Monday, March 28, 2016

Peep Show

Did anyone get those sugary marshmallow treats this year?
I'm gonna tell ya some facts ya might be surprised to hear.
Peeps were born in Bethlehem, PA in 1953.
Folks didn't like the wings so they couldn't let them be.
In 1955 the wings were clipped for a sleek, modern look.
The yellow chick remains the favorite in the history book.
It only takes six minutes to make a Peep.
People buy enough to fill up a Jeep.
In one year the factory makes enough to circle the earth twice.
That's more infestation than a head full of lice!
Neither microwave, water or acid can destroy that sucker.
It is so sweet, your mouth will certainly not pucker.
37,000 Peeps weigh as much as one boy band.
That is too many of either to have on hand!
On New Year's Eve Bethlehem drops a Peep in center square.
Try to top that rockin' celebration if you dare!
As cute as they are, I'm not really a fan of this holiday treat.
For me, good ol' chocolate just can't be beat!
 
 
Facts: Here
 
 

29 comments:

  1. Most boy bands are a lot of hot air, so those Peeps don't weigh a lot.
    Not a big fan either. Actually, I prefer jellybeans.

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  2. I love peeps...but I'd like to see one with wings. Thanks for the rhyming peep facts!!

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    1. Can you believe they used to have wings? Chicken wings are yummy!

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    1. I don't know what clouds taste like but they are very sugary.

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  4. I'm with you. Chocolate is way better. BUT our family roasts them over an open fire. Peep brulee is the best way to eat them. Especially in the middle of a s'more. :)

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  5. That was fun to read! Although I never eat any. I like seeing them around at Easter because they're cute and colourful, but they are much too sweet! Plus, I'm not a fan of marshmallow.

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    1. I like to look at them too because they are so festive.

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  6. they look pretty and colorful ,here my kids like sweets like these but i am less fond of them ,hope you had lots of fun on Easter dear

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    1. I do love the colors too and they just scream Spring.

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  7. Very cute poem. I, too prefer anything chocolate over the peeps. Obviously, there are still plenty of people buying them. Each to his own.

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  8. Look at you go with the flow. Peeps are meh to me. At least boy bands you can microwave away or drown in the sea.

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  9. I've never liked peeps, even when I was a kid.

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  10. I'm a sugar fiend. I want frosting on top of my sugar, on top of my frosting, on top of my cookie (with extra chocolate, please). With that said? Peeps are way too sweet for me. Ugh, gross!

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    1. Oooohhhh I want some of that double frosting, cookie, extra chocolate dessert you are describing. Hold the Peep!

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  11. Did you hear about the peep named Tom?

    Someone had posted a pic of yellow chick in a line-up with a bunch of peeps. Looking around and realizing that he's the only one who stands out, he says, "This is bull shit." I think his name was Tom.

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  12. Peep spelled backward is... No, wait, that wasn't clever. I'll think of something better.

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    1. Dang, it's the same thing. You just can't escape the madness.

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  13. My mother-in-law loves peeps. They have so many clever flavors out now that I always buy those for her. They even have peeps on a stick. She makes smores with them over the stove range. I don't care for them at all.

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  14. Freeze the left-overs and then use them as S'Mores in the summer.
    And you can have beer.
    Mmmmmmmmmmm.............beer.

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