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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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Lindt Hello Special Editions: Chocolate Sundae and Pink Explosion

July 15th, 2015 by Rosa

Today’s Lindt reviews are the rest of the free samples that I received from their PR peeps. Other new Lindt bars were covered on Monday. These Lindt “Hello” bars are new limited editions that are exclusive to Target. Unlike the Excellence bars, which are solid chocolate, the Hello bars are softer pods of filled chocolate. […]

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Lindt Excellence – Blackberry with Acai, Lychee, and Pomegranate

July 13th, 2015 by Rosa

Believe it or not, getting a PhD takes up a lot of time. I haven’t updated in a while, but I’ve been, at least temporarily, broken out of my hiatus by two things: 1) I was in Berlin for a conference/workshop and came back with some German candy; and 2) I just received some free samples of U.S. Lindt […]

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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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