Thursday, April 14, 2011

Milk Chocolate Peeps

Last year I heard that Peeps, the makers of marshmallow treats mostly associated with Easter but not expanded into other Holidays like Christmas and Halloween, was adding a milk chocolate covered Peep to their Easter mix.  I couldn't find one any where and my attempts to contact Peeps headquarters were ignored.  I found one finally the day after Easter in Target so I bought one.  This review you are about to read for this year was written last year.  The product may have improved, gotten worse or disappeared by now but I was thinking of you all, Sisters and Brothers, and planning ahead.

This 1oz bag has one serving or one milk chocolate covered peep inside of it.  Nutritionally this has 110 calories, 1.5g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol 14g sugars, 1 g protein with 2% of the calcium and iron an adult needs daily.  I don't think this can be considered healthy but how much of the candy you'll being eating this Easter could you call healthy?  It is covered with real chocolate and is the very first ingredient on the list, better than what many other single serving holiday treats can say and still be in this price range. It also has a lot of sugar, artificial ingredients and preservatives.

The chocolate covered chick measures almost 2.5 inches at it's width and 2.25 inches at it's tallest so very round in shape.  It has a very sweet milk chocolate scent and is firm to my touch.  Inside it is a soft, sticky yellow marshmallow but the milk chocolate does a decent job competing with the sweetness of the peep itself.  Thank goodness it doesn't have an additional flavor like lemon because marshmallows and chocolate can taste great together.  The result is a surprising yummy taste for someone, your Chocolate Priestess, who honestly is not a Peep fan at all.  So far, I haven't seen this around this year in 2011 so if you find this or had these last year, leave a comment and let me know what you thought about them. 

9 comments:

reddocent said...

I had the dark chocolate one yesterday. It is just what it says it is - nothing more; nothing less. (Think I got it at Walmart.) Unlike you, I am addicted to PEEPS.

TheChocolatePriestess said...

If you are a Peeps fan and I chocolate fan I imagine these are awesome then, reddocent. I'll look for the dark ones while I'm out later. You should check in on Friday because we are looking at gourmet marshmallows as our next Easter featured review.

Victoria said...

I've never seen this before! I have a special place in my heart for Peeps so I would love to try this!! I will keep my eyes peeled next time I'm out shopping.

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Let us know what you find, Victoria. We still saw nothing in our big Kroger's today but I'll look in another store this weekend.

Erin said...

Had 'em. DELICIOUS!!!

briarrose said...

What a great combo....but I haven't seen these so far to give them a taste test.

TheChocolatePriestess said...

I'm going to check out another store near us tomorrow, Erin and briarrose and see if I can find them this year around us.

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

I actually liked this beeter than a regular Peep I think. Still not my favorite though.

TheChocolatePriestess said...

So we felt about the same way, Katrina. I did find a dark one so I'll be reviewing that this week, folks!

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