Dr Pepper-Flavored Peeps Are Hitting Shelves Soon, but There’s Only One Place to Get Them

published Jan 12, 2023
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Dr. Pepper-flavored Peeps
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Every spring, I look forward to all of the brightly colored snacks and candies that line the aisles of the supermarket. From jelly beans to chocolate bunnies and everything Easter bunny-approved, my inner child goes bananas. Out of all these treats, however, there is one in particular that has always caught my attention: Peeps.

Peeps have been a staple in Easter baskets for decades and this year, as they’re celebrating 70 years of the sweet treat, the brand will be introducing a slew of new flavors. First up? A Dr Pepper-flavored variety that will be sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide. Peeps hasn’t officially launched the Dr Pepper version in stores yet, but we’re already seeing them pop up on Walmart’s site. As with all independent third-party sellers, pay attention to the product description, prices, and shipping and returns policies.

The new mashup is exactly what it sounds like: the sweet taste of the marshmallowy Peeps you know and love combined with the iconic taste of the classic Dr Pepper brand. So if you’re obsessed with either of the two, this one will definitely be for you.

That’s not the only unique flavor you’ll be getting before Easter though. Along with the launch of the aforementioned flavor, Peeps’ Bethlehem-based parent company — Just Born Quality Confections — is launching a Mike and Ike Peeps-flavored pop, and Kettle corn-flavored Peeps exclusive to Kroger stores.

While Peeps have always come in the iconic yellow bird shape, the brand often introduces new shapes and flavor iterations. A few fan favorites will be returning this spring as well like the Peeps Sour Watermelon, Peeps Hot Tamales, Peeps Cotton Candy, Peeps Delights, Peeps Tropical Burst, and more. Some returning flavors will only be available at select stores, however, so don’t get discouraged if your favorite grocery store doesn’t have the variety you’re looking for.

Personally, I can’t wait to try all of the flavors, but the Dr Pepper and Sour Watermelon varieties are standing out most to me. I’m sure I’m not the only one who will be hitting every grocery store to scope out these exclusive treats and if you happen to come across them in your town, pick up an extra bag or two for me!