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    I have to ask: Am I the only one who bought marshmellow peeps (a la http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0015.html), and kept them in cupboard for months and months, waiting for them to go stale, crunchy and delicious? Having never heard of these (we didn't have them in the UK). So when I saw them one day in the shops, I jumped at the chance to buy them, eagerly waiting for them to ripen!

    For those that did not, let me save you the trouble: They don't go crunchy. Some of the sugar round the outside crystallizes, but that's about all you can expect.

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    Did you leave them in the packaging?

    Because, a Peep connoisseur such as myself will tell you, they almost never go stale in the box. They add so many preservatives that in their little box, they remain soft anf fluffy almost forever.

    But poke some holes in the plastic...

    Mm...

    They get all crispy and crunchy and chewy. Works better in a dry area (UK is a bit more humid than the California desert, so it would happen faster for me), and they don't get crunchy like, say, the marshmallows in Lucky Charms, they do have a distinct crunchyness, while the inside becomes more like light saltwater taffy.

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    D'oh! Cure my naivete. Of course, like some ingrate I left them in the box, to no result at all. I thank you sir for your culinary expertise.
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    Dude, get some holes in that box. The three best time frames are within a week of opening (starting the next day), after a month, and the classic three month mark.

    Of course, a few fresh ones are good too.

    And with Halloween coming up, Peeps Jack O Lanterns are just around the corner!

    Then Peeps Christmas Trees, then Peeps Hearts, then the classic Chicks and Bunnies we all love!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alchemyprime View Post
    Then Peeps Christmas Trees, then Peeps Hearts, then the classic Chicks and Bunnies we all love!
    with the exception of me. I hate peeps. also Valentine's day oddly.

    although I'm going to try stale peeps anyway. hmm. I don't think my neighborhood gives out pumpkin shaped peeps. ah well. I trade all my syrupy/ marshmallow based candy for chocolate stuff anyway.
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    You also need to keep them in a dry place(although that's probably obvious).
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    I keep mis-reading this thread as "My Poops were a Disappointment"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-O-E View Post
    I keep mis-reading this thread as "My Poops were a Disappointment"...
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    This thread has me salivating...
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    I keep mis-reading this thread as "My Poops were a Disappointment"...
    This thread has me salivating...*drools*
    Yes, I know that I changed the exact context, but still. If you are offended by this... sorry.
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    You gotta lower your standards. All poops can't be perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alchemyprime View Post
    Dude, get some holes in that box. The three best time frames are within a week of opening (starting the next day), after a month, and the classic three month mark.
    I'm more of a 3-month man myself.

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    And with Halloween coming up, Peeps Jack O Lanterns are just around the corner!

    Then Peeps Christmas Trees, then Peeps Hearts, then the classic Chicks and Bunnies we all love!
    Don't forget vanilla heart Valentine's Day peeps! While completely delicious (peeps are my all-time favorite candy), I've never tried them crunchy....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lappy9000 View Post
    I'm more of a 3-month man myself.

    Don't forget vanilla heart Valentine's Day peeps! While completely delicious (peeps are my all-time favorite candy), I've never tried them crunchy....
    I did say Peeps Hearts, right after Christmas Trees. Man... I want some peeps...
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    Bah. Peeps are only good when they're on fire.

    And then... they're delicious.

    There's nothing like a fresh, hot, near-liquid marshmallow coated in just-caramelized sugar. DELICIOUS.
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    Orcus on His Throne! I thought I was the only one! I suppose not......

    I love Peeps. I usually don't like most the holidays they go with, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizzardman View Post
    Bah. Peeps are only good when they're on fire.

    And then... they're delicious.

    There's nothing like a fresh, hot, near-liquid marshmallow coated in just-caramelized sugar. DELICIOUS.
    Never actually acquired the taste, though I guess being marshmallow-ian(?) in nature, they'd be good flaming.

    My extent with peeps was an interesting foray when I was in my Microwavable Chemistry phrase. Let's just say you can't eat them afterward, but I discovered the Megalo-Gwiff.
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    I've never heard of leaving peeps until they were crunchy, I'm gunna have to try this ASAP.



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    With as fast as they put out Christmas stuff here in the US, those tree peeps might just be read in time for Christmas morning.




    Quote Originally Posted by alchemyprime View Post
    Dude, get some holes in that box. The three best time frames are within a week of opening (starting the next day), after a month, and the classic three month mark.

    Of course, a few fresh ones are good too.

    And with Halloween coming up, Peeps Jack O Lanterns are just around the corner!

    Then Peeps Christmas Trees, then Peeps Hearts, then the classic Chicks and Bunnies we all love!
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    I usually stick with the classic yellow chick peeps. Something about the pink and purple colored ones taste really off to me.

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