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.

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Kate said...

I prefer the sprinkles with the scary-not-found-in-nature colors. The natural ones could grow on me, though. At some point, crunchy sugary goodness is crunchy sugary goodness.

July 21, 2008 02:23 PM
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Jennifer Burgett said...

When it comes to Sprinkles, I like my good! The more colorful they are the better!

July 21, 2008 02:23 PM
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John, Jamie & the Little Ones... said...

I’m with you, I’m sad about the colors changing. If I’m going to eat sprinkles and whatever it is that I’m putting them on, I’m probably not looking to be eating healthy at that moment, lol. It’s a nice gesture to be healthier though.

July 21, 2008 02:23 PM
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Erin said...

A girl can never have too many shoes…and it would appear: sprinkles!

July 21, 2008 02:26 PM
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I am Amanda, I am the Queen Bee said...

I like the “Good”. You don’t eat sweets everyday, so the “Good 4 you” can wait.

Amanda
Queen Bee Designs by Amanda

July 21, 2008 02:33 PM
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The Armstrong Family said...

I love the colors of the Good! Can just a little bit be that bad for you? I am into organic and all natural these days, but either is fine. Thanks for the giveaway. sally.m.armstrong@gmail.com

July 21, 2008 02:34 PM
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kristia said...

yeah, i agree. i like the punch of color with the not so good for you sprinkles, but….it is nice to a good for you product out there. maybe the company will be able to improve the color soon.
thanks for all the great ideas…
your sight ROCKS!

July 21, 2008 02:36 PM
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Amy Ragland said...

Those are super cute containers! I have never seen these so, I’m wondering if they are available in my area. Ummm…I didn’t know there were good for you sprinkles so, I guess I’d have to say I don’t mind the “bad” for me ones…

July 21, 2008 02:36 PM
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sheena said...

I want to play!!! I really love the colors in Good (for you)!

Thanks!

July 21, 2008 02:40 PM
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Lori said...

I like my Sprinkles GOOD, not nec. good for me! Love your site. I found it while watching you on Martha.

July 21, 2008 02:41 PM
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Kelli said...

Good! Unless you’re putting sprinkles on your vegetables, it doesn’t matter if they are good for you! I do think the Good for You colors are pretty though.

July 21, 2008 02:41 PM
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Christine Robbins said...

Well good for you is always best right (but I do really prefer the bright colors). The good for you sprinkles are pretty too though just a bit muted.

I love your blog read it all the time keep doing what you are doing and inspiring us all!

Christine
http://www.sweetthingsdesign.blogspot.com

July 21, 2008 02:43 PM
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fourkidsmom said...

OOOOOohh, chocolate sprinkles. I am just getting into the cupcake thing and would love the chocolate ones. Can’t get Mr. Sprinkles here.

July 21, 2008 02:44 PM
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Angie said...

I love the pictures of the sprinkles battling…I like the original colors best. But I wouldn’t complain either way :)
(lovestruck51@hotmail.com)

July 21, 2008 02:46 PM
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Ashley said...

i hate change :( but i guess it's for the bettery. i hope they still taste the same!

ashleyarsenic@gmail.com
ashleyarsenic.etsy.com

<3

July 21, 2008 02:47 PM
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Anonymous said...

I’d have to say that it depends upon the colors of the cupcake pop. I pick the sprinkles based on the party theme. I buy them by the color in 1 lb. packages and custom mix….
lyn@cake-my-day.com

July 21, 2008 02:48 PM
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Amanda said...

How fun!! I would love the ones that are “good for you”!!

July 21, 2008 02:51 PM
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Juan &amp; Katie said...

I like good!!

July 21, 2008 02:51 PM
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Adrienne said...

I agree with you. I love the Good sprinkles for their bright colors!

July 21, 2008 02:52 PM
320
Jingle said...

How amazingly cute are those bottles?! Love them! You know, I’m not sure if I like ‘em good or good for me! LOL! I’m thinking I’m liking them good! Pretty colors get me every time! LOL! jinglesells@gmail.com

July 21, 2008 02:52 PM
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Porters said...

