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 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.

Megan said...

I would have to pick the good. They are not going on any health food so they dont have to be good for me. Just pretty!

July 21, 2008 03:24 AM
Pumpkin said...

I kind of think the “natural” ones have a pretty color scheme- I like the pink, orange and tan. Very autumn-chic!

July 21, 2008 03:25 AM
dedesmith32 said...

This is so much fun! I really do LOVE the colors of the springlers in the GOOD! I hope they are able to reproduce those colors in the natural ones later on!

Way to fun!

July 21, 2008 03:26 AM
M Crew said...

Most definitely GOOD. I mean really, going all natural on some tiny sprinkles? Do we really think it’s going to make that much of a difference??

July 21, 2008 03:26 AM
Kelly Myers said...

Sprinkles are always a welcome addition at my house. :-)

July 21, 2008 03:27 AM
Michelle said...

I like my sprinkles GOOD!

July 21, 2008 03:27 AM
Nicole said...

that’s such an awesome container! and i’d prefer the good sprinkles over good for you. i guess i’m a sucker for color when it comes to cupcakes.

July 21, 2008 03:28 AM
Bri said...

I love them both. I think it just means you have to coordinate the frosting a little more with the sprinkles. Fun!

July 21, 2008 03:28 AM
Becky, yep said...

ooooo, I’m in!

Sprinkles are Sprinkles so why should it be…Good and Good for you would get along so awfully!

okay…that was a stretch!

July 21, 2008 03:29 AM
Choofy Mama said...

I’d love some sprinkles, we are a healthy/all natural/organic family here, so we’d love the not as pretty but good for you sprinkles!

July 21, 2008 03:31 AM
justthelittlethings said...

I prefer the Good Sprinkles, not the Good for You Sprinkles! :) It just tastes better! I’m going to have to go and look for these before they run out!

July 21, 2008 03:31 AM
my name is kristy mae said...

Good. definitely! :)

July 21, 2008 03:32 AM
Carlee Hoopes said...

Oh how fun! I definitely like my sprinkles good. I don’t care so much if they’re good for me!

July 21, 2008 03:32 AM
Jen said...

I think I would like to try the good for you sprinkles. I love your blog. Thanks for sharing.

July 21, 2008 03:34 AM
Jon and Angela said...

Who puts sprinkles on something “good for you”? If you’re going to have a treat, forget the “good for you” stuff and go for something fun and cute!! I would love to try these sprinkles. Count me in.

July 21, 2008 03:34 AM
Phyllis Sommer said...

lol. i vote “good”!:-)

July 21, 2008 03:41 AM
Katherine said...

Well, if I wanted “good for me” stuff I wouldn’t be eating sprinkles! LOL! I want them to look pretty and taste great so I can enjoy my splurge!!!!
Love the containers, though!

July 21, 2008 03:43 AM
meliass said...

I would love to have some sprinkles…good or good for you…makes no difference to me!

July 21, 2008 03:48 AM
CAIT said...

If I saw the “Good for you” sprinkles on there own, I would think they’re pretty cute! They’re just dull in comparison to the old ones.

Either way, sprinkles make me happy.

July 21, 2008 03:49 AM
Raina said...

I can’t get enough of you and your blog! The pics, the food, everything! I really LOVE the sprinkles. I’m all for the bright colors, so Good all the way. :D Keep up the great work!

July 21, 2008 03:50 AM
Stohl Family said...

I would definitely choose the good, they are so much cuter! Thanks!

July 21, 2008 03:50 AM
Gina said...

My girls love sprinkles on their pancakes! I vote GOOD FOR YOU because I see purple in those and I love purple!!! But I can see why you’d be bummed!

July 21, 2008 03:51 AM
linda said...

me please! I’M for the ‘good’ sprinkles…not necessarily good for you.

July 21, 2008 03:51 AM
Sara said...

What exactly is the point of having a healthy sprinkle? Nonsense! :)
I made your pops this weekend with sprinkles from Walmart and they just don’t look as good. :(

July 21, 2008 03:52 AM
Deanna said...

Ack! Having trouble with my postings… But I’d much rather have the fun original colors than the good-for-me ones. I don’t look for healthy stuff to put on my cake or ice cream, LOL.

July 21, 2008 03:52 AM
Melissa & James Atkinson said...

who the heck eats dessert because it’s “good” for you? we eat it becuause we are “indulging” and because it’s simply delicious. when we choose a delictable dessert we choose the prettist one, right? I vote “good” not “good for you”!

P.S. I love your stuff!

July 21, 2008 03:53 AM
Yogi said...

Good vs Good (for me). I’ll take Good anytime, LOL!

