Posts Tagged ‘just born’

Peeps: Milk Chocolate Covered Marshmallow, Not to Be Confused With Chocolate Covered Peeps

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 by Becca Droz
Chocolate Covered Peeps are available in Dark or Milk Chocolate and add a new twist on an old classic...

Chocolate Covered Peeps are available in Dark or Milk Chocolate and add a new twist to an old classic...

Sharability: 1

Denture Danger: 5

Convenience: 8

Novelty: 8

Overall: 9

 This is quite an interesting new twist on the classic Easter candy, Peeps. This individually wrapped peep is crunchy, this peep is gooey, this peep is a taste treat. Maybe it is just because of the contrasting crunchy chocolate, but the marshmallow inside the milk chocolate casing seems gooyer than that of a normal peep making it taste like a coconutless mallowcup.

Ehem, allow me clarify, this is not a chocolate covered Peep. This is a chocolate covered Peep shaped marshmallow, at least it attempts to be Peep shaped. Peeps are most known for the delicious and colorful sugar that surrounds them, unfortunately this chocolate covered yellow marshmallow lacks that sweet, crunchy sugar.

This difference also explains the different consistency of the marshmallow itself. Chocolate covered peeps are something you can find recipes for through the internet, Peeps’ Milk Chocolate Covered Marshmallows can be found on candyfavorites.com. Despite the fact that this really isn’t a traditional peep, this is a delicious candy… and I bet it would be even better melted between two halves of a graham cracker.

Goldenbergs Peanut Chews – an iconic classic since 1917

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 by Becca Droz
Goldenbergs Peanut Chews have been an iconic candy favorite since 1917

Goldenbergs Peanut Chews have been an iconic candy favorite since 1917

Sharability: 8

Denture Danger: 7

Convenience: 6

Novelty: 9

Overall: 8

Though the name of the candy is Peanut Chews, I couldn’t help but think it was lying based o the picture on the wrapper. To me, it looked like solid chocolate filled with peanuts and I couldn’t fathom how that was going to be chewy.

The wrapper doesn’t say there is caramel in the inside; it just says “Bite-size chewy pieces loaded with peanuts!” So when I bit into the caramel-like substance that was filled with peanuts and covered in chocolate I wondered why they didn’t mention that on the wrapper.

Maybe it isn’t caramel. Maybe it is some chemical substance that is a cheap substitute for the “creamy” caramel that, oh so many candies love to rave about. But don’t let me put ideas in your head.

The truth is that the caramel-like substance is molasses, which is a syrupy sugar. The Peanut Chews are manufactured by Just Born, which also makes America’s favorite Easter candy, Peeps. I only had the honor of tasting the ‘milk chocolatey’ flavor, though I do know that this candy comes in original dark chocolate as well. The bar is not so much a bar, but many bars, six to be exact. Six little fun size candies, making sharing easy.

Romanian immigrant, David Goldenberg, founded the Goldenberg Candy Company in 1890. This company first introduced the Peanut Chews in 1917. This high protein and high energy bar was originally developed as a ration bar for the U.S. military in World War I. The company went through the hands of many Goldenbergs who all did their part in making the candy what it is today.

In the 1930s Harry Goldenberg initiated the conversion from the bite size bars to a full bar with bite size pieces. Just Born accumulated the Peanut Chews in 2003. This one is a fun vintage candy, and it’s vegan too!

Sources:

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut_Chews
  • http://www.justborn.com/peanut-chews/