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Monday, March 3, 2008

No Peepin!

So the Chicago Tribune is having a "Peeps" contest. C'mon, admit it. Even if you they are gross to eat, they are cute.

Peeps are on my mind because tonite I am working on my entry.

How about a little Peep trivia?

• It takes six minutes to make a marshmallow Peep.

• In 1953, it took 27 hours to make a marshmallow Peep. They had to sit out overnight.

• Then, Peeps were squeezed out of a pastry tube one at a time and the eyes were painted by hand. Now modern technology can make 3,500 Peep eyes per minute.

• One urban myth about Peeps is that their black-dot eyes are made of tar. Not true. They are made of wax. Ear wax...Just kidding.

• As many as 2-million Peeps a day are made at Just Born Inc.

• About 30 percent of Peep eaters like them stale, though Just Born wraps Peeps within six minutes to keep them fresh.

• Some people freeze Peeps. Some microwave them. There are some people who use Peeps as pizza topping. Ewwwwww!!!!

• Each Peep has 32 calories and is fat-free. A five-chick serving is 160 calories and a jolting 36 grams of sugar.

•Peeps with missing or mislocated eyes are melted down. Poor Peeps!

Ok, gotta go brush the sugar off my teeth.

Later, Peeps!


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