Saturday, June 24, 2017

How Did Real Chocolate Make Them Less-Than?! Peeps Delights Chocolate Mousse Candies!

The Good: Good taste, Great scent, The milk chocolate is flavorful
The Bad: Comparatively expensive, Marshmallow is virtually unflavored
The Basics: Peeps Chocolate Mousse Delights marshmallow candies are all right, but not exceptional.

My wife stocked me up recently on a wide variety of all sorts of flavors of Peeps candies, despite the fact that original Peeps (reviewed here!) have never truly been a staple around our house. Ironically, a long time ago, I reviewed Chocolate Mousse Peeps (reviewed here!), so when I sat down to review the Chocolate Mousse Delights Peeps, I had a reasonable hope that the newer Peeps would be a step up, perhaps even achieving perfection for Just Born Peeps. Unfortunately, it seems like the recipe was changed in the years in between or the real chocolate of the Chocolate Mousse Delights Peeps completely overwhelms the flavoring within the marshmallow to make it a far more average confection than an extraordinary one.


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

Ease Of Preparation

Chocolate Mousse Delights Peeps are simple to prepare. Simply unwrap the plastic around the tray and pull each one out. Each of the Chocolate Mousse Delights Peeps is contained within its own plastic tray. Unlike the regular Peeps, the Chocolate Mousse 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!


Chocolate Mousse Delights Peeps smell delightfully of chocolate and the chocolate aroma is strong and distinct. The bouquet is very accurate to the smell of milk chocolate mousse.

On the flavor front, the Chocolate Mousse Delights Peeps are entirely dominated by the milk chocolate on the bottom of the Peeps. The Chocolate Mousse flavor taste is incredibly mild. In fact, the marshmallow portion of the Peeps tastes almost entirely of generic marshmallow. The mousse flavor does not carry through the marshmallow flavoring, but the chocolate on the bottom makes it a fairly well-flavored Peeps Delight candy.

The Chocolate Mousse Delights Peeps have a strong chocolate aftertaste that dissipates a few moments after the last Peep is eaten.


Chocolate Mousse Delights Peeps are a candy, not a health food packed with nutritional benefits. The three Chocolate Mousse Delights Peeps in a package are a single serving. A serving has 160 calories, thirty of which are from fat. Chocolate Mousse Delights Peeps have two grams of saturated fat, which is 11% of one's RDA of saturated fat. There are 15 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 and Calcium.

The main ingredients in Chocolate Mousse Delights Peeps are sugar, milk chocolate and corn syrup. Chocolate Mousse Delights Peeps are gluten free, but 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.


Chocolate Mousse Delights Peeps are easy enough to store. The Chocolate Mousse 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 milk chocolate melts onto something. Because the sugar does not seem inclined to fall off, truly the melting milk 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. The milk chocolate, though, does seem susceptible to melting.


Chocolate Mousse Delights Peeps are all right, but they do not pop the way I would have hoped coming in.

For other Peeps candy reviews, please check out:
Blueberry Delights Peeps
Chocolate Creme Peeps
Candy Cane Dipped In Chocolate 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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