Easter weekend is here.. more importantly, what is your favorite flavor? Here are some facts.
1.About five and a half million Peeps are made every day.And in one year, enough Peeps are made to circle the globe twice.
2.It used to take 27 hours to make a Peep.Back in 1953, each chick was handmade with a pastry tube. But the process was eventually automated, and now it takes just six minutes to make a Peep.
3.Yellow chicks are the original, and still the favorite.Yellow bunnies are the second most popular color and shape combination. Pink is the second best-selling color.
4.The vast majority of Peeps are consumed around Easter.About 2 billion Peeps are produced each year . . . and 1.5 billion of them are eaten during the spring.
5.The town where they're made does a New Year's Eve Peep drop.The Peeps factory is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.And on New Year's Eve, they drop a giant 400-pound Peep chick at midnight instead of a ball.