Monday, July 21, 2008

Mr. Sprinkles, why do you make me so sad?

Mr. Sprinkles

If you’re not familiar with this brand, these are the sprinkles I used for the pink cupcake pops when I was on the Martha Stewart Show. And as seen here…

Cupcake Pops

I love them. The colors are pretty and their petite size is perfect for my pops. Not to mention, they come in the super cutest container ever!

Just one problem. Right after the show, they changed the formula. Now, Mr. Sprinkles uses no-artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. BUMMER! Yeah, I said bummer. Because now they may be better, but they just aren’t as cute. Going all-natural caused the colors to go from lovely to shall I say a little drab. See…

Mr. Sprinkles

Okay, okay! I know, I’m the only one that will care about the color change. So, for everyone else, these are great. Anytime you can make a product better, it’s a good thing. Look for them in the ice cream condiment section of your grocery store or you can buy a whole bunch of Rainbow Mr. Sprinkles from Amazon. (These may be the original kind though. The picture doesn’t have the All-Natural Green label.)

And, If you care, I hear Mr. Sprinkles is looking in to ways to make the all-natural formula colors more fun. YAY! But, in the meantime I’m saving my last “regular” bottle of Mr. Sprinkles for a special occasion.

Keep scrolling to see what happens when sprinkles attack and how you can WIN your own set of All-Natural Mr. Sprinkles .

And the battle begins…

Mr. Sprinkles

It’s a fight to the finish.

Mr. Sprinkles

And the green corner wins in a sprinkles smackdown!

Mr. Sprinkles

Now for the good news…
It’s a super sprinkles giveaway!

Mr. Sprinkles sent me some samples for using their product on the Martha Stewart show and I can’t possibly make my way through them all, so I thought I would share them with you. I have three sets of All-Natural Rainbow and Chocolate Sprinkles to give away. Don’t worry I’m keeping some for myself.

Super Sprinkles Giveaway

Here’s how you can enter:

  1. Leave a comment. (Easy, huh!)
  2. Make sure you leave it in a way that I can contact you. (Either link back to your blog or leave your email address.)
  3. And if you want, let me know if you like your sprinkles good or good (for you).

Sprinkles, side by side

Three winners will be picked at random using random.org integer generator. (Thanks, Mandy for turning me on to this site during the last giveaway. Sure makes things easier.)

The cutoff is Friday, July 25th at midnight. Winners will be announced sometime Saturday. Thanks for playing.

The giveaway is over. Here are the winners.

1
Pattie T. said...

I would LOVE the infamous sprinkles used on the Martha cupcakes!

July 21, 2008 12:47 AM
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Annette said...

I would probably have to choose the Good… Good for you is probably a better decision, but when it comes to sweets I don’t think that good for you is an option.

July 21, 2008 12:51 AM
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landa said...

Oh I would love to have some of these. My b-day would be complete on the 25th if I won some LOL!!

July 21, 2008 12:58 AM
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Cathy said...

I like my sprinkles “GOOD” not Good for me. ;)

July 21, 2008 01:00 AM
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Delaina said...

Any kind of sprinkle is good for me!

July 21, 2008 01:02 AM
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Dana (*danavee*) said...

I’m gonna go against the grain here, and go with “good for you,” but just because I like the colors better!

July 21, 2008 01:04 AM
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Jolina said...

Wow, never entered a giveaway on line before.. I love your pops and make them all the time!! We had a mothers day tea for our mops group and they came out great. Thanks so much for all of your great idea’s.

Dragonflysisters.blogspot.com

July 21, 2008 01:06 AM
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Sarah said...

I love your cupcake pops! So adorably cute. I would have to choose the good sprinkles. When I buy sprinkles I look at the color and shape for the treat that I’m making. Never because it’s “good for me”. All about presentation, right? (slemieux7@yahoo.com)

July 21, 2008 01:09 AM
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eviangyrl said...

Good for you, I actually like the All Natural colours!!

July 21, 2008 01:16 AM
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Deshona said...

I love LOVE sprinkles! You can never have enough in the house…But I have never seen those kind before! HHmm where do you get them? I buy at Wal-Mart Braums and Hobby Lobby!

I want to play…hhmm good or good for you? Well thats a hard one!

If I win your choice! I am sure both are great…and both are pretty!!

and my girls love all kinds!

