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2013-03-30 09:39:26 AM  
Because they are there.
 
2013-03-30 09:39:39 AM  
For the Microwaved Marshmallow Magnificence, or MMM.
 
2013-03-30 09:56:49 AM  
Beats me. I wonder if they are good toasted. A Peep Smore. Hmmm
 
2013-03-30 10:22:42 AM  
My theory is that by March, seasonal affective disorder has made them suicidal.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-30 11:10:50 AM  
To atone for out sins.  It's sort of like self flagelation.  No. not that kind, like this:

us.123rf.com
 
2013-03-30 12:07:18 PM  
Marshmallow chicks taste better and are cuter than the meat of deities.
 
2013-03-30 12:12:00 PM  
Apparently, one year is all it takes to forget how nasty they are.
 
2013-03-30 12:30:27 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Marshmallow chicks taste better and are cuter than the meat of deities.


Marshmellow Chicks would make a great name for an all female band.
 
2013-03-30 12:58:08 PM  
In 1953, it took Rodda 27 hours to make one Peep

27 hours? It must have been built molecule by molecule - the world's first recorded use of nanotechnology!
 
2013-03-30 02:01:11 PM  
doglover: For the Microwaved Marshmallow Magnificence, or MMM.

Just don't put a whole tray of them in the microwave at the same time, unless you are cornered by Vatican ninjas and trying to take them with you.
 
2013-03-30 02:01:58 PM  
No peep thread is complete without

www.neatorama.com
 
2013-03-30 02:03:44 PM  
Because I like them.
 
2013-03-30 02:04:29 PM  
Yep, some peeps are for eatin'
unrealitytv.com
 
2013-03-30 02:07:04 PM  
I just bought my employees several boxes of Peeps and they vanished in seconds, so I'm really getting a kick..
 
2013-03-30 02:07:42 PM  
The Peeps, not the employees.
 
2013-03-30 02:07:54 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIKBnKPchUY

I love this commercial.

/as far as peeps, I like mine stale.
 
2013-03-30 02:08:33 PM  
In fact, you people are full of crap. What's with all the hate on Peeps? There is literally nothing in there for you to dislike.

Do you like marshmallow? Of course you do! Do you like whole sugar? fark yes you do!

Take one, dip it in the other, you got a Peeps. They are sweet and yummy, and pretty and colorful, and fun to play with. They are only awesome.
 
2013-03-30 02:09:12 PM  
People that actually eat the Peeps are the same ones that think you can eat candy corn, fruitcake, or centerpieces.  Peeps are only suitable for decoration and exploding in the microwave.
 
2013-03-30 02:09:19 PM  
Whether you like them or not, I'm not sure why this gets a 'sick' tag. They're marshmallows, people eat far more disgusting things on a regular basis (yeah yeah gelatin whatever. That's not much different from chicken/beef/etc stock, in my book). At least the article was kind of interesting.
 
2013-03-30 02:11:01 PM  

flup: They are sweet and yummy, and pretty and colorful, and fun to play with. They are only awesome.


This describes every dame I dated in high school.
/I'm tall and was QB
 
2013-03-30 02:12:14 PM  
I have been noticing peeps are now less seasonal and now a year round item. I think the amount of sugar in them give people a euphoric feeling. It takes them to a place where they can forget, albeit for a moment, how disgusting ,fat, lazy and uneducated they are. Peeps are nothing more than ghetto caviar.
 
2013-03-30 02:13:18 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: People that actually eat the Peeps are the same ones that think you can eat candy corn, fruitcake, or centerpieces.  Peeps are only suitable for decoration and exploding in the microwave.


Spoken by someone who has never tasted fruitcake baked by Trappist monks. Grocery store fruitcake is indeed disgusting, but the real deal that I get from Gethsemani Abbey every year, with real fruit and nuts, soaked in bourbon and brandy, is heaven.
 
2013-03-30 02:13:33 PM  
Cocoa Cats are the only way to go.
lgcdn.candyfavorites.com
 
2013-03-30 02:13:48 PM  

flup: In fact, you people are full of crap. What's with all the hate on Peeps? There is literally nothing in there for you to dislike.

