Here a Peep, there a Peep, everywhere a Peep-Peep!


Wall O' Peeps

Wall O' Peeps (Photo credit: urtica)

I was reading a Freshly Pressed blog about Peeps and it got me started thinking about seasonal candy and how it seems to have taken over store shelves — not to mention my life. The more I thought about it the more I realized that it’s time to take a stand — I’m not a fan of Peeps. There! I said it.

When it comes to chocolate covered marshmallow eggs, though, now that’s a whole different obsession.

For awhile I bought into the theory that seasonal candy was not bad for you. (Now, I just buy it without wasting time thinking about it.)

I mean it only comes around once a year, right?

Wrong! Seems like it’s always some season or other that brings — you guessed it — candy. Half the year is candy season!

Candy?

Candy? (Photo credit: KyuubiTamer)

Not convinced, let’s take a quick look …

It starts with Halloween. Candy, candy, and more candy.

No sooner do we get past that calorie laden fiasco than “the holidays” are upon us and the candy just explodes all over the place. There’s peppermint candy canes, and fudge with nuts, and fudge without nuts, and divinity, and, my personal favorite, chocolate covered cherries. Yum!

Just when I feel grateful for surviving another year’s candy laden holiday season, here comes Valentine’s Day followed closely by St Patrick’s Day, chocolate shamrocks and all.

Right on the heels of Cupid‘s favorite holiday comes Easter with chocolate bunnies, chocolate eggs, and Peeps!

So whose fault is this?

I blame it on Hershey. You see, they nabbed me years ago when they started putting Hershey’s Kisses in different color wrappers. I can’t resist them.

An arrangement of HERSHEY'S KISSES brand produ...

Hershey's Kisses (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

I love the little Halloween Kisses in their Fall colored wrappers and Christmas Kisses in their red and green wrappers. And, let’s not forget the red and silver wrappers for Valentine’s Day and — for Easter — the pastels.

I am convinced that if they’d stop with the holiday wrappers, I could go the rest of my life without eating a single Hershey’s Kisses.

That doesn’t mean I would give up chocolate covered marshmallow eggs or chocolate covered cherries.

I’m not completely nuts!

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9 thoughts on “Here a Peep, there a Peep, everywhere a Peep-Peep!

  1. I live about 5 miles from the “peeps” factory and I do not like peeps. I have always wished that the Hershey factory was here (or any other chocolate factory — I do not discriminate!) I always think that those Hershey kisses are so small they don’t really count (unless you eat the whole bag!).

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  2. It’s true the marketing machine is working all year to find an event to promote to help us part with our money. Here in Australia mothers day and fathers day are also chocolate promoting events. Christmas decorations and chocolates fill the shopping centres in September and no joke we have seen Hot cross buns and Easter eggs on sale in the first week of January. It is relentless. How exhausting!

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    • Pastel wrapped Kisses have been on the store shelves for weeks and, so far, I’ve resisted the urge. But I may be having a small anxiety attack! Just teeny one, maybe.
      Oh my gosh! I am officially around the bend. 😉

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