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.

Lesa said...

My vote is for the Good. I like the brighter colors.

July 23, 2008 03:04 AM
Terolleeq said...

Yum me too!

July 23, 2008 03:07 AM
Anonymous said...

pick me! pick me!

i LOVE your creations.. I got kudos for baking your cupcake pops- they were sooo yummy!!!
Yvette T.

July 23, 2008 03:44 AM
Daisy Path said...

i think i like the good ones. ha!

July 23, 2008 03:45 AM
Ev said...


you only live once right?

July 23, 2008 03:49 AM
Kathy Stokes said...

When it comes to sweets…I’m all about the Good! It would be nice though if they had different color choices in the All Natural…the best of both worlds I guess. Thanks for sharing your sprinkles! :o)

July 23, 2008 03:53 AM
S'mee said...

Ugh tough choice, but if someone held a gun to my head and I were hooked up to a lie detector set or if someone just promised to send me a free bottle of them for saying so, I would say bring on the pretty ones! Thanks for the opportunity!

July 23, 2008 04:02 AM
Cheryl said...

In Boston, they are called “jimmies.” Even though we have moved twice, we still refer to the fun little guys as “jimmies.”

July 23, 2008 04:08 AM
John said...

I would love the Good sprinkles used on the Martha Stewart cupcakes! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas, you are so talented!

July 23, 2008 04:14 AM
marlo said...


July 23, 2008 04:23 AM
Jennifer said...

I LOVE all sprinkles! Sprinkles are fun and so easy to use!

July 23, 2008 04:50 AM
Rebecca said...

I love my sprinkles good. The old Mr. Sprinkles match several pairs of my shoes.

July 23, 2008 04:55 AM
cpullum said...

Sprinkles are always good!

July 23, 2008 04:59 AM
Jenna Marie said...

Well- I’ve been trying to let the “Good for you” win out lately… but I just can’t do it All the time! I’m going with the just plain good! and I agree with the colors… They aren’t as fun… Oh well… Out with the old, in with the new! Hope I win some!! :)

July 23, 2008 05:16 AM
Anita said...

Hi, I’m new to reading your blog. I have to say I like my sprinkles good, heck I’ll eat an apple if I want good for me!

July 23, 2008 05:23 AM
PIECES OF ME said...

Come on~
they’re sprinkles for goodness sake. It’s not like you eat a ton of them. Shake shake shake… Whats the sugar, calorie, difference? Love your treats!

July 23, 2008 05:35 AM
Jaime said...

I like the Good sprinkles better, much brighter colors. I would love to be entered into your drawing.


July 23, 2008 05:41 AM
Jess said...

Oh lovely…seven hundred and thirty something for sprinkles! We are some crazy people! I like both sprinkles. I guess it depends on the theme of what you are doing.

July 23, 2008 05:44 AM
The Bucks said...

I love your blog!! I just found it today and am hooked already!! I would vote for the not good for you sprinkles.

July 23, 2008 05:51 AM
brandyalexander said...

mmm sprinkles :)
ive never tried this brand…i wonder if they are vegan.
either way i would love some and id go for good for you

July 23, 2008 05:54 AM
Wes, Rachel and Lauren Cairns said...

Sprinkles are made to dress up your baking, Good all the way!!!

July 23, 2008 06:40 AM
anita said...

i love your mini cupcakes! im planning to do the same craft with my day camp kids, and these sprinkles will help me a lot! :]

July 23, 2008 06:54 AM
Chelsea said...

bring on the artificial coloring! I want the good ones, please.

July 23, 2008 06:55 AM
Z said...

Sorry for randomly popping out of my lurk, I feel pretty lame for that. xD But I love me some sprinkles.

Actually, I’d prefer mine good for me, not good… I like the pastely colors, and the health is an added bonus. ;)

It’s pretty awesome of you to do this. :D

apixelateddream at yahoo dot com

July 23, 2008 07:17 AM
Elizabeth said...

I can’t even imagine how much fun I would have putting those sprinkles on some tastey cuppycakes!

July 23, 2008 07:23 AM
Kathy said...

Hmmm I am actually liking the idea of the Good For You sprinkles. I think they would be nice on banana cake… is it just me??

July 23, 2008 11:06 AM
Rosa said...

Woww! I get sad when they make colourful things good for you too. Over here in England we have Smarties, which are sugar covered chocolate beans. When they went artificial colouring free, the blue ones went too :-( They’ve got blue back now, but it’s a really pale blue, not the royal blue it was before. Sad sad day.

July 23, 2008 11:20 AM
Crystal said...

