I never thought I would stoop to this level of culinary offensiveness, but today I purchased...
Yes. Peeps. The quintessential all-American nutrient-free candy.
I have never liked Peeps, not even as a child, yet somehow today when I was at the grocery store, I felt oddly compelled to buy them and share them with my darling family.
I don't know if I bought them because (although they are not terribly delicious), they are kind of cute all nestled together in their little cardboard box. Note: I do think my cuteness threshold has decreased severely since having a child (be forewarned, future mamas).
Still, now I have the peeps, and I'm not sure what to do with them. Should I pull them apart and stuff them in those little plastic eggs (we are planning on hiding some this weekend)? Will this leave them looking injured and lonely? Maybe they are meant to be together; maybe it's like sending three siblings to different adoptive families. Still, is it worth caring? They'll all probably have the same cruel fate of getting masticated by some very small, very short, very new, very cute (here we go again) teeth.
Has anyone ever microwaved a Peep? That sounds like it has some entertainment potential.
Note: this post was not sponsored by "Just Born Inc.," the company that manufactures Peeps.