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Peeps are small marshmallow candies which are shaped into baby chickens, rabbits, and other animals. Peeps are primarily used to fill Easter Baskets. They are made from marshmallow, sugar, gelatin, and carnauba.
Peeps are usually eaten in four ways:
- plain, out of the box
- dried and hardened (sometimes for years).
- microwaved (which makes the marshmallows softball-sized)
"On the evening of November 30, 1999, an electrical panel in the boiler room of the Just Born factory in Bethlehem, PA overheated and caught fire. Part of their electrical system was damaged, there was significant water damage, and partially-complete batches of Peeps and Bunnies were damaged. The damaged candy was sold as an animal feed ingredient."