Monday, December 3, 2012

Peeps Gingerbread Men

Peeps GingerbreadMarshmallows in the shape of Gingerbread Men seems like a natural holiday treat.

The Peeps Gingerbread are a little harder to find than the Snowmen and Christmas Trees. In my case I bought them at the overpriced FAO Schweetz because I was concerned I wouldn’t find them anywhere else. ($3.49 for a package of 6.)

The name pretty much says it all, they’re spiced cookie flavored marshmallows in the shape of a trio or conjoined gingerbread men. The package has two rows of cookies, all in a fancifully designed package that looks like a gingerbread house. I looked over the packages carefully, as they have the expected icing eyes and mouths, but some were not smiling. I chose the happiest looking set I could find.

Peeps Gingerbread

A serving is a whole row of Gingerbread Men, which is about 1.1875 ounces and only has 120 calories. (They’re gluten free but may contain traces of milk. There’s no statement about peanuts or tree nuts.) Each Gingerbread Man is about 2.75 inches high.

Peeps Gingerbread

They smell quite nice, like toasted marshmallows. The marshmen are coated with a brown sugar crust that has a light, spicy flavor that might described as “cinnamon.” The marshmallow center is a similar creamy brown color but has less flavor. It might just be a brown sugar flavor, which is fine with me, I like the slight toffee note to the usually overly sweet marshmallows. I wish they were a little more spiced, I’m not getting any hints of ginger or cardamom or even clove. But it’s a Peep, which is the mildest of all candies, so I shouldn’t expect too much from them.

Overall, it’s a great combination of flavor and form and makes far more sense as a holiday novelty than so many other Peeps. The only thing missing are the gum drop buttons and raisin eyes. My next step might be to try them in hot chocolate. (I often put a bit of spice in my hot chocolate, usually nutmeg and cardamom, so this may go very nicely.)

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Name: Peeps Marshmallow Gingerbread Men
Brand: Just Born
Place Purchased: FAO Schweetz (NYC)
Price: $3.49
Size: 2.375 ounces
Calories per ounce: 101
Categories: Candy, Christmas, Just Born, Marshmallow, 8-Tasty, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 12:09 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyPeepsReviewChristmasJust BornMarshmallow8-TastyUnited States

  1. Just picked these up at Target!  Only $1.50.  FAO Schweetz has an insane markup (not really surprised, but still…)

    Comment by Ruffy on 12/03/12 at 1:40 pm #
  2. I’ll have to pick these up. I was pleasantly surprised how addicting the new gingerbread Oreos are.

    Comment by Chaz on 12/03/12 at 2:02 pm #
  3. Found these at the Joann’s in Torrance(LA).

    Comment by Liz on 12/04/12 at 10:08 am #
  4. I saw these this weekend and opted not to buy them because I wasn’t in the mood for gingerbread/clove flavors…but brown sugar/cinnamon! I’m always in the mood for that! Hopefully I can find them again…

    Comment by Kelly on 12/04/12 at 12:52 pm #
  5. Hey! Did anyone try the new Trader Joe’s chocolate-covered mint marshmallows for Xmas? Curious if they are as good as they look…On the whole, not loving the taste of TJ’s dark chocolate (waxy or is it just me?) but since they have so many suppliers…

    Comment by on 12/05/12 at 1:05 am #
  6. I’m one of those people who really likes to microwave peeps (mostly because i actually really like the texture after they’ve deflated) and these were the tastiest to date!

    Comment by Kyle on 2/15/16 at 5:57 pm #
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