Easter is over. Chances are your local convenience store is trying to clear its shelves of all pastel-colored candies — including everyone’s favorite, love-it-or-hate-it seasonal treat: Peeps. But consuming all those jelly beans and Cadbury eggs, the thought of a sugar-dusted Peep might be enough to give you a toothache.
So what should you do with your deeply-discounted bits of marshmallow? There’s Peep jousting, but the microwave cleaning that follows won’t be so much fun. Put ’em in your favorite Internet memes, instead, like these competitors in our annual Peep contest (check out the winners here).
Nyan Peep: Based on the adorable meme Nyan Cat, outfitted in his finest Easter Pop Tart.
[Stuff] Peeple in D.C. Say: Based on the never-ending series of videos explaining [expletive] people say, a meme that made its way to our fair city to poke fun of Washington’s most self-important types.
Words with Peeps: The super-addictive game that got Alec Baldwin kicked off of a flight last year gets a Peeps treatment.
Peepquake: This diorama was a take on a popular image that became a meme after the D.C. earthquake last year. The devastating “earthquake damage” included one knocked-over lawn chair.
Peepterest: The mega-addictive Pinterest has already spawned so many spin-offs, so why not one for Peeps?
What Peeple Think About Peeps: Based on another series of viral images that riff on people’s assumptions, Peeple think Peeps are art, science, delicious, a cash cow, a ninja, and a recipe comprised of sugar, marshmallow, and love. Megan Hustings and Rachel Hamilton’s diorama was a finalist in this year’s competition.
See our winner and all of our finalists here:
More Peeps: Peeps Contest 2012