How 2 Billion PEEPS Are Made Each Year

PEEPS are the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy, and the spotlighted video shows the automated production process used to make over 2 billion PEEPS each year.


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This post is based on the Tomorrow’s World Today article, Candy Creation: A Conversation with PEEPS® Brand Manager Caitlin Servian, by TWT and Caitlyn Servian, March 27, 2024, and the YouTube video in the Spotlight. Image source: Vector_KIF/Shutterstock

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Tabasco: Maintaining Traditional Processes

McIlhenny’s Tabasco sauce still uses many of the production processes developed over 150 years ago.

The process starts with hand-picking peppers. Next, the peppers are sent for grinding and mixed with salt within one hour of being picked, then placed in oak whiskey barrels, covered with salt, and left to age for three years.

From the barrel, the mash is mixed with vinegar and then churned for three to four weeks. This is followed  by a two-stage milling process that removes the […]

Process Management: How Wax Figures Are Made

Making wax figures is a form of art, but it also utilizes strict quality controls to make sure that each one looks just like the famous person it represents.

The slow and painstaking process employs highly skilled workers to yield the most realistic results possible!


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This post is based on the YouTube video by the Science Channel in the spotlight.  Image source: 360b/Shutterstock

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Using Repetitive Processing for Novelty Ice Cream

Chapman’s is Canada’s biggest independent ice cream manufacturer. The Video Spotlight features Chapman’s processes for making ice cream sandwiches and ice cream cones for the “novelty” ice cream market.

All of the products begin with ice cream, which follows a standardized production process. However, despite using a repetitive processing system, Chapman’s has found ways to achieve modest amounts of variety in its products.


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