Now, I would like to show you my coffee table.
Oh, you can't see it? Maybe that's because it's coated in Peeps. I'm pretty sure I now own about 2 million of them.
Before you worry that I've lost my Peepin mind, please know that I bought these for Science.
First, I wrote an extremely important article at work on Peeps and manicures (somebody had to). And second, I felt it was my duty as a Peep lover to try every last kind and share my findings with you.
Now, as any Peep aficionado will tell you, the ONLY way to eat them is stale -- and head first. Just slice open the package and let those chicks and bunnies breathe like a fine wine. It may be tempting, but eating a fresh, fluffy Peep is like drinking boxed wine.
On to the taste test! Grab a rack and munch along...
|Classic Chicks Taste Test: Pink, Yellow, Blue, Purple, Green & Orange|
I know these all taste the same, but I am a purist. Yellow is the only way to go.
|Classic Bunnies Taste Test: Pink, Yellow, Purple, Green & Blue|
Again, yes, they taste the same but just as chicks are yellow, the best bunnies are pink.
|Peeps Mystery Taste Test: Mystery Bunnies & Mystery Chicks|
Winner: MYSTERY CHICKS!
These limited-edition bunnies (sour apple?) and chicks (pineapple?) were more fun to guess than to eat.
|Chocolate-Covered Peep Taste Test: Milk & Dark Chocolate Peepsters & Milk & Dark Chocolate-Covered Peeps|
Winner: DARK CHOCOLATE-COVERED PEEP
Dipping these in choc makes them beyond sweet, so while I usually go for milk, dark is the better bet here.
|Peeps Delights Taste Test: Orange, Lemon & Lime|
These would be better if they weren't also dipped in tropical chocolate, but lemon is as refreshing as a marshmallow can be.
|Chocolate-Dipped Peeps Taste Test: Plain, Strawberry, Sugar Cookie, Milk & Dark Chocolate|
Winner: MILK CHOCOLATE!
I don't love any of these, but if I had to pick, I'm going with this little fella.
|Peeps Novelties: Bunnies & Peeps on a Stick, Decorated Eggs & the Jumbo Bunny|
Winner: RAINBOW PEEPS ON A STICK!
This is just fun to eat. Plus mine was already stale, which was ok by me.
To summarize: Go for the yellow chicks, the pink bunnies, and if you find the Orange Creme, give me a call.
Thank God I got to the bottom of this.
Now, this is what happens when you have too much time and too many Peeps on your hands. This is my dining room table -- the coffee table could not possibly contain all this Peep-y goodness.
And yes, there are more than 50 different kinds of Peeps up in here:
Finally, I know today is Easter, and that's cool, but tomorrow is the better holiday.
It's the Day-After-Easter Candy Sale (aka Pink Monday). Ok okaaay, I just made up that nickname, but the holiday is 100% legit.
Here's how you participate:
1) Go to CVS and clear out a shelf of cheap Easter candy
2) Pay for it (don't forget your mile-long receipt)
3) Eat all the deliciousness knowing every pound you gain is a dollar you saved
But be quick like a bunny -- chubby grandmas get up early!
tags: food, holidays, taste tests