Easter Week 2014: It’s a Peeps Party and I Brought the Chicks!!

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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.

Just Born – Easter Mallows – Marshmallow Peeps – candy trade ad – 1978

Just Born – Easter Mallows – Marshmallow Peeps – candy trade ad – 1978

Rodda – Just Born – Marshmallow Peeps package tray – 1970′s

Rodda – Just Born – Marshmallow Peeps package tray – 1970′s

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 :

Just Born - Peeps Party Pack - Its Sugar - March 2014

Just Born – Peeps Party Pack - IT’SUGAR – March 2014

Those Peeps packs do look ready to party, so I set them loose (but not completely loose) for a few photos.

Just Born - Peeps - Rainbow Peeps Party shots - Easter 2014 - A

Just Born – Peeps – Rainbow Peeps Party shots – Easter 2014 – A

Just Born - Peeps - Rainbow Peeps Party shots - Easter 2014 - B

Just Born – Peeps – Rainbow Peeps Party shots – Easter 2014 – B

Just Born - Peeps - Rainbow Peeps Party shots - Easter 2014 - C

Just Born – Peeps – Rainbow Peeps Party shots – Easter 2014 – C

Just Born - Peeps - Rainbow Peeps Party shots - Easter 2014 - D

Just Born – Peeps – Rainbow Peeps Party shots – Easter 2014 – D

Just Born - Peeps - Rainbow Peeps Party shots - Easter 2014 - E

Just Born – Peeps – Rainbow Peeps Party shots – Easter 2014 – E

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!

Just Born - Peeps Rainbow Pop and Friends - Easter 2014

Just Born – Peeps Rainbow Pop and Friends – Easter 2014

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:

Just Born - Peeps - Orange Creme, Strawberry Creme and Vanilla Creme - 2014 Easter Limited Editions

Just Born – Peeps – Orange Creme, Strawberry Creme and Vanilla Creme – 2014 Easter Limited Editions

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:

Just Born - Peeps - Orange Creme Limited Edition - 1 1_8 oz Easter candy package - March 2014

Just Born – Peeps – Orange Creme Limited Edition – 1 1/8 oz Easter candy package – March 2014

Just Born - Peeps - Strawberry Creme Limited Edition - 1 1/8 oz Easter candy package - March 2014

Just Born – Peeps – Strawberry Creme Limited Edition – 1 1/8 oz Easter candy package – March 2014

Just Born - Peeps - Vanilla Creme Limited Edition - 1 1/8 oz Easter candy package - March 2014

Just Born – Peeps – Vanilla Creme Limited Edition – 1 1/8 oz Easter candy package – March 2014

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:

Just Born - Peeps - Peeps Dipped in Chocolate Assortment - Easter 2014

Just Born – Peeps – Peeps Dipped in Chocolate Assortment – Easter 2014

Just Born - Peeps - Chocolate Mousse dipped in Dark Chocolate - New - 1.5 oz Easter candy package - March 2014

Just Born – Peeps – Chocolate Mousse dipped in Dark Chocolate – New – 1.5 oz Easter candy package – March 2014

Just Born - Peeps - Chocolate Mousse dipped in Milk Chocolate - New - 1_5 oz Easter candy package - March 2014

Just Born – Peeps – Chocolate Mousse dipped in Milk Chocolate – New – 1.5 oz Easter candy package – March 2014

Just Born - Peeps - Milk Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow - 1.5 oz Easter candy package - March 2014

Just Born – Peeps – Milk Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow – 1.5 oz Easter candy package – March 2014

Just Born - Peeps - Dark Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow - 1.5 oz Easter candy package - March 2014

Just Born – Peeps – Dark Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow – 1.5 oz Easter candy package – March 2014

And here’s a wrapper I saved from a sugar-free Peeps pack:

Just Born - Peeps - Sugar-Free Marshmallow Chicks - 1 oz Easter candy package - March 2014

Just Born – Peeps – Sugar-Free Marshmallow Chicks – 1 oz Easter candy package – March 2014

Another Peeps product that lends itself to today’s theme is a fairly new flavor called Party Cake:

Just Born - Peeps - Peeps Party Cake - 10 Chicks pack - March 2014

Just Born – Peeps – Peeps Party Cake – 10 Chicks pack – March 2014

Just Born - Peeps - Party Cake flavored marshmallow - 10 Chicks - 3 oz candy package wrapper - March 2014

Just Born – Peeps – Party Cake flavored marshmallow – 10 Chicks – 3 oz candy package wrapper – March 2014

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!

