Mar 20, 2008 5:21 PM | 12
Easter is around the corner, and Peep culture is in full swing! In honor of those sugared marshmallow treats – which are only available for the next few weeks – we’re proud to present…
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Peeps (But Were Afraid To Ask):
- Peeps were originally created by hand, a process that took approximately 27 hours per peep.
- Each peep contains just 32 calories.
- A peep will swell to several times its normal size when microwaved.
- All peeps are made at the Just Born candy factory in Bethlehem, PA. Click here for a tour!
Want more peep particulars? Check out this slideshow of award-winning peep dioramas at the Washington Post website, or hit up BPL’s stacks for a book on the history of candy-making.