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Peeps: Marshmallowly Goodness

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Peeps is good people. I like Peeps, especially the little yellow ones that look like little chicks. Pyschotic? Possibly.

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I like the yellow Peeps better as well - the pink ones just have a weird aftertaste. And I like mine stale over fresh too. They are even better to buy right after Easter, when they go on sale dirt cheap at the CVS.

I don't feel so weird after all anymore! :raz:

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Yes, yellow peeps definitely taste better than the other colors. Isn't that weird? :huh:

Although pink is my favorite color overall, pink Peeps do indeed taste strange. Like the dye is toxic or something. I also don't like red M&Ms.

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am i the only person that likes them fresh? i remember christmas peeps one year that tastes like sugar cookies

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:hmmm:

One of my nephews likes to put the yellow Peep chicks in the microwave and watch 'em dance, and melt, and...

...and I've told my sister to watch that kid's career choices really, really carefully.

:unsure:

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I Love yellow Peeps at Easter. Or, I used to. They remind me of those blissful childhood years when Mom would hide Easter baskets, and Peeps were always included as some of the only candy we got. Now, they just don't taste as good to me. I don't buy them, but I'd still enjoy one.

My Easter Crack is now Robins Eggs. Cant buy em, 'cause I'll eat the whole carton/bag in a day or so. Bad nessa Bad!!!

Man, I used to love those werid fruit things with marsmellow insides. I think they came in individual little wrappers. I had to trade for those at school because we didn't get them at my house.

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am i the only person that likes them fresh?

I like them fresh, too. In fact, I had never even heard of stale Peeps until I went to college. My roommates were distraught that they couldn't get them dried out enough. They were all :shock: , and I was all :huh: (sorry - I just sorta discovered the wonders of these little buggers.) Anyhow, I've always lived in swamps so I still have never had a proper Peep jerky, and the quasi-stale ones just don't do it for me.

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I can't believe nobody has posted this yet:

http://www.peepresearch.org/

This is also a handy link for those times when your loved ones bring up the question, "Why do you waste so much time on eG, anyway?" Prefaced, of course, by something along the lines of, "It could be worse, honey. . . check out these people!"

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Noone in my family can understand why I am glued to my computer, hooked up to eGullet.com in my spare time. I find it fascinating to read about restaurants all over the world, ask for advice about upcoming trips, give my suggestions to others about favorite restaurants in exotic places, etc. Now I finally can make make my family understand! My 22 year old daughter loves peeps, so I will email her this thread and make her an eGullet believer :biggrin:

Roz

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Peeps. They scare me. I don't like marshmallow anything and marshmallows shaped like baby chickens and rabbits seems entirely wrong to me. I think refrigerator magnets is the best use I have ever heard. :laugh:

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PEEPS! PEEP! PEEPS!

It's almost Peeps time!!!

Where are y'all????

Let's talk about PEEPS!!!

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That's a "perfect" use for Peeps. :laugh:

I'm a huge fan of Peep Jousting. Now THAT is high entertainment!

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:hmmm:

One of my nephews likes to put the yellow Peep chicks in the microwave and watch 'em dance, and melt, and...

...and I've told my sister to watch that kid's career choices really, really carefully.

:unsure:

I came here to post on that very thing. I like to stick them in on high for 30 seconds, flatten them down, let them harden a bit and then eat them. It's so good.

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:hmmm:

One of my nephews likes to put the yellow Peep chicks  in the microwave and watch 'em dance, and melt, and...

...and I've told my sister to watch that kid's career choices really, really carefully.

:unsure:

I came here to post on that very thing. I like to stick them in on high for 30 seconds, flatten them down, let them harden a bit and then eat them. It's so good.

:hmmm:

Ehh. Okay. Sold. The kid's gonna be a chef.

Or possibly, in the (very loosely quoted) words of Anthony Bourdain: he's gonna shave his head, climb a tower someplace, and start shooting strangers.

:rolleyes:

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Well, to celebrate finishing my first graduate class, I went out and bought myself the peep maker today! It was fun, but the results were a little disappointing. First, I had to wash the thing and let it air dry. I think it was the longest thirty minutes of my life. Parents, don't let this happen to you on Easter morning! Then I assembled it and began mixing Marshmallow Mix #1 with hot water. I then added Mix #2 and it started to foam almost immediately. I whipped open the nozzle and piped the nascent marshmallow into the molds. It was all pretty satisfying. After the prescribed five minutes, I gently removed the peeps, and rolled them in the sanding sugar. They looked good, although smaller than the real thing (make the molds any deeper and I think it would be hard to pry them out). Sadly, the malic acid and baking soda that combine to make the foam did not appear to be fully mixed, and there was a distinct baking soda taste over a pretty good facsimile of peep flavor. Since this was my first batch, it could easily have been user error. The instructions say 110F degree water and no more than 30 seconds mixing at each stage, which I did my best to adhere to. I'll try another batch tomorrow, once I've found some pornographic peep molds to use. :rolleyes:

Oh, and they mention in the manual in three separate places that you should clean the parts immediately after use. They ain't kidding. I put them in water right after I filled the molds, and the only part that came clean quickly was the stir stick, and that was because I licked it. Everything else needed lots of hot water. I would not want to find out what is required to scrape day-old peep guts off the inside of the piston (which at least comes apart so you have a fighting chance).

Walt

BTW, the main unit was US$15, and each refill, which makes two batches of seven small peeps each, is $5. That's a whole lotta peeps!

[Edited to add note about cleaning]


Edited by wnissen (log)

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I have a peeps coup. I actually saw The Peeps Bus this evening. Is this a great country or what?

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Wait a minute! You mean, they came to Houston but didn't come to Austin?? What kind of a travesty is THAT???

Edited to ask:

Is anyone here a member of the Peeps club?


Edited by foodie52 (log)

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I actually know one of the guys who did the Peeps research/surgery thing. And he's this funny all the time. I'm careful not to eat when he's talking.

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Foodie 52 - I am a card carrying member of the Peeps Fan Club. Have been four about 4 years now, I think. I was most dismayed to receive the recent letter stating the club was going to be strictly online from now on. No more Peepy newsletters or birthdays cards. :sad:

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