I have to say I would love to have the “GOOD” Sprinkles vs the good for you. Who wants good for you a treat.

July 21, 2008 02:57 PM
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AlwaysJoy said...

I would love to win sprinkles (esp ones in a cute cute container) and although I ought to say good for me I am going with good

July 21, 2008 02:58 PM
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candesintx said...

Oh, Mr. Sprinkles, what happened to CHOICE?

You can’t go wrong w/ chocolate sprinkles though.

July 21, 2008 02:58 PM
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Kim said...

We don’t have these sprinkles here in So Cal (that I have seen). I like the colors from the good ones. The good for you ones remind me of Halloween colors.

Love your blog and check it daily. I’ve made the cakepops as well as cake and Oreo truffles. You make everything look sooo delicious. Keep up the great work!

(kimbers69@hotmail.com)

July 21, 2008 03:02 PM
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kelli said...

I agree with you that the Good sprinkles are the best– isn’t half the fun getting to see all the wonderful colors on your treat before you eat it?!

kelgirl105 at yahoo dot com

July 21, 2008 03:03 PM
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Liz said...

Come on! They are sprinkles!! How ‘good’ can they be? I’d want them good and not good for me :-)

July 21, 2008 03:03 PM
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candesintx said...

If you can’t tell, I voted for “Good”

I mean, how many sprinkles does one eat at a sitting?

July 21, 2008 03:04 PM
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kb.knits said...

Oh, I definately would go for the pretty sprinkles! I made the pops but just put them in mini cupcake papers,they were soooo good. :)

July 21, 2008 03:06 PM
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Katie said...

If the rest of what you’re making isn’t so good for you (except for the endorphins, and the antioxidants from the chocolate)then why should the sprinkles be good for you?? All about Good, not Good For You

July 21, 2008 03:13 PM
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Eveline said...

I go for the good for you ones. It’s the health of my family I’m concerned about and the less additives the better. Besides, I like the new colors, great for Halloween for a start. And they will come out with new colors, see if they don’t.
Eveline.

July 21, 2008 03:13 PM
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Leah said...

I’m a good for you nut all the way! They look a little retro.

July 21, 2008 03:20 PM
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Sarah Jones said...

Why choose good for you sprinkles when you’re going to be putting them on a not so good for you treat? I would choose good colors any day!

July 21, 2008 03:21 PM
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Tami said...

Isn’t everything fun in life good… not always good for you! I would love some sprinkles from the Martha show. What an honor!

July 21, 2008 03:22 PM
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Anonymous said...

This is so funny. I found the link to your blog and thought to myself “I’ve got to find those sprinkles!”. I haven’t found them yet, better hurry up my search! Hope I win!

Janet
rreminator@aol.com

July 21, 2008 03:25 PM
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fribbles said...

…enter me, please—one can NEVER have too many sprinkles! And I like the GOOD sprinkles, even if the others are good FOR one…

July 21, 2008 03:26 PM
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Tina said...

Definitely good for me! Thanks!!!

July 21, 2008 03:26 PM
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Katie Phelps said...

I guess I’m not sure if I like good or good for you. Both of the sets of colors would look cute for something different. But I do LOVE sprinkles and so does my hubby!

July 21, 2008 03:28 PM
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Anonymous said...

I would love these sprinkles!
jserfling@hotmail.com

July 21, 2008 03:30 PM
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Kendra said...

I would love some sprinkles, because your cupcake pops have inspired me to do a cupcake themed party for my daughter’s first birthday in Oct.!

Normally, I am all about healthy and natural colors and flavors, but since you consume such a small amount of sprinkles per cupcake, I think they have to be about the appearance.

meandmyinsanity.blogspot.com

July 21, 2008 03:30 PM
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Anonymous said...

I prefer my sprinkles good because the sheer happiness is good enough for me. :) Chrissie B

July 21, 2008 03:31 PM
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Lannie &amp; Sean (and the sheepies) said...

My vote is for “good for you”!!

July 21, 2008 03:31 PM
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mrs. d said...

in general, i like things that are good for me, but in cake, i just like things that are good. i mean, it IS cake afterall. it’s not like cake is really all that good for your body, even if it IS good for your soul.