Yogi (

July 21, 2008 03:53 AM
BeckyB said...

I would HAVE to choose good-the colors are waay prettier! Love your blog, your ideas are amazing!

July 21, 2008 03:54 AM
Kim said...

How bad can a few sprinkles be for you!! Its not like you are eating the ENTIRE container in one sitting…often anyway:)
I like mine with bright colors !!!!
I am am “natural” girl but geez sprinkles?!!!

July 21, 2008 03:54 AM
Glenda said...

Hi Bakerella,
First of all I love your blog. I subscribed to it and I get so excited when I get an update alert. All your creations are so cute and look delicious. I have made the Peanut butter balls and the oreo balls, and most importantly the Cupcake Pops. I did take pictures and posted them on my blog.

I sent a batch to work with my hubby and his whole office sent me comments about how much they loved them. Next, I can’t wait to make the chocolate chip cookie Pie.

As for the sprinkles, I like the colorful ones best. I know everyone one is jumping on the “Organic” wagon, but I can’t help but think it’ll all blow over like the “sugar busters” and the “No Carb” craze. Besides, they are so tiny, I can’t see where it would make that big of a difference. I do like the cute little clown packaging. I have never seen them in my grocery store.

July 21, 2008 03:58 AM
Noelle said...

your blog is amazing.
i always have to visit and
see whats new!
keep it up.

July 21, 2008 03:59 AM
Caleb's Family said...

I would love to try those sprinkles. I regrettably admit that I am not the baking type, but I have recently been wanting to do more. I would probably like the good for you kind.

July 21, 2008 04:02 AM
Judeee said...

Hi Bakerella! I’d say any sprinkle is a good sprinkle! =)

July 21, 2008 04:17 AM
emerzim said...

I think I would choose good for me. I’m trying to be better about that sort of stuff…

July 21, 2008 04:19 AM
Lynne said...

I say “Good” because we eat with our eyes first, so we want it to look pretty.

July 21, 2008 04:20 AM
Cyndi said...

I definitely like the prettier and brighter GOOD sprinkles. I don’t care if they are good for me, the other ones are just kinda blah and I would only use them around Halloween time and the fall.

July 21, 2008 04:21 AM
Kimberly said...

Silly Mr. Sprinkles, all-natural is for healthy stuff. :) Haha…I guess I figure if I am having sprinkles at all, they aren’t gonna be good for me, so they might as well have all that bad stuff in them. Probably faulty logic, but my logic anyway!

July 21, 2008 04:23 AM
Jessica said...

I choose good, rather than good for you. They *are* just sprinkles. Its not like the entire cupcake is artificial, so… yeah haha. :) I can be emailed at “trix . r 4 kids @ gmail . com” Obviously all smooshed together though :)

July 21, 2008 04:24 AM
Jenn said...

Those sprinkle men are so cute! Never seen them before! I like the good….


July 21, 2008 04:27 AM
Tucker, Jess, and Brian said...

I love the old Mr. Sprinkles sprinkles … I can’t believe how drastically the colors changed with the new formula!! Therefore, my vote is definitely for the “Good”, and not the “Good for you”. I think that sweets are a necessary occasional indulgence, and they aren’t meant to be good for you. :)

July 21, 2008 04:28 AM
Susan said...

I actually really like the colors on the good for you ones!

July 21, 2008 04:32 AM
Daycare Girl said...

I don’t eat sprinkles because they’re good for me. All natural is nice, but not really a factor if I’m eating cupcakes, you know? :)

Do they taste any different? I’d love to win either one and find out.

July 21, 2008 04:34 AM
Bridget said...

What a funny post!!! You know, I’m all for natural products, but sprinkles are something I’ll take some artificial color in…thank you very much! :) Let’s hope they get those pretty colors back.

July 21, 2008 04:34 AM
Priscila M. said...

First of all, GREAT Blog.
B, I tried the cheesecake cups and they were a hit.
And 3, let’s go with plain old good.

July 21, 2008 04:36 AM
Jenn said...

Yes, please. I would love to win these yummy sprinkles, good for me or not, they are beautiful.

July 21, 2008 04:41 AM
tonni said...

I’m all for the “good for you” ones, but I have to pick the “good” ones, cause they’re more aesthetically pleasing.

July 21, 2008 04:41 AM
S said...

Good! Baking is never good for you, and I bake to make things look pretty :)

Your stuff is always pretty no matter the sprinkle color though!



July 21, 2008 04:43 AM
Jen V said...

Wow! There’s a lot of posts! The sprinkles look so fun…I would love either one.

vaugh105@ chapman dot edu

July 21, 2008 04:44 AM
emily said...

I like mine just plain GOOD.

July 21, 2008 04:45 AM
hthr said...

