I am a big fan of Peeps, the little marshmallow chicks that candy manufacturer Just Born ships to just about every grocery and drug store in the world to stocks the shelves with around Easter.
I’ve always maintained that Peeps taste best after you puncture the wrapping and wait a few days before eating. The “ripened” Peeps get a nice, slightly chewier texture than a fresh Peep has. Just this morning I found a pack of Peeps in the back of the cupboard from LAST YEAR that were never opened… I checked, and they are ripe for consumption just about now. So it turns out that a year of sealed shelf life is equivalent to a few days of open air.
But as coincidence may have it, just as I could still hear my girlfriend yelling in the background that she could not believe that I ate a 1-year old Peep for breakfast, I noticed that Gizmodo linked to a photo story in the Chicago Tribune about how Peeps are made.
It’s a fun 1 minute photo montage of the rubbery little guys without their sugar on… be sure to check out the Peep show.
And does anyone else think Peeps are best after some aging? Let me know.