Still better than circus peanuts
April 1, 2010 2:54 PM   Subscribe

 
Peepshi Blue. And yellow. And pink!
posted by hermitosis at 3:03 PM on April 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


All you people piling on the circus peanuts are horrible wagon: You're going to let this pass unremarked? Is this really not as bad as circus peanuts? Are you insane?
posted by ardgedee at 3:08 PM on April 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Peepshi is officially the word of the day.
posted by msbutah at 3:11 PM on April 1, 2010


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posted by Bathtub Bobsled at 3:17 PM on April 1, 2010


You won't accept a guy's tongue in your mouth, and you're going to eat that?
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 3:19 PM on April 1, 2010 [3 favorites]


You're going to let this pass unremarked?

Circus peanut. Peepshi
posted by stbalbach at 3:23 PM on April 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


How to make sick come out of my mouth.
posted by FatherDagon at 3:25 PM on April 1, 2010


This could possibly be the only way I could ever enjoy Peeps, and by 'enjoy' I mean 'enjoy picking them off the perfectly good Rice Krispies Treats', which is right up there with 'enjoy blowing them up in the microwave'.
posted by alynnk at 3:27 PM on April 1, 2010


Also traditional on Easter: insulin.
posted by gimonca at 3:27 PM on April 1, 2010 [4 favorites]


Wow. That's a lot of work for HFCS.
posted by fixedgear at 3:28 PM on April 1, 2010


So is there any further connection between these things and easter besides (as per wiki) being a candy and what appears to be some marketing stunt a while back?

Curious, since Colbert had a peeps/easter related segment last night.

(Yeah, I watch Colbert. I'm a rebel, yo!)
posted by Throw away your common sense and get an afro! at 3:31 PM on April 1, 2010


I feel like that should be called heart-attackshi...
posted by mdn at 3:42 PM on April 1, 2010


The yellow heads in a sea of rice krispies are adorable. I'll make some for Easter.
posted by francesca too at 3:44 PM on April 1, 2010


Worse than circus peanuts? Are you kidding? Vaguely animal shaped sugar fluff, coated in colored sugar? FANTASTIC! Filling rice crispy treats with even more marshmallowwwy goodness? BRILLIANT? But to be honest, I'm a bit skeptical about the fruit-by-the-foot to replace the traditional nori. I think the fruity flavor might be too strong, but I'll give it a go. I'll report back in a few days, when the sugar rush and crash wear off.
posted by filthy light thief at 3:50 PM on April 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


So is there any further connection between these things and easter besides (as per wiki) being a candy and what appears to be some marketing stunt a while back?

I read this and thought two things:

1) It's candy, so there's your connection. What do you need? If you want to know the geneology of easter from zombie Jesus to sugar marshmallow, go to your library.
2) I want to see a Peep drive a dirtbike through several flaming hoops and land on a moving barge.
posted by Bathtub Bobsled at 3:52 PM on April 1, 2010


Jesus, stalbach, a NSFW, please? *scrubs cache*
posted by jokeefe at 4:09 PM on April 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


Give me a break, Peeps are at least eight million times better than Circus Peanuts, and it's disgraceful to even THINK about comparing them.

First of all, they don't taste like an elephant pooped out a strangely textured banana, secondly, they're ADORABLE, and last, the grainy sugary exterior provides a delightful crunch.

When you combine all of that with the fact that they are so versatile in terms of what you can do with them (sushi, exploding in the microwave, dioramas, science experiments), it becomes clear that they are quite possibly the world's most perfect "food" item. They are the complete package.
posted by tastybrains at 4:09 PM on April 1, 2010


So is there any further connection between these things and easter?

Plus there was that final supper with the twelve Apostles
But the word in Aramaic for "apostles" is "apeeps"
And that is how they got the name for those marshmallow treats
So every time you eat those little yellow chicks and bunnies
You actually are swallowing Apostles...

posted by darksasami at 4:10 PM on April 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


Maybe the concept could be inverted. Carefully sculpted yellowtail might vaguely resemble a Peep. A little food dye to help it along. The white interior could be your standard rice, soaked in something sweetish. Two bits of roe for eyes. Salmon's too light, but something else might do. Oh, and a few carefully placed strips of nori, perhaps like little duck suspenders to hold it all together.
posted by adipocere at 4:11 PM on April 1, 2010


I'd be lying if I said I wasn't kind of disappointed that this didn't involve somehow putting Peeps into actual sushi.
posted by threeants at 4:28 PM on April 1, 2010


Tangent: The Peeps Show IV, the annual Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest (via).
posted by filthy light thief at 4:35 PM on April 1, 2010


What a beautiful cultural mess.
posted by iamkimiam at 4:54 PM on April 1, 2010


If you prefer them cooked. Try this at home.
posted by longsleeves at 5:13 PM on April 1, 2010


How about Peep Ortolan Bunting?
posted by b1tr0t at 6:17 PM on April 1, 2010


Has any one noticed that Peeps no longer get hard when you leave them out? I had a roommate that bought them on sale after Easter, slashed the packaging and waited a few months to eat them. A few years ago we created a Peeps tree instead of a gum drops tree, waited a year and they never got hard.
posted by tio2d at 6:18 PM on April 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ages ago, back when the web was called "Usenet", I wrote a heartfelt and beautiful monologue on Peeps. I like to think, in some small way, that I helped fuel this magnificent combustion, although I cannot now find the sacred text which I created...
posted by The otter lady at 6:19 PM on April 1, 2010


That's the only kind of "sushi" I'd consider eating.
posted by deborah at 7:11 PM on April 1, 2010


So is there any further connection between these things and easter besides (as per wiki) being a candy and what appears to be some marketing stunt a while back?

They're baby chickens. Baby chickens are an Easter thing along with the eggs and bunnies, since it's all about the rebirth of spring and stuff. Wikipeda links it to the Old English goddess Eostre.
posted by shelleycat at 10:59 PM on April 1, 2010


Has any one noticed that Peeps no longer get hard when you leave them out?

PEEP SCIENTISTS, HARD AT WORK ON PEEP SCIENCE!
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:19 AM on April 2, 2010


swedish fish sushi
posted by mikepop at 7:08 AM on April 2, 2010


I like circus peanuts, Peeps and sushi. Thanks, Easter Bunny! Bawk bawk!
posted by PuppyCat at 10:12 AM on April 2, 2010


" . . . possibly the world's most perfect "food" item."
posted by tastybrains at 6:09 PM on April 1 [+] [!]

Disturbingly eponysterical.
posted by Standeck at 11:42 AM on April 2, 2010


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