Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Bubble Gum Flavored Peeps

DSC_2566rbThe folks at Just Born continue to develop new flavors and merchandise for their iconic Marshmallow Peeps line.

The newest flavor addition, which I mentioned in a roundup last month, is Bubble Gum Flavored Peeps. As you might expect, they’re pink. They’re also Peep shaped, not bunny shaped or bubble shaped. Even though they’re little baby chicks, they’re considered a year-round flavor.

Just Born bills them as having that “classic bubble gum taste.” Which of course leads me to examine what that flavor actually is. Well, since there’s no natural item, like a vanilla bean to consult, the recipe varies, but generally bubble gum is very mild wintergreen, sometimes with a little fruity banana and vanilla flavors thrown in.


The Peeps come in a row of five conjoined chicks. They’re pink, which isn’t surprising at all, except for the fact that they’re colored all the way through. This ruins it completely for me.

The flavor is mild and actually goes really well with the sweet, aerated gelatin. But the artificial coloring (Red 40) has a bitter, metallic aftertaste for me. So the first bite is great, but shortly after it begins to dissolve, I have a bunch of bitter goo in my mouth.

I’m really disappointed they had to use so much coloring for these, most of the other Peeps they sell are uncolored in the middle (except for the chocolate coated ones). I’m sure that folks who don’t react poorly to Red 40 and also enjoy the slightly medicinal flavor of bubble gum will go wild for these.

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  4. Classic Gums: Black Jack, Clove, Beemans & Teaberry
  5. Three Pink Bubble Gums
  6. Peeps Mash Ups

Name: Bubble Gum Flavored Peeps
Brand: Just Born
Place Purchased: Samples from Just Born
Price: $2.49 retail
Size: 3 ounces
Calories per ounce: 89
Categories: Candy, Just Born, Marshmallow, 6-Tempting, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:38 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyPeepsReviewJust BornMarshmallow6-TemptingUnited States

  1. This is going to sound a little weird considering this is Candy Blog, but have you ever eaten the Mother’s circus animal cookies? I’m asking because I have never in my life been at all sensitive to food dyes, but the pink cookies tasted like CRAP! The white ones were fine, but I did not finish the pink ones. You would hated them. And I do not care for peeps so I will pass on these, but they look nice.

    Comment by Meghan on 6/07/13 at 1:38 pm #
  2. I am a fan of Peeps but i had to pass on these i detest bubble gum flavor.

    Comment by artemis on 6/07/13 at 2:46 pm #
  3. Ummm, gross.  As a kid how did I ever like the “Regular” peeps?  THIS would be even MORE horrid.

    Comment by Melonie.H on 6/11/13 at 8:03 pm #
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