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Love or Hate: Peeps' Easter candy

(Kristen Hampton | WBTV) (Kristen Hampton | WBTV)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

They’re sometimes more polarizing than politics. Peeps; you love ‘em or you hate ‘em.

“I think I loved them as a kid just because I loved any candy,” Erica Vasile, who now considers the confectionery treat something worthy of only a dumpster.

The marshmallow candies come in shapes ranging from baby chicks to Christmas trees and every flavor in between, including Sour Watermelon.

Peeps were first born in Bethlehem, PA to a company “Just Born”. The confection has changed a lot over the years, from a simple baby chick with wings, to lots of different shapes and sizes. The former wings of chicks have been removed to streamline the shape.

“They’re a great childhood classic,” said one woman who’s a Peeps fan or #TeamPeep if you will. While many people absolutely love the sugary shapes, some people loathe them. Whole groups on Facebook are devoted to #PeepHate.

No matter how many haters, Peeps are almost a cult classic and don’t stand much of a chance of disappearing any time soon.

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