Do you like marshmallow? Of course you do! Do you like whole sugar? fark yes you do!

Take one, dip it in the other, you got a Peeps. They are sweet and yummy, and pretty and colorful, and fun to play with. They are only awesome.


They are TOO sweet for me. I like sugar as much as the next guy, but Peeps hurt my teeth. They are too sugary and the grainy texture of the sugar feel like chewing sand. No thanks. Peeps are cool, but they are not for me. I'll stick with Reese's Peanut-butter Eggs
 
2013-03-30 02:14:51 PM  
Only on Easter? Wimps. I punish myself year round.
 
2013-03-30 02:15:01 PM  
IOt all int he preperation
dailyoftheday.com
Just add vodka
 
2013-03-30 02:15:09 PM  
Because socialism.
 
2013-03-30 02:15:43 PM  
It's all in the preparation

damn my fat fingers
 
2013-03-30 02:17:02 PM  

reklamfox: flup: In fact, you people are full of crap. What's with all the hate on Peeps? There is literally nothing in there for you to dislike.

Do you like marshmallow? Of course you do! Do you like whole sugar? fark yes you do!

Take one, dip it in the other, you got a Peeps. They are sweet and yummy, and pretty and colorful, and fun to play with. They are only awesome.

They are TOO sweet for me. I like sugar as much as the next guy, but Peeps hurt my teeth. They are too sugary and the grainy texture of the sugar feel like chewing sand. No thanks. Peeps are cool, but they are not for me. I'll stick with Reese's Peanut-butter Eggs


Come on, that's not even a fair comparison.  Everyone without a peanut allergy knows that Reese's are the best candy ever.  Anything would fall flat by comparison.
 
2013-03-30 02:17:48 PM  

rkiller1: flup: They are sweet and yummy, and pretty and colorful, and fun to play with. They are only awesome.

This describes every dame I dated in high school.
/I'm tall and was QB


Pics or THAT isn't true.

/peeps are sugar colored marshmallows
//what's the big deal?
 
2013-03-30 02:20:27 PM  
Stepdad gets a couple of new packages of them each Easter, opens them and promptly swaps them with last years packages and then eats those.

/csb
 
2013-03-30 02:21:08 PM  

Kanemano: IOt all int he preperation
[dailyoftheday.com image 640x845]
Just add vodka


Huh, that works with marshmellows?  I've seen it done with Gummi Bears (not half bad, either), but never those.  Not a vodka man personally, but might be worth a go.

kiwimoogle84:/peeps are sugar colored marshmallows
//what's the big deal?


That's my outlook, too.  Not great, necessarily, but there's nothing actually objectionable about them.
 
2013-03-30 02:21:16 PM  

Kanemano: IOt all int he preperation
[dailyoftheday.com image 640x845]
Just add vodka


too easy.  That's the recipe for everything I've ever eaten.
 
2013-03-30 02:21:45 PM  

kiwimoogle84: rkiller1: flup: They are sweet and yummy, and pretty and colorful, and fun to play with. They are only awesome.

This describes every dame I dated in high school.
/I'm tall and was QB

Pics or THAT isn't true.

/peeps are sugar colored marshmallows
//what's the big deal?


Hey, I used the word "dame" so as you can imagine the daguerreotypes don't scan well.
/Debbie, Terry, Sally and Denise were all edible peeps.
 
2013-03-30 02:21:46 PM  
Because they're pure sugar, and some people like that?

My only use for peeps is Microwave Peep Jousting. I introduced my 88-year old grandmother to that, and damned if she hasn't held a tournament every Easter since.
 
2013-03-30 02:22:08 PM  

vpb: To atone for out sins.  It's sort of like self flagelation.  No. not that kind, like this:

[us.123rf.com image 400x300]


I'd rather eat peeps, less painful.
 