Love your blog…you rock it girl!!!

deshonat26@yahoo.com

July 21, 2008 01:18 AM
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Hagen and Mason said...

I actually like good for you because I’m a more ‘natural’ food kinda person… I like to know what is in the food I am eating.

July 21, 2008 01:18 AM
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Amanda & David said...

My vote is for the Good, not the Good for you.

July 21, 2008 01:21 AM
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Kate said...

I love sprinkles! Good or good for you. Yum!

(KatherineNaomi@gmail.com)

July 21, 2008 01:23 AM
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MB said...

I LOVE sprinkles. I don’t care if they are good (for you) or not! I love the different colors and shapes and sizes. I use them on most of my cupcakes when I bake. My baby girl loves to shake the sprinkles shaker when I make them!

July 21, 2008 01:28 AM
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dot said...

Oh, good for sure. What good is a sinful pleasure if it is good for you. I have to go for the good everytime.

July 21, 2008 01:28 AM
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Lila said...

I really feel for you on the whole good vs good for you issue. The same thing happened to the Smarties in England, now they're made without artificial colors, flavours & preservatives, and it's just not the same…

July 21, 2008 01:32 AM
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hf52771 said...

Ooooh…now that’s a toss up…. I *SHOULD* pick the GOOD FOR YOU sprinkles, but I, like you, prefer the more jolly colors! The *NEW* ones look more autumn-y I guess…. which will be great here in a couple of months!

~Heather
h_miller-franco@hotmail.com

July 21, 2008 01:36 AM
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Leah Pobanz said...

I love sprinkles! And I love this blog!! (ldpobanz@hotmail.com)
Do you ever use Marzipan? I want to make a cute first birthday cake for my daughter and thought it would be fun to put Marzipan on it.(somehow) Any ideas on cute birthday cakes? Any tricks for Marzipan I should know?

thanks!

July 21, 2008 01:38 AM
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Elizabeth said...

Does “Good for You” matter when you’re eating desserts?!

July 21, 2008 01:39 AM
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MotherMe (AKA Mrs. Sprinkles) said...

Mr. Sprinkles makes me happy no matter what, but I have to admit the good (for you) is more my style. ;)

Love your blog (and the cupcake pops)!

July 21, 2008 01:47 AM
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Courtney, Jeff, & Ayla said...

All sprinkles are not created equally! :) YUM-e! I’ll be counting the days til I win (c’mon random.org) hehehehehe

July 21, 2008 01:49 AM
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.Shannon .Doran.. said...

I love both the colors, actually the good for you is more my color spectrum =) but when it comes to health, I don’t care much about it as far as sweets go. I just like when all natural does the making of the product process a bit nicer.

July 21, 2008 01:57 AM
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dnsvm said...

A friend of mine just whipped this brand out for sundaes tonight and I loved the packaging….I too noticed the pastely tint to them and wondered what the deal was there. Good to know they are trying to be healthy, but at the cost of brightness???!!?? I vote for the naughty ones!

July 21, 2008 02:02 AM
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Allie said...

I have to choose the “good” sprinkles – the “good for you” just look blah! Why would you bring a blah product to market? Why not wait a little longer to perfect (or at least – IMPROVE) the au natural color?

July 21, 2008 02:03 AM
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CC said...

I like my sprinkles Good.
Dull colored sprinkles just seems wrong.
But if I had a kid with allergies to artificial colors, I could see me wanting to use the Good (for you)
ConnieC

July 21, 2008 02:05 AM
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amber said...

Me, Bakerella! Me! C’mon! I CRIED when I watched you on the Martha Show! TEARS OF JOY!

July 21, 2008 02:09 AM
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rachel whetzel said...

Sigh… I don’t think I’ve ever SEEN that brand in my area… I may have to resort to buying on line if I don’t win!! Love your blog. I’ve been reading you for a while now. Lurking in the corners…

July 21, 2008 02:09 AM
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Bree said...

I’d love these! Especially the good-for-you ones!

July 21, 2008 02:10 AM
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Culinarily Obsessed said...

You always do the cutest blog entries, I love the fighting sprinkles clowns.

I have to admit although the better for you colors are still cute, the original is definitely cuter. I’m just sad they don’t carry these where I live, and I don’t want to order a case of them on Amazon, that’s alotta sprinkles!

urbanxtacy@yahoo.com

July 21, 2008 02:11 AM
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Stella said...

