Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 35

Thread: Marshmallow Peep Shortage???

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Delaware, USA - The First State/Diamond State - home of The Blue Hens
    Posts
    8,734

    Marshmallow Peep Shortage???

    I have NEVER encountered this before - an Easter Peep shortage. I'm stunned! I went out this morning to pick up a little Easter candy for the family, and there was not a Peep to be found. Went to the grocery store, dollar store, Walgreens and Walmart in search of the little critters. NOTHING - not a single package. Did the world all of a sudden decide that they like Peeps, and bought out this year's crop???? Are people hoarding them????? Usually there are tons of Peeps that go on sale the day after Easter because nobody took them home. Not this year - not in this neck of the woods, anyway.
    So my son went out this afternoon, and he went to 5 different stores, and managed to get the very last pack of Peeps for me at Rite Aid. I do believe that DE stores are now devoid of any Peeps, and that none got left behind on the shelves, only to be sold at drastically reduced prices on Monday, just so that they will have a home to go to.
    I'm so happy that all the local Peeps got taken to a deserving home, and none have to spend another lonely night in a store.

    Seriously - I wonder what the sudden run on Peeps was all about??? I hope everyone managed to find these little goodies.

    Happy Easter everyone!
    I've Been Boo'd
    Thanks, Barry
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    My little dogs - two heartbeats at my feet.
    by Edith Wharton & Me
    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    2,870
    If you were close, I would share. A couple from church just brought a package for each of my kids, and there is only one person (our 7 year old) in our family of 5 that likes Peeps.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Waltham, MA, USA
    Posts
    35,322
    We have plenty in our stores last I looked, shall I buy some for you? Any favorite colors?
    I've Been Frosted

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Delaware, USA - The First State/Diamond State - home of The Blue Hens
    Posts
    8,734
    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    We have plenty in our stores last I looked, shall I buy some for you? Any favorite colors?
    Awwwww - thanks Karen. I'll be fine with my one pack of yellow ones, even tho I was looking for purple ones in particular. Just last week the stores here were loaded with them. They sure were a big seller for some reason this year, tho. Really strange..........
    I've Been Boo'd
    Thanks, Barry
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    My little dogs - two heartbeats at my feet.
    by Edith Wharton & Me
    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    22,070
    Sorry Ellie, it was me who bought them all up. I have quite a few here. The yellow chicks are my favorite.

    Forever in my heart...Lacey,Sassy,Mandy,Corey,Ginger,Casey

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    22,070

    Did you see these? They're supposed to be for the Peeps 60th anniversary!

    Forever in my heart...Lacey,Sassy,Mandy,Corey,Ginger,Casey

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Delaware, USA - The First State/Diamond State - home of The Blue Hens
    Posts
    8,734
    Quote Originally Posted by chocolatepuppy View Post

    Did you see these? They're supposed to be for the Peeps 60th anniversary!
    Oh - those are cute. I didn't see any of those, but then when the stores still had the others, I wasn't looking for any, so that could be why. My little yellow chickies are sitting right here by me on my desk - I want to make sure they don't get chicknapped!
    I've Been Boo'd
    Thanks, Barry
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    My little dogs - two heartbeats at my feet.
    by Edith Wharton & Me
    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Illinois, USA
    Posts
    24,275
    Want me to send you some, Pomtzu? There is no shortage of Peeps around here and I don't especially like them. I'd rather have jelly beans. (including the black ones)
    Yikes! I've been Boo'd ... right off of the stage!
    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

    Cassie's Catster page: http://www.catster.com/cats/448678

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Northern cyberspace
    Posts
    1,843
    Hate to be the one to say this but none of our stores carries "Peeps" and when I read your post I kept wondering what "Peeps" were. Glad the pictures were posted or I would still be sitting here in the dark
    We have every thing anyone could think of for Easter but this is the first time I hear or see "Peeps".
    This year everything for Easter seems to be centered around Thomas the Train. They have tons of all kinds of Easter chocolates and toys all about Thomas----reminds me of the days "Big Bird" took over.
    I'll settle for plain chocolate bunnies
    Asiel


