Peeps.Not Just at Easter Anymore

The little yellow marshmallow chicks wrapped in cellophane showed up in 1953. They used to appear on store shelves at Easter time. Now you can get them year round in other holiday shapes. Information on the history and detailed categories such as “alleged indestructibility“ and Peeps “Recipes” at Wikipedia. There are contests and ingredients listed at that link, too. Yes, people microwave Peeps. That’s a lot of food color, isn’t it? Perhaps you ate them as a child but wouldn’t think of biting off a head of one now.

Here’s the question. Would you eat one? And if you did, would you want the Peep stale or fresh?

There are “Peeps haters” in the world-Julie Bosman wrote in a 2012 article in the New York Times. She states that Peeps are “polarizing”

Something about Peeps must intrigue me as here are two previous blog posts about them

Park Hollow House on Halloween

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Everyone going to get a treat.

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They really go all out.  Dry ice machine. Strobe lights. Music and scary sounds.  There are friends and neighbors dressed up amidst the mannequins.  Some of the children stay on the sidewalk and watch and don’t go near the entrance.

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Inflatables Season Begins

I am fascinated by these monstrosities....I mean yard decor!

There is no explanation as to why I photograph these items.  Last year it was the Inflatable Turkeys and then a new one today- Frankenstein.  I hear they are expensive.  I guess I just don’t understand how they have caught on.  Surely the grandchildren would love a yard full of inflatables.  They remind me of those plastic clown punching bags you’d bop in the nose and it would fall  over and right itself, still smiling. They seem to be getting larger!