Friday, March 9, 2007

Peeps Lollipop Rings

Peep Pops PackageI was thinking to myself as Easter approaches and candy season comes to a close ... it’s sad that there’s no way to get that “Peep Flavor Experience” without all that fluffy marshmallow. You know, because Peeps are all about flavor. So imagine my surprise when I was at the drug store and I saw Peeps Lollipop Rings.

They come in two flavors, actually. The first, in the traditional yellow is simply Marshmallow flavor. The second, in the bismuth pink is the new-millennium-classic flavor, Strawberry Cream.

Yellow Peep PopBeing an eternal optimist (no, really!), I thought maybe this gorgeous little smooth Peep pop on a ring was going to taste like toasted marshmallows. Like the Jelly Belly jelly bean. It smells sweet and maybe a little milky. Oh, but the taste ... it was immediately tart. I pulled it out of my mouth and looked at the package. Had I mixed it up with the strawberry one?

The tart taste was not sour, more like yogurt. Just a tangy bite, kind of milky. It’s a smooth taste, the pop is good quality with no voids at all. It’s easy to crunch too, if you can manage to get your teeth around a good corner.

The ingredients fully explain the taste here: sugar, corn syrup, water, lactic acid, citric acid, sodium citrate, artificial flavors, corn starch, acacia gum, titanium dioxide, artificial colors. (Made in China) If you took out the corn starch and put in some gelatin you’d have a Gummi Peep (mmm, Gummi Peeps).

Pink Peep PopThe Strawberry Cream flavor didn’t join the Peeps line up until 2000. I’ve never actually tried them, as the idea of Strawberry Cream Peeps (or Hearts) has no appeal for me.

The flavor is rather yogurt-like. A creamy flavor, not very intense and sweetly fragrant of fake berries. It reminded me of Frankenberry Cereal.

The pops are super cute and very well made. They had a consistent appearance and the ring platforms were of good quality (not some sort of easy to shatter plastic that rips up your mouth). They even fit on my ring finger.

Note: though these candies are branded with the official Peep (tm) logo, they are not made by Just Born, instead they are manufactured by Flix Candy under a licensing agreement. (Just like you don’t expect that Just Born sewed those little Peep plushies, right?) They also make a Peeps Pop Slider which is kind of like those lipstick candies. (Reviewed by Jeanna at Wisconsin Candy Dish.)

Name: Peeps Lolliop Rings
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Flix Candy (licensed from Just Born)
Place Purchased: Rite Aid (Hollywood)
Price: $.69
Size: .84 ounces
Calories per ounce: 113
Categories: Hard Candy, China, Just Born, Peeps, Easter

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:05 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. I love these! Can’t wait to go find some.

    Comment by patti on 3/09/07 at 8:24 am #
  2. Hmm.  Sound interesting.

    Comment by Julilla on 3/09/07 at 8:51 am #
  3. I’m tempted…but no. I already ate my “weird” easter candy by caving and getting those Brach’s “Chicks and Rabbits”. raspberry

    Comment by Sera on 3/09/07 at 9:09 am #
  4. A truly marshmallow lollipop would be so cool!

    Comment by April on 3/10/07 at 3:04 am #
  5. If only cuteness were a criteria in my candy purchases…this would be at the top of my list. I am less enthused about yogurt-flavored lollipops.

    Comment by Ace N. on 3/10/07 at 2:57 pm #
  6. Lactic acid? Isn’t that the stuff that builds up in your muscles during exercise and causes you to feel sore?

    Comment by Kai on 3/12/07 at 8:58 am #
  7. Aw,those things are adorable. I always look at this blog to see what to get for my movie night. smile

    Comment by No name on 7/13/09 at 6:06 am #

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