All of these Limited Edition Peeps were in the Easter clearance sections, even though I am pretty sure they weren't released as Easter-specific items, but cheap candy is cheap candy! Who am I to complain? There were lemon, lime and orange versions, and although all three were there, I decided to just grab the lemon and the lime because they were the ones I was most interested in.
The packaging is small and it only contains three marshmallow chicks, which seems to be the go-to quantity for these limited edition flavors with dipped bottoms. Since all three of these limited edition flavors are citrus fruits, literally the only difference between all three packages is the color and the fruity image on the left. It's cute, and saves time and money of design, but that's about all I have to say. There's really nothing new package or design-wise for me to talk about, so let's get right into the review.
Once opened, the package has a sweet but tangy lemon aroma. It's a little on the artificial side, like the lemon juice you can buy in a little fruit-shaped squeeze bottle, mixed with lemonade mix, but it's pretty appealing. Actually, the aroma is really similar to how lemon water ice tastes. You know, the kind that comes in a waxed paper cup with a little wooden scoop? That is what this smells like. Sweet, tangy, and refreshing in a kind of concentrated kind of way.
I picked up one of my non-wonky-eyed Peeps (the one on the far left has unfortunately nipple-like eyes that are very far down, I should have photographed it, but it's hidden by the packaging) and took a bite, and I instantly knew I liked this flavor!
They taste like little Peep-sized lemon meringue bites. The marshmallow adds this soft fluffy texture, and with the sanding sugar outside, it mimics a lightly toasted meringue topping. As for the melon flavoring, it's mild at first, the marshmallow itself has a light lemonade-like flavoring, but that "fudge" bottom is where all the tartness is hiding. It starts out tasting like a lemon-flavored white chocolate, but the aftertaste is really tangy. I could feel it on the sides of my tongue, and even though the Peep is really sweet as you're eating it, the aftertaste is really tangy and a bit zesty.
I'm pretty impressed by these little chicks, they are like the Alex's Lemonade Stand version that was released a while ago, but with a tangy fudge that kicks the citrus flavoring up a notch. Worth noting, the citrus flavoring is a bit on the artificial lemon-shaped juice bottle side, but it's still really enjoyable. I really like these a lot, and now I have high hopes that the lime will be just as good.
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