are made by Just Born, Inc.
. The first peep was hand made by the Rodda Candy Company
a process taking 27 hours for one peep, but the process was mechanized by Just Born after they acquired the Rodda Company, now it only takes 6 minutes for one peep to be created, and 3.8 million peeps are created a day. A mixture of peep ingredients is called slurry
, the slurry is whipped to give the marshmallow a fluffy
texture. Marshmallow peeps (and the marshmallow bunnies
) come in pink
, and blue
. (Though there are other marshmallow products like Snowmen
that come in other colors.) The peeps are covered in sugar while on large conveyor belts. Bunnie peeps have to be hand wrapped by “marshmallow packing experts
”. For more information of the peep making process check out: http://www.marshmallowpeeps.com/history.html
Peeps are a rather scary food item because they are almost impossible to destroy. They don’t dissolve in water, or bleach for that matter (just lose their color). If you microwave them they swell up to enormous sizes, the same for if you try and burn them. No doubt after a nuclear meltdown all that would be left would be the cockroaches and the peeps. They are also amusing to put in a vacuum.
(yes I've had personal experience with doing all these things to peeps, as well as staking them and leaving them outside my college's administrative) building.)