I don't eat peeps, but I tried an experiment with them. For what it's worth, squirrels don't like them either. Only one squirrel actually took a peep, the rest just looked at them with befuddlement and eventually accepted them as part of the scenery. After about an hour of watching the fun, I took all the peeps up and threw them away. Don't want my squirrels to become junk food addicts.