Take care of your Peeps

Peeps are a beloved spring treat.
Peeps are a beloved spring treat. Sacramento Bee Staff Photo

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).

For more Peep news and details, visit Peep central at Looking for contests, crafts and recipes ideas using Peeps? Click on

Call The Bee’s Debbie Arrington, (916) 321-1075. Follow her on Twitter @debarrington.