Sunday, March 15, 2009

Shout Out to My Peeps

What a great Sunday morning! Sun shining, warm breezy air seems spring is on it's way!

And there are only two things that say SPRING,

Easter and Peeps!
I love me some sugar coated marshmellowy goodness that we call Peeps. Always have and always will. Ohhh, my first memory of Easter was eating the ears off a solid chocolate bunnie and knawing on yellow chickie Peeps that had sat out unwrapped in my Easter basket forming into a stale, gooey, chewy delight.

First produced in 1953 by Just Born, Inc. (I was born in 1958, just think if I had been born 50 years earlier, I'd have never known the sugary goodness) Peeps come in all colors and shapes. The confection is only 32 calories and has 0 grams of fat! They are almost diet food!

Of course my children's best memories are of us blowing some up in the microwave...they are charming as squashed up works of art on a paper plate. Go ahead, try it sometime, right now is good if you have some on hand.

There are some of you who do not care for Peeps. Some of you, who pass them by at Easter - in all the forms that they come in. Some of you who pass them by at Halloween, shaped like ghosts or black cats or Christmas, you look away from the glistening green sugar trees, but Easter without Peeps! Why, it's like Easter without boiled dyed eggs churning in your guts. It's a less memorable day when you only have Cadbury to thank for your bloat and sugar coma.

Enough said, wish the lenten fast and time for sacrifice to be soon over. I gave up candy this year (and candy for me is hard...I love it so) Won't you think about giving the needy some Peeps this year?


Adam said...

I like letting them get stale so they are a little tough to eat like the marshmallows in Lucky Charms.

JackeeG4glamorous said...

Agreed! I still eat the marshmallows out of Lucky Charms first, saving the cereal that tastes like cardboard for later. Cap'n Crunch still being my fav.

Mimi's Toes said...

Oh, now you have me craving me some peeps...but I won't give in cause I am not eating sugar these days either. It's funny cause I can remember as a child getting that plastic easter grass stuck on my peeps and getting frustrated.

Sarah said...

So far I've been resisting the Peeps this year. I don't know how much longer I can hold out.