As Easter fast approaches, children across the nation are preparing for one of the more unheralded parts of the year—the beginning of stale Peeps season.
This period of time, when multiple Peeps are left in opened containers and packages for a few days and change texture from soft to somewhat tougher and chewier, marks when children will have the second largest amount of surplus candy in the year, next to Halloween.
While many kids are split between preferring stale Peeps and finding them a necessary evil, the sheer abundance of stale Peeps will be impossible to miss. From April 21st to May 5th, the average household is expected to have at least 10 four-packs of Peeps that have been opened with only one Peep eaten immediately.
Stale Peeps season also officially ushers in the end of leftover Valentine’s Day hearts season, which lasts from late February through Easter Sunday.