IT’S NOT EASTER WITHOUT PEEPS
In 1953, it took 27 hours to create one Marshmallow Peep. Today, it takes six minutes.
The first Peeps were squeezed one at a time out of a pastry tube and the eyes were painted on by hand. Now, machines create 3,500 Peep eyes per minute.
Just Born’s Bethlehem, Pa., factory makes more than 1 billion Peeps a year — that’s 4 million Peeps a day.
They are ubiquitous time of year in the US. You could get Peepified starting just after Valentine’s Day, practically. Tasty tibit: my Brit penpal EnglishMark had no idea what a Peep is. CAN YOU BELIEVE? The culture that gave the world Shakespeare and the Beatles doesn’t have Peeps. EM is fired up like a convert. He surfed “PEEPS” and took in violence on Peeps vids. Fair trade lives.