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Old 04-24-2011, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Let's take a moment, and put down that 11th Peep to be smushed into your mouth today, to consider the rich history of Easter's favorite marshmallowy, sugar-coated bird (or bunny or other various springtime shape).

Way back in the days of yore, specifically the 1920s, a Russian immigrant named Sam Born opened a chocolate shop in New York City.

[url=http://consumerist.com/2011/04/the-story-behind-easter-candy-favorite-peeps.html]The Story Behind Easter Candy Favorite: Peeps! - The Consumerist[/url]
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