Thursday, May 25, 2017

A Fun Twist On Peeps, Peeps Orange Delights!

The Good: Intriguing flavor, Great scent, Marshmallow actually tastes (some) like orange!
The Bad: Comparatively expensive, Not the most bold citrus or accurate creamsicle flavor
The Basics: Looking for an intriguing twist on ordinary marshmallow Peeps? Peeps Orange Delights marshmallow candies do the trick!

As I make my way through the cache of treats my wife picked up while I was out of town, I am doing increasingly more Peeps reviews. Today, I find myself trying the Orange Delights Peeps. The Orange Delights Peeps are a little better than original Peeps (reviewed here!), but while the aroma is delightfully reminiscent of Creamsicles, the flavor is a bit more muted and generically sweet.


Orange Delights Peeps are a marshmallow candy that were introduced in 2017 during the Easter Season. Thus far, they are a pack of three orange Peeps chicks with about 1/8" orange fudge coating the underside of the chick. These are not coated in fudge all the way around and they were produced exclusively by Just Born. The three pack of Orange 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 Orange 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 orange fudge shell on the underside.

Ease Of Preparation

Orange Delights Peeps are pretty simple to prepare. Simply unwrap the plastic around the tray and pull it out. Each of the Orange Delights Peeps is contained within its own plastic tray. Unlike the regular Peeps, the Orange 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!


Orange Delights Peeps smell just like an orange creamiscle. The milky, sugary aroma is distinct and has a delightfully mild citrus aroma to it. The usual acidity of citrus in the bouquet is muted by the milky aroma that makes it smell more like a frozen orange creamiscle than, for example, a glass of orange juice or an actual orange.

In the mouth, the Orange Delights Peeps taste sweet and creamy. The actual orange flavor is easily overwhelmed by the orange fudge on the underside of the candy. Despite that, there is a faint orange flavor that makes the Orange Delights Peeps taste like the aftertaste of a creamsicle. The more generic sugary flavor is more prominent than the orange or citrus flavor, which makes its flavor a little less distinct.

The Orange Delights Peeps have a slightly orange aftertaste that dissipates quickly after the last Peep is eaten.


Orange Delights Peeps are a candy, not a health food bursting with nutritional benefits. The three Orange Delights Peeps in a package are a single serving. A serving has 160 calories, thirty-five of which are from fat. Orange Delights Peeps have three and a half grams of saturated fat, which is 17% of one's RDA of saturated fat. There are 35 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 Calcium.

The main ingredients in Orange Delights Peeps are sugar, corn syrup and gelatin. Orange Delights Peeps are gluten free and are not Vegan compliant considering there is gelatin, nonfat dry milk, whole milk powder and carnauba wax. There is nothing overly unfamiliar in the ingredient list, so these are not the worst candies ever on the nutrition front.


Orange Delights Peeps are easy enough to store. The Orange Delights Peeps my wife picked up last month had an expiration date of December 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 orange fudge melts onto something. Because the sugar does not seem inclined to fall off, truly the melting orange fudge - or the melting Peep - is the only real worry. Like the preparation, there is nothing hard about storing or cleaning up after this candy.


Orange Delights Peeps are interesting, but just a little less flavored than one might want. The result is a less-enthusiastic endorsement as opposed to a rave review.

For other Peeps candy reviews, please check out:
Triple Chocolate Filled Delights Peeps
Sweet Lemonade Peeps
Milk Chocolate Dipped Peeps


For other candy reviews, please visit my Candy Review Index Page for an organized listing!

© 2017 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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