I Ate A Peep Donut So You Don’t Have To

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Last week or so, I reported on the amazing Dunkin’ Donuts concoction of Peep Donuts. This weekend, I finally saw them on the shelves of my local Dunks. Sunday morning, I got up bright and early, strolled over to Dunks, ordered a medium coffee and an egg and cheese on an English muffin because I am an adult, and two Peep donuts because I am an adult and I do what I want.

The donut Peeps are a little bit smaller than normal Peeps, but I was pleasantly surprised by how soft and fresh-tasting they were. However, it’s a little tricky to get a bite of donut and a bite of Peep in the same mouthful. The Peeps are not so much stuck to the donut like sprinkles would be, but rather just sort of rested precariously on top. In fact, my pink Peep fell off my donut in the bag.
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I ate half the pink iced donut first, and I was, again, very pleasantly surprised! The pink icing, which I think was supposed to be strawberry flavored, was perfectly sweet and the flavor just just right. Also, I don’t know if this is just because I got donuts earlier in the day than I usually do or because these donuts had to be specially engineered in order to support the weight of the Peep, but these were a little denser than the regular raised donut I usually get from Dunks.

Halfway through the pink donut, I decided to not fill up on it, and moved on to the green donut. Guys, the green icing is cloyingly sweet. It tastes like nothing but sweetness. It was too sweet for me to finish, and I was eating it on a donut with a sugar-covered marshmallow duck on it, so I have a high sweetness threshold.

Honestly, though, I’m never going to buy a Peep donut again. Like I assumed they would be, they were gross, but since they were both sitting in front of me, I ate them both and loved them. THE THINGS YOU MAKE ME DO, DONUTS!!! The highlight of the whole situation was obviously the derpy faces on the Peeps themselves.

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Please do not analyze the toothmarks on this donut and recreate my dental profile and frame me for a crime, thanks.

Hahaha, look at those dumb faces!!!! No meal can be wrong if it features faces like those.

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Flanny was born and raised in a Detroit suburb, but tells people she's from Detroit without clarification because it makes her sound tough. She is not tough. Her favorite member of One Direction is Louis Tomlinson, and her favorite Agatha Christie detectives are Tommy and Tuppence.
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24 Responses to I Ate A Peep Donut So You Don’t Have To

  1. Those look so gross and I want one.

  2. FRQ says:

    Did you forego eating the Peeps themselves, or did you just save them for last?

  3. gnidrah says:

    It’s this sort of selfless, investigative journalism that makes us all so very, very great.

  4. artdorkgirl says:

    Sorry, Flanny. I’ve already entered those donut bite marks into my super computer. World domination will be mine!

  5. collin0truckasaurus says:

    I only have about 2 more weeks until I can have sweets again and we’ve been talking about what food we miss the most and what we’re gonna eat first when we can have them again. I think I just want a milkshake. Also, I think we’ll try to keep sweets mostly out of our diet. Mostly. So thanks for eating this peep donut so I don’t have to.

    • flanny says:

      Uggg, I know! Don’t even bother me on Easter because I will just be sitting in my pajamas watching murder mysteries on Netflix.

  6. Sota says:

    I like the action shot photograph of when the pink peep fell off. Thats true journalism.

    • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

      At first glance, I thought that was a shot of the peep donuts at the bottom of a trash can, like a warning not to try them ourselves.

  7. catweazle says:

    I like sweets well enough but I have a fairly low sweetness threshold so these would be a no-go for me. I appreciate you taking one for the team.

  8. old man fatima says:

    I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I like new things and I always get suckered in to stuff like this before I remember that I don’t like it. So, seriously, thank you for doing this so I don’t have to. Because I may very well have, and my review would have just been a bunch of frowny faces and then me brushing my teeth for 45 mins.

  9. summerestherson says:

    I have a very high sweetness/richness threshold but I EFFIN’ HATE PEEPS GOOD GOD. They are the worst. If you’re going to eat a marshmallow just have a regular marshmallow don’t eat one that’s been hardened by a terrible glitter paste,

    • flanny says:

      The weird thing is that now in my old age Cadbury Cream Eggs are way too sweet for me, but I could pound Peeps like a champ! Very confusing!

    • artdorkgirl says:

      Yeah, I don’t care for Peeps either. I don’t get them. Give me those Reese’s peanut butter eggs at Easter any day of the week!

      • I had my first Reese’s egg of the year the other day and it was awesome, obviously, but they are soooo much smaller than they used to be. Which I suppose is good from a “not developing diabetes” standpoint but whatever, Hershey, you’re not my mom.

        • Erika says:

          I can’t remember the industry euphemism for it, but that’s probably not a push-back against diabetes. As food costs go up (or when food companies just want to make more profit) they cut back the size of their products while charging the same price. Chocolate, in particular, has been getting more expensive lately.

        • Oh yeah, I know. I was just joking, I didn’t actually think they cared about my health.

        • Commentatrix says:

          I feel like the Cadburry Eggs ALSO shrunk in [relatively] recent years! I remember when I first noticed it, I was like, is this a situation of me just not being a wee tot anymore OR ARE THESE MOTHERFUCKERS CUTTING COSTS?

    • catweazle says:

      I’m in the anti-Peep brigade as well, but I do appreciate them because when I was a kid I was able to trade them to my siblings for chocolate every Easter.

    • Sota says:

      The easter candy that I like are the Robins Eggs. They are like M&Ms but with a whopper in the middle. But I cannot figure it out…because I don’t like normal whoppers. What is it about the candy shell that makes them delicious?

  10. Kate says:

    I don’t think I can ever eat anything from dunkin’ donuts again after that video of the rats running around in the Manhattan one. I did see that it was closed down at least. I’m sure the local dunkin’ donuts are perfectly clean, but now that’s all I can think of. I did not put a link to spare you from my revulsion! Also I don’t know how!

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