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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Anonymous said...

tucker1
I love sprinkles!!! They make me happy, happy.
demetejec@hotmail.com

July 21, 2008 10:36 PM
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[Julie R] said...

How fun. Sprinkles make everything better. I’d go with the Good ones. I figure I’m already eating a cupcake so I must not be too worried about what good (for me). ha

July 21, 2008 10:47 PM
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butterfly843 said...

I love those sprinkles and I like them the good way. I don’t really like the new colors.

July 21, 2008 10:49 PM
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Mrs. Salsaburger said...

I like jimmies (that’s what we call them when you are from the north) bright and colorful. And I use ice cream as a side when I cannot justify eating the jimmies right from the container.

July 21, 2008 10:51 PM
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lindsay said...

You know, I usually don’t like clowns, but these guys are really cute! Or maybe I’m just focusing on the “good” sprinkles (my personal pref – you’re not eating the whole can of them, so even if they’re not “good for you”, they shouldn’t kill you, right?). I’m just sayin’…

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

I love your blog! I love the french fries cake you made for your mother! I would love some sprinkles! I would have to go with the good kind, not the good for you! Thanks! You can email me at economicgeek@hotmail.com

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

Wht cute sprinkles! I have never seen those before.

I prefer mine GOOD FOR YOU! My child has food coloring allergies so these would be perfect.

July 21, 2008 11:06 PM
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lydia said...

i love sprinkles. and i like them better if they’re good FOR YOU.

July 21, 2008 11:06 PM
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The Hartle's said...

I think I would just love if I got some Good for me sprinkles! thanks for the chance! I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

July 21, 2008 11:12 PM
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Sticky Cakes said...

Oh – I like them GOOD! I don’t live close enough to Boulder to go with the “good for you” – nothing against all you granola girl bakers!!! I just like my sugar…

July 21, 2008 11:17 PM
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Lynn G said...

I have to go with Good! I will miss the wonderful vibrant colors. Perhaps they will begin to market both kinds. Afterall, you have to have decadent sprinkles on a decadent dessert!

July 21, 2008 11:18 PM
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Elizabeth - Scrappygolden said...

Well I have to say that this is the most creative contest announcement I’ve ever seen!

I actually think I like the Good for You option better as I seem to be in a low key, happy pastel sort of place right now. :)

July 21, 2008 11:28 PM
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Allison said...

I like mine GOOD! :)

July 21, 2008 11:29 PM
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Galo Fab 5 said...

I just love your blog. Great ideas and you are super talented. I tried the cake pops and they flopped. So kudos on how great yours always turn out!! I would have to choose the good. I’m all for the good stuff. galoblog@gmail.com

July 21, 2008 11:31 PM
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Kimmy said...

I would go with good anyday. They make me happy.

July 21, 2008 11:53 PM
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Sandy said...

The Good, The Bad or The Ugly? Seriously! Good works everytime for me!
My daughters and I love your blog! I lost it for awhile since I purchased a new computer! Thankfully one of my daughters has your link on her blog! We love your stuff!

July 21, 2008 11:54 PM
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cndymkr / jean said...

sprinkles make the world go round!

July 22, 2008 12:06 AM
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oh amanda said...

They are sprinkles for goodness sakes–to be atop cupcakes and icecream. Give me the GOOD ones. Save the good for you stuff for veggies!

July 22, 2008 12:25 AM
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Brandon & Felicia & Henry said...

I want some ‘good!’

July 22, 2008 12:47 AM
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Anonymous said...

i’m all about the lookin good sprinkles!! brighter sprinkles are prettier.
yay for giveaways!! too bad i never win anything.
oh, and your pops are the bomb!
collettmail@msn.com

July 22, 2008 12:49 AM
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Mother Goose said...

OOHHH, I would love these the good ones! I love the rich vibrant colors!

July 22, 2008 12:51 AM
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Mrs. Sofa said...

good for you sprinkles would be great :)

love your blog!!

July 22, 2008 12:52 AM
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Amanda said...

mwwbLove this! GOOD.
Blessings

July 22, 2008 12:54 AM
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Annette* said...

Thank you for your inspiration, I like the sprinkles in good for you. I have never used this brand and would like to enter the giveaway.

Enjoy your day,

Annette

July 22, 2008 12:54 AM
525
Anonymous said...

Hi,
GOOD for me!!! You are very talented!!!

Veronica

July 22, 2008 12:56 AM
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GothamGal said...

Just by their colorful nature, I’m going to have to go with ‘Good.’ Of course, if something makes you smile, it’s automatically good for you. It’s a proven fact there are less calories… ;-)

I LOVE your blog. My new favorite.