July 21, 2008 03:32 PM
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Mel said...

I’m down with any kind of sprinkle! I sprinkle everything!! LOL harpercrew@gmail.com

July 21, 2008 03:33 PM
344
Jeab said...

If I happen to win the giveaway, would you please send it to Bangkok, Thailand? My kids would love the Good one. I can’t agree more than their colors are the cutest.

My e-mails are jeab@cupcake-carousel.com and t_donaya@yahoo.com.

Thanks for sharing the giveaways!

July 21, 2008 03:34 PM
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Shooshie! said...

Battling clowns. Could there be anything better?

Good for me good for me!

July 21, 2008 03:42 PM
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myrnie_twin said...

What fun! I think the only thing that matters around here is that there are PINK sprinkles in the mix- very important to my daughter! As for natural or not…when you’re only eating 15 or so sprinkles at a time, does it really make a big difference? (Am I bad for thinking that? :)

July 21, 2008 03:42 PM
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Dawn said...

give me more sprinkles….nothing bad about sprinkles!
dawn604_1999@yahoo.com

July 21, 2008 03:52 PM
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Future Envy of the PTA said...

I LOOOOOOOVE SPRINKLES!! Any kind are fabulous!
http://futureenvyofthepta.blogspot.com/

July 21, 2008 03:52 PM
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Michele said...

I vote Good. I’m sick and tired of things being made worse by attempting to make them better (for you). No one’s ever died from sprinkles, right?

Michele
chedette@aol.com

July 21, 2008 03:52 PM
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Erin said...

Too funny. I too have never heard of “healthy” sprinkles. That said, I guess artificial stuff is bad, so I’ll be good (for you). Thanks!

July 21, 2008 03:52 PM
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spilled ink said...

eGotta say I like them GOOD! But would try good for you in my own comparison study.
bill

July 21, 2008 03:55 PM
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cookienurse said...

I actually like the natural sprinkles, they look pretty yummy.

July 21, 2008 04:02 PM
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maggie said...

I’ve been meaning to buy more sprinkles…

July 21, 2008 04:04 PM
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Amanda said...

the “Good for you” choice looks too Autumn themed… like something you would put on cupcakes for thanksgiving… Besides how many sprinkles do you consume? Considering the average person doesnt pour them into their mouth the “good” ones really arent that bad for you in normal portions. :3

Amanda
xo_amanda_@hotmail.com

July 21, 2008 04:04 PM
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ped crossing said...

Good for you, they are still beautiful colors. I have never seen that brand before.

July 21, 2008 04:06 PM
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Cheryl said...

I say, good ones. Leave good for you for something else!!

July 21, 2008 04:06 PM
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Amy said...

ooh, sprinkle me! i have not found these in Podunk, TX where I live! : )

July 21, 2008 04:10 PM
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Shalie said...

I think that ALL sprinkles should be GOOD, not good for you! Where is the fun in “healthy” sprinkles?! I would love to have some of these!

July 21, 2008 04:11 PM
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Emily said...

ooh tiny sprinkles! And chocolate ones- or as I’d call them, jimmies!

July 21, 2008 04:11 PM
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jo said...

I would love for sprinkles to be good for me… especially when they look GOOD to. :)

joboogie at gmail dot com :)

July 21, 2008 04:13 PM
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April Perry said...

I don’t think we have Mr. Sprinkles here in Seattle. I will have to go looking now.
I love your blog. I am always excited to see what you do next.

I usually would choose the “Good For You” trying to do the right thing for my son’s nutrition but the designer in me screams “GOOD”! The colors are so pretty and it is such a small amount of artificial does it really make that big of a difference?

July 21, 2008 04:14 PM
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Valerie said...

They are sprinkles!!! Good for you is not a choice, good it the way to go!

valerie@brummett.org

July 21, 2008 04:18 PM
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sunny said...

If I was making something 100% “good for me” then I would want that, but anything that has sprinkles on it is probably not the best, so the good sprinkles aren’t going to hurt! sunnrae613@yahoo.com

July 21, 2008 04:22 PM
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Cher said...

