Spastic Peep

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.

Most popular color: yellow

Calories: 32

Watch The Power of the Peeps – Documentary trailer on Fanpop

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.

Watch Peeps: Somethings are worse than being alone. on Fanpop

I can tell you firsthand they last forever, and I suspect will survive nuclear winter (but not the microwave). I think the older the better. There’s a certain delicious resistance biting into an aged Peep.  And perverse satisfaction biting into any morphological confection. On that happy note, have a sweet Easter.

Thanks to Hermester Barrington for the neat noddin’ Peep