Peeps // Red Velvet // Limited Edition

Well well well…

Hey friends! Who’s ready for some tasty holiday reviews? I have been on a rather long hiatus – actually I have no idea how I’ve managed to go nearly a year without posting – where does the time go? Oh yeah – work.

So with the onset of the holidays – which I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving if you are into that sort of thing – we get an array of delicious holiday flavored… things! I feel like as a child, Peeps were originally just an Easter food, but it seems that there is now a Peep for every holiday, which I’m totally okay with because I love these tasty little marshmallow dollops.

Red velvet is something I’ve personally never really been into. Don’t get me wrong, I like the flavor, but I feel like most red velvet cakes that I have eaten have been way too dry, not to mention that its pretty customary for them to have cream cheese frosting, while tasty, doesn’t usually agree with my lactose intolerant old lady body. What is red velvet anyways?

a rich cocoa-flavored cake with a distinctive reddish color, typically prepared as a layer cake with buttercream or cream cheese icing.

Wow thanks internet! So, red… chocolate. Got it.

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First bite was okay. They tasted like cocoa to me – which is pretty much what I was expecting. I think what I found the most disappointing was the fact that they were dipped in cream flavored fudge, which tasted nothing like cream cheese or buttercream frosting. I think that had the fudge been flavored more, that it would have really sold this flavor for me, but honestly I was pretty underwhelmed. White fudge in general to me tastes kind of generic and cheap, and I feel like even a slight addition of butter flavor to the fudge would have changed the flavor profile to more align with that of Red Velvet and not a tuxedo hot chocolate.

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Texture: 4/5 – In general, I love the texture of Peeps. I think the sanding sugar on the outside mixed with the fluffy mallow on the inside makes for the best combination of just a little crunchy. If you like sand in your food. Which apparently I do.

Smell: 3.5/5 – These smell of cocoa when you open the package, but something about it seems slightly off. I can’t put my finger on it, but it just doesn’t smell overly appealing.

Appearance: 5/5 – I think out of all of the holiday Peeps (bird version) that these are the prettiest. The deep red sanding sugar makes me think of velvet and I like how they are slightly mixed into the white fudge dip at the bottom.

Taste: 3/5 - These were okay. The cocoa flavor is there, but not overly present, and when you take a bite with the cream flavored fudge on the bottom, its completely lost. As I said previous, I think that had the fudge been more cream cheese flavor, that it would have paired with the cocoa flavoring better versus completely steamrolling over it. I don’t foresee myself buying these again.

Purchased at Target

If you want to see what other Peep reviews I have done – check them out here!

Keebler Filled Pretzel Bites – Peanut Butter & White Fudge

Hello my dudes! Guess what?! Today is my birthday! That’s pretty radical eh? Today I bring you the white fudge version of yesterday’s Keebler treat, so lets get into it!

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I thought the chocolate fudge version had a little but of an identity crisis, but not nearly as bad as the white fudge do. The outside coating is good, but because of its translucent state it makes the snack look a little less appealing. Normally I find that white fudge and/or white chocolate is too rich for my liking but I feel like the fudge that they used on these added more of just a hint of sweetness than an explosion of vanilla.

Sadly they made no changes in the peanut butter recipe so we are stuck with the same weird dried out log of peanut butter on the inside. But like the chocolate version, as long as you consume them in one whole bite, the texture of the peanut butter is pretty unnoticeable.

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Texture : 4/5 – The outside fudge is smooth and creamy, the pretzel has a good crunch, and the peanut butter innards are gritty as ever. Somebody get that PB a glass of water.

Smell : 2/5 - These smelled rather sweet with a hint of peanut butter.

Appearance : 1.5/5 - The exterior coating is a weird translucent white which makes the pretzel look weird. The pretzels look quite different from the picture on the outside of the box.

Taste : 2.5/5 - The white fudge version was okay. I prefer the chocolate fudge myself. I was expecting more of a vanilla taste from the fudge but it was mostly sugar. The pretzel was nice and crunchy and perfectly salted, but much like the chocolate counterpart, the peanut butter is grainy and dry. Hopefully Keebler will rework this element.