Halloween Peeps – shaped like pumpkins, ghosts and monsters – and Christmas Peeps will not return to stores until 2021. The company will miss Valentine’s Day extensions next year.
The company, based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in April suspended production of its candy brands. The suspension was made to protect the health and safety of their employees during the coronavirus pandemic, Just Born said in a statement to CNN.
The company said it resumed limited production in May after making changes to its plant to ensure employee safety.
“This situation has led to the difficult decision to abandon the production of our seasonal candies for Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day in order to focus on meeting the expected huge demand for Peeps for next Easter season, as well as our daily candies,” according to the company statement.
The break in production also applies to the seasonal varieties of fruit candies of the company Hot Tamales and Mike and Ike.