Journey to Easter: Peeps

2014-03-10T07:30:00Z 2014-04-18T11:59:26Z Journey to Easter: PeepsArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 10, 2014 7:30 am  • 

Have the feeling someone or something is watching you? 

It could be your candy. 

Peeps, the marshmallow candy shaped like critters, has eyes. Now in its 61st year, Americans buy more than 700 million Marshmallow Peeps, shaped like chicks, bunnies and eggs. The candy is the most popular nonchocolate Easter candy. That's a lot of eyes.

Here are a few other fun facts about Peeps from Infoplease.com:

  • As many as 5 million Marshmallow Peeps, bunnies, and other shapes are made each day in preparation for Easter.
  • In 1953, it took 27 hours to create a Marshmallow Peep. Today it takes six minutes.
  • Yellow Peeps are the most popular, followed by pink, lavender, blue, and white.

Source: Infoplease.com

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