Peppermint Peeps are a limited holiday edition, so buy them while you can! Peeps came into being many years ago as little chick-shaped marshmallow confections dusted in yellow sugar, hence the name. They have since expanded the line with flavors, colors and shapes for every holiday on the calendar. Christmas is a great time for them, with flavored "Gingerbread" or cookie shapes, green trees, and this year, the brand new Peppermint Stars.
I confess, I'm a sucker for marshmallow. In non-holiday times, I buy bags of miniature marshmallows, and treat myself with them; marshmallow is, after all, a fat free food. On the other hand, it is almost all sugar (I wasn't sure if that should be a high sugar rating, or a low sugar rating, but I gave it a 5 because it has LOTS of sugar - diabetics, stop reading and don't try these!), but three stars (one serving) have 110 calories, which isn't too bad. The package holds nine stars, so you have three servings for right around $1.00.
The white stars are sprinkled with shining red bits of peppermint-flavored sugar. Although the package says "natural and artificial flavors" I'm pretty sure there is some real peppermint in them; they have that icy peppermint blast that you only find with the real thing.
I think the shape, and of course the fact that they are marshmallow, may appeal more to children than adults; but then, I never have acted my age! I am giving them five big (peppermint) stars, and hope that SharedReviews pays me soon so that I can stock up on them while they're still available!