I love the colors of the goog for you ones!

July 21, 2008 04:25 PM
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P&amp;M CLAN said...

My kids love sprinkles! I always have some in my cupboard! Of course good for you is the way to go but I would prob. end up getting the not so good because I like fun! And is the sweet stuff your putting it on good for you anyways?! I have to say I just came across your blog and I LOVE IT!!! I look forward to your future blogs!!

July 21, 2008 04:26 PM
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nitareeny said...

Aw man! How many “not good” sprinkles do you eat anyway?!? Not a lot…that’s why they are called ‘sprinkles’! Blah, I like the GOOD sprinkles. Unless you just eat the sprinkles right out of the package… I can’t see why they made them “Good for you”
Go GOOD sprinkles!

July 21, 2008 04:27 PM
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Tiffany said...

Despite the muted colors I think I’m going to have to go with the Good (for you) sprinkles. I wonder what is the “Good” sprinkles that they felt the need to take out!

July 21, 2008 04:29 PM
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casey said...

I would love some Mr. Sprinkles! The “good” sprinkles are definitely more fun, but there’s also something appealing about the color palette on the “good for you” sprinkles– sort of mod.

I made the cupcake bites for a bbq yesterday and they were a HUGE hit! Thanks for the great ideas, keep ‘em coming!

cmwyant@gmail.com

July 21, 2008 04:29 PM
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sheri said...

Im NEW here and I Love your BLOG…everything you make is gorgeous, cant wait to try it on my own…. Love the good for you..that way we can have fun and goodness too!
sheri.daniels@yahoo.com

July 21, 2008 04:31 PM
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Patti said...

I like the GOOD sprinkles instead of the GOOD FOR YOU ones . . .

Is it wrong to say that?

July 21, 2008 04:36 PM
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Lily said...

I figure I’ll go for the “good” since they’ll probably end up on some “good” treat anyway!

July 21, 2008 04:36 PM
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Casserlys said...

I have never seen these sprinkles in any of my stores. The container is so adorable! I would love some of the Good sprinkles…who wouldn’t! My three girls would have the BEST time making your cupcakes with them. Keep up the wonderful work. I LOVE your posts!

Kathy
kl.irish5@gmail.com

July 21, 2008 04:38 PM
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Sara said...

I would have to say that when I am going to eat ice cream, or any other sweet treat that involves sprinkles, I am accepting the fact that I am going to indulge in something that is not really any good for me. I take into consideration that every little sprinkle added is another 15 minutes on the treadmill. So when I want to go “all out” and really indulge in a sweet treat that can take me back to my childhood give me the full color, non-artificially sweetened sprinkle!

July 21, 2008 04:38 PM
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Caudle 6 said...

I like my sprinles to ‘LOOK’ good – good for me or not :):):)

caudlecl@verizon.net

July 21, 2008 04:38 PM
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April said...

these are so cute. I haven’t seen anything like them here in canada. Our sprinkles come in boring little jars! I do think I like the colors of the ” good for you” though.

( play@tumblewoods.com)

July 21, 2008 04:45 PM
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P&amp;M CLAN said...

My kids love sprinkles! I always have them in the cupboard. I like the new colors! But I also love the bright fun colors too! Your prob. putting the sprinkles on not so good for you stuff anyways so I would prob. opt for the not so good ones! Love your blog!

ps…little-ones-imaginations@cox.net

July 21, 2008 04:46 PM
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renae said...

I completely understand your quandary – but since people “eat with their eyes first…” seems to me that the colors make a pretty big difference.

http://www.crunkycakes.blogspot.com

July 21, 2008 04:49 PM
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Chelsea said...

I am going to go with the GOOD kind. Come on, your eating a cupcake…and what is good for you in that? Why get only half way healthy on your treat?! :)

Paceblog@aol.com

July 21, 2008 04:53 PM
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Natalie said...

Good is the way to go…the brighter colors just make me smile more and that’s what sweets are all about!

July 21, 2008 04:59 PM
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qtilla said...

I love sprinkles and they are so small, so unless they are made of arsenic, I can’t imagine it is a problem. Pretty but dangerous sounds pretty nice to me.

