So my kids get about 3 tons of candy each for Easter. The Easter Bunny evidently thinks they're very good every year because he leaves yummy, sugary goodness for them at multiple locations.
There's one Easter candy that I, personally, look forward to every year. Back in my day this particular candy only came out at Easter. Now it's been repackaged and shows up throughout the year masquerading as the Gingerbread Man, a Jack-o-Lantern perhaps, and this year I even saw cute little red hearts for Valentine's Day.
But the best is still the original. The ooey-gooey, crystallized sugar covered, artificially dyed, marshmallow peep in the adorable little chick shape. I cannot express to you my love for them.
Okay, so maybe I can express to you my love for them.
This year my little monsters came home with something different in their baskets. They looked like my beloved peeps. They even felt like my beloved peeps.
They did not taste like my beloved peeps.
Sugar FREE Peeps??!
What kind of atrocity is this? I mean, SUGAR is exactly what the peep is all about! It is the nature of the peep!
These blasphemous little puffs have not earned the right to bear the name Peep.
Splenda does not melt in your mouth like sugar. It's like someone glued some yellow pencil shavings to my marshmallow. It does not glisten like a peep should, it does not smell like a peep should. It is just wrong.
Let's not even get me started on how awful the actual marshmallow is. I am saddened. What is this world coming to?