The sugary delights are so popular that over five million a day – or two billion a year – are sold around the country. They’re available in 42 different flavors and varieties including Peeps covered, filled and dipped in milk chocolate, dark chocolate, orange, lemon or crème fudge.
There are flavors not found in nature like blue raspberry, sour watermelon, cherry limeade, and dessert and sugar-packed treat flavors like bubblegum, cotton candy and party cake. Fruit fans will be relieved to know that the marshmallows come in blueberry, coconut, lemon, orange, strawberry and raspberry.
Classic chicks decorate pharmacy shelves in shades of blue, green, lavender, orange, pink, white, and yellow. They’re even available sugar free, which is great considering the party cake flavor will run you a full 34 grams of sugar per serving.
They’re such a staple this time of year that The Washington Post has been hosting a diorama contest centered around the mini treats since 2006. 2016’s winner was a creepy peep into the mind of Donald Trump.