She Loves Her Peeps

Marshmallow Peeps – you either love ‘em or hate ‘em.

There seems to be no in-between.


Our daughter LOVES them.

She lives overseas and she can’t find Peeps there.

Last week, we noticed that the Easter Peeps were back on the shelves of our stores. We also saw small “plush” peeps for the first time. We decided it would be fun to send both items to her! 🙂


I don’t know if you do much shipping to Europe. The priority mail flat rate box costs $13.45, which seems pretty expensive for the size of it, but money is no object when you want to surprise your kid with something she likes, right? 😉 We figured that one sleeve of candy peeps and the little plush peep could ride together in that flat rate box, and we were excited at the thought of our daughter opening it!

The Best Laid Plans . . .


We didn’t actually have a flat rate box at home. No problem though; we’d just wrap up the candy and the chick and make a mailing label. Sir Beads would get a box at the post office, pop the items in, and the package would be on the way. It sounded like a good plan but . . .

Have you ever made a cross-country trip with your family in a very crowded car? You know – a trip that leaves you all rumpled and in desperate need of a comb when it’s over?


Well, we’re afraid the plush peep may be limping and woozy once he is sprung from his cardboard traveling vehicle. Sir Beads said legroom was pretty scarce with that sleeve of marshmallow peeps in the way. He barely got the box closed. Thank heaven for good tape. (The next size flat rate priority box would have cost a whopping $43.45 – way too much to mail just a few dollars worth of items.)

So now, we’re crossing our fingers that our daughter can perform some sort of resuscitation on the little fella. Maybe a session with the hairdryer on low, or a few strokes with a soft hairbrush. I’ll let you know!


In the meantime, if you love Peeps, they have a website that’s a Disney-esque paradise of color and excitement! You can tour the factory, read about their history, find craft ideas, even recipes! Click here to see it.




She Loves Her Peeps — 10 Comments

  1. Peeps, Peeps, Peeps. Everywhere! Terry LOVES peeps.

    I on the other hand do not like them. O they are cute to look at. Even the peeps rabbits don’t entice me to bite. They are like marshmellow aren’t they? Must be. The only way I like Marshmellows is on the end of a stick, burned around the edges a bit by the bonfire. Yum. Somehow I don’t think I could do that to a peep. Maybe its because I am an animal lover…ya think?

    My boys got those plush peeps the year they first came out. They are buried in a bag somewhere now, replaced with nerf balls and beebe guns.

    I guess we take the mail for granted and don’t think how much it costs to ship. Sad you can’t just pack what you want in a box and have it be affordable to surprise you daughter. Bet she loved receiving that box, squished peeps and all.

    Have a great weekend.
    xx, Carol

  2. Love peeps and love Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups – now in the shape of eggs! Yea.

  3. I think it’s so awesome that you are sending your daughter peeps. When I lived abroad, it was the highlight of my day/week/month when my mom sent me anything! But, my biggest thing that I missed was Kraft Mac n Cheese. So, for Christmas one year, she sent me one of those mega boxes of mac which had like 10 in it! Oh man, it was heaven.

  4. Most dryers have a no heat “fluff”program ,im sure if she put it in the dryer on fluff it will pop up just fine:)

  5. i know that your daughter will be thrilled to receive a box full of peeps surprises from you!!! i lived in brussels for a year, and my mom would send me boxes of jello and betty crocker cake mixes…..i LOVED receiving them!!! :)))

  6. I’m back after celebrating St. Patty’s Day. I didn’t drink anything stronger than Irish breakfast tea but I was up till 3.

    It is great that you are sending your daughter peeps. I hope she loves the surprize. I don’t do peeps or jelly beans either. When I was a kid I was afraid that the Easter bunny wouldn’t bring me anything if I complained so I hid that stuff under the grass and put it in the closet to the next year, then I would throw it out. I got nailed by my mom one year and she couldn’t believe I didn’t get bugs in the closet. After that I didn’t get anymore jelly beans or peeps. I thought it was a miracle that my mom knew the Easter Bunny.

  7. Oh what a wonderful surprise for your daughter! Have you or your daughter tried a Cadbury Creme Egg? Not quite a peep but terribly tasty!

  8. Hi Crystal!

    Your daughter is going to love your Peep surprise box…and if he’s a bit squished, I’m sure she’ll love him all the more! Somehow, I always feel sorry for the not so perfect things, and I love them even more…because they need a little extra lovin! I know that sounds silly doesn’t it! It’s amazing the things I write sometimes! 😉

    I love them. They’re adorable and yummy too!…I’m going to check out that Peep site!


  9. Sounds like you and Sir Beads had a fun adventure.
    I’m sure she will be soooo pleased.
    Those small “plush” Peeps are cute.
    My favorite candy at Easter is the
    Oh Henry egg. :>

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