Post Easter Hangover: What To Do With All This Candy?
Unlike other holidays, like Christmas or even Halloween, Easter in inexplicably rife with candy, and so, so, much of it. In particular abundance are chocolate crème eggs and those ubiquitous “peeps” that look as if they are resurrected every year with a new dye job. There is nothing wholesome, or even all that holiday relevant, about these confections, and their deliciousness is equally in question. So, invariably, once Easter Sunday has come and gone, there are surplus Peeps and crème eggs hanging around – like lingering party guests who had passed out in your guest room and can’t be woken.
Thankfully there is still a bit of potential fun left in these sweets. Normally I wouldn’t condone the destruction or wasting of food, but really, can we honestly say that Cadbury Crème Eggs and Peeps are actual food? The answer would be an emphatic “no!”
Washington D.C., while more notably known for being the home of our federal government, is also host to the annual Peep Show (which is in its fifth year). This is a fairly artistic and creative way to utilize the glut of peeps out there by creating impressive and amusing dioramas starring a slew of primary colored Peeps. The winning entry this year was one called the “Chilean CoPeepapo Mine Rescue,” which recreated last year’s rescue of 33 trapped Chilean miners with a particular attention to detail:
Next: Cadbury Eggs
If you have run out of Peeps and Cadbury Eggs are all you have, then send them over to the University of Nottingham, where physicists are standing by with a series of physics and impact tests ready to destroy, mutilate, or simply crack even the most resilient chocolate crème egg: