Times sure have changed since 1953, the year that Peeps were first “hatched.”
Back then, it took 27 hours for each Peep to be molded, decorated and set in its final form.
These days, the technology has improved so much that a single Peep only needs six minutes to “hatch.”
The candy company behind the venerable Easter favorites, knocks out 509 Peeps every eight seconds at its factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania ― about 2 billion a year.
But honestly, Peeps are the worst Easter candy EVER.