I prefer jimmies….but for this I’ll go with Sprinkles! The pretty ones just look better! The Good For Me ones defeat the whole purpose of sprinkles, or jimmies!!

July 21, 2008 02:13 AM
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laura said...

I don’t discriminate against my sprinkles. :) I love them all the same!

July 21, 2008 02:14 AM
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Nanette said...

I’m with Annette – when it comes to sweets go with the GOOD! :) But my kids honestly will love ANY sprinkles :) Thanks Bakerella!

July 21, 2008 02:15 AM
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Tina said...

I like my sprinkles-good! Prettier that way!
http://www.xanga.com/Romans8_28Life

July 21, 2008 02:18 AM
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Anonymous said...

I hope Mr Sprinkles gets the message, original(good) is better!

lynellecangie@hotmail.com

July 21, 2008 02:18 AM
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Darcey said...

I was looking for those sprinkles but ended up using the tiny ball ones instead. I want some of these!

July 21, 2008 02:20 AM
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Christina said...

Those are the cutest!! I gotta go with Good!!

July 21, 2008 02:22 AM
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Amy said...

I prefer my sprinkles Good (not good for you). I have never even heard of this brand, I’m wondering if they don’t sell them in GA, or if I’ve just never noticed them.

July 21, 2008 02:23 AM
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SarahHub said...

I like my sprinkles GOOD! (Who cares about good for you when you’re putting them on buttercream icing???) I say, give us YUMMY AND CUTE!

July 21, 2008 02:24 AM
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Megan said...

I think I’d rather have the “good for you” sprinkles. Let’s face it, we all have enough artificial color in our lives.

July 21, 2008 02:24 AM
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Jennifer said...

Certainly Good! Good for you is wonderful, but what good are sprinkles if they aren’t as cute as they can be?

July 21, 2008 02:24 AM
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Amy said...

Wow! What a difference going all natural makes! Thanks for sharing; I’m not particular!

July 21, 2008 02:25 AM
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Hello, I'm Sally. said...

Does this mean there aren’t any hydrogenated oils in them either? That would make my day. I know, the colors are a bit drab, but I’m glad companies are going back to healthier ingredients. Can you tell I’d like the all natural if I win? :)

July 21, 2008 02:30 AM
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Cassie said...

i don’t think the colours look that drab, i would use them! the chocolate ones look yummy too!

July 21, 2008 02:30 AM
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Amanda P said...

I like me some color so I would have to choose Good sprinkles and who knew they even made “heathly” sprinkles. What is happening to the world these days?

July 21, 2008 02:30 AM
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Lara said...

I love the cute containers! Love! How much fun would my kids and i have with those?

I have to vote good for you, being very wary of unnatural dyes and chemicals. I prefer the colors in the original, but hopefully they’ll be able to replicate them naturally.

July 21, 2008 02:31 AM
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Stephanie said...

I would love to try these – good OR good for is fine by me!

July 21, 2008 02:31 AM
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amy said...

I love the sprinkles and I would rather the sprinkles be good; I mean please, they are just little sprinkles, right? What is a little added preservatives and food coloring going to do to us?! :-)

Amy (amyk8gapgirl@yahoo.com)

July 21, 2008 02:31 AM
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Kade & Kendal's Mom said...

Gotta be whatever is cutest. Probably good in this case. I would love these.

July 21, 2008 02:34 AM
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Kheedci said...

Wow! I may be way across the other side of the world from you but I do hope I’ll win some of those “good” sprinkles. hehehhee.. I like your blog and I made the oreo truffles. They were great!

July 21, 2008 02:34 AM
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stalkermom said...

mmm sprinkles and yeah, the GOOD sprinkles. PLEASE!

July 21, 2008 02:34 AM
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Tiffany said...

I have never seen sprinkles sold in such containers! I would have to pick good because cupcakes are meant to look bright and cheerful!

July 21, 2008 02:34 AM
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Laurie said...

Any kind of sprinkle works for me!

July 21, 2008 02:35 AM
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Patti Worley said...

while i agree with you that the original colors are the best, the all natural colors are lovely as well. either way, i think that whenever you use them, they will turn out fabulous!

July 21, 2008 02:35 AM
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Annie P said...

I like my sprinkles good! Looks are what matter, right?

