It’s a marshmallow world …

… if you’re so inclined and Peeps are your thing. 🙂

Happy Easter and Passover to all!

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About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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47 Responses to It’s a marshmallow world …

  1. Happy Easter, Linda!

    David likes Peeps, so we bought some yellow ones for him. I hope we remember to put them out for him today.

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  2. Shelley says:

    Happy Easter to you! I only like peeps when they go stale…and watching them puff up in the microwave is fun too!

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    • lindasschaub says:

      Thank you – same to you Shelley. Many people like their Peeps stale. I had a co-worker who I swear was addicted to them. She would rip open the cellophane and leave them out for several days to dry out.

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  3. susieshy45 says:

    Happy Easter to you too !
    What are peeps ?
    Susie

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    • lindasschaub says:

      Hi Susie – Wow, I thought Peeps were something that were available at Easter all around the world! I heard this morning that people in the U.S. alone will eat 1.5 billion Peeps this weekend. Peeps are just little marshmallow novelties and you get about 12 in a box. They used to only be available at Easter time and back then they were bright yellow marshmallow chicks.. I am going to show you an old post with purple chicks at the end of this reply. Then they started making them in white, pink, green and blue and then they started making bunnies, like is at the top of this post. Now you can get them in red, white and blue at Fourth of July, Christmas-colored and Harvest/Halloween-colored Peeps. They have nothing on them except a whole lot of sugar over top of the marshmallow. People either love them or hate them – they are very sweet. There is a picture of the purple chickens near the end of this post.
      https://lindaschaubblog.net/2017/04/11/tuesday-musings-21/

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      • susieshy45 says:

        In recent years’, they started selling Eastern bunnies made of chocolate and Easter eggs made of fondant here but no “peeps”. I thought peeps was short for people.:)

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      • lindasschaub says:

        When I was growing up, kids really just got only the chocolate bunny and a few jellybeans – now kids get toys and gifts in their Easter basket. You are right – people do call their buddies their “peeps” … this is a thriving business for these marshmallow treats. I just went on Wikipedia and see some of the original Peeps in yellow and I’m laughing because I forgot they are all together in a row. I haven’t had them in a few years. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peeps

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  4. AJ says:

    Those are a scary colour!

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  5. Joni says:

    I don’t think we have peeps here either? If we do, I have never noticed them. Are they a US thing?

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  6. I’ve never tasted one! I never saw them until I came to the US. Somehow they just never appealed to me because of all the chemicals in them and they contain gelatin, which is an animal product. My kids however loved them!

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    • lindasschaub says:

      I had them when I was younger, but now I find them way too sweet, but I do think they are cute!

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      • They are kind of cute, I must say. My kids loved them so they’d get them at Easter. Now they seem to make them for different holidays.

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      • lindasschaub says:

        Yes, almost ever holiday now Sabine, even Fourth of July (white with red and blue designs). If my grocery store sells all the Peeps that they display on their shelves, the dentists around here should be happy! I no longer have cable, but there was a show on the Food Network that used to focus on popular foods and how they were made. Even though I really don’t cook or bake, it was a fun feature – at Thanksgiving, they showed how all the usual fare is made at the manufacturer, i.e. the Durkee fried onions, canned pumpkin, whipped cream, even how cranberries are harvested from bogs. So, at Easter they showed how Peeps are made. Just thousands and thousands of them on an assembly line. Pretty amazing!

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      • We don’t have cable any longer either. On the Food Network I used to love watching the Iron Chef. Now we stream and use an antenna for local channels. I can imagine the Peeps assembly line!

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      • lindasschaub says:

        I bought a 7-inch digital TV about 10 years ago, but the picture freezes half the time even using a flat antenna. I just unplugged it and rely on the AM radio news which I pair with their Twitter and Facebook pages to keep up on the news. Years ago you could not do without TV to keep up on news images, but social media takes care of that. I’ve heard of the Iron Chef and Barefoot Contessa and Emeril. My neighbor’s son was into gourmet cooking and went to see Emeril when he was in Detroit. I’m thinking those features about holiday food are likely on YouTube – I’m going to have to search them out.

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      • Check for the original Iron Chef! Those were interesting. The contests took place in Asia and used some pretty strange ingredients.

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      • lindasschaub says:

        I just looked on YouTube and they do have some of the Iron Chef battles. I remembered the name of the Food Network specials I watched. They were called “Unwrapped” – I looked around and found a list but not Peeps. The specials I watched were a full hour-long show.

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      • I’ve never seen that program. Sounds interesting!

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      • lindasschaub says:

        It was – you learned something and it was fun at the same time.

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  7. Laurie says:

    Happy Easter, Linda. I was never a peep person. My kids loved those sugary treats each Easter, though!

