Easter week traditionally ushers in an annual spring treat: Peeps!
This spring, those marshmallow confections are back in force with new flavors to tempt any Peep lover. Now selling at Target stores are a trio of exclusive new flavors: Lemon Delight, Orange Delight and Lime Delight Peep Chicks. In addition to the sweet flavored marshmallow centers, these little Peeps are dipped in citrus-flavored white fudge. Suggested retail price is $1.99 a package.
At CVS stores is another Peep exclusive from Just Born candies: Orange creme marshmallow bunnies. Suggested retail price is $1.99 for 12 bunnies.
While waiting for your Peeps to show up, consider these Peep fun facts:
▪ It would take 3,538 Peep chicks, placed end to end, to span the length of the Tower Bridge across the Sacramento River.
▪ For a Peep tower as tall as the Capitol dome, you would need a stack of 1,976 Peep chicks.
▪ One Peep chick contains 28 calories, almost entirely from sugar. A “suggested serving” is five chicks (or bunnies).
Call The Bee’s Debbie Arrington, (916) 321-1075. Follow her on Twitter @debarrington.