i have this love/hate relationship with peeps. i mean, the flavor!! (hooray!) and the squidgy-ness! (ew!!)
normally, it's not such a big deal. easter rolls around. i see peeps. i think "huh. too bad there's gelatin in them." and forget about it.
but this year it's been a different story. i got the peeps craving hardcore!
i thought i could solve the problem by getting some peeps lip gloss. it's nice, but there's not a chew factor. (if you're not vegetarian, you may not know of the need to eat something "bitey" every now and then. and by bitey, i mean meat-like ripping, using the incisors, good old fashioned carnivourous chewing!)
so i thought why not make my own peeps? i'd just found out about emes kosher gelatin which just happens to be vegetarian and i've got a vegetarian marshmallow recipe. easy, right?
not if you live in a ratfuck town like memphis. (ratfuck. it's my new word.)
but this is where food fight comes to the rescue! they're a veggie/vegan grocery store based in portland and i just placed an order there for 4 packs of emes and a bag of vegan supreme marshmallows (just for the hell of it. i've heard the vegan supreme rock, yo. but i can't get them in, you got it, ratfuck memphis.)
anyway, hooray for food fight!!
i'll let you know how it works with the homemade peeps.