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WashPost Peeps Diorama Contest now open!

March 5th, 2009 by Rosa

I love the Washington Post’s annual Peeps diorama contest and look forward to it every year. People’s creativity and attention to detail are awe-inspiring. Now’s your chance to be awe-inspiring too! The contest is now open! Actually, it opened on March 1st. Photos of entries are due on the 15th, so get crackin’!

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WashPost Peeps Diorama Contest Entries

March 25th, 2008 by Rosa

The winners and finalists for the Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest have been posted! Much adorable marshmallow-ness abounds. And don’t forget to vote and enter my Candy Bar Madness contest, which closes today!

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WashPost Peeps Diorama Contest

February 21st, 2008 by Rosa

Last year, the Washington Post had a wildly successful Peeps diorama contest for Easter. It inspired me to create this centerpiece of Peeps playing soccer, hahvahd v. Brazil, for our final Yale Concert Band concert reception before we went to Brazil on tour. I had a ton of fun making it, and if I had […]

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Peep in a vacuum

July 31st, 2014 by Rosa

Ok, this is a bit late since prime Peeps season is long gone, but it’s so cool I’m going to share anyway. From Slate’s Bad Astronomy blogger Phil Plait, check out what happens to a marshmallow Peep in a vacuum. For the science behind what’s going on, you’ll have to read Phil’s explanation.  

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Serious Eats mixes booze and Christmas candy

December 19th, 2013 by Rosa

Serious Eats likes to mix candy and booze and see what happens. For the winter holidays, they’ve come up with a number of candy-infused booze recipes making use of seasonal treats. Gingerbread Peeps and vodka, anyone?

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Post Halloween Cake Wrecks

November 12th, 2013 by Rosa

Cake Wrecks recently posted a round-up of candy covered cakes that should never have happened. My favorite is the cake below: pumpkin Peeps all around the border, candy corn and gummi worms on top, and, of course, the perfectly correct label of “Fruit Topped Cheesecake.” Photo from Cake Wrecks.

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Giant Peep

April 30th, 2013 by Rosa

Okay, I know this is out of date since it’s so long after Easter, but it was too creative to not share. Apparently last Easter you could get a single giant marshmallow Peep! Serious Eats found one and had some fun…  

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Darrell Lea’s Soft Eating Liquorice

November 12th, 2010 by Rosa

I got these bags of Darrell Lea’s Soft Eating Liquorice as free samples via the manufacturer. According to their PR peeps, they’re Australia’s #1 soft eating liquorice. Wonder if that means there’s such thing as a hard eating liquorice? They come in four flavors – strawberry, green apple, mango, and original. I told them that […]

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Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews – Original Dark and Milk Chocolatey

April 28th, 2010 by Rosa

Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews used to be a mostly regional treat. When Just Born (most famous for their Peeps) bought them in 2003, they greatly expanded where it was sold. I found my bags at a dollar store here in Rochester. Peanut Chews are peanuts in caramel and coated in a thin layer of dark or […]

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True Confections by Katharine Weber

February 4th, 2010 by Rosa

I was surprised to get an email from Katharine Weber, asking if I’d like a free copy of her latest novel, True Confections. After all, I specialize in writing about candy, not books. True, I’ve referenced Steve Almond’s Candyfreak, but that’s nonfiction and very candy-centric. I assumed that in Ms. Weber’s novel, about protagonist Alice […]

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