July 22, 2008 01:14 AM
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Melanie said...

oooh I love sprinkles, any kind of sprinkles! I’ve even bribed my kids by putting sprinkles on food so they’d eat it, seriously!!

July 22, 2008 01:18 AM
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Twink said...

I would love to try these.. I don’t believe I can get them in Canada.

July 22, 2008 01:19 AM
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Dustin, Shondel and Laila said...

I love your blog!!! Such fun ideas! I think I’d like my sprinkles any way I can get em!

July 22, 2008 01:22 AM
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daurenet said...

Bright and colorful puts a smile on my face. A smile is good for you.

July 22, 2008 01:25 AM
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Us 4 said...

I love your site!! Your cupcake pops are awesome!! I would have to say the “Good” sprinkles would go over better in my household. My son has a birthday coming up soon and I would love to be able to use them for his birthday cupcake pops!! Here’s to winning!!
jsvallery@yahoo.com

July 22, 2008 01:30 AM
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Jay said...

I would love some Mr Sprinkles! That is a totally cute container too! Frankly, I am about what tastes good, not always what is good for me. Haha.

Jay
thisisthegreatadventure.blogspot.com

July 22, 2008 01:33 AM
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Allison said...

I just LOVE the cupcake pops everytime I see them on your blog…so of course I would have to pick the *Good* sprinkles!! :0)

July 22, 2008 01:37 AM
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Trish said...

I want the ones that are GOOD–who wants a cupcake that is good for you? :) Thanks for the give away!

July 22, 2008 01:39 AM
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Tangled_Panda said...

Personally I like the Good (for you), but that could be because I am going through a Brown/Purple/Pink phase, and I love the color combo. But any kinda sprinkles is a friend of mine :D

Thanks for the chance to win :)
Tangled.Panda@gmail.com

July 22, 2008 01:42 AM
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raegan said...

word.

July 22, 2008 01:46 AM
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Dust and Maddy said...

I like my sprinkles good. It’s not like there are so many that they *have* to be good for you.

July 22, 2008 01:47 AM
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Prissy said...

I think the new ones will look really cute on Halloween stuff! They are just the right colors for that!

P.

pjdove@hotmail.com

July 22, 2008 01:58 AM
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Cynthia Holt Ziemian said...

You’ve won a Brillian Blog Award! Check it out on rustandsplinters.blogspot.com!

July 22, 2008 01:59 AM
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david said...

I would choose the good !!

July 22, 2008 02:02 AM
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bon gateau said...

ooooh, LOVE to get my hands on those Mr. Sprinkles!! I’d prefer GOOD. It’s sprinkles, they shouldn’t be “good for you”! Thanks!

bongateau.blogspot.com

July 22, 2008 02:06 AM
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vivian said...

I heart cupcakes!!!

the sprinkles look fun!

July 22, 2008 02:06 AM
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NotaCloudintheSky said...

Your blog inspires me to try and think of fun things to bake! :] I really like the colors of the Good sprinkles. The others aren’t bad, but they just look like autumn colors.

July 22, 2008 02:13 AM
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Katie said...

I like them good (ie. colourful!) It’s the only way, right? :D

July 22, 2008 02:24 AM
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Conni said...

I have never seen these adorable little sprinkles before!! And, of course, Good is best!

July 22, 2008 02:28 AM
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Mandy said...

The Sprinkles fight cracked me up! That’s an easy one, I like my sprinkles “good”.:)

July 22, 2008 02:28 AM
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rachel said...

I am with you! I like the colors of the “good” sprinkles. Hey – you only live once! Eat the fun colorful ones.

July 22, 2008 02:29 AM
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val said...

I eat “good for you stuff” all the time…I say the cuter the better when baking cute stuff…. so I like the original! :-)

July 22, 2008 02:29 AM
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Felicia McB said...

this is a fun give away-
I vote for the good-for-you sprinkles, mostly because I’ve got a child that’s sensitive to artificial dyes.
bonnie76 at yahoo dot com

July 22, 2008 02:32 AM
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The Momster said...

Oh no, no more happy colors???? So sad. :(
I like my sprinkles to be good… and pretty.

But I’d love to enter the contest :)

July 22, 2008 02:36 AM
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1dreamr said...

Definitely GOOD on this one … I can’t believe the major change in color! That just won’t do!

Love your blog!

July 22, 2008 02:38 AM
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The White Clan said...

I have never been a good for you type person. I just want the GOOD! Why else would you eat sweets?

July 22, 2008 02:41 AM
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heidi said...

I like Sprinkles that are GOOD!!

July 22, 2008 02:43 AM
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Véronique said...

wow you have a lot of comments here! i prefer the sprinkles not good for me but any sprinkles are cute !lol

July 22, 2008 02:49 AM
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Winters Family said...

