Mass Production: Peeps were a product of the Rodda Candy Company. In 1953 Just Born candy company purchased the Rodda Candy Company. Peeps turn 60 years old this year!
Bob Born of Just Born loved the way the marshmallow chick looked. In 1954 Bob Born created a machine that would produce large quantities of marshmallow chicks. Bob Born also trademarked the name “Peeps”. The Peeps were created in three colors: pink, white and yellow.
Peeps All Year Long: The Peeps were so successful that Just Born became the largest Marshmallow candy manufacturer world wide. Just Born began creating seasonally manufactured peeps in the 1960s. The Marshmallow Peeps Bunny was introduced in the early 1980’s. In 1995, lavender colored peeps were introduced and blue Peeps were introduced in 1998 just in time for Easter.
New Peeps Flavors: Vanilla Flavored Peeps were produced in 1999, and in 2000 Strawberry Flavored Peeps were introduced. The Chocolate Peep was released in 2002.
Cook Them So Many Ways: I have heard of friends eating them “raw”, microwave peeps, fried peeps and even roasting peeps on a stick!
Media and Peeps: Peeps have become mainstream with even more focus on accessories, products and more. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t eaten Peeps!
Today you can find recipes for Peeps, display ideas and more! Peeps has some great ideas here.
How About You? Which is your favorite peep? Do you have a favorite “Peep” Recipe?