Friday, June 14, 2013

Peeps Sweet Lemonade Chicks

Peeps Sweet Lemonade ChicksJust Born continues their new introductions of Peeps in all flavors for all occasions. Today I have some Peeps Sweet Lemonade Chicks which were sent to me by Just Born last month.

Instead of a row of conjoined Peeps, these are the individual chicks, the packages I have have trays with a pair that come out to only .75 ounces. If you’re looking for a low calorie summer treat, this might be the thing, as they’re only 75 calories for the package.

Peeps Sweet Lemonade

They smell like Country Time Lemonade Drink Mix. A soft lemon with a little hint of vanilla and anti-caking agents. The Peeps are, well, rather like a lemon meringue.

The marshmallow itself is soft, fluffy and has a mellow sweet lemon flavor, the sugary coating has a little tartness to it now and then, like someone mixed lemon Pixy Stix in with the granulated coating. Overall, it’s actually a pretty successful iteration of the ordinarily bland Peeps.

I didn’t try them toasted, but I bet that would really add to the lemon meringue note.

Mike and Ike Lemonade BlendsThe PR folks also sent along some boxes of the Mike and Ike Lemonade Blends. I’ve already reviewed them, though I admit they’re my favorite variety of the Mike and Ike, so I was happy to have them.

The reason I mention it is that both candies are part of Just Born’s partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer, which raises money for families dealing the a child with cancer as well as research for cures. Since 2007 they’ve donated over $500,000 to the group through their Mike and Ike packages.

The candies are just regular old Mike and Ike jelly bean rods in five flavors: Lemonade, Tangerine Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade and Lime Lemonade.

Mike and Ike - Lemonade Blends

The seem to be a lot easier to find now than when they first came out, which I’m guessing is because it’s a good mix of flavors. They’re a bit more tart than the standard Fruit Mike and Ike and the variety is good because the lemon flavor holds it all together so you can combine. I gave them a 7 out of 10 when they first came out, and think they’ve held up well.

Related Candies

  1. Bubble Gum Flavored Peeps
  2. Peeps Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookie & Candy Cane
  3. Peeps Strawberry Creme dipped in Dark Chocolate
  4. Airheads Pink Lemonade
  5. Sour Punch Bits - Tangerine-Lemonade
  6. Mike and Ike Fruit Flavored Bubblegum
  7. Mike and Ike Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Name: Peeps Sweet Lemonade Chicks
Brand: Just Born
Place Purchased: samples from Just Born
Price: $1.49 retail
Size: .75 ounces
Calories per ounce: 93
Categories: Candy, Peeps, Just Born, Marshmallow, 7-Worth It, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:03 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyPeepsReviewJust BornMarshmallow7-Worth ItUnited States

  1. I also thought the lemon peeps tasted like meringue i liked them.I also like liked the Mike&Ikes; lemonade flavors tangerine&lime; were my favorite.

    Comment by artemis on 6/16/13 at 2:07 pm #
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