March 30, 2017 – Allenton, WI – On a recent shopping excursion with my wife, Ann, we came upon the section in the store selling Peeps; marshmallow candies shaped into chicks.
We were amazed at the different flavors the Easter Bunny can select from to surprise to us.
My first question was, “Who is this company that makes these things?”
Research shows Russian Immigrant, Sam Born, purchased a candy company and named it “Just Born.”
In 1959 he began producing Peeps in mass quantities. Just Born is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and sells their product throughout the U.S.A. and Canada.
In 1995 many new colors were added to the traditional yellow Peeps.
The Just Born Company promotes Peeps as gluten free and fat free; they even make a sugar free variety.
We found many colors and many flavors including: green marshmallow, purple marshmallow, yellow marshmallow, pink marshmallow, and blue marshmallow.
Then we found even a variety of flavors—Fruit Punch, Sour Watermelon, Blue Raspberry, Blueberry dipped in decadent milk chocolate, yellow marshmallow dipped in decadent milk chocolate, Party Cake, Orange dipped in decadent orange fudge and Chocolate Mousse dipped in decadent milk chocolate.
Not to be outdone, vendors at the Wisconsin State Fair even have a variety of Peeps on a Stick!