7 Sweet Facts about Marshmallow Peeps

Peeps’ new flavors for Easter: Chocolate pudding, Hot Tamales, more

Marshmallow Peeps, those essential sugar bombs in most Easter baskets, will be available in new flavors this spring. 

If you’re a purist, you’ll still be able to find the yellow chicks and bunnies on store shelves, but they’ll sit alongside these limited time flavors.

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Hot Tamales Fierce Cinnamon: These chicks, sold exclusively at Kroger stores, combine the spicy cinnamon of Hot Tamales candy with the fluffy marshmallow of Peeps.

Froot Loops flavored pops: Put four chicks on a stick and give them the iconic flavors of Kellogg’s Froot Loops, and you have these new pops. The pops are wrapped in milk carton-shaped wrappers. These will be sold only at Target and Walmart stores.

Chocolate Pudding: This chocolate dessert flavor is reserved for marshmallow bunnies.

Root Beer Float: No need for a glass with these marshmallow chicks in the flavor of a root beer float with extra scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Blue Raspberry: These sweet and tart chicks will be only at Walmart.

On the Peeps website, you can also get chicks flavored like Pancakes and Syrup, Sour Watermelon, Party Cake, Cotton Candy and Fruit Punch.

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Just Born has been making Peeps since 1953 when it bought Rodda Candy Co., and it seems the nation has had a love-hate relationship with the marshmallow candy ever since. 

But the chicks and bunnies have inspired a coffee creamer, and Oreo had a Peeps-flavored cookie a few years ago. There are even Peeps diorama contests held around the country, including the Open Notebook’s science-themed event

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