Here at The Roanoke Times, we have a running joke about Peeps. But I’m not sure what it is. I do know that we’ve blown them up in the microwave, smashed one with a sledgehammer, run some over with a car and had Peeps-eating contests. Ahhhh, good times.
But most folks I’ve talked to don’t really like Peeps. They say they’re sickeningly sweet, that sort of thing. I will admit that I used to eat Peeps every Easter. And my sister is a Peeps fanatic.
Amazingly, they are still finding new reasons to manufacture Peeps. Here you see the newest creation from the Peeps dungeon: Halloween Peeps. See how they come in pumpkin, mummy and ghost shapes? To me, the mummy Peep looks exactly like a character out of Scooby Doo.
I have placed the candy corn there as a size reference. As you can see, these spooky Peeps are smaller and thinner than typical Peeps. They also come individually wrapped, but I extracted them from the wrappers for photos.
I have taste-tested these Peeps and I find that for some reason, the ghost Peep tastes a little better than the rest, as if it has more vanilla in it. The pumpkin Peep was a bit tasteless.
My stomach hurts.