Friday, October 27, 2006

Peeps Spooky Cats & Cocoa Bunnies

In my pumpkin roundup the other day I didn’t include an Pumpkin Peeps. I actually went to the store and couldn’t find them. But I did get the next best thing, which would be the Peeps Spooky Cats.

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When they were in their little tray they didn’t look very scary, except for that fear I have for conformity. In fact, they didn’t even look like black cats to me, but that could have been the lighting at the Walgreen’s. But no, I got them home and they are most definitely purple.

I can’t really say much else about them. I think I covered my feelings for Peeps back at Easter.

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The newish product I was looking forward to showing here were the Cocoa Cats, which are a cocoa dusted/infused Cat Peep. Unfortunately there were none to be had (what’s with Peeps this year?). Anyway, I still have the Cocoa Peeps left over from All Candy Expo.

They don’t taste like much either, maybe a slight hint of cocoa to them, like a watered down cup of hot cocoa. What I found most curious about them is that they’re much less likely to go stale.

I’ve had these since June. I opened the package, took some photos and then put them back into the package. I left them in my tasting drawer (yes, the Candy Blogger has a drawer full of things to taste and write about) and checked them about a month later and they were pretty much the same. I didn’t seal up the bag or anything. So I left them out. Really left them out. Still, after an overnight sitting with a paper towel covering them and they were still soft.  Eventually I got bored (or moved offices or something) and packed them back up and they went back into the drawer in their loose packaging.

Today I took them out and they’re still not stale enough. I bite into them and they give. Okay, maybe they’re a little tacky ... certainly more texture than usual.

Still, not my thing. As bunnies they’re kind of cute ... especially since I had bunnies this color when I was a kid. As a scary cat for Halloween ... well, purple is kind of sassy, a brown cat for Halloween is just lame.

Name: Peeps Spooky Cats (& Cocoa Cats)
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Just Born
Place Purchased: Walgreen's
Price: $.50
Size: 1.13 ounces
Calories per ounce: 107
Categories: Marshmallow, United States, Just Born, Peeps, Halloween

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:32 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. A big thumbs down on the cocoa cats. PEEPS MUST BE STALE!! If they won’t get stale, I’m not buyin’ ‘em!!

    Comment by krooie on 10/27/06 at 5:39 pm #
  2. Just Born strikes again!  They need to stop their lame attempts to force Peeps down our throats at non-Easter times of the year.  We’ve had enough!  What next?  Peeps Pilgrims and sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving?  Sweet potato casserole with Peeps for the marshmallows?  A Peep snowflake slowly melting in my hot cocoa?

    Comment by Dave on 10/28/06 at 2:01 am #
  3. You mock Dave, but they would totally do all those things.

    Comment by leigh on 10/28/06 at 2:52 pm #
  4. I can’t find the Cocoa Cats, and I’ve really been dying to try them.

    Commenter Dave: I’ve done Peeps sweet potato casserole, and it’s nothing short of awesome.

    Comment by Shauna on 10/28/06 at 4:40 pm #
  5. love, Love, LOVE Peeps (any season)!!  I actually hate marshmallows, but Peeps ROCK.  The more stale the better.  You have to take them completely out of the packaging to get the best staleness.  Yummy!  Dave’s ideas sound great!

    Comment by Susan on 10/30/06 at 3:21 am #
  6. I think microwaving them until they explode should become a professional sport.

    Comment by Carly on 10/30/06 at 6:47 am #
  7. Ooooh!  Carly, I couldn’t agree more!  They taste really good, like campfire marshmallows, after a good nuking!

    Comment by Susan on 10/30/06 at 10:26 am #
  8. Another good option for Peeps—ever tried actually roasting them over an open flame? The colored sugar caramelizes, the Peep gets all melty and gooey—yummy good!

    Comment by Kristin W on 10/31/06 at 8:59 am #
  9. Last year I tried the Cocoa Cats and also their filled pumpkins; they were normal pumpkin Peeps but had a chocolate cream filling.  Pretty good, and I would have bought them again this year (I love my Peeps!!), but didn’t see either of them around.  It wouldn’t surprise me if the filled pumpkins didn’t come back, but I thought the cats would put in an appearance this year.

    Comment by Lesley on 11/01/06 at 4:29 am #
  10. Ugh..never been a Peeps fan.
    I love marshmellow,but the little choco dots for eyes and the tasteless sugar coating kills me.

    Comment by Imaras Mom on 11/01/06 at 8:17 pm #
  11. I love marshmallow candy but any kind of peeps taste just awful.

    Comment by yanina on 12/07/06 at 11:00 am #
  12. Peeps rule!

    Comment by Court on 4/03/07 at 1:16 pm #
  13. I really wish they still made the cocoa bats. Does anyone know where I can find at least one package? (not for eating, I just collect bats and like the wierdo I am just want a bag for keeping.)

    Comment by Monica on 10/19/07 at 7:28 pm #

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