Taste test: Peeps are back, and we tried two new flavors

Today we’re trying Peeps — but with a twist. We have some that are hot tamale flavored and that taste like chocolate caramel swirl. There’s also a chocolate car

Peeps, the marshmallow confections that are synonymous with Easter, are back on shelves after shutting down operations last year due to the coronavirus.

The treats, made in Pennsylvania by Just Born Quality Confection, returned after a nine-month hiatus, debuting two new flavors: Hot Tamales, a nod to the spicy cinnamon candies, and Froot Loop-flavored Peeps on a stick.

We tried both -- plus a more classic flavor -- in the video above, just in time for Easter.

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FILE - This Feb. 13, 2013 file photo shows Peeps at the Just Born factory in Bethlehem, Pa.  Peeps holiday treats are going on hiatus — another consequence of the coronavirus. PennLive.com reports, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020,  that Just Born Quality Confections says it won’t be producing the popular sweets for Halloween, Christmas or Valentine’s Day as the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based company prepares for next Easter.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
FILE - This Feb. 13, 2013 file photo shows Peeps at the Just Born factory in Bethlehem, Pa. Peeps holiday treats are going on hiatus — another consequence of the coronavirus. PennLive.com reports, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, that Just Born Quality Confections says it won’t be producing the popular sweets for Halloween, Christmas or Valentine’s Day as the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based company prepares for next Easter. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

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