Neon pink stalks of rhubarb and sweet and snappy peas may be nature's cue that Spring has sprung, but I don't quite process the transition until I've sunk my teeth into my first sugar-crusted Peep of the season. Sure, Just Born has branched out with seasonal variations as of late — we were particularly fond of a gingerbread iteration that debuted this Winter — but it's a tall order to top the classic that I, like many, grew up with. Now, without giving too much away, I'd argue that they've done just that with their latest offering: a confetti-bedecked Vanilla Créme Peep to celebrate the company's 60th anniversary.
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An intoxicating and instantly recognizable aroma wafted out of the packaging as soon as we tore it open for a taste test. Less straight vanilla and more birthday cake — fitting given their anniversary/birthday tie-in — it may verge on cloying, but if you're a fan of Funfetti cake and the like, these charming candies will be right up your alley. Detractors noted that they were a hair sweet for an adult palate, but most felt that the satisfyingly artificial vanilla note rounds things out in a way absent in their original iteration. If nothing, they're undeniably adorable — try, just try, not to smile when laying eyes on a package — then get down to business and devour at least one.
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