10 Fun Facts You Should Know About Peeps

  1. Peeps were originally made by the Rodda Candy Company in Lancaster, PA until Just Born purchased them in 1953
  2. Peep were made by hand until the founder’s son created a depositor, making it possible to make 30 Peeps at a time
  3. Peeps’ eyes were originally painted on by hand, but now they are done by machine once the marshmallow has been shaped
  4. Yellow chicks were the original Peeps and are still the most popular today
  5. The first Peeps bunny was not created until the early 1980’s, but Just Born produced other seasonally shaped Peeps since the 1960s
  6. Before 1995, the only Peeps that existed were white, yellow, and pink, and only came in one flavor
  7. Peeps have been made using the same recipe for the past 50 years
  8. Peeps are the best selling non-chocolate Easter candy
  9. Approximately 5.5 million Peeps are made everyday and over 2 billion Peeps are made within the span of a year
  10. You can make your own Peeps at home by following the Peeps marshmallow recipe and using a piping bag



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The weeks leading up to Easter are Peep season! I love marshmallows of all kinds and the colorful, sugar-coated Peeps are no exception. I’ve made cupcakes that are inspired by them, S’mores that use Peeps in place of “regular” marshmallows and even Peep-Infused Vodka – all in addition to eating them straight out of the package. Here are some fun facts about Peeps that you may not know to share with other marshmallow-loving friends the next time you’re sharing a pack of Peep chicks or bunnies.

  1. Just Born makes Peeps today, but the original Easter marshmallow actually came from the the Rodda Candy Company of Lancaster, PA, which Just Born purchased in 1953.
  2. Peeps were originally made by hand and each chick was squeezed out of a pastry bag one at a time. Sam Borne, the son of Just Born’s founder, created a depositor that could make 30 Peeps at a time (6 rows of 5) in a fraction of the time that one person could previously pipe a Peep.
  3. The eyes on Peeps were originally painted on by hand. Now, they’re made by a machine and added to the marshmallow once it has been shaped.
  4. Yellow chicks were the original Peeps. They’re still the most popular.
  5. The familiar Peeps bunny was not released until the early 1980s, although Just Born produced other seasonally shaped Peep marshmallows in the 1960s.
  6. Before 1995, the only Peep colors you could find were pink, white and yellow – and they only came in one flavor.

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