Lifestyle Food Peeps Are Back! The Marshmallow Treats Return with New Flavors for Spring After a Pandemic Hiatus The family-owned candy manufacturer had to “temporarily suspended production” in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic By Claudia Harmata Published on February 3, 2021 11:54 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Courtesy Peeps While blooming flowers are usually the first sign that spring is coming, this year that might be upstaged by the return of Peeps. On Wednesday, Just Born Quality Confections confirmed they would be releasing their beloved seasonally-shaped marshmallow treats in time for Easter. "PEEPS is back and better than ever! We're thrilled to be returning this Spring to fulfill special Easter traditions, no matter how you plan on celebrating this year," Brand Manager Caitlin Servian said in a statement. Kit Kat Thins Are Hitting Shelves Next Month Courtesy Peeps In addition to returning fan-favorite flavors, Peeps-lovers can look forward to two "delectable new flavors" — Hot Tamales Fierce Cinnamon Flavored Marshmallow Chicks and the Froot Loops Flavored Pop — which will be available nationwide. The Pennsylvania-based candy manufacturer also teased an "exciting" partnership coming this February with "another adorable retailer for the Easter season." "Fans should also keep an eye out," a press release read. Credit Peeps Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free weekly newsletter to get the biggest news of the week delivered to your inbox every Friday. Just Born, which is also behind Mike and Ikes and Hot Tamales, first confirmed to PEOPLE in September 2020 that the festive seasonal releases would "not be in stores again until 2021." "While PEEPS® Marshmallow Candies, MIKE AND IKE® and HOT TAMALES® would typically be available in fun shapes and packaging sizes for the Halloween and holiday seasons, unfortunately, the seasonal varieties will not be in stores again until 2021," the company said in a statement at the time. Reese's Has New Marshmallow Peanut Butter Cups Coming This Spring Due to coronavirus concerns, the company "temporarily suspended production" earlier this year, and "resumed limited production" in May "after making extensive changes in our plant that ensure the safety of our associates." Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. Get a taste of the podcast below. In order to meet their everyday demands, the company made the "difficult decision to forgo production of our seasonal candies for Halloween, Christmas and Valentine's Day." "We look forward to being a part of seasonal traditions again next year! We have been bringing sweetness to people's lives since 1923, and we hope to continue to do so for many years to come," the said in September.