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  8. Mackenzie says:

    the question is- do you prefer fresh peeps or stale peeps? 🙂

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  9. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Miss linda…………………I overdid the “Peeps” this year…………………………….for an Easter gift at the nursinghome this year…………………….I bought 5 different colors of Peeps, cut them up and bagged them for the residents that we visit from our church, and gave them as an Easter gift……………………..most store were out of the blue peeps fast…………………..

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    • lindasschaub says:

      I’ll bet the nursing home residents enjoyed those Peeps though Ann Marie. They have so many different colors of Peeps now – they used to just have the yellow chicks and now it is the chicks and the bunnies in every color. Is blue the popular color now? I saw green, pink, purple and yellow and I’m not sure I saw blue when I was at Meijer. All the nursing home residents will have a sugar high thanks to you. 🙂

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  10. I hope you had a lovely Easter Linda ❤

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  11. Sandra J says:

    I had some time to do some reading this morning, and being it is Easter weekend I saw your photo of the pruple peeps. We never did get the peeps as children. Mostly coloring eggs and jelly beans. It is a amazing that they still make these, and now they can make every color in the rainbow. There were probably only yellow before. 🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      And now they make peeps for all big holidays.
      My neighbor loved peeps and the last few years, she didn’t get out much. I remember getting her some at 4th of July and they were white with red and blue sugar on them.
      The Halloween and Christmas peeps are different too. I had read that due to Coronavirus, wherever the factory is that makes peeps, were closed down and not able to provide the quantity they usually do.
      I never had peeps either.

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      • Sandra J says:

        I didn’t know they made them for all holidays. I just never noticed them I guess.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes, I shop at Meijer and they have them now for everything. I was not surprised for Halloween or Christmas, but was surprised for Fourth of July. I read or heard that they even have filled Peeps and they have chocolate or caramel or even fruit flavors inside. Personally, I think they should have just left it at the yellow Peeps chicks, but they have bunnies at Easter and I think the rest of the year are chicks.

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      • Sandra J says:

        Well, they have to keep growing their businesses I guess and make a variety of items. I don’t know what they are made of, maybe they are like twinkies and never get old. 🙂

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        They are just like eating a big marshmallow – and they are very sweet. As if the marshmallow wasn’t sweet enough, they are coated in sugar, just a light coat, the same color as the Peep. They are gooey and many people buy them, open the cellophane and let the air get to them as they like to eat them stale – not so ooey and gooey. I worked with a girl who loved Peeps and only ate them when they were stale. She would go to the grocery store or CVS, anyone that carried them, the day after Easter and buy them all up – in those days they only sold Peeps at Easter time. She’d feast for months on them!

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      • Sandra J says:

        I have never heard about that. How funny. Must be about the texture maybe?

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes, less gummy I guess. My mom smoked cigarettes for years. After my father left we had to go to court for her to get a divorce by default – he was not around, so for her to get social security we had to do this. After the court proceeding, she announced she would quit smoking. I knew it was because she had no money coming in – too early for her to collect social security (even though we had to have a court order for when she turned 62) and I offered to buy the cigarettes but she didn’t want that and I was glad she quit – she had medical issues and with my father, she needed the satisfaction that smoking gave her. Anyway, she quit cold turkey and used coffee stir sticks in her mouth for a long time to have the feeling of a cigarette in her mouth during stressful times – for some reason, that I never understood, she would take the large marshmallows and freeze them and eat them when she craved a cigarette. I’ve never smoked but I never understood how that helped her. But she did that for a long time and never went back to smoking – I was proud of her for doing that. Every year I got her a little gift on the day she quit to celebrate.

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      • Sandra J says:

        That was a huge achievment, I hear it is very hard to quit smoking. I have never smoked either. Both my grandparents did, and when we went for drives, I got car sick everytime. It was full of smoke as they drove. Remember, it was advertised as a cool thing back then.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes, I was really proud of her Sandra and she kept a pack of cigarettes in the freezer for years, just in case something very bad would happen. But she never had one. She quit in May 1985. My grandmother died in January 1986. In between May 1985 and January 1986, we went back to visit my grandmother several times including for her 80th birthday in November 1985 and at Christmas 1985. We never went at Christmas due to the snow/ice (once when I was young, we had a snowstorm and had to return home on Monday – my father missed work; I missed school). But we went that Christmas as a friend of my grandmother’s phoned my mom and said she did not look well. This was just a few weeks after we were there for her 80th birthday – the weather was good, no storms, so we went over as a surprise. But my grandmother had neighbors who always came to visit, twice a day. They sat in the kitchen for hours talking and smoking. My grandmother was the only one who didn’t smoke – my mom was there and did not give in – the smoke was so thick as they would sit and drink coffee/tea and gossip and smoke. That was why I never started smoking – I did not like the smell, the haze or having the need to have a cigarette. So I never started, but she told me “this is my last cigarette” and never had another. Especially since she had chronic pain and she said smoking relaxed her, I thought it was a huge achievement too.

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