Who remembers loving marshmallows as a child? Okay! I'll admit I still LOVE those marshmallow peeps. So in honor of the "Peep" (and Easter), here are a few facts about Peeps:
- Marshmallow Peeps are 59 years old this year (2013).
- In 1953, it took 27 hours to create one peep. Today, it takes six minutes.
- This Easter, more than 700 million peeps chicks, bunnies, and eggs with be consumed b y men, women, and children throughout the United States and abroad.
- Strange things people like to do with peeps: eat them stale, microwave them, freeze them, roast them, and use them as pizza topping.
- Peeps come in five colors: yellow, pink, lavender, blue, and white.
- Each peep has 32 calories (160 calories per five-chick serving) and 0 grams of fat.
- The first Peeps were squeezed one at a time out of a pastry tube and the eyes were painted on by hand. Now, machines create 3,500 Peeps' eyes per minute.
- Yellow Peeps are the most popular, followed by pink, lavender, blue, and then white.
- During Easter, Peeps outsell jelly beans.
- Just Born's Bethlehem, PA factory makes more than 1 billion Peeps a year - that's 4 million Peeps a day.
Visit the peeps official website for delicious recipes for those leftover peeps.
And I hope everyone has a great Easter full of Peeps!