Where to Buy Doggies and Other Controversial Seasonal Sweets
After a nine-month hiatus in the pandemic, the most despicable and adored confectionery in the United States is poised to make a comeback. Candy maker Just Born Quality Confections announced yesterday that a great Easter comeback is expected in 2021.
Yes, like a sweet phoenix rising from the COVID hellfire, the Pips are back. The company ceased production last April, citing concerns over the safety of plant employees, CNN reported. While you can expect all of your familiar glazed marshmallow flavors to return to store shelves near you soon, the company is also introducing two new flavors that could tear your family apart, even if instead you have to come together to celebrate Sunday and / or a giant rabbit: Hot Tamales and Fruit Loops flavors.
Where to find them
Previously, Just Born had a map on which to find the nearest Peeps product within 10 miles, but now the map is broken , which is a terrible time for the announced Peeps return. Fortunately, according to the company, in any year without a pandemic, the market will be flooded with about 2 billion Peep, so you shouldn’t have a hard time finding them from your local retailer.
Big box stores are the biggest suppliers of Peep today, so start your hunt at Target, Walgreens, or Walmart. (At the moment, stocks seem pretty low, but give time – after all, the Peeps were only announced yesterday). There are also numerous options for ordering Peep to your home (if you want to), includingCandy Warehouse and Amazon . You can also make your own pips – a real treasured pastime for some.
Where to buy other deliciously grotesque chocolates
Pips are not the only candy with strong opinions; think also of wonderful / awful treats like Circus Peanuts, Black Liquorice, and Candy Corn. Buying these pastries is your prerogative, even if you hide them in your closet or under your sofa cushion out of pathetic shame.
Here’s where you can get them if you want to toss them in the bowl with some Peep this year:
- Black licorice: It is available in many forms in regular stores as well as on the Internet. If you want to venture into the pandemic shopping for candy, try going to Walgreens, Target, or Walmart. They all offer online orders as well, but you can also browse Amazon and various candy stores like Candy Warehouse and (if you want to really dive deeper) Licorice International .
- Candy Corn: Walmart and CVS supply Candy Corn all year round, as do Amazon, Candy Warehouse, and Brach’s Candy for online ordering .
- Circus peanuts: Lord, why? But if needed, you can try Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, and Dollar Tree for personal purchases and online orders. There are also Amazon, Candy Warehouse, and Spangler Candy if you’d rather hide your shame while shopping online.