great American Easter tradition can now be found on store shelves across the country.
Get 'em while they're still bright, soft and marshmallowy - or allow us to suggest
that you air dry them for that just-right crunchy Peeps goodness.
DID YOU KNOW? Peeps fun facts
• When Peeps first appeared in 1953, it took hours to create one Peep Marshmallow Chick. They were squeezed from a pastry tube and eyes were painted on by hand! Today, thanks to space-age technology thousands are produced every minute.
• The Peep factory in Bethlehem, PA makes more than 1 billion Peeps a year, or 4 million Peeps a day. (Bonus Fact: The same company manufactures Peanut Chews, Hot Tamales, and Mike & Ike candies.)
• More than 600 million Peeps are consumed during the Easter holiday, making them one America's favorite candies at Easter. They even outsell jelly beans.
• In the Internet age, Americans' fascination with Peeps have reached new levels of manic attention on the web to become the subject of classical art parodies, science experiments (put a Peep in a microwave and see what happens!) as well as YouTube tributes.
Inviting the Peeps Over For Thanksgiving (with apologies to Norman Rockwell.)
More about Peeps around the Web:
the Web, check out more fun facts and information at sites offering a sweet look at one of the nation's favorite Easter traditions along with related tributes to gelatin, corn syrup & yellow dye
Peeps - Everything you always wanted to know, from Wikipeepia.