The Good: Does not taste bad, Great scent, The dark chocolate is flavorful
The Bad: Comparatively expensive, Blueberry flavor is weak and very inconsistent.
The Basics: Peeps Blueberry Delights marshmallow candies are not blueberry enough to truly thrill consumers.
I am, it seems, almost entirely through the collection of various new Peeps my wife picked up for me on my recent trip. I am not traditionally a fan of original Peeps (reviewed here!), but my wife is of the opinion that I should branch out some in the foods I keep around the house. So, she picked up a bunch of Peeps and I've been reviewing them. Tonight, I'm up to Blueberry Delights Peeps. Blueberry Delights Peeps are not bad, but they are not fruit-flavored enough to truly delight fans.
Blueberry Delights Peeps are a marshmallow candy that were introduced in 2017 during the Easter Season. Thus far, they are a pack of three Blueberry Peeps chicks with about 1/8" dark chocolate coating the underside of the chick. These are not coated in dark chocolate all the way around and they were produced exclusively by Just Born. The three pack of Blueberry Delights Peeps tended to run $1.99 - $2.99, which is a bit more than the average price of a four-pack of the regular Peeps.
Each Blueberry Delights Peep is almost two inches long by 3/4" wide by 3/4" tall and they are sugar-coated marshmallow candies with a very thin dark chocolate shell on the underside.
Ease Of Preparation
Blueberry Delights Peeps are pretty simple to prepare. Simply unwrap the plastic around the tray and pull each one out. Each of the Blueberry Delights Peeps is contained within its own plastic tray. Unlike the regular Peeps, the Blueberry Delights Peeps tend not to have their sugar fall off. As a result, they seem to be more clean and easy to eat; simply remove it from the package and consume!
Blueberry Delights Peeps smell more like dark chocolate than anything even remotely fruity. The blueberry flavor of the Blueberry Delights Peeps is not at all evident in the candy's bouquet.
On the flavor front, the Blueberry Delights Peeps are entirely dominated by the dark chocolate on the bottom of the Peeps. The blueberry flavor taste manifests only on the outsides of the Peeps in very small amounts. The Blueberry Delights Peeps barely taste at all like blueberry; the fruit flavor is more of an aftertaste that is present briefly as one masticates the candy. Even then, the flavor does not endure long at all; these candies are completely overwhelmed by the flavor of the dark chocolate on the bottom.
The Blueberry Delights Peeps have a slightly chocolate aftertaste that dissipates a few minutes after the last Peep is eaten.
Blueberry Delights Peeps are a candy, not a health food packed with nutritional benefits. The three Blueberry Delights Peeps in a package are a single serving. A serving has 150 calories, thirty of which are from fat. Blueberry Delights Peeps have two grams of saturated fat, which is 11% of one's RDA of saturated fat. There are 10 mg of sodium and 1 gram of protein in each three Peep serving. There are no vitamins or other nutritional benefits to Peeps, outside 2% of one's RDA of Iron.
The main ingredients in Blueberry Delights Peeps are sugar, corn syrup and gelatin. Blueberry Delights Peeps are gluten free and are not Vegan compliant considering there is gelatin, milk fat and carnauba wax. There is nothing overly unfamiliar in the ingredient list, so these are not the worst candies ever on the nutrition front.
Blueberry Delights Peeps are easy enough to store. The Blueberry Delights Peeps my wife picked up last month had an expiration date of November 2017, so keeping them at room temperature or below seems to keep them fresh for a long period of time.
Clean-up is as easy, unless the dark chocolate melts onto something. Because the sugar does not seem inclined to fall off, truly the melting dark chocolate - or the melting Peep - is the only real worry. Like the preparation, there is nothing hard about storing or cleaning up after this candy.
Blueberry Delights Peeps are good on the chocolate front, but the blueberry flavor does not manifest strong enough to delight.
For other Peeps candy reviews, please check out:
Orange Delights Peeps
Sugar Plum Delight Peeps
Chocolate Mousse Peeps
For other candy reviews, please visit my Candy Review Index Page for an organized listing!
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