April 14, 2014

Peeps & Company

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A road trip to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania!
How timely that, only a week before Easter, we'd come upon a store 
made famous by none other than the Easter Bunny himself!

Peeps! Those sugar-coated marshmallow treats,
without which, no Easter basket would be complete!

Here's a quick history of Peeps, and Just Born, Inc., the company that makes them:
Sam Born came to the U.S. from Russia in 1910.
He invented chocolate sprinkles (aka jimmies),
plus a machine to insert the sticks into lollipops,
 for which he was given the key to the city of San Francisco!
The Just Born, Inc. manufacturing company began in 1923.
In 1953, Sam acquired a company that made marshmallow chicks by hand.
A year later, his son Bob started mass-producing them much faster by machine
and officially trademarked them as Peeps.
In the early 1980's the Peeps marshmallow bunnies were added.

Sharing my photos of this bright, colorful, super-sweet shop!


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Rainbow gift-packs of Peeps ~ "It's not a party without the chicks!"

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A Peep mug-shot.

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Lots of Peep novelties: magnets, stickers, socks, key chains, and more.

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Plenty of plush!

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Lots of novelty tee-shirts!

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Our favorite~ Imagine World Peeps!

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The shop's centerpiece is this display, topped with a giant, lighted...

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...color-changing Peep!

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Peep-mobile sighting!

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As of this March 2018 update,
The Peeps & Company store is no longer in Bethlehem, PA! :(

There are 2 locations:
The Promenade Shops, Center Valley, PA
and
National Harbor, MD.


Here's the Peeps & Company website!


2 comments:

  1. PEEPS ROCK !!!!!

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    1. Haha! Hooray for that enthusiastic Peeps fan!

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