Wow, this blog really doesn’t accommodate that color palette very well. But I hope, reader Karl, that this answers your question. I’m willing to bet that 99% of Americans know what a marshmallow Peeps are: little chicks made of marshmallow dusted with colored sugar, classically yellow, pink or purple. They usually appear in Easter baskets, though the Peeps line has long since transcended that particular holiday. These days there are Christmas Peeps (trees, reindeer, stars and snowmen), Halloween Peeps (jack-o-lanterns and ghosts), Valentine’s Peeps (hearts) and who-knows-what else.
Me I’ll always think of a Peep as an Easter treat, though I never really enjoyed eaten them all that much, honestly. Like a lot of people, I appreciate Peeps more for their nostalgic value than for their taste. They’re an emblem of childish glee, and who doesn’t need a little of that every so often? Let’s do this thing!