Peeps, who doesn't love them?? But did you know that the Just Born company is more than just peeps?
Just Born, Inc. is a privately owned company founded in 1923 and headquartered in Bethlehem, PA, where it manufactures PEEPS®, HOT TAMALES®, MIKE AND IKE®, MIKE AND IKE® ZOURS® and TEENEE BEANEE® Brand Candies. GOLDENBERG’S PEANUT CHEWS® are manufactured in Philadelphia. All Just Born candies are made in the USA.
It’s an argument I have had on many occasions what it better a fresh peep or a stale one? It’s not often you’ll hear someone tell you they like an item stale, that word it bad when it comes to food and candy but in this case it’s a good thing. A slightly stale peep reminds me of my childhood instantly and why I love them so much, it brings me right back to Easter morning and ripping into my basket to collect my goodies.
And it took me until I was an adult to figure out why my peeps as a child were better than the one’s I purchased as an adult. Candy was loose in the Easter basket therefore it was exposed to air and well got a little stale, so no one when I buy peeps I poke holes in the box and let them get just a little hard and to me there isn’t too many things better than a slightly stale peep. I could wax poetic about my love of peeps but there is so much more to the peep family than just those little tasty marshmallow peeps.
Peeps & Company is home to some of our favorite candies such as Mike & Ike’s, Peanut Chews and a staple in my house Hot Tamale’s.
Did you know that Hot Tamale’s come in even hotter flavors? I never knew there were different variations of Hot Tamale’s. We tried the 3 alarm Hot Tamale’s, the darker they were the hotter. And I thought they were pretty spicy but tasty, I prefer the less hot ones though! My husband could not get enough of them, the spicier the better.
Peanut Chews, a Philadelphia staple! One of Philly’s own the Peanut Chews bars in milk chocolate and the original dark chocolate, peanut goodness. If you are chocolate and peanut lover, you will love these bars. And for those who do not know, Peanut Chews are cut into small almost bite sized bars, so if you are dieting, you can treat yourself with a little bar here and there, and what a treat it is! The chewy goodness is wonderful. I am not that big of a dark chocolate fan but this dark chocolate is not bitter at all, like dark chocolate can be. I love the original and the milk chocolate versions.
And the thing I was really excited about is all the different kinds of Peeps, you have your traditional Peep but my how far they have come. Along with traditional Peeps they now have peppermint flavor, gingerbread and something that is rather genius chocolate dipped Peeps. I get yelled at from both sides my daughter loves fresh Peeps and my husband is like myself and prefers slightly harder Peeps….ugh! So I always make sure to buy multiple boxes to make sure we’re all happy! And we’re lucky enough to live in between 2 of the 3 Peeps and Company retail stores Bethlehem and National Park, MD are places we will be taking trips to but if you’re not able to make it to a retail location you can get all of your Just Born gear online as well.
They have a great selection of tops and I just love the “imagine world peeps” and the “inside we are all the same”. The tops are well made and very soft. My daughter just loves her top, and my top just screams summer and fun. I love the saying and the tops is very soft, and fits well. I was able to wash and dry the shirts, with no fading or peeling, these are quality shirts. And my daughter just adores her peep socks, they are so cute!
Everything from shirts and sweatshirts to shorts and golf gloves….you read that right golf gloves! From Peeps, Mike and Ike’s, Hot Tamale’s and another candy we all grew up eating around here the Peanut Chew (this is one of the best candies you’ll ever eat by the way,) Just Born makes candy that is great and invokes memories from my childhood that still put a smile on my face some 30 years later.
The generous folks at Peeps and Company are giving one of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win a a Sweet Treats Gift Box full of Just Born Candy (the box includes Peeps, Mike and Ikes, Peanut Chews, and Hot Tamales) this is a 7 pound box of candy! Would you love to win? Well to enter please visit the site www.peepsandcompany.com , take a look around then come back here and tell me your favorite apparel item or candy is. There are also other ways to enter, please enter below.
You can purchase the candy on this post and the apparel at www.peepsandcompany.com
One winner will win a Sweet Treats Gift Box full of Just Born Candy (the box includes Peeps, Mike and Ikes, Peanut Chews, and Hot Tamales) this is a 7 pound box of candy!
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