We use sprinkles on all kinds of things – the edges of PB&J to get my kids to eat it for one….
We would love some good FOR you ones in rainbow please!
Thank you!

July 23, 2008 11:32 AM
Stacey in Texas said...

Awww, what a cute container! I would love to have some of these. If I win, you can email me at You can send me the good for you kind ;)

Thanks for a great give away!!

July 23, 2008 12:19 PM
Fate said...

I have to say that I like my sprinkles lookin’ good. Sadly, I would probably use them either way. I agree though that they are definitely drab looking now. Sad, but good for you.

July 23, 2008 12:22 PM
BJKK said...

I love cupcakes. Thanks for acquainting me with Mr Sprinkles! I wasn’t familiar with this brand. The color change really is dramatic, but the “good for you colors” aren’t too bad.

July 23, 2008 12:24 PM
Heide said...

Yay, sprinkles! I do try to keep relatively healthy foods in my home, but sprinkles? I don’t expect them to be good for me. So natural or not, bring ‘em on!!!

July 23, 2008 12:26 PM
Anonymous said...

I love the GOOD sprinkles! I had noticed the change in color, since I often by Mr Sprinkles for the kids to put on their ice cream.

July 23, 2008 12:53 PM
Melissa said...

How cute with your pictures! Would love to win some sprinkles! I have yet to try making the mini cupcakes, but it’s on my list of things to do this summer! Which one would I prefer. . .probably the good because I do like the brighter colors. While good for you is probably best, you aren’t eating that many sprinkles so I think we’d be OK!! :)

July 23, 2008 01:15 PM
Christine said...

Good- of course! Tell me exactly what harm could come from a little artificial color in sprinkles!!!! Give me a break! I think the media makes it sound like we all care about those things way more than we do. (my mother- in- law) would go natural I’m sure.

July 23, 2008 01:27 PM
Vicky said...

I love sprinkles, preferably the good ones!

July 23, 2008 01:27 PM
Ruth said...

I prefer the GOOD sprinkles. Blue is a color in nature, but I suppose it’s not a ‘green’ color. I miss the vibrant blue from the Good for you sprinkles.

July 23, 2008 01:40 PM
Ruth Berry said...

I prefer the GOOD sprinkles. Blue is a color in nature, but I suppose it’s not a ‘green’ color. I miss the vibrant blue from the Good for you sprinrkles.

July 23, 2008 01:41 PM
Amy said...

Aww, I’d love to participate. That Sprinkles Clown is ADORABLE! I have a blog, too, that I share with my boyfriend (he cooks and I bake), but lately–since it’s summer and we’re college students home with our families and therefore separated by five states–I’m the only one who’s posting, and it’s mainly just cupcakes (I love decorating cupcakes). In any case, if I win, I’d like my sprinkles to be NOT good for me–I agree with you, I go with colors over health, haha. Thanks!

July 23, 2008 01:54 PM
smileysmg said...

I like my sprinkles good.

July 23, 2008 01:54 PM
Jess and Jen said...

Original for me…much prettier colors!

July 23, 2008 02:09 PM
Team Simmons said...

Yay for sprinkles! I like good better than good for you!

July 23, 2008 02:28 PM
Pocket said...

Oh! What a dilemma! I’m on such an “all natural” kick right now, but what happens when all natural meets UGLY?? How sad. Regardless, I want your sprinkles.

July 23, 2008 02:30 PM
christa lee* said...

pretty! good for you doesn’t matter when you’re baking. :)

July 23, 2008 02:37 PM
evelyn said...

i want sprinkles~! whoa is me that i’ve never seen these kind of sprinkles before in manhattan :P boo to little grocery stores that don’t stock fun things…
evey siy [at] gmail [dot] com

July 23, 2008 03:02 PM
Nancy said...

Pick me! And pick the prettier ones. They’re itty bitty sprinkles for goodness sake! Go healthy on the big stuff. At least as big as a rolo or something. :)

July 23, 2008 03:11 PM
Taryn said...

If I’m eating sprinkles, I’m not very concerned about them being good FOR me. I’d rather just have them good – and colorful! :)

July 23, 2008 03:28 PM
the schweizers said...

Normally I am very much into “good for you” . We buy organic whenever possible, etc. When it comes to sprinkles, however, you’ve just got to accept they are a treat, and not something that is supposed to be good for you! If color wasn’t compromised than “good for you” would be great, but it was, so bummer!

July 23, 2008 03:39 PM
Mrs. Incredible said...

Definately GOOD! Color over “good-for-you” sprinkles!

July 23, 2008 03:48 PM
Larry & Erica Evans said...