*gasp!* the blue & green are gone and the chocolate shade has faded!?

I'm all for "all natural" foods and wise eating choices, but COME ON, leave the sprinkles alone! I want GOOD sprinkles!

July 21, 2008 04:46 AM
Mark and Meghan said...

love the sprinkles! (the good ones that is!) would love to try them on my pops!! :)

July 21, 2008 04:51 AM
Steve & Sam said...

I love sprinkles!! :) Doesn’t matter if they’re all-natural or not — I just love ‘em! My husband likes the look of the all-natural ones, though — go figure! :)

July 21, 2008 04:52 AM
Karin said...

The good kind please!

July 21, 2008 05:01 AM
HungryKat said...

of course the good ones

July 21, 2008 05:08 AM
Ale said...

I like the pretty, bad-for-you sprinkles… why try to fix stuff that are already good!? :-P

July 21, 2008 05:10 AM
Cheendy said...

I like them yummy good!!

July 21, 2008 05:10 AM
Morgan said...

I am pretty sure that putting all natural sprinkles on a cupcake or ice cream isn’t going to keep me from getting fat! :) I would take either of them though any day!

July 21, 2008 05:13 AM
Jamie said...

Everything is better with Sprinkles – good or good for you – either one is great in my book!

July 21, 2008 05:20 AM
Amy said...

Wow, those looks so cute!

Hmm, I like the “GOOD” sprinkles better.
Colours just light up my world ;)

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July 21, 2008 05:24 AM
Tant Grön (Lady Green) said...

I love your blogg, I lova Martha Stewart and I love non artificial sprinkles

July 21, 2008 05:31 AM
The Watermelon Patch said...

how cool! you can’t buy those kind of sprinkles around here. bummer!

i like good sprinkles! who cares if they are good for ya as long as they look good! lol!

July 21, 2008 05:35 AM
Jewels said...

I have to say I LOVE the fact that you posted this. I will be seeking out the natural variety of the sprinkles and this is why. I have a GF that BAKES like crazy, she has a son with Terets (sp) and he is not allowed to have food coloring as is one of my 7 y/o nephews. so at all the birthdays and functions those poor boys get nothing but plain white cupcakes, plain white icing while we all dig into our cutest & favorite cakes and cupcakes! Thank you SO MUCH for posting this. I had NO IDEA anyone made something like this!!

July 21, 2008 05:47 AM
Em said...

I love love love the ones that are good. The colors are fabulous! Everything in moderation. An occasional treat with the good sprinkles is well, good! A diet consisting only of sprinkles, of any kind, is well, not so good.

My favorite color is the baby blue one :)

Have a delicious day!

July 21, 2008 05:47 AM
Jawan said...

Girl, you know you better throw on some of that GOOD stuff…I mean, sprinkles. Gotta love me some color to my white frosting. Bring it on!

July 21, 2008 05:57 AM
sarah hornacek said...

i would love love love the good for me sprinkles!

July 21, 2008 06:03 AM
Jennifer said...

I love the sprinkles in their “good” form, but enjoy products that are “good for you” so it is a toss up. If I was going on looks lone then i would say definitely “good” is better.

Love your blog. It has great ideas.

July 21, 2008 06:08 AM
The Snowpack said...

I am all about the good…good for you is so overrated. Hope you never run out or they get the color right.

July 21, 2008 06:16 AM
Ashley said...

The sprinkles look so fun! I think I prefer the “good” sprinkles. But they all look good! cashleym(at)gmail(dot)com

July 21, 2008 06:25 AM
SouthAsiaRocks said...

yeah! I LOVE the sprinkles! These would be perfect to use for my daughter’s first birthday! We’re having a “cupcake” theme and I”m going to make your fun cupcake pops – so these would be perfect!

July 21, 2008 06:25 AM
sara angel said...

i like my sprinkles goooood :)

July 21, 2008 06:28 AM
ThreePrincessesMama said...

I recently bought these for my girls. Was a bit put off by the colors…I thought they were a fall assortment. Thanks or clarifying. BTW, I like sprinkles no matter if they are good for you or not.

July 21, 2008 06:29 AM
cat said...

Those containers are super cute. I’m kinda diggin’ the new colors. :D

July 21, 2008 06:44 AM
RedefinedPossibilities said...

Sadly, I will take the “good-for you” version. I am trying to eliminate anything that isn’t pure sugar. I will just have to make sure the food item that is bing “sprinkled” tastes awesome!!!

July 21, 2008 06:44 AM
Skinners said...

I would choose the good! Honestly, how much can a few sprinkles hurt you when you are eating a cupcake!

July 21, 2008 06:47 AM
btstars said...

