Sunday, March 23, 2008

Peep, peep

I’m not really sure what the connection between Jesus Christ and the Easter Bunny is, but I do find it curious that Jesus and Peeps were both born in towns called Bethlehem.

And it’s strangely fantastic how everyone loves a Peep. This year, Jacques Torres honored the holy marshmallow creations by enrobing them in dark chocolate. You might think they taste just like chocolate-covered marshmallows. But there are two distinct differences.

One, those gritty bits of sugar that coat a Peep add extra chemical-y sweetness and a nice crunchy texture. And two, it’s Jacque Torres dark chocolate, which is of the highest order. Not unlike both Jesus and the Easter Bunny being equally adored on this day, the chocolate-covered Peeps are an unexpected marriage that works despite the odds.

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