Good for you! Love your blog!!!

July 22, 2008 03:05 AM
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adoptionx5 said...

Totally love Mr. Sprinkles!!! But, he’s not in the supermarkets here in Ohio.
The kids and I voted for Good rather than Good for you. If you are eating something as delicious as cake, cookies or cupcakes you need the real thing!!

kdobben@neo.rr.com

July 22, 2008 03:11 AM
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Lisa said...

I want them GOOD! I cook alot and cater, so I go for what works best, looks best, and tastes best!! And ALL sprinkles are good for you… that make you SMILE :-)

Lisa Q
lifewiththequeens.blogspot.com

July 22, 2008 03:12 AM
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Caldwell said...

Would love to try these, I haven’t seen them in my area. I would have to choose Good over Good for me any day, makes the baking much more fun.

July 22, 2008 03:19 AM
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Josephine Milkweed said...

Oh, little Bakerella you make me laugh! I love that you not only made Mr. Sprinkles fight himself but documented it in pictures and then posted it on the web. You are a gem. By the way, I like my sprinkles any way I can get ‘em.

July 22, 2008 03:28 AM
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Denise said...

Is it odd that the sprinkles would go all natural when more than likely they are going to top some that is anything but natural?

Kind of like, “Now you can have your partially-hydrogenized trans-fat laden ice cream and non-dairy topped dessert sprinkled with ALL NATURAL goodness!” It’s that whole burger and diet coke thing!

July 22, 2008 03:35 AM
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Anonymous said...

good NOT good for you
w.j.karnold@hotmail.com
thanks
kris

July 22, 2008 03:35 AM
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Kerstin said...

After attempting your cupcake pops for my daughters 2nd birthday today, I think I deserve a few sprinkles! :)

kerstinskitchen.blogspot.com

July 22, 2008 03:41 AM
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Macatee said...

I love the good ones…. they are prettier.

July 22, 2008 03:43 AM
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Yvette said...

Oooo I want Mr Sprinkles!! I would probably have to pick good sprinkles because the colors are pretty and fun. Good for you, while the obvious, the color is just boring!!!

July 22, 2008 03:49 AM
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Thimbleanna said...

Just plain ol’ good is the only way to go. Asthetics are everything!

July 22, 2008 03:54 AM
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Katrina said...

We love the Mr. Spinkles sprinkles, too. Haven’t noticed the change yet. My boys love sprinkles on their ice cream, in fact, I think they love the sprinkles more than the ice cream! Oh and who cares about the nutrition, is it really going to make a difference if you are just “sprinkling” them on something. Usually whatever you’re eating with them on it, is the more unhealthy “treat”. That’s my two cents worth. We can never have too many sprinkles in our house.

July 22, 2008 03:54 AM
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Leilani said...

I’d have to say good for me sprinkles. And I love those cute containers!

July 22, 2008 03:59 AM
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Jamie said...

I am for the good not good for you. They look so much better. What’s a little artifical flavoring right? he,he!

Pick me random.org :)

http://WWW.FIOCCA.COM

July 22, 2008 04:13 AM
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Debi said...

Love your blog! Had such a nice time reading, and smiling the whole time! I love to bake, but since hubby had his heart attack a year ago…I have to find good for you ways to bake and cook. (YIKES!) My choice for me would be good…but if cooking for hubby would HAVE to be good for you! And I do alot more cooking for him…since he eats everything…good or bad!! (I TRY to be good for him…I like having my sweetie around!!)

Thanks for all the fun. Hope you have a wonderful day. :)

whatscookninjunk.blogspot.com

July 22, 2008 04:14 AM
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Kapsgirl said...

I stumbled upon your blog months ago and have been admiring your creativity since. I’ve never commented until now. What a great insentive to let you know how creative I think you are. Looking forward to seeing your next creation.

July 22, 2008 04:15 AM
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Kapsgirl said...

Love your blog! You are so creative. I can’t wait to see what you’ll do next!

July 22, 2008 04:18 AM
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Jordan Frazier said...

Good—forget the “good for you”
I would love some sprinkles!

July 22, 2008 04:27 AM
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Shealynn Benner said...

Hi! I love Good sprinkles. ;)

shealynn@gmail.com

http://www.shealynnbenner.com

July 22, 2008 04:30 AM
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Nila Rosa said...

MMMM sprinkles.

I like good for you,just for the color.

July 22, 2008 04:55 AM
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Gavin said...

I’m a fan of any kind of sprinkle, be it good or good for you. (Is there really such a thing as a good for you sprinkle, though?!?!?)

July 22, 2008 05:06 AM
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Ketchesons said...

I’m all about the bad ones! You can make something look even better with those colors.

July 22, 2008 05:12 AM
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Chelli said...

