I am amazed at how often Peeps are mentioned as people get ready for the Easter holiday.
Mass Production: Peeps were a product of the Rodda Candy Company. In 1953 Just Born candy company purchased the Rodda Candy Company. Bob Born of Just Born loved the way the marshmallow chicked looked. In 1954 Bob Born created a machine that would producte large quanities of marshmallow chicks. Bob Born also trademarked the name “Peeps”. The Peeps were created in three colors: pink, white and yellow.
Peeps All Year Long: The Peeps were so successful that Just Born became the largest Marshmallow candy manufacturer world wide. Just Born began creating seasonally manufactured peeps in the 1960s. The Marshmallow Peeps Bunny was introduced in the early 1980’s. In 1995, lavender colored peeps were introduced and blue Peeps were introduced in 1998 just in time for Easter.
New Peeps Flavors: Vanilla Flavored Peeps were produced in 1999, and in 2000 Strawberry Flavored Peeps were introduced. The Chocolate Peep was released in 2002.
How About You? Which is your favorite peep? Do you have a favorite “Peep” Recipe?