Fun With Peeps

In keeping with all of the food posts recently, I provide images that might scar you for life. (Be warned! The music from the official Peeps website will slowly drive you insane.) Peeps, the traditional marshmellow Easter candy, isn't just for eating anymore. The Chicago Tribune holds a contest every year for the most creative use of Peeps. Some of these entries are cute, others are a bit weird (some of the non-winning entries go beyond weird into pure freakishness), but all of them say "I have way too much free time." See the ten winning entries, or see all of the 246 entries.
     Posted By: Nethie - Thu May 14, 2009
     Category: Art | Food | Pop Culture | Eating

I don' think I've ever seen the word peep in such ubiquity in all my life. I may start peeping it in casual conversation. Oh, peep! It's already started!

Somebody peep me!
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 05/14/09 at 09:11 AM
I flicked through the 10 "winners" (though I'm not sure that is quite the correct word for them) with feelings of wry amusement; but the gallery of losing entries damidged my brane!
Posted by Dumbfounded on 05/14/09 at 09:17 AM
For more interesting information about peeps, check out They also have links to some gripping research into twinkies, spam, pop-tarts and dihydrogen monoxide
Posted by DM in a room with soft walls on 05/14/09 at 09:57 AM
Of the winners, I liked Peepzilla best. I do not have the courage to look at the losing entries.
Posted by Matt in Florida on 05/14/09 at 11:18 AM
Beckers, what about diabetics? My wife is a stale peep eater, and that goes WAY beyond stale.
Posted by Matt in Florida on 05/14/09 at 11:30 AM
Ugh - I hate peeps. Probably because my ex-husband loved them...
Posted by vegas_girl in Vegas Baby!! on 05/14/09 at 11:52 AM
Check this site out! It blows peeps away!
Posted by chris_cantwell in Trevor, WI on 05/14/09 at 05:42 PM
There were a lot of repeated themes in the 246 entries, particularly the TV show/ movie scenes done with peeps, but here are a few that were both creative and well-executed that should have made at least the top 20:

Peeps Inquisition (#31)
Queep Marriage (#55)
Peeptra (#77)
Peep Floyd (#92)
Peep or the Egg? (#134)
Hide and Go Peep (#158)
Dust Bunny Peeps (#179)
Peep Herder (#226)

My favorite of the movie scenes was the Killer Rabbit from Monty Python (#204), if only because it gave new meaning to the line "that's no ordinary rabbit".

My favorite overall (including from the winners, not all of which I liked) was Queep Marriage (#55). It was funny, well thought out, artfully done, and played off the blue-for-boys pink-for-girls stereotype that has always bothered me. Anyone been in a toy store lately? It's disturbing!
Posted by Michelle C on 05/15/09 at 05:34 PM
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