Eh, i think that if I am going to make something that involves sprinkles, I might as well get the pretty ones!

July 21, 2008 06:59 AM
JaBLes Mommy said...

I would LOVE to win some sprinkles! It would be a great excuse to make some of those super cute cupcake pops I am have been dying to try!

July 21, 2008 07:05 AM
LisaB said...

Pick me, pick me, pick me!!! I always like things GOOD rather than GOOD FOR ME…oh and they would be put to good use…my 3 kids would be so excited to have these sweet little morsels to adorn their treats with! Thanks for sharing….

July 21, 2008 07:10 AM
My Sweet & Saucy said...

Definitely good…the prettier the better!

July 21, 2008 07:10 AM
Layla Frances said...

I would be happy with whatever anyone else doesn’t want…that is if my number is picked! I really just want you to keep on blogging…because I love love love your blog! Thanks!

July 21, 2008 07:11 AM
laurel said...

I’d have to say I like them better good…good for you just doesn’t seem as much fun!

July 21, 2008 07:17 AM
Tyra said...

I will choose GOOD FOR YOU, really just to take them off your hands :)
PS I just found you r blog and LOVE it!!!!!

July 21, 2008 07:20 AM
Allegra said...


July 21, 2008 07:26 AM
Elaine said...

OMG you are hilarious!! I love the sprinkles that are GOOD!!!!!

Good for you are ok, but the other ones are so dang cute on the mini cuppycakes!

July 21, 2008 07:32 AM
Julie said...

I would prefer the good version because its pretty!

July 21, 2008 07:37 AM
Nash said...

I like the brighter colors.
I have not seen these sprinkles here in az.

July 21, 2008 08:00 AM
life is a blessing said...

I LOVE sprinkles! I am with you – I prefer the color and completely unnatural sprinkles compared to natural sprinkles. I hope I win!

July 21, 2008 08:02 AM
Kathryn said...

Hand down favorite is Good Sprinkles!

I don’t know about you but I don’t eat cupcakes for the health factor. I want color!!

July 21, 2008 08:39 AM
Caroline said...

please please, let me have the good (for you) :D

July 21, 2008 08:48 AM
Joe Blake said...

Hey Bakerella!
Good or good (for you) they’re both totally cute!
The super good ones would work better with pastel coloured frostings, and the good ones better for brights!
Mmmm… Can’t wait to start baking with them!!

July 21, 2008 08:50 AM
Marie said...

I would definitely choose the Good. It’s much cuter and things like this aren’t supposed to be Good for me :))

July 21, 2008 08:53 AM
elle said...

Fo` sure the good one!!:D

Mr. sprinkles, i’m coming for you!!


July 21, 2008 08:57 AM
Sarah said...

Yum! Yum! Yum! I love me some sprinkles and rainbow ones are the best.

I like my sprinkles ‘good’, so bring on the preservatives!! Rainbow sprinkles should look rainbow-y, not like they’ve been left in dishwater too long (sorry, Mr. Sprinkles, but your new colours are blah!)

*fingers crossed on winning*

July 21, 2008 09:47 AM
starry said...

I like my sprinkles good. You can’t make rainbow cupcakes with the good for you kind. :(

July 21, 2008 10:07 AM
Carla said...

Love your blog and your “almost” daily doses of baking inspiration! Keep up the awesome work!

July 21, 2008 10:16 AM
Tina H. said...

Wow! How lucky am I, that after falling upon your wonderful blog for the first time there comes a fun giveaway the very next day?! Thanks for the chance to play along. :”)
As for the sprinkles, I don’t really have a preference… so give me a little of both. My two boys (ages 2 and 4), on the other hand, would definitely pick the GOOD ones because they just love their bright, colorful sprinkles. :”)

July 21, 2008 10:19 AM
gina said...

LOVE the Sprinkle Smackdown :) I would totally choose GOOD (looking) over GOOD (for you)since I usually only make cuppcakes for people at work anyway….jk


July 21, 2008 10:25 AM
jessica m said...

I definitely fall in to the good for you category. I work at a natural foods store and saw that we would soon be carrying Mr. Sprinkles….now I see why. I understand why they make you sad, though. If I were using them for aesthetic purposes instead of just to be fun and tasty for my kids (ok…for me, too) I would be sad as well.

July 21, 2008 10:26 AM
Anonymous said...

I love your sight look at it often you have great talent. I would LOVE either sprinkles.

July 21, 2008 10:29 AM
Jessica said...

Any kind is good for me. I haven’t been able to find this brand at my grocery store!!

July 21, 2008 10:29 AM
rosie. said...

Those sprinkles are so cute!!


July 21, 2008 10:32 AM
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