Review: Limited Edition Peeps Oreo & 1) Do You Like Peeps, and 2) Are Peeps The Only Food People Like Stale?
JFG Nation, people either love or they hate Peeps. I have no idea why they are so divisive. When people see Peeps they either go goo goo over them or they make a face like they’re trying to ward off curse. So, tell me in the comments, definitively – do you, or do you not, like Peeps?
More than often those who LIKE Peeps say the same thing: that they like them a little bit stale. When Peeps are a little stale, the outside is a little chewier, and the normally squishy Peep is a little bit more…I dunno, Taffy-like? That’s not the right comparison, but you know what I mean. They end a little more rigid and bite-able. It got me thinking: are Peeps the only food that most enjoy a bit more stale than usual? Is there anything else that is the same?
I had a friend once who preferred her soda a bit more flat. Yikes. Dubba, from On Second Scoop, said he preferred the Cookie Dough Oreos a bit more air-exposed. *Shudder* But what else, JFG Nation? Is there any other food/candy/edible stuffs that you prefer…well, just left out a bit?
Prefer cold pizza over hot pizza? Prefer cold fries to hot fries? Tell me your weird food habits. Let me know in the comments below.
Today’s junk food: Limited Edition Peeps Oreo!!
Ah, Peeps Oreo. Ever since I broke this story back in October, I’ve been waiting for these with anticipation. When we discussed them on the Nosh Show, 3 out of 4 of us said NOSH! Me included. So let’s do it.
DOES THIS TASTE GOOD? YES.
WHY OR WHY NOT? When I opened the Oreos up and sniffed with my eyes closed, a distinct marshmallow flavor was detected. In fact, I knew exactly what these would taste like: Marshmallow Crispy Oreos. And when I bit into them and chewed, sure enough, that is exactly what I tasted.
Oreo took the distinctly marshmallow flavored creme they used in their Marshmallow Crispy Oreo, dyed it bright pink, and then slathered that inside this Oreo. The result? Well, I loved the Marshmallow Crispy Oreos, and these were no different – the flavor paired really well with the Golden Oreo, and the combo was a sweet sweet flavor bomb. Instead of tiny rice pieces, these Peeps Oreos had large sugar crystals to help give that “Peeps” flair. The last picture above shows (sort of) how the large sugar crystals appeared throughout the creme. They added a nice texture to the cookie and crunching on the sugar crystals was really really pleasant for a junk foodie like me.
Overall? Sure, call these Peeps Oreos if you want. But really they are just a delicious sweet marshmallow Oreo. I liked these a lot.
ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW? Dude, the creme turned my saliva bright pink! BRIGHT PINK! This is sort of horrifying – this is the type of food dye where an hour later, when I went to brush my teeth, IT TURNED MY TOOTHBRUSH PINK. What the heck. WHAT THE HECK.
PURCHASED AT? Sent to me, but these have widespread distribution to Walmart and grocery stores.
WHERE FOUND IN STORE? I’m guessing in the seasonal or cookie aisle.