In Praise of Peeps

04/08/2007 at 10:00 AM ET

I’ll admit it — I am a member of the Official Peeps Fan Club. While it’s true that you can get the deliciously addictive marshmallow treats throughout the year (strawberry creme hearts at Valentine’s Day are high up there for me), but Easter is this candy’s time to shine. So naturally, my curiousity was piqued when I heard that Peeps had released a celebrity survey. Turns out that dedicated Peeps eaters believe that Will Ferrell and Jessica Simpson are the celebrities that most embody the sweet treat — and that President Bush and Britney Spears are the most in need of a Peep. To read the rest of their survey results, click here or visit their site at And check out this handy chart comparing all the calories of your favorite Easter candy on — Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

Photo: William Thomas Cain/Getty

FILED UNDER: Diet/Nutrition , Holidays
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Caity on

Graeter’s is making chocolate covered Peeps now! I got a box from my mom for Easter, and the box is half gone already.

Lola on

They are way too sugary for my taste…and they actually freak me out a little, all those lumpy little peeps with their beady little eyes!!!!

AnnieM on

I want to give a shout-out to my peeps! My mom loves these (especially once they are stale).

vozbelle on

Love them, love them! I am getting ready to head out to store right now to get all the left over easter candy!

OH NO on

Dont get the stupid PETA members roared up about this one..

Mary on

I’m not a big fan of the Peeps. I am however, a HUGE fan of the indulgent goodness that is the Cadbury Creme Egg :)

Lisa on

Love the peeps too! The best is when they’re stale or frozen.

FH on

Gross. These things are absolutely disgusting.

RT on

I couldn’t of said it better myself FH!!

KT from Cda on

Way too much sugar for me. And besides they give me the creeps!

Cocoloco on

these things are AMAZING. i LOVE LOVE LOVE them

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