    I've been defrosted---thanks cassiesmom

    I've been Boo'd -

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Delaware, USA - The First State/Diamond State - home of The Blue Hens
    Posts
    8,734
    Quote Originally Posted by Asiel View Post
    Hate to be the one to say this but none of our stores carries "Peeps" and when I read your post I kept wondering what "Peeps" were. Glad the pictures were posted or I would still be sitting here in the dark
    We have every thing anyone could think of for Easter but this is the first time I hear or see "Peeps".
    And I thought Peeps were known worldwide! The originals used to be just yellow or pink chicks, but then the bunnies had to get in on the act too. Now they come in a variety of pretty colors too - see............
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	peeps2.jpg 
Views:	45 
Size:	9.5 KB 
ID:	56162   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	peeps1.jpg 
Views:	47 
Size:	6.4 KB 
ID:	56163   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Peeps.jpg 
Views:	48 
Size:	46.2 KB 
ID:	56164  
    I've Been Boo'd
    Thanks, Barry
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    My little dogs - two heartbeats at my feet.
    by Edith Wharton & Me
    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Waltham, MA, USA
    Posts
    35,322
    Um, be careful, gini might see this ...
    I've Been Frosted

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Santa Clara, CA
    Posts
    27,623
    My favorite are also the chicks and it doesn't matter what color they are. I haven't had any in years though. My mom used to buy them for me and I usually don't buy them for myself. I've been sick the last few days so I haven't been to any stores lately but I'm sure we have plenty of them here. Enjoy your yellow chick peeps.
    Owned by Sky, Pearl, Ziggy Stardust, Alani, Blaze, Colby, Finnegan, and Summer.


    My Rainbow Bridge Babies:
    RB Pepper 3/17/97- 2/3/03 RIP Sweet Pepper
    RB Starr 3/22/05- 7/1/09 RIP Sweet Starr
    RB Sunny 8/25/00- 2/28/10 RIP Sweet Sunny
    RB Storm 1/11/96- 8/2/12 RIP Sweet Storm

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Ban stupid people NOT dogs!!!
    Posts
    17,099
    I'll be honest.. I am not in the omg I love peeps fan club but there is usually never a shortage of peeps in the stores here. They had TONS when I had to go to the dollar store when I had to go there Monday.
    Krista : Buster : Coonhound : Rudy : Airedale Terrier x : Dixie : Schnauzer/Terrier X : Miagi : Tabby : Tiger : Tabby/Bengal X : Angel : Russian Blue X

    Rocky, Jenny, & Ginger.. forever loved & always in my heart..

    I have been frosted!

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Illinois, USA
    Posts
    24,275

    Peeps test...

    http://www.delish.com/food-fun/quizz...ivia?GT1=47034

    I only got 3 of the 10 right !

    Wait, I just thought of something... since Pomtzu was looking for the little critters in lavender, does that make her ... a Purple Peep Needer?!
    Yikes! I've been Boo'd ... right off of the stage!
    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

    Cassie's Catster page: http://www.catster.com/cats/448678

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Delaware, USA - The First State/Diamond State - home of The Blue Hens
    Posts
    8,734
    Quote Originally Posted by cassiesmom View Post
    http://www.delish.com/food-fun/quizz...ivia?GT1=47034

    I only got 3 of the 10 right !

    Wait, I just thought of something... since Pomtzu was looking for the little critters in lavender, does that make her ... a Purple Peep Needer?!
    I got 6 correct, and they were actually all guesses - except for the info I got off the box of Peeps that's sitting on my desk!!!

    And I'd rather be a Purple Peep Eater.
    I've Been Boo'd
    Thanks, Barry
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    My little dogs - two heartbeats at my feet.
    by Edith Wharton & Me
    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Copyright © 2001-2013 Pet of the Day.com