Having a popular candy blog does have its rewards. One of them is unexpected free candy in the mail. Today I came home to a package from Just Born, makers of Peeps. Inside was a package of brand new Peppermint Peeps, coming soon for the Christmas holidays.
I have to be honest though – I have never been a big fan of Peeps. I don’t hate them, and can eat them if I must, but they aren’t something I’d ever buy for myself to eat. They’re just not really my thing. I’m also not crazy about candy cane peppermint flavor either. If I buy something minty, I usually go for wintergreen or spearmint. So I wasn’t sure about the Peppermint Peeps.
I received a package of nine Peppermint Peeps stars. Each star is white and is “adorned with shimmering red sparkles.” I took a cautious bite to see what I had gotten myself into. They were soft. Incredibly soft. Like a pillow. Companies usually only send super-fresh candies to review, and Just Born definitely made these fresh. The peppermint flavor is very nice – it’s not overpowering at all and the marshmallow flavor still comes through. The outer coating is crunchy, grainy, sugary, and pepperminty. If I’m not mistaken, the peppermint flavor is only on the coating and not throughout the marshmallow – if that matters.
The Peppermint Peeps are pretty good! I still won’t be buying these for myself, but I can’t fault anyone for buying these to munch on. One of the things I learned from the pamphlet they sent with the Peeps is that 30% of Peeps consumers use them for crafts. I had no idea. I Googled “Peeps crafts” and it says over 1.7 million pages. That’s a lot of Peeps crafts.
Look for Peppermint Peeps on store shelves for this coming Christmas season.
Buy Peeps online: