Review: Gingerbread Peeps & Merry Christmas! (Christmas Day NBA Picks)
Junk Food Nation, good morning and Merry Christmas! Hope you are all celebrating with you and yours and staying safe. Christmas Day marks a big day in the NBA, as well. Last year, the shortened season BEGAN on Christmas Day. This year we have five excellent matchups:
BOSTON @ BROOKLYN: Divisional rivals matchup here…can you call them rivals when the Brooklyn Nets have been in existence for only a few minutes? I think Brooklyn, at home and fueled by its first Christmas Day crowd, takes this one in a squeaker. Garnett hates to lose on Christmas Day – but he’s gonna.
NEW YORK @ LAKERS: New York is playing better than almost everyone these days, fueled by Carmelo’s amazing play. But the Lakers have Nash back…will it make a difference? You know, I’m gonna say it does…Nash is enough of a pro to fall back into place right away. The Lakers beat a tough Golden State team and I think are ready to take down NY.
OKC @ MIAMI: Finals rematch, plain and simple. Will Miami lose? Nope – OKC is just as good, but no James Harden is a problem.
HOUSTON @ CHICAGO: Remember Derrick Rose when was healthy? Remember when Jeremy Lin was a Knick? Yeah…feels like forever ago, right? Houston is surprising and able. They will win this matchup.
DENVER @ CLIPPERS: LOB CITY WILL NOT BE DENIED. Clippers will make victories in LA 2-for-2 on the day.
Today’s junk food: Gingerbread Peeps!
Gingerbread Peeps! Gingerbread Peeps! Gingerbread Peeps! I’m just gonna keep screaming this until you hear me. GINGERBREAD PEEPS!!!!
Like the Candy Cane Peeps, I was STOKED to find these. Again, I don’t LOVE Peeps like some other crazies do, but I really liked the Candy Cane Peeps…would these Gingerbread Men also give me a surprisingly pleasant feeling?
These Gingerbread Peeps didn’t have much unique by way of ingredients…which was slightly disconcerting…where’s the molasses? The cinnamon? Hmmmm.
These Gingerbread Peeps did LOOK the part, however, and SMELLED the part. Certainly smelled like Gingerbread! Arrange in 2×3 formation, these Gingerbread men smiled back up at me when I removed the tray from the wrapper. Well, sort of smiled. Clearly there was some inconsistency in decoration.
I took a HUGE bite of one of these Gingerbread Peeps…and WOW. These were REALLY GOOD. Again, I was expecting generic Peeps…but these were spot on!
These Gingerbread Peeps had standard Peeps structure – a crusty outside that gave way to a marshmallow-y inside. The outside, however, had a wonderful cinnamon and sugar flavor! As I chewed it, the molasses flavor emerged and gave the whole mouthful a distinct Gingerbread flavor. Plain and simple. There was, of course, plenty of marshmallow flavor that was pure Peeps perfection. The outside, while it didn’t have a TON of loose powder, did FEEL like it had enough of a sugar/cinnamon dusting to simulate a cookie 🙂
I recommend these. Merry Christmas, everyone!
PURCHASED AT: Target
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