Packaged Food

New Bubble Gum & Sweet Lemonade Flavored PEEPS Are Summer-Ready


When I think summer, I think lemonade stands and the hot hot sun. Then, I think bubble gum, naturally. Either way, Peeps — the famed marshmallow sugar rushes — are rolling out with new Bubble Gum-flavored Marshmallow Chicks and Sweet Lemonade-flavored Marshmallow Chicks.

Mind you, these are bubble gum-flavored, not Peeps-flavored bubble gum. Sigh. Although, kudos to Peeps for getting us that much closer to being able to swallow our gum without worrying if it really takes 7 years to digest.


The Peeps Sweet Lemonade Chicks feature white marshmallow sprinkled with yellow glitter and come in a 2ct. package (SRP $1.29), while the Bubble Gum Chicks are pink marshmallow inside and out and come in a 10 ct. package (SRP $1.49). Every purchase of  Peeps Sweet Lemonade Chicks will help support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to cancer research, with a portion of proceeds contributed to the cause.


Foie Gras Bubble Gum

I never understood how the liver of a goose is held in such high culinary esteem, but the liver of virtually any other animal in the average American’s diet is regarded as… well… chopped liver. In any event, if you’re looking to treat yourself with only the fanciest of bubble gum balls, look no further. These gumballs don’t just ooze the flavor of goose liver, they ooze class. ($3.99 @ Amazon)


Franks and Beans Bubble Gum

Canned franks and beans. A staple of the canned food world. Now in gum form. Okay, so it doesn’t taste like actual franks and beans, but rather classic pink bubble gum. You can still admire how closely these chewy treats resemble the real deal. I might even go so far as to say that some people might not even notice the difference. I did say I might go so far as to say that.

($4.99 @ Amazon)




Cocktail Weenie Bubblegum

Don’t trust your eyes. They’ll deceive you. Despite looking like some succulent appetizers at a backyard BBQ or tailgating party, these cocktail weenies are, in fact, bubblegum. What’s more is that they even come in a tin can to complete the meaty illusion. If only other things could be put into a can just to create a “meaty illusion”. Ooooh. What?! ($5 @ Amazon)


Deep Fried Bubblegum

deep fried bubblegum

Justin Martinez came up with the idea to dip marshmallows in a bubblegum extract and then covering it in bubblegum flavored dough before going into the fryer. The treat is then garnished with blue frosting. Martinez’s deep fried bubblegum won for Most Creative at the seventh annual Big Tex Choice Awards at the State Fair of Texas.

This novelty will join the league of “thing I can find in my pantry and throw it in a deep fryer” at the Texas State Fair next month. Definitely something worth trying, but I’ll draw the line at deep fried butter.

[THX to EATER and Photo Credit to Fort Worth Star Telegram]