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Tell the truth about Easter peeps.

law_doc89 Mar 29, 2013 05:13 AM

The pink ones taste metallic and bitter.

How many of you can or cannot tell the difference?

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    Hobbert Mar 29, 2013 07:38 AM

    Hmmm I don't agree at all. I've eaten more than my share of Peeps and I wouldn't describe any of them as metallic or bitter. Waxy and sickeningly sweet, yes, but that's their appeal.

    1. iluvcookies Mar 29, 2013 07:48 AM

      I detect no difference in the taste based on color.

      I do, however, think that 1 package = 1 serving. And I avoid the blue ones only because they turn my lips a funny color after eating said serving.

      Gosh I love Peeps.

      1. DuffyH Mar 29, 2013 09:36 AM

        Peeps are one of two disgusting Easter foods, the other being Cadbury eggs. But they do have one redeeming value (Peeps, not Cadbury eggs, which have zero redeeming value), leftovers can be used to make S'Mores. :)

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          Hobbert Mar 29, 2013 09:58 AM

          That's a cool idea! Neon s'mores...I'm in.

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          Erika L Mar 29, 2013 10:05 AM

          I agree that the pink ones are bitter. But red M&Ms also taste bitter to me. I figure that there's something in red dye that's bitter. My personal faves are the chocolate Peeps--not the ones dunked in chocolate, the ones with a bit of cocoa mixed into the marshmallow. I slit the cellophane and let the package sit on the counter for a few days...now them's good eatin!

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            sunshine842 Mar 29, 2013 11:45 AM

            yes, red food coloring has a really funky flavor -- it's the reason I refuse to eat red velvet cake and red frosting.

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              tacosandbeer Mar 29, 2013 02:27 PM

              +1 on letting them get just a little chewy!! I had one pkg shipped over from home, and it's resting in it's non-intact packaging, just waiting to be enjoyed. It's nice to know I am not alone.

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                dmjordan Mar 29, 2013 02:44 PM

                Peeps are best when stale! We have Easter at my aunt's every year. She buys the peeps about a month in advance to get stale.

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                  DuffyH Mar 29, 2013 05:43 PM

                  Y'all are some sick puppies. But I don't judge! :)

              2. The Oracle Mar 29, 2013 10:32 AM

                My confession: I've never had a peep.

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                  Harters Mar 29, 2013 10:33 AM

                  And I'd never heard of peeps until this thread

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                    sunshine842 Mar 29, 2013 11:47 AM

                    they're Easter candy -- marshmallow formed into bunnies and chickens, then rolled in caster sugar that's been dyed eye-popping colors.

                    Like a Cadbury egg, they're a guilty pleasure.

                    1. re: sunshine842
                      Harters Mar 29, 2013 11:56 AM

                      I cannot abide Cadbury's Creme Eggs - the inner goo just turns my stomach. Herself loves them and I insist she eats them in private. That said, we agree that Cadbury's mini-eggs are one of life's superfoods that can do you no harm however many you eat.

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                        sunshine842 Mar 29, 2013 12:19 PM

                        I eat ONE Cadbury Creme Egg every year -- I don't know why, but I crave the dumb thing....and when I've eaten my one egg, I'm done until next year. (they're only sold in the run-up to Easter in the US)

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                          Hobbert Mar 29, 2013 01:07 PM

                          Yep. It's takes about a year to think "that wasn't so bad. The chocolate and creme filling were a delightful combination"...and about 10 seconds to realize you were wrong.

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                            DuffyH Mar 29, 2013 01:47 PM

                            Such a big +1!!

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                              sunshine842 Mar 29, 2013 02:01 PM

                              Nope, I thoroughly enjoy that one egg. I have no regrets whatsoever.

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                                DuffyH Mar 29, 2013 02:11 PM

                                I do love the commercials, but didn't see any this year. That bunny cracks me up.

                    2. re: The Oracle
                      LMAshton Mar 31, 2013 02:23 AM

                      Me, either.

