Who doesn’t love Peeps? I love the smell, I love the taste. I love the bunny shape on the bunny Peeps. I am a FAN.
I grew up with Peeps. The Easter Bunny would leave them in my basket every year. My sister and I would fight over our favorite colors. It was good stuff. (Funny, I know lots of you had fights over favorite colors just like we did, and I bet you, like me, never noticed they all taste the same.) ☺
Let’s talk Peeps in the microwave. Perhaps my first childhood science experiment? To this day the subject comes up every year at Easter and I’m more than happy to walk into the work break room and microwave a Peep for anyone who hasn’t had the pleasure.
As an adult Peeps still take me back to my childhood. They’re a special Easter treat for me and my family and friends. I know that Peeps now come in lots of seasonal varieties, but to me the classic Peeps and Easter go hand in hand.
I love that in the last few years Peeps has created so many fun examples of branded merchandise! I have a Peep pillow. I have a Peep plush toy. I have Peep bubbles. I even have a Peep pen at my desk at work. (Can you tell I love Peeps?)
Peeps have taken an even more special place in my life the last few year. I am captain of a team for our local Breast Cancer and AIDS Walks. When I was trying to come up with a name a friend of mine mentioned calling her “peeps”. The name stuck. For the last five years or so I’ve captained TEAM PEEP! The bunny Peep is our mascot, wearing an awareness ribbon for the cause we are walking for at that time.
People love it and now everyone looks for TEAM PEEP! And while our name and our mascot are fun, our causes are not. TEAM PEEP has raised thousands of dollars over the last few years for multiple charities. Nothing goes better together than a Peep and a great cause!
What are your peep memories? Did you grow up with them? Toast them? Nuke them? Share them? I’d love to hear!
PS: I’m curious about your favorite color. Even though we’ve already discussed the pesky little fact that they classic peeps all taste them same, I know you have a favorite. I love pink. And purple. And whichever one my sister wants most. ☺
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