July 21, 2008 02:36 AM
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Candace said...

I like sprinkles that are GOOD!

July 21, 2008 02:37 AM
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K2 said...

WHAT~~~~in some cases good for you is better, but in sprinkles? geez how many sprinkles do they think we eat at one setting!?!?

You rock Angie!!

cupcakeit@sbcglobal.net
http://www.cupcakeit.com

July 21, 2008 02:37 AM
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Allie said...

I don’t care about all natural, I like the other colors. I figure that if I’m putting sprinkles on it, it’s probably not good for me anyway.

July 21, 2008 02:37 AM
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Angie said...

In my house, I vote good FOR you. At the rate my darling daughter wants to eat them, she just might explode into beautiful sprinkles herself!

July 21, 2008 02:38 AM
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Mom24 said...

My kids LOVE these sprinkles. I would choose the Good over the Good for you. How much sprinkles do you eat anyway? Can it make that big of a difference?

July 21, 2008 02:40 AM
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sweetpotato said...

I’m going to with good for you, as long as they are still good!

July 21, 2008 02:41 AM
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Jenny said...

I can not wait to try these pops! I might actually make them for a family get together this week.

I think I’d agree with you and have to go with the pretty colors of the “good” sprinkles :)

July 21, 2008 02:42 AM
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gingela5 said...

I would have to say I like my sprinkles good because more than likely whatever they’re going on is not good for me in the first place!

July 21, 2008 02:42 AM
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standing still said...

I’d like some “good for me” sprinkles, because I’d put them on my kid’s treats!

July 21, 2008 02:45 AM
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Lucrecia said...

Well I like them good of course – if I’m baking I’m usually not overly concerned with good for me :-)

July 21, 2008 02:46 AM
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Spencer Family said...

I say good. They’re going on top of cupcakes or cakes and we all know those aren’t good for you so a few more sprinkles isn’t gonna do you in. It’s too bad they can’t make both. And I agree–the old colors are better than the new!

July 21, 2008 02:46 AM
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Milwaukee Cupcake Queen said...

I like my men and my sprinkles the same…good, not good for me!

July 21, 2008 02:47 AM
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Jackie said...

I love sprinkles and I do prefer the look of the Good” ones rather than the “Good for You” ones – I hope they are successful in making those a little more colorful!

July 21, 2008 02:49 AM
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Alexandria said...

I vote for Good. What kind of sprinkles are natural LOL. The whole point is that they are pure sugar! Not using artificial colors isn’t going to change that much.

alexandrialee2001@yahoo.com

July 21, 2008 02:49 AM
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Kelly said...

I’m going to vote for “good”.
Sprinkles aren’t really a health food no matter what you do or don’t do to them – so you might as well have the fun looking!

July 21, 2008 02:49 AM
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TheAngelForever said...

I am all for the look – so Good for me! I have fond memories of fun rainbow sprinkles and the good for you ones just would not cut it.

Thanks for the fun :)

July 21, 2008 02:49 AM
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Melissa said...

I say good – who cares if there are good for you!

July 21, 2008 02:50 AM
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Lindsey said...

I am a new reader and love your stuff. I have to admit that I am getting a little tired of this “All Natural Stuff”. Boy, it’s popping up everywhere.

P.S. My email address is lindseyh@gmail.com

July 21, 2008 02:51 AM
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Deon said...

l.coI am all for the GOOD!! HEHE I should be with the good for me though!!! deonemily@gmail.com

July 21, 2008 02:51 AM
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Kristine said...

Love your cupcake pops!!! I would vote for Good when it comes to sprinkles! :)

(knarcumweb@gmail.com)

July 21, 2008 02:53 AM
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Clarissa Lopez said...

your custom cupcakes are the bomb!!
Such a great idea I wish I was the creator and on the Martha Show…good for you AWESOME! I would absoulutly love to have an autographed bottle of your creative use of sprinkles. Thinks for sharing!
http://www.lopezclarissa2@aolc.com

July 21, 2008 02:53 AM
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The Powell Family said...

I have a sprinkles problem..an addiction, really. I love them either way, so you could send me the good~for~you so you can bake pretty stuff. Thanks for the opportunity!
lori
katymom.com

July 21, 2008 02:54 AM
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Kristine said...

I love your cupcakes pops – thanks for all the great ideas you provide on your blog!

