With Easter fast approaching, stores are stocking their shelves with holiday-themed candies and other sweet treats.
Among the jelly beans, chocolate bunnies and chocolate crème eggs, are Peeps — a sweet, marshmallow candy that becomes popular every Easter.
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As Bostonians prepare to fill their Easter baskets with candy, Just Born Quality Confections, the makers of Peeps, has come up with five interesting facts about the iconic marshmallow treat to get you in the Easter spirit.
THE BOSTON TEA PARTY
On Dec. 16, 1773, roughly 92,000 pounds of tea was dumped into the harbor during the Boston Tea Party. That is the equivalent of more than 4.3 million Peeps.
THE GREEN MONSTER
The height of the Green Monster at Fenway Park is 37 feet 2 inches. That is the equivalent to the length of 179 Peeps bunnies.
It would take more than 59,000 Peeps chicks to match the total length of yards Tom Brady has thrown throughout his career as a New England Patriot. That’s a lot of Peeps.
In 2015, Ethiopian runner Lelisa Desisa won the Boston Marathon with a finish time of 2 hours and 9 minutes. In that same amount of time, the Just Born candy company can produce over 488,000 Peeps.
NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM
If you ever wondered how many Peeps it would take to fill the Giant Ocean Tank at the New England Aquarium, we’ve got you covered. It would take more than 19 million Peeps to fill the massive tank at the aquarium.