Just Born - Peeps - Hollow Milk Chocolate Egg with a Peeps Chick inside - Easter package - March 2014

Just Born – Peeps – Hollow Milk Chocolate Egg with a Peeps Chick inside – Easter package – March 2014

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!

Just Born - Peeps - Chocolate Mousse Marshmallow Bunnies pack photo - March 2014

Just Born – Peeps – Chocolate Mousse Marshmallow Bunnies pack photo – March 2014

Just Born - Peeps - Chocolate Mousse flavored marshmallow bunnies - 2 3/8 oz Easter candy package - March 2014

Just Born – Peeps – Chocolate Mousse flavored marshmallow bunnies – 2 3/8 oz Easter candy package – March 2014

Just Born - Peeps - Marshmallow Bunnies - Easter 3-pack photo - March 2014

Just Born – Peeps – Marshmallow Bunnies – Easter 3-pack photo – March 2014

Just Born - Peeps - Marshmallow Bunnies - 3 3/8 oz Easter candy package wrapper - March 2014

Just Born – Peeps – Marshmallow Bunnies – 3 3/8 oz Easter candy package wrapper – March 2014

Here’s the wrapper package for a single pack giant Bunny:

Just Born - Peeps - Marshmallow Bunny - 1 1/8 oz Easter candy package wrapper - March 2014

Just Born – Peeps – Marshmallow Bunny – 1 1/8 oz Easter candy package wrapper – March 2014

Last but not least, a pair of shots of classic Easter Peeps Bunnies in a trio of colors:

Just Born Peeps Bunnies multi-packs - Easter 2014

Just Born Peeps Bunnies multi-packs – Easter 2014

Just Born Peeps Bunnies multi-packs - Easter 2014-B

Just Born Peeps Bunnies multi-packs – Easter 2014-B

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.]

Peeps Party animated GIF - Easter 2014

Peeps Party animated GIF – Easter 2014

About Jason Liebig

A New York City based writer, editor and sometimes actor. After spending much of the 1990′s in the comic book business helping tell the stories of Marvel Comics’ X-Men as series editor, he has since split his time between developing his own entertainment properties while still consulting and working on others. Having been described as “the Indiana Jones of lost and forgotten candy”, Jason is one of the country’s premier candy collectors and historians with his discoveries appearing in countless blogs, magazines, newspaper articles, and books. Always happy to share his knowledge and unique perspectives on this colorful part of our popular culture, Jason has consulted with New York’s Museum of Food and Drink and has also been a featured guest on Food Network’s Heavyweights, France’s M6 Capital, and New York’s TheActionRoom.com. My Google Profile+
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3 Responses to Easter Week 2014: It’s a Peeps Party and I Brought the Chicks!!

  1. Izzy says:

    I don’t know how I ended up here but I’m eating peeps as I type this. I thought I was the only one with an obsession for these things.

  2. Rich says:

    Your forgot the sour peeps, they were watermelon and sour apple came in 8 packs. The kinder egg peep was available last year but this year you could get a gift set with peeps and a plush peep. Peepsters are peepfilled chocolates like dove chocolates milk and dark were at target. Fully chocolate covered peeps milk and dark. Last one I saw this year were bubblegum flavor peeps in an 8 pack.

    • Jason Liebig says:

      Rich,

      Thanks! Unfortunately I didn’t find all the versions you mentioned before I went to press.

      I found the sour Peeps the day after Easter. But that’s the way it goes sometimes!

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