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April 22, 2011 - Kim Collette
It's Easter time! So, you know what time that is in my house......PEEP TIME! In honor of the upcoming Easter Holiday and my favorite Easter candy....here are some fun-filled facts about Peeps!
*In 1953, it took 27 hours to create one Marshmallow Peep. Today, it takes 6 minutes.
* The first Peeps were squeezed one at time out of a pastry tube and the eyes were painted on hand. Now, machines create 3,500 Peeps' eyes per minute.
*Just Born's Bethlehem, Pennsylvania factory makes more than 1 billion Peeps a year.....that's 4 million Peeps a day.
*Americans will eat more than 600 million Marshmallow Peeps and Bunnies this Easter.
*Popular ways to Peeps: stale, microwaved, frozen, roasted, or served as toppings on pizza.
*Until 1995, when lavendar was added, Peeps only came in 3 colors: yellow, white and pink.
*Each Peep has 32 calories (160 calories per 5-chick serving) and 0 fat grams.
*Yellow Peeps are the most popular, followed by pink, lavendar, blue, then white.
*During Easter, Peeps outsell jelly beans. *Peeps are now on film. A documentary, a reenactment of Lord of the Rings, and more have brought Peeps to a new phase!
*Of the over 200 unofficial Peeps websites, many include recipes---ranging from the imaginable, like Peeps S'mores, to the bizarre, like Peeps Waldorf salad.
*With a shelf life of 2years, Peeps are notoriously indestructible.
*"Peep Jousting" is a game in which 2 Peeps are placed in a microwave with tootpicks stuck in them. As the Peeps expand, one stabs the other, and the owner of the winner gets to eat both!
How do you like your Peeps??
Until next time friends!
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