There are several sure signs that spring is around the corner: the Detroit Tigers report to Florida for training camp, crocuses start to burst through the snow, and Peeps candies begin to appear on store shelves all over the place. Most commonly in the form of little yellow chicks, the soft marshmallow treats have been around for over sixty-five years, but never before in the form you will find them this year.
Kellogg’s has come out with Peeps cereal just in time for Easter. The Battle Creek-based cereal company has issued the new product as a limited edition, while supplies last.
Made with whole grains and lightly sweetened, the marshmallow-flavored cereal crisps come in lightly colored yellow, blue, and pink rings, which are accompanied by actual tiny marshmallows. The combination may seem unusual for a breakfast cereal, but it seems there’s been a very similar, very popular, St. Patrick’s Day treat on the market for years, so why not Easter?
As an added bonus for kids, the back of the box features a game board. Players are encouraged to take turns drawing a piece of cereal out of the box without looking. The color determines how many spaces that player moves forward on the board.