Peeps won’t be making Halloween or Christmas marshmallows this year due to COVID-19

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Peeps won’t be making Halloween or Christmas marshmallows this year due to COVID-19

Related video above: How to celebrate Halloween safely during the coronavirus pandemicAs fall gets closer, we’ve had to accept all of the upcoming holidays are set to look a little different than we’re used to thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Another confirmation of that is the news that we won’t have any Halloween or Holiday Peeps to look forward to in stores this year. Instagrammer @JunkFoodMom posted this news earlier this week via a notice on the Blair Candy website, saying that Just Born, the company behind Peeps, informed them that they wouldn’t be releasing any new Christmas or Halloween Peeps in 2020 because of the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on their operations. Just Born also confirmed this news to Delish, adding that it extends to Mike and Ike and Hot Tamales seasonal varieties as well. Their statement reads:”While PEEPS® Marshmallow Candies, MIKE AND IKE® and HOT TAMALES® would typically be available in fun shapes and packaging sizes for the Halloween and holiday seasons, unfortunately, the seasonal varieties will not be in stores again until 2021. As you may know, due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, we temporarily suspended production of our candy brands to ensure the health and safety of our associates. In early May, we resumed limited production after making extensive changes in our plant that ensure the safety of our associates. This situation resulted in us having to make the difficult decision to forego production of our seasonal candies for Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day in order to focus on meeting the expected overwhelming demand for PEEPS® for next Easter season, as well as our everyday candies.”The temporary closure mentioned in the statement refers to production being halted at Just Born back in March as COVID-19 hit the United States. That pause in production did not have any affect on the 2020 Easter season and it seems Just Born has taken this step to ensure it will not affect 2021’s Easter Peeps supply either.

Related video above: How to celebrate Halloween safely during the coronavirus pandemic

As fall gets closer, we’ve had to accept all of the upcoming holidays are set to look a little different than we’re used to thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Another confirmation of that is the news that we won’t have any Halloween or Holiday Peeps to look forward to in stores this year.

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Instagrammer @JunkFoodMom posted this news earlier this week via a notice on the Blair Candy website, saying that Just Born, the company behind Peeps, informed them that they wouldn’t be releasing any new Christmas or Halloween Peeps in 2020 because of the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on their operations.

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Just Born also confirmed this news to Delish, adding that it extends to Mike and Ike and Hot Tamales seasonal varieties as well. Their statement reads:

“While PEEPS® Marshmallow Candies, MIKE AND IKE® and HOT TAMALES® would typically be available in fun shapes and packaging sizes for the Halloween and holiday seasons, unfortunately, the seasonal varieties will not be in stores again until 2021. As you may know, due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, we temporarily suspended production of our candy brands to ensure the health and safety of our associates. In early May, we resumed limited production after making extensive changes in our plant that ensure the safety of our associates. This situation resulted in us having to make the difficult decision to forego production of our seasonal candies for Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day in order to focus on meeting the expected overwhelming demand for PEEPS® for next Easter season, as well as our everyday candies.”

The temporary closure mentioned in the statement refers to production being halted at Just Born back in March as COVID-19 hit the United States. That pause in production did not have any affect on the 2020 Easter season and it seems Just Born has taken this step to ensure it will not affect 2021’s Easter Peeps supply either.