Story Behind Peeps

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First off let me say I LOVE candy! One of my favorite movies is the original “Willie Wonka and The Chocolate Factory” from 1971.

What’s Easter without Peeps? For me it’s a good one because my sweet tooth leans more towards jelly beans and chocolate. But, for a lot of people Peeps are the candy they can’t do without at Easter.

If you’ve ever wondered how this sugary coated marshmallow bird became the favorite candy of Easter, sit back and I’ll tell you all about it.

Now it all started in New York City back in the 1920s when Russian immigrant Sam Born, who had spent years doing retail, decided to jump into the candy manufacturing business by opening a chocolate shop. That’s how the maker of Peeps “Just Born” was born.

Business was going really well for Sam Born and in the 1950’s he bought another company which specialized in jelly beans and…

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