Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Peeps and Company, candy & apparel review (And a Giveaway)


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.

Buy it:

You can purchase the candy on this post and the apparel at www.peepsandcompany.com

Win it:

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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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions .  I received candy and apparel to review. No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

123 comments:

Sandy VanHoey said...

I love the milk chocolate peepsters

Jackie said...

I like the Milk Chocolate Peepsters
Thanks!

Tabitha said...

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mar said...

The Peanut Chews are my favorite item!

Anonymous said...

peanut chews for sure !!


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Erika said...

The chocolate covered peeps are SO good!

peg42 said...

I love Mike & Ikes!!!
What a great prize.
Thanks for this giveaway.
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PAIGE said...

I like the newborn chicks
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Karen said...

Milk Chocolate Dipped Chicks.

Kimberly said...

My favorite is the pink bunny Peeps
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danw78704 said...

twitted this today, 25/7

meliss t said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm PEEPS!

koko.moore said...

I love the original mike and ikes

dlhaley said...

I like MIKE AND IKE's.

Anonymous said...

Thx for your post, I really enjoy your blog. Long time lurker, first time commenter, you know the drill. I tried to share this one time before, I don’t think it posted correctly…hopefully it will this time!

Charlotte Padgett said...

we have always loved the hot tamales.

Cody said...

The original Mike & Ike's are my favorite
cody_endres(at)hotmail(dot)com

Ann Fantom said...

I would like to get the PEEPS® CHILLIN TIE DYE ADULT TEE

Ann Fantom said...

GFC id: abfantom fantom

abfantom at yahoo dot com

DeeAnn S said...

I love the original Peanut Chews! Thanks.
sweepster49 at comcast dot net

chadro said...

MILK CHOCOLATE WITH MARSHMALLOW CREME & THERMAL BAG

mildred floyd said...

HOT TAMALES

mildred floyd said...

HOT TAMALES

Anonymous said...

LOVE PEEPS® VANITY ZEN PANT
rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

llinda29 said...

I want

2 PEANUT CHEWS® ORIGINAL 3 LB BAG & THERMAL BAG

meredith m said...

i love mike and ikes

mogrill said...

I like Milk Chocolate Peepsters.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Chrissy Nestor said...

I love the Chillin With My Peeps Beach Towel!

Charlotte Cramer said...

Teenee Beenee Island Breeze for me!

Trisha B said...

My favorite item is the Milk Chocolatey Peanut Chews.
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melissa said...

PEEPS!!! WE LOVE THEM! :)

debijackson said...

love the peanut chews debbie jackson,
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Nicole C. said...

My favorite is the
PEEPS® COOKIE KIT.

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Jean said...

I like the peanut chews!

Michelle said...

I like the HOT TAMALES® GIRL VANITY ZEN PANT. Thanks for the chance to win!
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Kristen said...

I like the MIKE AND IKE CHARACTER TEE

Kristen said...

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jlafount said...

Mike and Ike Lem and Mels sound really good.

Cassandra Eastman said...

I love the "One Tough Chick" shirt! I didn't realize how much stuff they sold!

John Snape said...

I love all the shirts and holiday chicks :]

Kristy Thiel said...

I love the chocolate covered peeps.

Trish said...

I like MIKE AND IKE's.

Amy B said...

chocolate covered peeeeps!

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Brian Scott said...

Halloween peeps

butterfleyez115 said...

I love the Peeps Plush Bunny gift set

Elizabeth said...

http://www.peepsandcompany.com/peeps/1-peeps-dark-chocolate-dipped-chicks-15oz-package/box-of-24-thermal-bag/

Dark Chocolate Dipped peeps

Kate Fuller said...

Mike and Ike original

Jenny OSU said...

I like the chocolate dipped chicks

Jenny OSU said...

I like the chocolate dipped chicks

Jenny OSU said...

I like the chocolate dipped chicks

Tracey said...

Peepsters are my favorite.
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Kelly N. said...

Please let me know your favorite item from http://www.peepsandcompany.com/


Peeps Plush Bunny gift set

Debra Guillen said...

Hot Tamales

sweetsue said...

I love the Peeps Pullover Hoodie-cute!
Susan Chester

Selinda said...

I like the
1 PEEPS® DARK CHOCOLATE DIPPED CHICKS 1.5oz. PACKAGE
thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

wigget said...

i like the milk chocolately peanut chews

kelley roach said...

chocolate covered peeps

katfam95 said...

I'd love to try the Milk Chocolate Peepsters!

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Anonymous said...

I like the HOT TAMALES GUMBALL MACHINE

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Deb K said...

The Peanut Chews are my favorite item!

Anonymous said...

