'Tis the season for Peeps. Those revered (reviled?) colored sugar bedecked marshmallow critters that seem to always make an appearance come Easter basket time. The Times has a great slideshow
about how Peeps are born--while it's not for the faint of heart (nude peeps are involved!) there's something strangely compelling about watching legions of Peeps get coated with sugar. As a kids I couldn't get enough Peeps. They were among my favorite candies. This love affair continued up through college when I would make s'meeps in my dorm microwave (that's Peeps s'mores for the uninitiated). Sometime after freshman year, Peeps lost their luster. I began to realize that sugar coated marshmallow was perhaps a little too sweet (who knew?) Still there's no harm playing with your food, right...
... [via Blondie And Brownie]