Mar 11, 2010 07:39 AM

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

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                                        buttertart RE: Soop Mar 11, 2010 07:55 AM

                                        The best of both worlds.

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                                    LA Buckeye Fan RE: MandalayVA Mar 12, 2010 03:48 PM


                              2. kattyeyes RE: LindaWhit Mar 23, 2010 08:26 AM

                                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!

                                "I believe in miracles...since you came along...you sexy thing!" Hot Chocolate, indeed! ;) "How did you know I needed you so badly?!" LOLOL!

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                                  Cookiefiend RE: kattyeyes Mar 23, 2010 09:41 AM


                                  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.

                                  1. re: kattyeyes
                                    LindaWhit RE: kattyeyes Mar 23, 2010 03:28 PM

                                    Now THESE I could really enjoy!

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