Now, as promised, here are the reactions of my co-workers, some more detailed than others:
Dominick Paredi: "It was really good"
Brian Olson: "Well compared to other Peep flavors and styles, I enjoyed the flavor of this Peep. The chocolate smell of the peep was very sweet and had a distinct chocolate smell.
I found that the texture of this peep was different compared to other branded peeps. I find peeps to be somewhat gritty and “taffy like,” but this peep was smooth and soft and melted rather quickly in your mouth.
The taste was great. It reminded me of the marshmallows in Count Chocula which I invite any time of the year. The coloring could have fit a more Halloween theme, as a “brown” cat does not fit the idea of a “black cat” but I don’t think that is something they can change with the nature of the peep, maybe they can dye it with a darker dye.
I enjoy it and plan to purchase some more tomorrow."
Gil Ludlow: "Sweet, Chocolaty, Fluffy Goodness with a hint of Coco flavoring. Great for Halloween and would complement a cup of Hot Cocoa very nicely."
Nancy Sarubbe: "It smelled like powder hot chocolate, [and] after eating this item, the texture was good. I did expect the granules of sugar to be a bit bigger on the outside...This is a tasty item that I would most likely purchase in the store."
Phil Foley: "A hint of hot cocoa graced my nose pleasantly as I took my first bite of this delectable confection. A flavorful and warming addition [from] the Just Born confectionery company. Perfect as a winter season companion to a cup of hot cocoa. I certainly had sincere enjoyment from this product."
Martin Davis: "Interesting taste, at first it seemed awful, but if you let it simmer in your mouth before swallowing it you got the flavor. Was interesting for a Peep. I'd possibly buy some."
Rich Halstein: "These taste like Yoo-Hoo's in candy form. They also leave a wonderful aftertaste of chocolate."