It is with regret that we say good-bye to the vegan marshmallows from Chicago Soydairy, who held on valiantly for 127 days.  All good things must go to an end, so I gave the vegan “tweets” a proper ecological composting burial.  Hence the vegan marshmallow challenge continues, but with only one contestant.

It wasn’t the “tweets” fault.  Like the Marshmallow Peeps, they were stuck in the trunk of my car for over 2 weeks (my better half refused to allow the experiment to continue in the house).  So while the Peeps are still sprightly and show every sign of remaining indestructible, the vegan option had become a hot mess.  I’m just amazed the vegan marshmallows lasted that long.

The poor marshmallow peeps had become a sticky disaster.  The only compassionate thing to do was to return them to nature.  Luckily the Peeps are good at defying the elements.  The Peeps’ status will get a much deserved check-in a month from now.

The vegan option from Chicago Soydairy, returning to nature.

The vegan option from Chicago Soydairy, returning to nature.

the final resting place, hopefully at a mulching station near you

the final resting place, hopefully at a mulching station near you

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he is a business writer and consultant. His work is has also appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). As of October 2013, he now lives and works in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.