My vote is for “Good” when it comes to sprinkles!!

knarcumweb@gmail.com

July 21, 2008 02:54 AM
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mhinkeldey said...

I like good for me, but in this situation I like good because the color is way more vibrant! Heck it’s not like sprinkles are something you eat every day so do they really have to be good for us?
Melanie
Mhinkeldey@aol.com

July 21, 2008 02:55 AM
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Sara B. said...

I’d take either–the amount of artificiality in a few little sprinkles couldn’t hurt, could it? :)

skbecker AT gmail DOT com

July 21, 2008 02:56 AM
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Jaime said...

I say good! It’s on a cupcake for crying out loud!

July 21, 2008 02:56 AM
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mmagruder said...

My vote is for good not good for you. Anything that has sprinkles on it probably isn’t godd for you. Love your blog!!

July 21, 2008 02:57 AM
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BunnyKissd said...

Wow… I kinda like the Good For You sprinkles because they have purple, and the orange & yellow seem so much brighter… But I love sprinkles of all sorts! ^_^

July 21, 2008 02:58 AM
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Ashley said...

I’d totally have to choose Good…enough Good For You is probably smarter.

July 21, 2008 02:58 AM
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Sherri said...

Ok, so I actually did laugh out loud at the “look who’s laughing now?”.
I think both color schemes are nice, but must agree- I just adore the old one with the turquoise!

July 21, 2008 02:58 AM
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Becky said...

Good, good for me who cares sprinkles are just so much fun. Your pops are amazingly adorable, oh and the chocolate peanut butter cake you posted awhile back is now my personal favorite chocolate fix

July 21, 2008 02:59 AM
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alexandra said...

Loved you on Martha
and… I’m going to have to go with ‘good’ – they are just too cute!!
Cheers!
A.

July 21, 2008 03:04 AM
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Daisy Doodles said...

Sprinkles are good no matter what kind :)

July 21, 2008 03:04 AM
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Kari said...

So cute, your photo-story fight!!! Personally, I agree with you, the former look much cuter. Oh well, at least they’re looking into improving the colors, eh?

July 21, 2008 03:04 AM
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Candace said...

I’d take either. They look great!

July 21, 2008 03:05 AM
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Joy said...

I would have to go with the good for you sprinkles :)

July 21, 2008 03:10 AM
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Rosanne said...

I think I like my sprinkles good!

July 21, 2008 03:11 AM
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Ashlee said...

You, and your sprinkles make me smile!

July 21, 2008 03:12 AM
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jeri said...

How good (for you) can sprinkles be? They’re sprinkles!!! Either way, I would love to win some.

July 21, 2008 03:12 AM
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Juliet said...

i would love to have a sample My students (3year olds) would love to use them during their classroom snack projects Thanks Juliet Murray (misskittysmother@aol.com) Houston texas

July 21, 2008 03:14 AM
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nette* said...

Wee!!
I like sprinkles pretty and tasty! That’s what’s good for me!
You’re da man, Mr Sprinkles!!

July 21, 2008 03:16 AM
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KIMberlyMae said...

hello BAKERELLA! I’m interested in the “Mr. Sprinkles” give away. I ordered it from candydirect.com 3 months ago but unfortunately never received it because it was backordered for soOoOo long! sucks.. so hopefully i get it this time.. =X email address is mik_e_kim@Hotmail.com

July 21, 2008 03:17 AM
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Anonymous said...

I like the good ones because it the look you are going for in dessert not how good it is for you!
Heather
http://friedelfarms.blogspot.com/

July 21, 2008 03:19 AM
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KIMberlyMae said...

i would love to have some “Mr. Sprinkles =) the gOoOoD ONE.. THANKS..

July 21, 2008 03:20 AM
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Dana said...

definitely “Good for you”… it makes for a much less guilt ridden dessert experience. :)

thanks for sharing!

danahuber(at)yahoo(dot)com

July 21, 2008 03:20 AM
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lisa said...

I have been searching for those colors in the old mr. sprinkles and now i am going to be forever barred! they don’t sell them in california. boo hoo. way prefer the cuteness over the oh so little benefit one might possibly get from “natural” sprinkles, for goodness sake! thanks for letting us know. so sad, is right. Lisa
lmsmiley@surewest.net

July 21, 2008 03:24 AM
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