When I was a kid we NEVER got peeps for Easter. I don't know why, we just didn't. I think when we asked what they were at stores when we were little my mom told us they were yucky. I don't think I tried one til I was in my teens. I LOVE 'em. But even to this day I still think of them as the filler candy for poor people. Their big and cheap so the basket fills up quicker for less money. Not that we were rich or had rich kid candy, I just got that idea in my head over the years for some reason.
I'm now in my late 20's and look back on all those peep-less and pepper-less years that I lost. Oh well, I've probably used enough pepper to make up for it...and unfortunatly I've probably eaten enough peeps too.