PLUSH SANTA PEEP AND EDIBLE PEEPS
Give something sweet AND cuddly this holiday season! Each set contains two 5-count PEEPS® Marshmallow Chicks and a Plush Santa Chick. Our Plush PEEPS® Santa Chick measures 5 inches tall. Makes a great stocking stuffer.
- Gluten Free
- Fat Free
Sugar, corn syrup, gelatin. Contains less than 0.5% of the following ingredients: Yellow #5 (tartrazine0, potassium sorbate, natural flavors, carnauba wax.
PEEPS & COMPANY
In 1953, it took 27 hours to create one PEEPS Marshmallow Chick. Today it takes 6 minutes.
Peeps are produced by Just Born, a candy manufacturer founded in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, by Russian immigrantSam Born. In 1953, Just Born acquired the Rodda Candy Company and its marshmallow chick line, and replaced the painstaking process of hand-forming the chicks with mass production. When founder Sam Born would display a sign for his freshly-made candy, he would title it 'Just Born,' playing off of his last name and the fact that he made his candy fresh daily. According to Mary Bellis, the newly purchased company, Just Born, was soon the 'largest marshmallow candy manufacturer in the world.' New shapes other than the chicks were produced following a theme according to the season starting in the 1960s. Twenty years later, the Marshmallow Peeps Bunny was released as a popular year round shape of the candy. The yellow chicks were the original form of the candy — hence their name — but then the company introduced other colors and, eventually, the myriad shapes in which they are now produced. Peeps were manufactured in different colors such as lavender and blue starting in 1995. Prior to that they were only being produced in the traditional colors: pink, white, and yellow. New flavors such as vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate were introduced between the years of 1999 and 2002.
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