Monday, March 21, 2011

Peeps Milk Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow

Chocolate Dipped PeepsLast year Just Born launched Chocolate Covered Peeps. It was a natural evolution, as Peeps were already made in a variety of shapes and colors and even flavors. But the one thing lacking in that new product was an essential part of the Peeps experience: the sugar crust.

This year we have another new version, Peeps Milk Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow. It’s exactly what it sounds like. A single Peep partially dipped in milk chocolate. They’re packaged in a tray of three, similar to the way the Sugar Free Peeps are sold. They come at a premium price, I paid $1.99 for my 1.5 ounces of new newness.

Chocolate Dipped Peeps

Each Peep is about a half an ounce. They’re fully formed, not formerly conjoined like the row of Peeps that usually come in a tray. They have a squat and wide base and just the very bottom of the base has a light coating of sweet milk chocolate.

They’re well protected by the overpackaging of the deep plastic tray. They’re also very fresh, though I prefer mine a little tacky and chewy. (I didn’t wait for some to get stale to post this review.)

The chocolate sticks well to the marshmallow, so even though it crunches when bitten, it doesn’t flake off easily. The flavor is quite milky and sweet and it’s passably smooth. The grain of the sugar crust would probably ruin any appreciation of a silky smooth chocolate anyway. The marshmallow is soft and chewy and relatively flavorless aside from the sweetness. They were probably some of the best Peeps I’ve ever had though I don’t care much for them ordinarily.

The proportion of chocolate to marshmallow was pretty good. Most of all I wanted something to cut the sweetness of the sugar crust and though the milk chocolate did a bit, it really wasn’t enough to warrant me buying these again.

I would love to try them with a really good dark chocolate dip. And I wouldn’t be adverse to seeing them in different flavors either. (Peppermint and dark chocolate? Especially if it wasn’t colored.)

UPDATE 3/28/2011: Oh, yes, they do make Dark Chocolate ones and Milk & Dark Dipped Mousse!

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Name: Peeps Strawberry Creme dipped in Dark Chocolate
Brand: Just Born
Place Purchased: Cost Plus World Market (3rd & Fairfax)
Price: $1.99
Size: 1.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 107
Categories: Candy, Valentines, Just Born, Chocolate, Marshmallow, 6-Tempting, United States, Cost Plus

POSTED BY Cybele AT 2:11 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyPeepsReviewEasterJust BornChocolateMarshmallow7-Worth ItUnited StatesRite Aid

  1. You could try dipping them in chocolate or caramel ice cream toppings you know the kind that instantly hardens when you pour it on ice cream, you should be able to find the hardening ice cream topping sauce at most grocery stores.

    Comment by Duke on 3/21/11 at 8:40 pm #
  2. I tried these in dark chocolate dipped and really enjoyed them.  Also, Target seems to sell them in 2 packs instead of 3 and I picked up a chocolate mousse flavored Peep dipped in dark chocolate that was also really good.  I didn’t see any other flavors of Peep besides the original and chocolate mousse though.

    Comment by Joe on 3/22/11 at 7:42 am #
  3. Dark chocolate ones are not chocolatey enough. Also too granular. I also tried the choc mousse with dark choc. Again just okay. What you would expect from Peeps. But give them a whirl Cybele. Be interested in your take.

    Comment by Kay on 3/22/11 at 11:35 am #
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