All of my friends know I am about the presentation. In some instances (not many) where things don’t turn out as expected, I have to make sure they at least LOOK good! So….. bring on the “GOOD”, it’s about the color presentation. No one cares if sprinkles are suppose to be good for you. How many toppings really are? Not many!

July 23, 2008 03:49 PM
chris said...

The whole purpose of sprinkles is to add even more fun and festivity to food — I gotta go with good. (Like “good for you” sprinkles are going to turn cupcakes into health food!)

tlccc at

July 23, 2008 03:59 PM
Meredith said...

I like GOOD sprinkles…although my waistline would probably vote for the GOOD FOR YOU sprinkles…you win some, you lose some!

July 23, 2008 04:05 PM
Teresa said...

I need sprinkles!! My three year old decided to decorate my living room with the ones I had just last week, so I’m fresh out!

July 23, 2008 04:12 PM
Christina said...

I love good for you but those are looking a little halloweenish.

July 23, 2008 04:23 PM
The Sullenger's said...

Sprinkles of any color are still sprinkles. My kids will not care!!

July 23, 2008 04:40 PM
Nikki said...

I LOVE your web-site and am excited to make the cute cupcake pops! I would LOVE some sprinkles!

July 23, 2008 04:49 PM
Melissa's Life said...

No cupcake, cake, ice cream,or dessert is complete without SPRINKLES!

July 23, 2008 04:59 PM
Amber said...

A sprinkle is a sprinkle. I love them all!!

July 23, 2008 05:12 PM
treevoir said...

I think these petit sprinkles look lovely, and I always geek out when I read your blog! These would be wonderful to have for the first round of (sophomore year) college dorm cupcakes come fall!

July 23, 2008 05:13 PM
Sarah said...

I definitely love the good ones, but could use the good for you :)

I can’t wait for the weather to cool off so I can try your pops!


July 23, 2008 05:18 PM
Julie said...

Most of the foods I eat that have sprinkles on top aren’t very good for you to begin with. So I say bring on the Good and colorful sprinkles! It’s not like I consume mass quantities of sprinkles to be concerned if they are good for me or not.

All that being said, I’d love to win and give the new sprinkles a chance.


July 23, 2008 05:25 PM
Melinda said...

I prefer my sprinkles to look good. Why worry about being good for you when everything they go on is bad for you! (

July 23, 2008 05:27 PM
kimmib said...

I like my sprinkles good – I know good for you is a better choice, but it’s not like I’m eating tons of sprinkles, I figure good is just fine. :)

July 23, 2008 05:45 PM
Janet said...

I would probably go with Good… if sweets were supposed to be “good for you”… who’d want them? I just had an ice cream cone this weekend topped with sprinkles…and I didn’t stop to think…hmm…are these “good for you”… LOL! Thanks for the opportunity to try these cuties.

July 23, 2008 06:26 PM
Maria said...

Love the good sprinkles. They’re bright and fun and colorful. But the good for you sprinkles are…well good for you so that means you can eat twice as many right? Also doesn’t the good for you aspect of the sprinkles cancel out any fat in the cupcakes? So you can eat twice as many cupcakes. I think so.

July 23, 2008 06:35 PM
Jess said...

Bring on the sprinkles!! I would go for both! Although I love bright colors. Maybe we can use the new colors mainly during Autumn :)
youre_a_peach @ hotmail . com

July 23, 2008 06:56 PM
Jon & Sarah said...

I definitely love the good sprinkles. None of this “good for you” stuff when baking fun treats.

July 23, 2008 07:01 PM
Jessica said...

I prefer the “good for you” sprinkles even though the “good” ones look better…really living on the edge huh?

July 23, 2008 07:24 PM
Anonymous said...

Come on… who cares about Sprinkles that are good for you? With the amount you actually put on stuff, I doubt that is going to be soo unhealthy. I think the new colors are ugly too. Its sweets for goodness sakes the only healthy alternative is….not eating them to begin with.

Boo Mister Sprinkles for changing your colors.

July 23, 2008 07:28 PM
ali said...

I’m always taking in sprinkles to my classes so the kids can decorate their own cupcakes or cookies! You can never have enough when you have 100 students each year!

July 23, 2008 07:35 PM
eloise said...

These look really good! I would hav to choose good for me over not good. Thanks for a great giveaway!

July 23, 2008 08:20 PM
Amy said...

I can’t imagine how good for you sprinkles can make that much of a difference in a healthier diet. I am all about the color baby!

July 23, 2008 08:23 PM
samuel l. chang said...

hahaha, i like my sprinkles any way i can get them!

July 23, 2008 08:34 PM
Amber said...

Definitely good! Good for you and yummy sweets/desserts just don’t go together, and the color is much much prettier in the good ones!

