11 Things You Didn't Know About Peeps
1. It used to take 27 hours to make a single Peep.
Back in 1953, when Just Born was founded, each chick was hand-squeezed with a pastry tube, so it takes 27 hours to make a Peep. Now the company mechanizes the process, and it takes only 6 minutes to make a Peep.
2. White is back in.
The original Peep chick colors were yellow and white, but white has been popular for the past few years. Due to popular demand, white is now being reintroduced. But still yellow is the best-selling color of all the Peeps.
3. Chicks Beat Bunnies
It may be Easter, but the truth is chicks still outsell bunnies. In fact, there are 4/5 of the Peeps chicks being sold out.
4. An average of 5.5 millions of them are made every day.
Al the peeps are produced at the Just Born factory in Pennsylvania. The company produces enough Peeps to circle the earth twice.
5. George Would Approve
2,664 Peeps being stacked in a straight line would match the height of the Washington Monument.
6. You can tour the Peeps factory.
You can take a virtual tour of Peeps to see how Peeps come to life.
7. Some Like 'Em Stale
Do you like Peeps fresh or stale? Many people love fresh and fluffy Peeps while others think they are much better when they got firm and mature when left for a week.
8. Foodies Love Them
When you Google Peeps, you will find there are many Peep permutation, including Peep sushi, Peep pizza, Peep Fondue, and even Peeps pots de crème.
9. Artists Love Them, Too
Peeps fans are always inventive. They recreated various Peep versions of everything and everyone from famous politicians including “Presipeep Obama” and "Night peeps".
10. You can get your Peeps fix in liquid form.
Peeps cooperated with Illinois’ Prairie Farms to produce a limited lineup of Peeps-flavored milk for Easter Season last year.
11. Peeps are not just for Easter anymore.
Apart from peeps for Easter, they are produced for other holidays such as Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day.