Thursday, April 05, 2007

It is almost Easter and you know what that means Peeps everywhere. Actually Peeps have become pretty popular for all holidays now. But I associate them in particular with Easter.

Some interesting facts about Peeps for you which I got from my local paper, The Metro:

*Peeps eyes are made from Canauba wax. The same kind of wax for your car. Ewww. Got that information from Niel.

*Peeps have fans around the globe. 72,000 of which are enrolled in the official fan club www.marshmallowpeeps.com. Other peep clubs www.lordofthepeeps.com, www.peepresearch.org, and www.peepshow.com.

*Peeps are born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. I am so lame. I aslo know Bethlehem is also the hometown of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Heh heh.

*Peeps have a shelf life of 24 months.

*Some folks like me prefer to eat them fresh, others aged or frozen.



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5 comments:

Lisanne said...

I can eat maybe *one* Peep every Easter. Beyond that, it's just too much! :) I think that they're especially fun to stick in the microwave and watch them expand/explode. LOL! :) The purple ones are pretty. Bethlehem, PA isn't too far from where Shannon O. lives, I believe!

Jesser said...

I saw cocoa flavored peeps at Target yesterday ... almost bought them. Frozen sounds kinda good though!!

Sara said...

I have never had a Peep. They creep me out.

Yvett said...

Hmm . . . frozen peeps. Although that whole ear wax thing kind of ruins it for me.

I bought a Peeps pillow for Brianna this year. I mean, the easter bunny is going to bring a peeps pillow for Brianna this year.

Yvett said...

OMG!!!! LOL! LOL! LOL! I swear I read "ear wax" and since I have no idea what "Canauba" is, I thought it was a medical term. I can hardly type, I'm laughing so hard.