Friday, February 22, 2008

SUGAR FREE PEEPS.... huh?

Is it just me or does anyone else have problems grasping the concept of sugar free Peeps?  I mean, isn't that what Peeps are... sugar?  That almost makes as much sense as marketing dehydrated water (just add water!).

We got a case of the Just Born sugar free confections in the store today with the Easter shipment and I opened it to read the label.  I couldn't imagine what sugar free Peeps could possibly be made of.  Maltitol, Isomalt, Polyglycitol, Sorbitol, Gelatin, Calcium Chloride, Flavors, Yellow #2, Sucralose, Potassium Sorbate and Carnauba Wax.  It looks more like an EPA warning label than candy ingredients.  All this for a savings of 12 calories per Peep (Sugar Free 20 vs. Regular 32). 

But hey, my broken scale says I'm down to 140 pounds so I don't need to count calories.  I'll have the original sugary Peep in yellow please.

Don't know why but for some reason while I was researching sugar free Peeps, I kept hearing a voice in the back of my head whispering "Soylent green is people!" 

Even more random: Ever notice how Peeps look like Big Bird took a dump in Bert's Easter basket after over dosing on sugar?  Even with that thought in mind I still have to have my Peeps fix every Easter.


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17 comments:

promiseluv372 said...

HAHA love you!!!

Did you taste them? I think my courousity (sp?) would kill me into taking a bite... and I would probably spit it out and say "why did I try it!"

Love,
promise

amy122389 said...

Don't eat the sugar free stuff.  I got a little over excited with sugar free candy last year and ended up with some unpleasant stomach issues.  :-X

That said, you can have my share.  Peeps give me the willies.  I think it's the texture.

~Amy

buggieboo1 said...

sugar free peeps!?!?! What's the point?!?!?!?!


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Sharon
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deshelestraci said...

That is just wrong.  Did you see the adorable pillows made of microfiber in peep shapes?!  Too cute.  Eat your Peeps.  
Traci

lreilly29 said...

Trust me - don't try them.  I guarantee if you search the pkg it'll have a warning about posibly having a laxative effect - and they're right!

mutualaide said...

Me too.  With sugar.  I'll walk a few extra miles.  eeeuuuuyargh....

swmpgrly said...

I love those things

astaryth said...

Peeps.. eh.... They don't do anything for me, but Cadberry Eggs???? Now -that's- something I can't pass up <LOL>

sdoscher458 said...

Oh the horror of it all...sugarfree peeps??? Naw..will taste like Zoylent Green.... I have to watch out for candy holidays...I can overdose ya know, and I don't have any little kids to blame it on either...Lol...you have me laughing...love, Sandi

glopsey said...

http://www.peepresearch.org

Here, have fun!

http://journals.aol.com/glopsey/thelovebug

mpnaz58 said...

I LOVE Peeps!!  I saw them at Wal-Mart last week, but hey, its still 4 weeks to Easter...I'll gain 10 lbs if I start now!!  Sugar free Peeps...now that's just wrong!
xoxo ~Myra

motoxmom72 said...

I used to live for Peeps each Easter.  Now I love that they come out for just about any holiday!  Sugar-free...I don't think so!
Hugs,
Gina

midwestvintage said...

 I thought they were entirely made out of sugar also! "Soylent green is people!"  Laugh, that brought back some memories.


                 Julie

simplymeally@gmail.com said...

there is something so right about Peeps.  unfortunately/fortunately, i can't remember the last time i tasted the sugary goodness.   personally, i would go for the sugary vs sugar free if i was to sink my teeth into them.  argh! need.sugar.fix.right.now.  -=)

geminiwilder said...

sugar free peeps = BLECH. you are right, what is the point?
not to mention artificial sweeteners are just horrid chemicals
that break down in your body and do hideous things to you!

i'll stick to my ONE marshmallow full-o-sugar peep this year, as always :)

buckoclown said...

Very funny entry :o)
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annemariehitchcock@gmail.com said...

Soylent Green *is* Peeps!

See this semifinalist of the Washington Post 2007 Peeps contest—#17 by Kirwan Magdamo: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/photo/gallery/070402/GAL-07Apr02-69859/index.html