I don’t know why I keep punishing myself. I am not a fan of Peeps, but like many people around the holidays, I get lured into eating all kinds of junk that I wouldn’t normally eat just because it has some festive gimmick flavor.
Case in point:
Candy cane-flavor Peeps.
Let me spare you the effort of buying them yourself and tell you that they are gross and don’t taste anything like candy cane or peppermint. They taste like regular Peeps. That is, cheap, rapidly dissolving marshmallows that have been rolled in sugar.
They smell like peppermint though. Or at least the packaging does. When I sniff the Peeps themselves, they have no scent. Yet when I sniff the package, there’s definitely a Scope mint mouthwash aroma going on.
This product fails because it doesn’t taste like candy canes, it doesn’t smell like candy canes and it’s Peeps.
I almost didn’t notice these in the store. It’s the same design as the regular peanut brittle sold at Walgreens. The only thing that gave me pause was the fact that they were in the Halloween aisle. They aren’t bad. There’s a mild pumpkin scent and taste to them. I prefer classic peanut brittle over this though. I feel that the peanut brittle formula shouldn’t really be messed with. Unless you can add bacon to it.
OH MY GOD THERE’S BACON PEANUT BRITTLE.
I hate Peeps. Don’t get me wrong. They are cute and adorable. I love that they can be snowmen, bats, cats, chicks, bunnies, pumpkins, hearts, gingerbread men, et cetera, but a marshmallow covered in sugar crystals? Yuck. Even as a kid, that never appealed to me. I think it’s great they come in all different shapes and sizes but there are better things to do with a Peep rather than eat it.