In tonight’s Peep news, an investigative report.
This spring, Dunkin’ Donuts announced a partnership with Just Born, the folks behind Peeps, to bring America a Peep doughnut. And in the tradition of Doritos Locos Tacos and “Fritos on My Sub,” they are taking the country by storm.
It may look like it’s just a Peep on top of a flower-shaped plain doughnut, but in reality it is so much more. We couldn’t just let this opportunity pass us by, so we went downstairs, picked up a dozen Peep doughnuts (which are second only to Dunkin’s brownie-batter doughnut in calories) and started tasting. We didn’t quite make it through a dozen. Or six. OK, we made it through about two and a half.
With that in mind, here are the unfiltered comments from the First Annual FWx Peep Doughnut Jamboree:
"Sugar nestled on sugar is sort of awesome. I got sucked right in, no restraint whatsoever. Ate a whole one. Of course I cut it piece by piece, thinking each piece would be my last, then ended up eating the whole thing."
“It’s like a sugar luge in my mouth.”
“The Peep is pretty tender.”
“The Peep is excellent.”
“Now I understand how people feel about things like liver.”
“It’s got a strawberry smell…with a bright pink urinal cake color.”
“This is the grossest thing I’ve ever eaten in my life, and I’ve eaten live octopus.”
“Why does the doughnut feel heavy?”
“It’s like pouring a bag of sugar in your mouth and then mixing it with toothpaste.”
“I don’t want to actually eat any of this. Do I have to?” (Yes. Yes, you do.)
Peep doughnuts will be available through Easter Sunday, so get one while you still can. Or have a live octopus. It’s up to you.