Place purchased: Target
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.