Peeps are good to eat on Easter . . . at least, they are if there aren’t any chocolate eggs around. And that’s the thing these days. There are ALWAYS chocolate eggs around (I have about 10 of them in my purse right now).
According to a new survey, Peeps have PLUMMETED in popularity over the past few years because there’s better Easter candy options now.
When it comes to the candy we’re looking forward to this year, 54% of us say Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Eggs . . . 48% chocolate bunnies . . . 48% jelly beans . . . 45% Hershey’s chocolate eggs . . . and 34% Peeps.
Usually, Peeps is right up around 45%, so that’s a major drop.
Peeps tried to spin it by saying, quote,
“Peeps continues to be the number one non-chocolate brand at Easter.”
And that’s not even true, since people preferred jelly beans.