No Halloween Peep: Pepper Maker Pauses Candy Production Due to Coronovirus


Just Born Quality Infections, the company that produces Peeps, says this year Holiday-themed Marshmallow Treats won’t be in Halloween candy baskets – and they won’t even be in stores for Christmas.

Halloween Peeps – which are shaped like pumpkins, ghosts and monsters – and Christmas Peeps will not return to stores until 2021. The company will also release Valentine’s Day People next year.

Peeps Pumpkin will not be available this Halloween.

In April, Pennsylvania-based Bethlehem temporarily suspended production of its candy brands. The suspension was made to protect the health and safety of its employees during the coronavirus epidemic, Just Born said in a statement to CNN.

The company said it resumed limited production in May after making changes to its plant to ensure employee safety.

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“As a result of this situation we had to make the difficult decision to produce our seasonal candies for Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day, so as to focus on meeting the expected demand for peeps for our everyday candies, along with the next Easter season. To be.” “According to the company’s statement.

Chick-shaped peeps are especially popular during Easter. Before the pandemic, about 5.5 million peeps were produced every day, about 2 billion a year.

The stagnation in production also applies to the company’s Hot Tamales and seasonal varieties of Mike and Ike Fruit Candies.

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