The peeps of course.

Wendy said...

Love the PEEPS® TEA FOR TWO SET!
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

Renee said...

chocolate covered peeps

Rebecca Shockley said...

I love Hot Tamales!
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AmandaSue said...

The MIKE AND IKE® RETRO CHERRI AND BUBB THEATER BOX sounds yummy!

Cheryl Reinhardt said...

The Peanut Chews are my favorite item!

californiapoppys@yahoo.com

Jodi said...

I'm super excited knowing that I can get Cherri and Bubb from their store. I was sure they stopped making them!! :)

tattwo said...

Peeps are my favorite but Hot Tamales come in a close second. Thanks.

katers2714 said...

I lov the hot tamales t-shirt.

Kendra Warstler said...

PEEPS® ATHLETIC DEPT DRAWSTRING BACKPACK

Cody Anderson said...

I love the original mike & ike!!

oceanrena said...

peanut chews-yum
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terri142 said...

I love the PEEPS® RAINBOW POPs.

tderosa142 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

LOVE hot tamales.
marstoddard@yahoo.com

Jackie said...

The peeps toddler costume is super duper cute!!

Anonymous said...

The chocolate dipped chicks. yummy!

micheal dale grim said...

its all good to me,but yum to the chocolate peepsters

Diana Stanhope said...

I love the peanut chews.

ehhogan said...

I like peanut chews

Denise Donaldson (MistySunrise) said...

CHICK
PINK PEEPS® GOLF UMBRELLA

Anonymous said...

J'Adore the Milks Chocolate Dipped Chicks!

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ThriftyAnnabella said...

Hot Tamales!

Ash Johnson said...

I like the PEEPS® CHILLIN 2-PACK TUMBLERS

Sherry Conrad said...

Peepsters (dark chocolate)

amy16323 said...

the chocolate covered peeps.

susan1215 said...

I like Mike & Ikes

s2s2 at comcast dot net

annemarie562000 said...

I love the Peeps Rainbow Pops!

annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

Teresa H. said...

Dark Chocolate Peepsters!

Lorri S said...

I like the milk chocolate peepsters

Tiffany Overton said...

Mike and Ike's!!

Trey Matthews said...

We make Peeps Christmas Trees out of the Christmas tree peeps and styrofoam

babytrees said...

I love the peanut chews


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Tanya White said...

I love Peanut chews
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dispatcher_kristy said...

I like the CHILLIN TIE DYE INFANT ONESIE

Kim said...

I like the PEEPS 4 PACK SCENTED CANDLE SAMPLER

sherylssg said...

My favorite item is the two 3lb bags of Peanut Chews w/Thermal Bag.

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Kimmy said...

I LOVE TROPICAL MIKE AND IKES. YUMMY!
THANKS FOR THE YUMMY GIVEAWAY!
WISH ME LUCK!

Anonymous said...

Love the peanut chews

luckynordberg said...

I like mike and ike's!

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tavernie said...

Id love the milk chocolate peeps!
ptavernie at yahoo dot com

kathy pease said...

I love the PEANUT CHEWS®

Anonymous said...

Chocolate covered peeps! I had a mint one around christmas and it was so good! njnaasz@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

the peeps tea set for two wilcarvic
[at]gmail[dot[com]]

CarrieAnn13 said...

Original Chick Peeps - any color will do

Lynde Foy said...

My absolute #1 favorite are Mike & Ike's!!! Truly my favorite candy EVAH!! Always in my Christmas stocking & Easter Basket! & my kids know to hide any they get for Halloween, because, yes, I will eat them.

sumn said...

I like the peanut chews.

Melissa V said...

My son wants me to write peeps...he loves them!!!!

Pat said...

Chocolate covered peepsters
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Jenny18286 said...

My fav is the peanut chews...I've never tried them but they look delicious and right up my alley!

Gianna said...

2 PEANUT CHEWS® ORIGINAL 100 COUNT MINIATURES TUBS & THERMAL BAG

Kristen said...

Love Hot Tamales and Mike and Ikes!

yyeres said...

i like the Hot Tamales

Lisa said...

Mike and iks

Marianna said...

peeps rainbow pop

skkorman said...

I like Mike & Ike!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

laurasloves said...

I love the Chocolate Covered Peeps.
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

elangomatt said...

My favorite is still the standard Easter season peeps. No funny flavors or coatings or anything, just the standard peep.

Aaron Bretveld

Anonymous said...

I like the Peanut Chews. saltpepper1_2000@yahoo.com

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1 PEANUT CHEWS® ORIGINAL 3 LB BAG & THERMAL BAG


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A Roach said...

I LOVE PEEPS! This is my favorite candy.
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