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Tell the truth about Easter peeps.

The pink ones taste metallic and bitter.

How many of you can or cannot tell the difference?

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  1. 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. 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. 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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        1. re: DuffyH

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

        2. 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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          1. re: Erika L

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

            1. re: Erika L

              +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.

              1. re: Erika L

                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.

                1. re: dmjordan

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

              2. My confession: I've never had a peep.

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                1. re: The Oracle

                  And I'd never heard of peeps until this thread

                  1. re: Harters

                    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

                      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.

                      1. re: Harters

                        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)

                        1. re: sunshine842

                          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.

                            1. re: Hobbert

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

                              1. re: sunshine842

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