Need I say more?
On the off chance that I do need to say more, let me allow the ever-eloquent Elayne Boosler to speak on my behalf in this video recorded back in the olden days when Peeps were only available at Easter time and only in pink & yellow. Though Ms. Boosler and I part ways on the "properly aged" vs. fresh-from-the-package Peeps question, we share the same conflicted passion for Peeps.
Regarding the year-round availability of Peeps: though I do dearly love Peeps and have been known to eat myself into a Peeps-induced coma from time to time, I mostly do not consume the off-season versions (except for a slip now and then, which I generally regret--see: Christmas tree peeps incident). Apparently, Peeps Fever and Spring Fever coincide for reasons no doubt related to interplanetary alignments and hormonal fluctuations.
One last Peeps-related note: while positioning the Peeps for today's photo shoot, I noticed something I'd never noticed before--the "best by" date on the end of the Peeps boxes. I'm not sure whether I was more heartened or disturbed to discover that every box of Peeps I purchased had a "best by" date at least a year away and one of them was "best by" December 2014!
Finally, I came to the conclusion* that it didn't really matter what I thought about the ridiculously long shelf life of Peeps, since none of them will be on my shelf 'til the end of this week, let alone the end of next year.
*Said conclusion may or may not have been reached under the influence of 3/4 of a package of blue Peeps bunnies. Heh.