Happy Easter everyone! Today I am going to cover a range of the always-classic Easter treat of marshmallow Peeps. For anyone curious about the history of the brand I would like to recommend my write-up from last year which covered the Peeps 50th Anniversary celebration from 2003. So now let’s get to the Easter 2014 Peeps Party!
Almost everything I have to show today are items that were available this year. Before I get to them, here is a look back at how Peeps and Peeps packaging appeared in the 1970′s, when I first encountered them in my own youth.
Those are Peeps I remember from my own childhood. Now let’s get the party started.
As most of you will know, Peeps are available all-year round in various forms and each major holiday tends to get its own special versions. For Easter this year I picked up a cool “party pack” of standard Peeps but in a full rainbow of colors. From the folks at IT’SUGAR — here’s their giant Peeps Party Pack :
Those Peeps packs do look ready to party, so I set them loose (but not completely loose) for a few photos.
I may have gotten a little indulgent with all of the Peeps Party photos, but they just make for such strong visuals with their color variations, it’s hard not to have fun with them.
Multi-colored Peeps also get put on sticks these days and make for a Rainbow Peeps Pop!
Next up we’re going to take a look at a trio of new limited edition flavors for Peeps introduced in 2014. They include an orange cream flavored variety, and regular readers to this site will know that I love orange cream flavored confections. Here they are:
The only place I found the limited edition creme-flavored Peeps was at Target, so they may have been an exclusive for 2014. Of course I saved the wrappers for my Peeps packaging collection:
Those limited editions were all delicious and the way they were packaged is just like the way that dipped Peeps are found. So let’s next take a look at the variety of chocolate-dipped Peeps I was able to find this year:
And here’s a wrapper I saved from a sugar-free Peeps pack:
Another Peeps product that lends itself to today’s theme is a fairly new flavor called Party Cake:
Peeps entered the Kinder-Egg realm with this next item I have to show. It’s a hollow chocolate egg that contains a Peep inside. Pretty neat!
Those are the Peeps chicks I have to share today, but it’s not everything I’ve got. It’s Easter after all so I also have a few fun Peeps Bunnies items to showcase!
Here’s the wrapper package for a single pack giant Bunny:
Last but not least, a pair of shots of classic Easter Peeps Bunnies in a trio of colors:
And that’s everything I’ve got to share on the Peeps Party that is Easter 2014. I hope you guys enjoyed it and enjoyed all of our Easter Week 2014 coverage. We’ll see you next time!
[Note: I tried to create a Peeps Party animated GIF for today's post, but it didn't turn out exactly as I envisioned. Even so, I decided to still include it as today's parting image.]