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All we are saying is give Peeps a chance

I’ve never been a big fan of Peeps candy, but last year I found a fun and calorie-free way of enjoying the sugary marshmallow treats. Enjoy:

What can we learn?

  • That we can enjoy Easter candy without having to eat it.
  • That I am easily amused.
  • That maturity is mostly overrated.
  • That Cadbury Creme Eggs are vile and disgusting. (Okay, we didn’t really learn that, but they are…)

(And yeah, that’s me giggling in the background. Sorry/you’re welcome.)

A Gentle Call for Unity

If you’ve found your way over to my blog via the One Word Blog Carnival – Gentleness, welcome! It’s probably a stretch to say this particular post fits into that category. Just consider this post a cleansing of the palette if you will. A chance for a bit of silliness in your hectic day. Sorry/you’re welcome…

Last week I posted an Easter candy review that included a Peeps epic battle scene at its conclusion. Not surprisingly (for this blog, anyway), I received comments from disgruntled bunnies demanding a rematch against the chick peeps. Here is the result:

(Sorry, BunBun. Those little suckers were just top heavy!)

Yesterday, I posted links to Billy Coffey and Bryan Allain’s blogs where they argued their cases why you should root for either the Yankees or the Red Sox, respectively. And while I know the following video will not sway a devoted fan either way, in this particular battle, well, see for yourself…

But enough with all of this discourse and dissension! What the world needs now, is Love. Sweet Love. We need to put aside our differences and become the Great American melting pot we once were!

Now, if you’ll excuse me…I have a microwave that needs a good cleaning.

Peeps: The Epic Battle

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Greetings! Welcome to the highly anticipated(?) Easter candy review post! First and foremost, I want to thank everyone for their feedback on Twitter. It was most helpful. I wish I could review everything, but hopefully this will be fairly representative. Special thanks to @HeatheroftheEO for the heads up on the Robin Eggs lipstick technique, and to @pagan43 for the microwave/peeps instructions. And now, on with the review.

First up. The Cadbury Creme Egg.

I know there are those among you that find these things delightful. My question to you is Why?

I don’t know what that crap in the middle is, but I’m pretty sure if you looked up the words “vile” and “putricity” in the dictionary, there would be a picture of a Cadbury Creme Egg. It is the McDonald’s McRib sandwich (aka the “McKnuckle”) of the candy world. In both cases, every few years I feel compelled to try them again to see if my senses were wrong. Each time I reconfirm my initial reaction to their disgustingness. Verdict – FAIL

A much better choice would be the Reese’s peanut butter egg. What’s not to love? It’s chocolate. It’s peanut butter. It is delicious delightfulness in the shape of an egg. Verdict – PASS

The hollow chocolate Easter Bunny is a perennial favorite.

My recommendation is to buy a small one, but that’s probably due to the fact that my stomach was still recovering from the Cadbury Creme Egg at the time of the sampling. Still, I believe less is more when it comes to chocolate rodents. Verdict – PASS

Robin Eggs are basically Whoppers wrapped in a hard candy shell. They’re pretty good, but after about five, I’m ready to move on.

But HOLD THE PHONES! As I mentioned earlier, Heather clued me into another use for Robin Eggs – an emergency substitute for lipstick. And I’m all up in multi-purposing. Verdict – WIN-WIN

I’ve never been a big fan of Peeps. They’re basically marshmallows rolled in sugar. Meh…

That is, until I learned of Peep jousting at praise team practice Tuesday night.

Oh, sure–we spend most of our time either praising Jesus, praying, or washing each other’s feet, but occasionally we get a little sidetracked…Anyway, I knew I had to try this at home. I purchased one package each of pink bunny peeps and the traditional yellow chick peeps. I attempted to ascertain if either had the advantage in a jousting match in the microwave. To assure accurate results, I have several rounds of chick vs bunny. (HLAC = integrity) The chick had a clear height advantage, and was victorious each time. I took pictures, but they didn’t turn out so well. I can only share with you the final result of the joust:

For those of you who have never witnessed Peeps jousting, I would highly recommend it. I have taken the liberty of creating a video. You’re welcome:


Also? Jolly Rancher jelly beans: there is no substitute.

This concludes my Easter candy review. No, really. I was happy to do it. I’m a giver…