I love the fun packaging! I have never seen this brand before! I will for sure try and find them. I am all for the “Good for you” kind!
Thanks!

July 22, 2008 05:21 AM
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English Garden said...

definetly the “good”, I would love to win some good sprinkles.

July 22, 2008 05:28 AM
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Karen said...

As far as I am concerned, if I am eating sprinkles, I want the kind that are pretty and make my treat look better!!

July 22, 2008 05:36 AM
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Jeff and Linnea said...

I love sprinkles any type of way! (onerandomgirl@hotmail.com)

July 22, 2008 05:44 AM
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Jenny said...

Sprinkles aren’t supposed to be good for you!

July 22, 2008 06:08 AM
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Crystal said...

I just found these again…a friend had linked your site and I finally got back around to it. They are just like the cake balls I make only much much cuter! I can’t wait to try these and I will be in need of some cute sprinkles, hint, hint. 8)
BTW I agree, I like the cute ones. They are only a few sprinkles how bad can they be? ;)

July 22, 2008 06:12 AM
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Jen said...

I would love, love, love these for my mint oreo balls!!! I like the good for you kind! You killed it on Martha! I love that lady divas are taking over primetime!!! Congrats on all you’ve done to revolutionize with your darling POPS!!!

bjcarps@yahoo.com

To your success!!!

Jen

July 22, 2008 06:41 AM
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Karissa said...

I’m on the ‘good’ side, especially when it comes to treats! Stumbled upon your blog recently, and am so glad I did!

k.padilla.cocina@hotmail.com

July 22, 2008 06:50 AM
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Robyn said...

WOW! I see what you mean?! uh! I wonder if they will ever go back to the orginal?! What a great giveaway! Fun! Fun!
Hugs,
Robyn

July 22, 2008 06:52 AM
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Rachel said...

I like ‘em GOOD!

http://toadswildfamily.blogspot.com

July 22, 2008 07:23 AM
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Joanne said...

I made your pops for a shower and they went over so well. I would love to use some of your super cute sprinkles for the next batch! Thanks for the chance to ‘win’ them.

July 22, 2008 07:30 AM
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Kerrin, kerrin810@yahoo.com said...

i’m a sprinkles lover, but haven’t yet found any in Zurich, whether good or good for you! i’d love either for sure. i suppose i’ll try the latter, support their healthy decision! thanks !!

July 22, 2008 08:29 AM
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Solitaire said...

I like all sprinkles lol, but I love the colors of the good for you sprinkles the best .. they have purpley sprinkles in there!

seattlesolitaire@aol.com

July 22, 2008 08:34 AM
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anuska said...

The Good ones are good for me…:)

Love your blog!

ana_jole@yahoo.com

July 22, 2008 09:58 AM
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Lisa said...

still love the actual rainbow colors… :) Hugs,

July 22, 2008 11:05 AM
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Mari said...

i would choose the good of coure. its SPRINKLES. you know you aren’t eating something healthy when you are using sprinkles…sprinkles on your vegtable platter anyone??

July 22, 2008 11:07 AM
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Ann said...

I love the bright colors, but I also love the more muted shades. Reminds me of the desert southwest were I grew up.

July 22, 2008 11:22 AM
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teamcraun said...

I like them good. they are clearly already a highly processed food, how much “better” can you make something fake? Please, I would LOVE to be a winner!

July 22, 2008 12:29 PM
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Heather said...

yummy! love your cupcake pops more every time i see them! i’m all about god when it comes to baking…i’ll save the good for you for vegetables.

goblue61403@aol.com

July 22, 2008 12:51 PM
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Jessica said...

GOOD. if your eating something with sprinkles, chances are its not very healthy anyway. so it might as well look good. and how bad can sprinkles really be for you. you eat like a half a tsp of then on one dessert! so i am going with GOOD.

love your blog! so amazing!
mhig36@yahoo.com

July 22, 2008 12:53 PM
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susan said...

just started looking on your site, loving all the things that you have made.getting some ideas for my childrens b’days

thanks
Susan
susanfolau@hotmail.com

July 22, 2008 12:58 PM
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Don and Lisa Osborn said...

What a fun giveaway!

I’ll take them anyway they come–good or good for me…

Thanks!

July 22, 2008 01:14 PM
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The Tucker's said...

Good… good for you is probably a better choice, but the good ones are cuter! I guess you could go with a peach color scheme and the good for you ones would look great… but boys aren’t always into those colors! (Where’s the blue and green?)

http://www.daveandjenntucker.blogspot.com

Jennifer

July 22, 2008 01:16 PM
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Half Baked said...

I love my sprinkles “good” although the “good for you” colors are cool so tough choice!!

July 22, 2008 01:30 PM
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