Did You Know – Peeps
Peeps have been marketed since 1953 in the United States and in Canada.
When they were first made the chicks had wings.
They can be DEHYDRATED!
The eyes are made with a waxy substance, called carnauba, that is found in some shoe polishes and car waxes along with other candies.
Today there are over 40 different varieties of Peeps. An average of 5.5 million are made every day.
When Peeps were first made, they were formed by hand and took 27 hours to make, now it takes 6 minutes. Yellow was the original color.
In 2009 the company introduced Peeps Lip Balm. They then sold Peeps nail polish, wrist bands, umbrellas, plush toys, golf gloves, earrings, and necklaces.
There is a Peeps eating contest held every year, one winner ate 255 Peeps in five minutes!
A newspaper contest has readers submit photos of dioramas featuring Peeps. The winner wins two free inflatable life jackets.
There is a Peeps jousting contest where they put two Peeps Chics in the microwave and see which one gets bigger and deforms the other.
25-30% of Peeps lovers, prefer them stale over fresh.
Peepza is a dessert pizza made with Peeps and last but not least, there were blogs created entitled “101 Fun Ways to Torture a Peep.
Have a Peeps Good Day!
Source: Wikipedia & Mental Floss