Sweet: Peeps production stops, but Easter is taken care of

In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, Peeps move through the manufacturing process at the Just Born factory, in Bethlehem, Pa. With prime Peeps season about to get underway, the Pennsylvania city where they�re �born� is honoring the man who brought marshmallow chicks to the masses. The (Allentown) Morning Call reports that Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez proclaimed Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, as �Bob Born Day� in a ceremony at company offices. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) No more Peeps are being hatched for at least a couple of weeks, but it shouldn't affect Easter baskets.

The Bethlehem, Pa.-based Just Born confections company said its production facilities there and in Philadelphia closed Wednesday through April 7.

But the company says it had already produced and shipped the Easter supply of its signature marshmallow confection to outlets.

Just Born says the popular Peeps & Company retail store in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, is also closed for now.

The store is billed as a Peeps “experience” and features light displays, historical videos and merchandise.