I love pretty and unique sprinkles to the point that a friend is traveling to Amsterdam and my gift request was sprinkles.

July 21, 2008 05:01 PM
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Rachael said...

Poor Mr. Sprinkles…My only love will still be the good ones¡

July 21, 2008 05:01 PM
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Julie's Favorite Things said...

I love the old colors too! I didn’t realize that with the change to all natural they changed the colors…I agree, slightly disappointing, but I guess I understand the need.

July 21, 2008 05:05 PM
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claire said...

If you are eating cake (which although we all love it) isn’t “good” for your you, what’s a little bit of preservative going to do!! all in moderation i say;0)
clairabella123@yahoo.co.uk

July 21, 2008 05:07 PM
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Hollie said...

I have never even SEEN those Mr. Sprinkles sprinkles in the stores around here before! How cute!!!
~ holliegirl80@hotmail.com

July 21, 2008 05:08 PM
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Silvana said...

I’m making the cupcake pops next month for a baby shower. This would be great!.
-silvana

July 21, 2008 05:09 PM
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sharyl said...

I would go for the Good for you version. Colors are a little dull, but hey, it’ll make me feel better to eat something “good”. :-) *crossing fingers* pls pls pls pick me!

July 21, 2008 05:10 PM
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Vikki B said...

mmmm, Sprinkles! I love your “cupcakes” and have been looking for any excuse to make them – I have been having the hardest time finding these sprinkles tho!

Oh, and I pick good (a good for you just doesn’t seem to mesh with sweets in my head!)

July 21, 2008 05:11 PM
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Ashlee said...

I would have to side with you on this one…the colors of the “good” one’s are so fun! I wish I were as creative and talented as you. Thanks for the giveaway!

July 21, 2008 05:11 PM
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Bakers said...

I’m a cupcake pop fanatic…I NEED some of these! coridanielle@hotmail.com

July 21, 2008 05:15 PM
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Casie said...

I would like my sprinkles good and pretty, please!

July 21, 2008 05:17 PM
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Mrs. Csirke said...

I have to admit, the color change is a bit disappointing. However, I think I would prefer the good for you over the good. I’m thinking big picture here. Do they taste the same?

July 21, 2008 05:18 PM
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Tori said...

I would probably choose the “good” over the “good for you” at least until the colors change! I’m all about colors!

July 21, 2008 05:20 PM
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beachiej said...

I prefer good sprinkles vs good for me sprinkles, what good are sprinkles if they arent pretty!?

July 21, 2008 05:21 PM
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Anonymous said...

Wow! Can you believe 404… make that 405 people want sprinkles??? “Good for you” look nice and subtle.
danielle@bakers-cakes.com

July 21, 2008 05:29 PM
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Marilyn said...

I choose good, they are so much prettier, and used in such a small amount I don’t think the good for you question should be an issue. Love your blog!

Pastrymama1@yahoo.com

July 21, 2008 05:30 PM
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LaDonna said...

I definitely have to go with the good sprinkles. Who wants drab colors bringing down their cupcakes?

donna2782@yahoo.com

July 21, 2008 05:31 PM
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slf said...

I agree that the “Good” is prettier and, really, how many sprinkles does one eat? A few sprinkles-worth of artificial color and flavor isn’t going to kill anyone! That said, I normally prefer “Good For You”, all-natural ingredients, but there are some items where it really doesn’t matter!

July 21, 2008 05:33 PM
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John and Marissa said...

I love the pretty rainbow ones! (or did I see chocolate ones in there too?) Love your blog! You are so dang creative it’s amazing!

July 21, 2008 05:36 PM
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dorothy said...

Oh how sad :( I can only find the naturally colored sprinkles here in town. I feel your pain, Bakerella…cuteness ALWAYS matters.

http://fuzzykoalacakecompany.blogspot.com

July 21, 2008 05:40 PM
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Stephanie said...

I’ve never been the type to prefer good-for-you when they just aren’t as good! So my choice is GOOD!

sbasker_mk@hotmail.com

July 21, 2008 05:41 PM
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