Marshmallow Peeps are an Easter season staple. Peeps are certainly one of the best Easter candies of all time. The ooey gooey sugar-coated marshmallow confections have also made their presence known in several holidays throughout the year.
In recent years, Peeps Brand has been releasing “Mystery Flavors”. This year the company released 3 mystery flavors. They are basically white peeps that showcase a mystery flavor that the company doesn’t already market. The peeps may be color-less (so you can’t cheat and guess by the coloring), their aroma and taste sure do allow for the fun of guessing what the actual flavor could be.
I bit the bullet and decided to perform a Peep taste-test. In the name of science and whatnot… you know? So here are my results.Mystery Flavor #1
The instant smell, once I opened the package, of Mystery Flavor #1 was chocolate. It smelled of delicious chocolate. Knowing that the Peeps Brand already has a chocolate flavored Peep, I knew that there had to be more to this mystery flavor.
Upon actually biting into the Peep, I could tell the taste was a complex version of chocolate. My guess is mocha.
Actual Flavor: Chocolate MilkMystery Flavor #2
When I opened the package of Mystery Flavor #2, the smell was immediately known. It’s weird. I always find it odd when a savory item is turned into a sugary confection. So the first aroma that I smelled was sweet. Then came the flavor… popcorn!
It’s been a long time since I’ve had the popcorn flavored jellybean, so I can’t compare it to that. But when I bit into the Peep, the flavor of sweet popcorn filled my mouth. My guess is popcorn.
Actual Flavor: Buttered PopcornMystery Flavor #3
Mystery Flavor #3 smelled very fruity when I opened the package. There wasn’t really a discernible fruit smell. Once I bit into it, I could taste the cherry flavor. But it was a strong cherry flavor. So it had to be a more complex version of cherry. My guess is black cherry.
Actual Flavor: Sour Cherry
Visit your local Walmart during the holiday season to grab your very own Marshmallow Peeps Mystery Flavor. Heck… grab them all and have your very own taste test!