What are Hot Tamales Peeps Marshmallows?
The flavor of one Just Born product, Hot Tamales, has been infused into another Just Born product, Peeps. According to what I’ve read elsewhere on the internet, they are exclusive to Kroger-owned stores.
How are they?
When I ate the first one, I was amazed at how much they taste like Hot Tamales. The texture is all marshmallow (with the grainy coating, of course), but there’s no denying the flavor of the classic pill-shaped cinnamon candies. Wonderful!
However, they are not as strong, I mean, as fierce as Hot Tamales themselves. Your spice-averse five-year-old will handle these marshmallows just fine.
I know they’re less fierce because I ate some real Hot Tamales right after eating a Peep. And then I ate another Peep, and I couldn’t taste the cinnamon in the marshmallow anymore because the Hot Tamales were so much more powerful. So it would be wasteful to eat these with Hot Tamales.
Is there anything else you need to know?
As is typical with many of these flavored varieties, the pink permeates all parts of the Peep, not just the outside coating.
I would have preferred these marshmallow chicks to be as fierce as their spicy namesake, but they’re a delightful flavor on their own. In fact, of all the flavored Peeps that I have had over the years, Hot Tamales might well be my favorite.
Purchased Price: $1.50 (2 for $3.00)
Size: 3 oz. package
Purchased at: Smith’s Marketplace
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (4 chicks) 110 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 0 milligrams of sodium, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 24 grams of sugar (including 24 grams of added sugar), and 1 gram of protein.