July 23, 2008 08:59 PM
Anonymous said...

Good versus good for you? Sounds like a taste-test to me!

July 23, 2008 09:01 PM
megan k said...

my chances are slim, but I’m going to give it a whirl!

July 23, 2008 09:07 PM
Anonymous said...

i am all about that the end product looks GOOD!

July 23, 2008 09:16 PM
Melanie said...

Good of course! Good for U is over-rated when it comes to the sweet stuff! (

July 23, 2008 09:22 PM
Anna Macfarlane said...

Nobody’s gonna die from SPRINKLES, so make ‘em cute and good!


July 23, 2008 10:02 PM
Kami said...

Wow I will probably never win because there are so many comments! But I love the good sprinkles. They are much cuter and that’s what I am all about! Thanks!

July 23, 2008 10:13 PM
Wendy said...

Oh my word! I’ve never seen Mr.Sprinkles! I am in love with the container, too cute! And I love my sprinkles good!(not good for me)

July 23, 2008 10:24 PM
Simplyliz said...

I like the “good” better, the color change is so huge!

July 23, 2008 10:28 PM
Matt and Vanessa said...

I love sprinkles! I make things just so I can use sprinkles. I’m glad that they are coming out with more natural sprinkles, so those would be the ones I would chose. I love your site, thanks for doing a give-a-way.

July 23, 2008 10:38 PM
Ashley N said...

I love my sprinkles any way I can get them…but probably prefer the good :)

July 23, 2008 11:11 PM
LACulotta said...

Wow! 799 Comments….We love the lollipop mini cakes, they are so fun!

July 23, 2008 11:13 PM
bravesbeestings said...

I’m kind of excited about the good-for-you sprinkles.
We love our cupcakes around here, but the less artificial junk the better! :)

July 23, 2008 11:31 PM
Amy-Sue and Gian Del Bello said...

I LOVE Mr. Sprinkles. I noticed they weren’t quite as bright and cheery when I put them on my ice cream not too long ago…bummer, now I know why. I like my sprinkles nice and bad for me!

July 23, 2008 11:54 PM
Cindy said...

GOOD, GOOD, GOOD – YUMMY! Special treats deserve decadent sprinkles…not EVERYTHING has to be good FOR you. Then it’d be no fun! ;))

July 24, 2008 12:23 AM
patsy said...

I am so happy to see a post!
I love both sprinkles for different reasons— can’t they offer both for a different color line-
healthy sprinkles… that’s crazy if you ask me.
love, love, love this blog :)

July 24, 2008 12:28 AM
Angie said...

Good better or best? They all look great!

July 24, 2008 12:32 AM
Shelley said...

I am so glad you call them sprinkles and not jimmies. They are definitely sprinkles, and I like them good (even though I probably need them good for me). I hope I win!

July 24, 2008 12:44 AM
Precious Moments said...

Don’t know whether this sunny island get a chance with the Good ones?

July 24, 2008 12:48 AM
IamKelleyP said...

But the big question is… do they taste the same???

My kids LOVE Mr. Sprinkles, it is their fav brand. Their fav way to eat Mr Sprinkles is on their toast!

July 24, 2008 01:18 AM
Katiekakes said...

The color change is lame, but at least now you can chow down on a whole bowl without feeling guilty…(I’m not the only one who does that, right?!)

And I would def. not say no to free sprinkles! they taste soo much better.

July 24, 2008 01:27 AM
Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love my sprinkles GOOOD!!!! Please enter me in the drawing for some GOOOOOD sprinkles. LOL!!

July 24, 2008 01:31 AM
Brooke said...

Wow 810 comments! If there is no difference in taste. . . I vote GOOD!

July 24, 2008 01:42 AM
Rachelle said...

I have never heard of Mr. Sprinkles! Maybe he and I need to meet? ;)
I also prefer the brighter colors. I was wondering why you have so many bottles of Mr. Sprinkels! lol

July 24, 2008 01:53 AM
chucky said...

Love your cupcakes, pictures and way that you style your work. I love these sprinkles, I always use these when setting up a sundae bar at birthday parties.

July 24, 2008 01:59 AM
Paul, Beth & Claire said...

I have yet to make those cute cupcakes BECAUSE I live in the boonies and have to order everything online and the shipping was ridiculous and so I am waiting until I make the three hour trek to civilization. Getting those sprinkles would make my day!


July 24, 2008 02:02 AM
cathy said...

i like my sprinkles ‘good’, but ‘good for you’ isn’t so bad either.

p.s. made your beach-themed cupcakes and they were a hit!

July 24, 2008 02:03 AM
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