I broke out the Peeps I bought on clearance last year and took them to the barn today. I was not at this barn last year and I was saddened to realize that there are many uneducated Peep people out there.
One owner did express her love of peeps and ate a few, but Rothina was the only horse who ate them. She, of course was thrilled that no one else liked them, because that means more for her, but Peeps are meant for sharing.
Well, I am new to the whole Peeps thing, but I did find some heart-shaped ones on Valentine's Day, so I took them out to the barn with me, just to see what would happen. 3 of the 4 horses gobbled them right down, the 4th is kind of a treat snob and spit it out!! (Of course it was promptly eaten off the ground by one of the others who has no manners. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...n_rolleyes.gif) I personally don't like to eat them, too much sugar, but the horses have a sweet tooth for sure. With the heart-shaped ones you don't have to worry about head or tail first I guess. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif
I did buy the white heart-shaped Peeps, but had a choice of getting red ones. However, I envisioned what sort of mayhem would occur should the horses' owner come home after they ate red Peeps and she saw red slobber on their faces.... http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...s/icon_eek.gif
I think the original yellow ones taste best, but I like buying blue ones too. I absolutely prefer them stale, and immediately stab all boxes with a scissors and let them sit a few days before eating! I always bite their little heads off first - never eat them tail first. I haven't actually offered any to my horse. She has her peppermints and I don't think she'd be too happy with the consistency of a Peep. I could be wrong..
She wasn't running away with me, I just couldn't stop her!
OMG! Those peeps give me nightmares. I can't stand the things! And people actually give me them. Ack. Gack! I will be sure to mail them to any of you, they will be good and stale by the time the Post Office is done with them.
The Knotted Pony
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Originally posted by LUVMYQH:
Did you forget to open the package and let them sit on the cabinet for 2-3 days so they would get stale first?
Am I the only one who only likes peeps after they get stale and chewy?
Hmm, never thought about that! My DD likes them fresh, anything resembling a marshmellow she'll eat!! I won't eat them, too sweet. If it's that sweet, it should be chocolate as far as I'm concerned. Why spend my calories any other way? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif
I gave the horses fresh heart shaped Peeps. They didn't seem to mind, gobbled them right down - well, except the one treat snob who spit it out. But I think some Easter Peeps are definitely in order for the barn. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif
If you can't stand the wait to let them get stale: put peeps in microwave for 6 seconds (they'll blow up), open door and put immediately in freezer for about 5 minutes. Voila! The stalest/crunchiest peeps you've ever seen. Delectable.
OF COURSE they need to be stale first. However, I have noticed that some horses prefer them "fresh." Chaqu'un a son gout.
NEW for this year: orange cream egg peeps! How exciting.
Personally, as a traditionalist, I prefer the white or yellow peeps for moi meme.
Last year Target sold the baskets that were peep shaped. I of course, bought the yellow chick, I bought the lavendar one for my parents to match their decor. Because these things are important (I believe they will be doing an entire segment on HGTV about decorating with peeps...).
Now you can get stuffed animal peeps. Better and better.
Does anyone worry about horsie cavities? Just a little insight in to Need4speed's brain, the minutia of peep cavities in horsie mouths bother me. How will I explain it to my babies dentist? <hanging head> "Yes sir, I put them to bed sucking on a peep", "No sir, I didn't understand the ramifications of my actions", "Yes sir, I do feel like a bad horsie parent now", "Of course I'll do better"....