This coming Sunday is Easter, and you know what that means: Peeps feast! Get ready by checking out this Peeps trivia.

  1. justborn
    Peeps’ current manufacturer, Just Born, bought the original developer of the candy, Rodda Candy Company, in 1953.
  2. peeps_born
    In the 1950’s, it took 27 hours to make one Peep. Today it takes only six minutes.
  3. peeps_ready_to_ship
    The amount of Peeps eaten at Easter would more than circle the Earth’s circumference if lined up.
  4. gelatin
    Peeps cannot be eaten by vegans, as they contain gelatin, which is mainly derived from pork skins, bones and cattle hides.
  5. peep15
    Emory University scientists experimented with Peeps to see how easily they could be destroyed, using methods like acid and liquid nitrogen. The eyes would not dissolve in anything.
  6. peeps_halloween
    Peeps come in other shapes for other holidays: pumpkins for Halloween, snowmen at Christmas, stars for the Fourth of July and hearts for Valentine’s Day.
  7. peeps_mt_rushmore
    The St. Paul Pioneer Press holds an annual diorama contest, such as this Mount Rushmore entry from last year.
  8. red_peeps
    Red Peeps are sold exclusively at Target stores.
  9. eating_peeps
    Each Peep is only 32 calories. Eat to your heart’s content!
  10. peep_smore
    Peeps enthusiasts have created a number of recipes over the years, including Peep S’Mores, sweet potato casserole with Peeps, and the Peepuccino (Peep dissolved in coffee!)
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