A Very Peepy Christmas

Thanksgiving is over and, apparently, that means it is time to talk about Christmas. I still think it’s a little early but I am TWENTY THREE days into NaBloPoMo and I have to write about something, right?

Or can I get a pass?

Is there a “Get out of NaBloPoMo” free card somewhere?

I don’t think there is so that means that tonight I am going to talk about the new Peeps I found at Target the other day.

First up, there are Sugar Cookie Peeps dipped in chocolate. These peeps are a more faded yellow than traditional yellow Easter peeps which makes them look like they sat in a window and were bleached by the sun. They look anemic and I could imagine the artificial cookie taste (and aftertaste) just by looking at the package so I couldn’t bear to buy them and taste them.

Next up, we have the Gingerbread Peeps. They are cute…happy little ginger people in a faux gingerbread house package. Look at how the little ginger peeps hold hands creating the illusion of love and community! This is where I must confess that I hate gingerbread. HATE IT. When I tell people this, they insist that I just haven’t had good gingerbread cookies but I have had many gingerbready things in my life and I really believe that I can say with 100% certainty that I don’t like it. So, I had no desire to put these joyful little ginger peeps in my cart. GINGERBREAD + ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS + PEEPS = NO.

Lastly, I saw the new Peppermint Peeps and I will admit that I find these peeps visually appealing. They are white and adorably speckled with red flecks which I assume give the peppermint-esque flair. They are also dipped in chocolate. Peppermint and chocolate are such a classic pairing that I was nearly tempted to buy these but resisted. I still might go back for one package just to try. I could imagine floating one of these is a cup of hot cocoa.

Seeing all these new Christmas peeps did make me long for a simpler time…a time when there were only snowmen and trees. When did life/peeps get so complicated?

Has anyone tried any of these? It’s okay to admit it if you have. I won’t tell anyone.

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8 Responses to A Very Peepy Christmas
  1. Becca
    November 23, 2012 | 10:47 pm

    I hate peeps! I won’t buy them, excapt for the occasional Easter basket treat for the little one. Now that there are Christmas peeps we have come one step closer to the mass market combination of all holidays.

  2. Kaitlin
    November 24, 2012 | 1:53 am

    SHOOT. I wish I just hadn’t seen these candy cane peeps — NOW I WANT THEM. Please try them and let me know, ok? OK?

  3. Sandi
    November 24, 2012 | 2:26 am

    I have tried the peppermint ones. Take my experience here: wait til Easter if the originals. Just saying. :)

  4. Meg
    November 24, 2012 | 6:09 am

    I hate the taste of Peeps but I am tempted to try the peppermint ones. Until I read the comments, that is 😉

  5. Alexandra
    November 24, 2012 | 9:36 am

    You know what I, and my kids really get a huge kick out of doing? Buying the peeps and putting them in the microwave one at a time and seeing how big they can get before imploding.

    It’s a whole lot of fun, Vikki. You and yours, since they are your children, will find this the thrill of the year.


  6. erin margolin
    November 24, 2012 | 10:06 am


    and these all look disgusting to me. I’m not just saying that because I’m a Jew, either, I swear.

    ewwww, indeed!

  7. GrandeMocha
    November 29, 2012 | 8:36 pm

    I really want the ginger peeps for our gingerbread house! I’ll bet they’d be cute in front.

    • Vikki
      November 29, 2012 | 9:48 pm

      They would be.

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