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Discussion: No peeps?

in: Cristina; Cristina > 2007-10-29

Oct 30, 2007 1:07 PM # 
JanetT:
How can you survive with no peeps?

:-)
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Oct 30, 2007 1:17 PM # 
Bash:
What *are* peeps? Is this a delicious food that is found only in America?
Oct 30, 2007 2:00 PM # 
jjcote:
Peeps. Opinions vary. You mean they aren't ubiquitous in Canada?
Oct 30, 2007 2:06 PM # 
Bash:
No, I've never seen them - although maybe they are in Canada, and I've missed the Peeps phenomenon entirely by not having kids. Cheery little website though!
Oct 30, 2007 2:15 PM # 
jjcote:
Hmm. Lack of kids hasn't stopped me from encountering Peeps. And that would appear to be the case with Cristina as well. (Of course Cristina kind of is a kid.)
Oct 30, 2007 3:21 PM # 
eddie:
I'm cuckoo for Cocoa Cats.
Oct 30, 2007 4:06 PM # 
JanetT:
They apparently are available in Canada. Don't ask me where, though.
Oct 30, 2007 5:06 PM # 
Cristina:
My introduction to peeps was purely scientific in nature, through http://www.peepresearch.org/
Oct 30, 2007 5:14 PM # 
Bash:
Thank goodness for Attackpoint, or I'd miss out on all kinds of cultural wonders! Maybe it's more than the lack of kids. Maybe it's being married to a dentist who insists that dark chocolate is the only junk food worth having around. (And believe me, we have a LOT.)
Oct 30, 2007 5:18 PM # 
vmeyer:
Eww, Ediie, I didn't like the cocoa ones at all! The powdery part, and the fact that it was only a very pale imitation of a chocolate substance....
Oct 30, 2007 5:22 PM # 
JanetT:
Maybe it's being married to a dentist

Yeah -- I don't think Peeps would be high on his approved candies list! (Caramel-filled dark chocolate candies are my absolute favorite.)
Oct 30, 2007 5:32 PM # 
eddie:
I must admit, I've never had a Cocoa Cat. They just sounded funny.
Oct 30, 2007 5:40 PM # 
bbrooke:
Cristina, here's a chance to expand your scientific knowledge and your junk-food palate at the same time: T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S
Oct 30, 2007 6:01 PM # 
Cristina:
I have to admit to doing a twinkies experiment in high school. We left a twinkie on the roof of the school for a few years to see what would happen to it. The answer: not much.
Oct 30, 2007 6:25 PM # 
vmeyer:
Bash, send me your address. I owe you a prize, and I have the perfect thing.
Oct 30, 2007 6:34 PM # 
Cristina:
Are you trying to sabotage the athletic performance of our neighbors to the not-as-chilly-as-it-used-to-be north?
Oct 30, 2007 6:56 PM # 
eddie:
Look out, Bash. You're about to get all the un-eaten Cocoa Cats. :) Or maybe she just bit the heads off of them.
Oct 30, 2007 7:42 PM # 
Bash:
I'm a little nervous, but I will take the chance of sending my address to Valerie. Up to this point, she has seemed very trustworthy and, well, *nice*. But I'll alert the AP world if the truth turns out to be otherwise...
Oct 30, 2007 10:13 PM # 
vmeyer:
Well, Spike would say that the gift is not a good one, but maprunner would disagree. So, there you are - you'll have to make your own judgment.
Oct 31, 2007 1:27 AM # 
Spike:
I've eaten lots of strange stuff in my life - raw sheep aorta, rotten herring, fermented mares milk, etc. - and I'd put Peeps close to the least appetizing thing you can eat (not far from Candy Corn).
Oct 31, 2007 6:38 AM # 
Cristina:
Uh oh, someone brought up candy corn. Thanks for ruining my appetite.
Oct 31, 2007 1:48 PM # 
jjcote:
You got a problem with colored, sweetened wax? I can think of at least one woman who lists it as her favorite candy.
Oct 31, 2007 3:29 PM # 
Cristina:
You got a problem with colored, sweetened wax?

Yes. It's disgusting. Haven't I mentioned my dislike of candy corn before? Maybe last October?

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