Peeps Lip Balm, Reviewed

20090402-peepsbalm.jpgPeeps flavored lip balms do in fact exist. Available on Amazon for $3.99, or apparently in the Target $1 bins, they come in four different marshmallow cream flavors: grape, strawberry, vanilla, and cotton candy. The best part? None of these are even real Peeps flavors.

We had to order one of the intriguing sticks.

Peeps Lip Balm FAQ

Does it taste like melted Peeps spread all over your lips? A little.

Will the Peepsy flavor linger a couple hours later when you take a sip of water? Yes.

Does it moisturize? Oh my gosh, yes.

Were any Peeps killed in the process? No. The ingredients, after the jump.

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Ingredients

For Peeps Vanilla Marshmallow Creme Lip Balm
Oleyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Microcrystalline Wax, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, ParaffinRicinus Communis(Castor) Seed Oil, Lanolin, Saccharin Sodium, Fragrance. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Red #27 Lake, Red #7 Lake, Blue #1 Lake, Yellow #6 Lake, Iron oxides.

For Badger Vanilla Madagascar Lip Balm
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Golden Yellow Beeswax, Castor Oil, Aloe Vera Extract, and Vanilla CO2 Extract.

For Actual Peeps
Sugar, Corn Syrup, Gelatin. Contains 0.5% of the following ingredients: Potassium Sorbate (a preservative), Yellow #6, Natural Flavors, Yellow #5 (Tartrazine), Red #40, Blue #1, Carnauba Wax.

Conclusion

The manufacturers did not just shove a Peep into a lip balm.

As you can see, there are a lot of scientific lip balm ingredients involved, but no gelatin or corn syrup. No sprinkles either. And it's not organic, like the Badger Balm we had lying around. If you're into the middle school girl flavors from Lip Smackers (like Skittles, Starburst, and M&Ms) you'll like this.

Stay tuned: Next week is Peeps Week on Serious Eats. This is just a teaser. We've got a lot of fun, sticky stuff happening daily.

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