Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Peeps inside a Milk Chocolate Egg

Peeps Milk Chocolate EggThis is another one of those cool idea novelty Easter candies that just doesn’t have a name. Marshmallow Peeps inside a Milk Chocolate Egg just does not roll off a whiny child’s tongue in a desirable way. There is a little ribbon on the top of the box that says “Just Hatched”, so I think if they’d gone for something like Peeps Chocolate Egg Hatchlings or something, it might be a smidge more compelling.

Names aside, it’s pretty easy to figure out what this is. It’s a solo yellow Peep inside a milk chocolate egg.

The egg is wrapped in gold foil with a life-sized Peep in yellow. The egg has a little flat spot on the bottom of the larger end so it sits up rather easily, even without the clear plastic packaging.

Peeps inside a Milk Chocolate Egg

What I find rather fun about the Peep inside is that it’s an only child. Peeps in the larger broods always have at least one little joint where they’re in the row with their siblings. This one has no conjoining scars.

The Peep is a little softer than I’m used to, perhaps the moist and nutritive atmosphere of a milk chocolate egg keeps it factory fresh. Still, it’s a Peep.

The chocolate shell is thick and firm. It’s not great chocolate and includes real vanilla but PGPR. The chocolate is passable, not as good as the Russell Stover Bunny, and certainly not the See’s Hollow Eggs with Novelty or Lindt. The chocolate and Peeps combination is kind of fun, Peeps need a little something with them, if you ask me, but I’d like a stronger milk flavor to my chocolate in this case or something darker to offset the sugar crust.

The foil is pretty thick and makes it easy to save at least half of the shell for later (the package says there’s two portions ... I’m not sure if they mean that you eat half of the Peep for each portion or not.

It was a bit pricey at $2.99 for mediocre chocolate ($1.00 an ounce). I think you’re better off getting the classic Lindt Gold Bunny (and you get to choose milk, dark or white these days usually for about $1.00 an ounce) for about the same price and then just get a whole tray of Peeps.

However, as a learning experience, if you have kids and want to talk to them about where birds come from, this is actually a pretty accurate little candy ... you know, there’s a tiny baby bird inside a chocolate shell. It’s absolutely better than giving live animals to a kid for Easter. (Don’t forget the Make Mine Chocolate campaign.)

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Name: Marshmallow Peeps inside a Milk Chocolate Egg
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Peeps (Just Born)
Place Purchased: Target (Glendale Galleria)
Price: $2.99
Size: 3 ounces
Calories per ounce: 140
Categories: Chocolate, Marshmallow, United States, Just Born, Peeps, Easter, Novelty

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:27 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. Did you buy two? You say gold foil but it’s pink in your photo.

    Comment by Leigh on 3/05/08 at 8:42 am #
  2. grab a couple of ghram crackers and you have a smore in the making there, don’t you?

    Comment by Bearfoot on 3/05/08 at 9:54 am #
  3. Very cool idea. So is making it into a s’more. Just toss the whole thing in the microwave. I think Hatchlings would be a good name, maybe you should write them.

    Comment by jMo on 3/05/08 at 10:19 am #
  4. Looks pricey for an egg shaped chocolate. I always thought that candies and chocolates are cheaper in the U.S. Maybe because of the unique design it cost more than the average chocolate.

    Comment by Junk Food on 3/05/08 at 4:11 pm #
  5. I think the price may also come from the packaging too. It seems like an awful lot for a single chocolate egg/peep.

    Comment by Shoes on 3/06/08 at 3:43 am #
  6. Great observation about the lone peep and how there are no signs of ever being conjoined. Very interesting! Nice job getting on Serious Eats too!

    Comment by Hillary on 3/06/08 at 12:34 pm #
  7. Peeps are best when roasted and caramelized with a kitchen torch.

    Comment by Bob on 3/07/08 at 12:06 am #
  8. i have had thoughs before. to me, at least, i found them sort of ... idk, cheap?

    Comment by Alyssa on 3/12/08 at 4:20 pm #
  9. Where are mashmallow peeps with milk chocolate eggs available in NYC?

    Comment by gr on 3/19/08 at 4:29 pm #
  10. OMG, I do think that this is a very smart idea, for small children! because, its a fun way to show your children that chocolate is good! so are peeps! smile ♥  -peep,peep! lol
    i love chocolate! sometimes it gives me a gut ache, and ofcaourse thats not y i hate it! thats the one reason i hate it

    i love chocolate!

    Comment by Jillie!♥ on 3/24/08 at 11:58 am #
  11. Help where can I find them this year? I love to put them in the microwave and melt the chocolate and the little peep..yum!

    Comment by suzanne welch on 3/26/09 at 3:00 am #
  12. They should just call it what it is- Peeps’ “Chick-In-a-Egg”. with a description. Somebody pay me already, i got a million of these…

    Comment by AaronDeReinas on 6/20/10 at 1:36 pm #
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