So you're thinking, O brave new world, that has such Peeps in it! Or, What unholy mess is this now?
Both understandable thoughts.
If you have not seen the Peeps Oreos, I can assure you that they are a real thing. It's the vanilla cookie used for the Golden Oreos, with a pink Marshmallow Peeps-ish filling.
You may be wondering, is that filling really all that pink?
|Yes, yes it is.|
The reason you may have heard of these Limited Edition cookies, however, is the story in the news that the pink filling is turning people's feces pink:
One reviewer claims the filling is the same one used in the Marshmallow Crispy Oreos, but with one major difference: It's bright pink and appears to turn your mouth—and even your dung—bright pink, too.Forgive me if I tread into TMI territory, but I will say that I did not notice any effect of the kind. It may be that you have to eat a lot of these cookies in one sitting, perhaps a dozen or more, which I did not do. Anyway, it's harmless food coloring that is blamed for the phenomenon, so I suppose if this happened you could just chalk it up to festiveness.
On that scatalogical note: Our little dog, Nipper, seemed to be getting into the Mardi Gras feeling a day or two before Fat Tuesday, when his poop came out partly neon green and pink. Turned out he'd been eating the fuzz off some of his toys. If he'd gotten some purple in there too it might have looked like a King cake. We'll plan for next year.