Thursday, March 27, 2014

Strawberry Crème Peeps

Place purchased: Target 

Price: $1.99 

Number of reviewers: 4

Appearance - 7.8

The Strawberry Crème Peeps consist of a pink marshmallow coated with the same color pink sugar and red sugar flakes. Unlike most Peeps, these are individual marshmallows rather than several connected together. 

J: I like the red and pink contrast.

Flavor and Taste - 5.8

The Peeps smell strongly of real strawberries, not artificial. Unfortunately, the flavor of the Peeps is very subdued compared to the aroma. These Peeps have a faint artificial strawberry and somewhat plasticy flavor.

C: Smells very much like strawberries. Very artificial taste, with lots of sugar. Medicinal note at end.
J: Great strawberry flavor, but also creamy, so not too overbearing.
S: Very artificial strawberry, and also soapy.

Texture - 6.8

The texture is that of a normal Peep: A soft, chewy marshmallow with crunchy sugar. The red sugar flakes do not have a noticeable texture. 

C: Lots of sugar coated on outsides, makes it gritty. 
S: Becomes creamy. 

Aftertaste - 6.3

There is a faint strawberry aftertaste.

C: Artificial strawberry. 
J: Begins to become overly artificial as it sits in mouth. 

Overall - 6.3

In contrast to other new Peeps like Blue Raspberry and Sour Watermelon which have very strong flavors, these Strawberry Crème Peeps only have a subtle artificial strawberry flavor. The Peeps would have benefited from a more authentic and prominent flavor. 

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