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Peeps Fun Facts

Easter Sunday is a day filled with delicious food, family gatherings, and fun activities like Easter egg hunts. Then there are Peeps, the spongy marshmallow treats that, for some, are an Easter season mainstay. Here are some fun facts about Peeps from their manufacturer, Just Born Quality Confections:

  • Just Born got its name when founder, Sam Born, proudly displayed in his store window an evolving line of daily-made candy, declaring them “just born.”
  • The Peeps Brand celebrated its 65th anniversary in 2018.
  • In 1953, it took 27 hours to create one Peeps Marshmallow Chick. Today, thanks to advances in technology, it takes six minutes.
  • Just Born produces enough Peeps Brand Marshmallow Candies in one year to circle the earth twice.
  • In the late 1950s, Peeps wings were “clipped” to give them a sleek, modern look.
  • Peeps Brand Candies have been the No. 1 non-chocolate brand at Easter for more than 20 years.
  • Yellow is America’s best selling color of Peeps Chicks and Bunnies.
  • Yellow and white Peeps Chicks and Bunnies came first, followed by pink, lavender, blue, green and orange.
  • If you had 8,000 Peeps Bunnies, and you stood them in a straight vertical line, you could reach the top of the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in Chicago.
  • Each Peeps Chick has 28 calories and Bunnies have 27.5 calories. Both have 0 grams of fat.
  • Chocolate Dipped and Chocolate Covered Peeps Chicks were introduced for Easter 2010.