                    3. grampart Mar 29, 2013 10:39 AM

                      It would be like trying to tell the difference between a sabayon and a zabaglione. ;-)

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                        Chatsworth Mar 29, 2013 11:39 AM

                        Once you've had that $5 bottle of wine you can't tell the difference between anything. ;')

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                          DuffyH Mar 29, 2013 01:48 PM

                          Maybe then I'd be able to eat a Peep! :)

                      2. Motosport Mar 29, 2013 12:04 PM

                        I do not discriminate against any peep regardless of color. Dark chocolate covered peeps are my favorite.
                        I am still undecided about toasted peeps. I'll try a few for lunch on Easter Sunday. They do not make good smores.

                        1. Kat Mar 29, 2013 12:08 PM

                          Omg, I hate those things. If one food were to survive nuclear holocaust unharmed, it would be Peeps. They are sooo nasty ( Cadbury eggs too, yuck).

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                            MsMaryMc Mar 29, 2013 05:13 PM

                            All we are saying
                            is give Peeps a chance

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                              grampart Mar 30, 2013 05:28 AM

                              Perfect! I can just see Yoko biting the head off one!

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                            ohmyyum Mar 29, 2013 05:22 PM

                            I love all peeps. Especially the chicks. And I prefer mine frozen. They have the same chewiness of stale, without actually being stale.

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                              DuffyH Mar 29, 2013 05:57 PM

                              Do you eat the chicks head first? I do that with gummy bears, following the Randy Newman method. :)

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                                Cathy Mar 30, 2013 07:16 PM

                                I eat the little eyes first.

                            2. Chemicalkinetics Mar 29, 2013 05:35 PM

                              I cannot tell the differecen.

                              1. law_doc89 Mar 29, 2013 06:52 PM

                                It is a biologic difference. There are many, perhaps a majority who have a Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism
                                Bitter-Tasting Ability; and those who don't.

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                                  grumpyspatient Mar 30, 2013 05:22 AM

                                  stale easter peeps are the best! but not sure about the christmas, valentines and halloween versions. just doesn't seem right somehow.
                                  interesting story on peeps


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                                    HillJ Mar 30, 2013 05:50 AM

                                    We use Peeps as our Easter invitations. We let them go stale on the counter (open and let sit out for 4 days) flatten with a roller, then use a food writing pen to provide date/time/message, stick in an envelope and mail it!

                                    Works great!

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                                      law_doc89 Mar 30, 2013 06:26 AM

                                      ICE may think that's a terrorist act.

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                                        HillJ Mar 30, 2013 06:36 AM

                                        Ha! No problems so far!

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                                        sunshine842 Mar 30, 2013 10:00 AM

                                        oh that's hilarious!

                                        My husband got home from the States today and brought me two packages of Peeps for Easter.


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                                          HillJ Mar 30, 2013 11:25 AM

                                          and brought me two packages of Peeps for Easter.

                                          what a good man!

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                                            MsMaryMc Mar 30, 2013 05:04 PM

                                            My husband buys them and punches holes in the cellophane and puts them away for me until they're nicely aged.

                                            Yes, I got a good one, too.

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                                              HillJ Mar 30, 2013 05:54 PM

                                              That's adorable!

                                      3. pdxgastro Mar 31, 2013 12:50 AM

                                        Truth: I have roasted them like regular marshmallows. The sugar gets super-hot, yo. I don't recommend it.

                                        Truth: I wish they sold them without the sugar coating. I know it makes them all sparkly and stuff, but there is nothing wrong with a plain (colored) marshmallow.

                                        Truth: I want to find the chocolate ones. I hope they are not sugar coated. I think they will be. :o(

                                        1. Lillipop Mar 31, 2013 02:21 AM

                                          Eating any peep other than yellow is sacrilege:(

                                          1. TSAW Mar 31, 2013 08:29 AM

                                            They all taste like chemicals!

                                            As a joke one year I hid a pink rabbit in a co-workers gym bag. It kept finding its way around to other people who then started taking it on vacations and taking pictures of it at tourist sites. It had lost all of it's pink sugar so it was naked white but it travelled around the world no problem. After seeing that, I will not ever be eating another one.

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                                              DuffyH Apr 1, 2013 09:44 AM

                                              I hope someone had the foresight to pose it atop a fruitcake. :)

                                            2. grampart Apr 1, 2013 10:00 AM

                                              Peeps show

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