2013-03-30 02:22:59 PM  

Peepeye: Beats me. I wonder if they are good toasted. A Peep Smore. Hmmm


They are spectacular. Imagine a marshmallow brulee. The sugar melts and caramelizes and then cools into shiny brown crust.
 
2013-03-30 02:23:23 PM  

Last Man on Earth: reklamfox: flup: In fact, you people are full of crap. What's with all the hate on Peeps? There is literally nothing in there for you to dislike.

Do you like marshmallow? Of course you do! Do you like whole sugar? fark yes you do!

Take one, dip it in the other, you got a Peeps. They are sweet and yummy, and pretty and colorful, and fun to play with. They are only awesome.

They are TOO sweet for me. I like sugar as much as the next guy, but Peeps hurt my teeth. They are too sugary and the grainy texture of the sugar feel like chewing sand. No thanks. Peeps are cool, but they are not for me. I'll stick with Reese's Peanut-butter Eggs

Come on, that's not even a fair comparison.  Everyone without a peanut allergy knows that Reese's are the best candy ever.  Anything would fall flat by comparison.


There's just something about the Reese's Eggs that make them better than the regular Reese's cups IMO. I look forward to them every year! And my birthday is tomorrow so I've received like 6 giant Reese's Eggs as presents. Gonna eat myself silly right into diabeetus land
 
2013-03-30 02:23:48 PM  

reklamfox: flup: In fact, you people are full of crap. What's with all the hate on Peeps? There is literally nothing in there for you to dislike.

Do you like marshmallow? Of course you do! Do you like whole sugar? fark yes you do!

Take one, dip it in the other, you got a Peeps. They are sweet and yummy, and pretty and colorful, and fun to play with. They are only awesome.

They are TOO sweet for me. I like sugar as much as the next guy, but Peeps hurt my teeth. They are too sugary and the grainy texture of the sugar feel like chewing sand. No thanks. Peeps are cool, but they are not for me. I'll stick with Reese's Peanut-butter Eggs


It's the texture (or lack thereof) that gags me.  They're like biting into a sugary stress toy.  I can't eat plain marshmallows, either.  I like them melted, but not cold.

Now I want to make Rice Krispie treats with Peeps in place of the marshmallows.  I'll make them purple.

/my dislike of Peeps only means I'm leaving more for you
 
2013-03-30 02:24:11 PM  
I do not.
 
2013-03-30 02:28:23 PM  
Because it's America's lutefisk.

italiancookingschool.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-30 02:28:37 PM  
I don't like peeps, but these are goddamn fantastic.
www.peepsandcompany.com
 
2013-03-30 02:30:39 PM  

flup: In fact, you people are full of crap. What's with all the hate on Peeps? There is literally nothing in there for you to dislike.

Do you like marshmallow? Of course you do! Do you like whole sugar? fark yes you do!

Take one, dip it in the other, you got a Peeps. They are sweet and yummy, and pretty and colorful, and fun to play with. They are only awesome.


^^THIS!!

Peeps are yummy!
 
2013-03-30 02:42:15 PM  

Crackers Are a Family Food: Now I want to make Rice Krispie treats with Peeps in place of the marshmallows.  I'll make them purple.


Please post pics of this.
 
2013-03-30 02:45:01 PM  
i306.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-30 02:45:04 PM  
 
2013-03-30 02:50:35 PM  

flup: In fact, you people are full of crap. What's with all the hate on Peeps? There is literally nothing in there for you to dislike.

Do you like marshmallow? Of course you do! Do you like whole sugar? fark yes you do!


Poor quality marshmallow laden with high-fructose corn syrup, preservative (potassium sorbate), artificial colorings (erioglaucine, erythrosine, and tartrazine), and carnauba wax?

What's not to love?
 
2013-03-30 02:55:16 PM  
Open the package and leave out for 24 hours...

Mmmmmmm
 
2013-03-30 02:55:30 PM  
Because you don't want to make him angry.
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
You wouldn't like him when he's angry....
 
2013-03-30 02:56:51 PM  

Gifted Many Few: ghetto caviar


I'm stealing this for the next time I see someone with a mini bottle of Crown Royal.
 
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