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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Channah said...

Now that I know people who are allergic to certain artifical colors and preservatives, I’d have to say “good for you.”

July 24, 2008 02:11 AM
802
Marg said...

I would love the ‘good’ sprinkles. You don’t use tons of them so a little bit of preservatives, etc. won’t hurt! Right!

July 24, 2008 02:28 AM
803
cutler's said...

I LOVE Your blog. My daughter and I had so much fun looking at all the “YUMS”. Thank you! Contact me on my blog if I win. http://www.thisthatotherstuff.blogspot.com

July 24, 2008 02:37 AM
804
Brandy said...

Ok this might just be a “duh” answer, but if you’re putting sprinkles on something isn’t it already bad for you? I mean, the difference between “good” and “bad” sprinkles isn’t really going to change the fact that you’re eating dessert! So I say – BRING IT ON! I would love the good stuff on mine!!! :o) (Ok, so I have a sweet tooth!!!)

July 24, 2008 03:01 AM
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michelle said...

I have never seen Mr. Sprinkles in all of my 29 years. it is the cutest lil’ compartment though. it doesn’t matter to me if sprinkles are good for you, i don’t think you could eat enough to harm your insides.;)

July 24, 2008 03:34 AM
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Sadie said...

Where as I think the original sprinkles have more pizzaz, I must say I love the purple color in the au naturel. I’m a bit of a purple freak. But for my kids sake I’d have to say the original colors look funner.

July 24, 2008 04:13 AM
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Dave said...

I have to go with good… I don’t need my cupcakes good for me, that’s not the reason to have a cupcake…

July 24, 2008 05:10 AM
808
Anonymous said...

I love good sprinkles. I love good quality, and vibrant colors. I can’t get Mr. Sprinkles in my country. I’m sad. I would love to win!

fanfare23@yahoo.com

July 24, 2008 05:25 AM
809
Natalie said...

It’s so sad that natural isnt as bright and cheery as artifical! i would love some anyway!

bradfordnatalie@gmail.com

July 24, 2008 05:38 AM
810
Sheila said...

I like my sprinkles “good for me”. Anything to be a little bit healthier.

July 24, 2008 05:55 AM
811
Ersk said...

Original is so much better.

erskbo@gmail.com

July 24, 2008 05:58 AM
812
Peggy said...

Give me sprinkles!!Sprinkles=fun+happness=good

July 24, 2008 06:59 AM
813
The Fergusons said...

I can’t even buy Mr. Sprinkles here in Hawaii! I think I need Mr. Sprinkles the most because I can’t drive to the store and buy them, and I don’t think my car would make it too far once it hit the ocean…. Show some Aloha and send Mr. Sprinkles on a vacation to Hawaii. Mahalo nui loa~

I like the “GOOD” sprinkles. They’re prettier :o) Besides, it always tastes better if it’s not good FOR you! JUST LIKE THE MINI CUPCAKES!

July 24, 2008 07:41 AM
814
Aleta said...

Oh I LOVE those sprinkles!! And the bottle is adorable! I’ve never seen those before! And while the bright colors are fun, I think I like the natural ones better :D

July 24, 2008 08:18 AM
815
Andrea said...

When I saw the chocolate ones I realized it´s what we (Dutch) call: hagelslag!
It´s a pity that the colors aren´t as fancy as they were, but they still look good!

July 24, 2008 11:43 AM
816
mam said...

You were great on Martha! And I love your blog. I like my sprinkles GOOD please!

(mawmayo@yahoo.com)

July 24, 2008 01:07 PM
817
Caroline said...

I would probably choose the “Good” because you are right, the “Good for you” looks really drab. And (I don’t know what this says about my mothering) but the “Good for you” sprinkles have the same colors as something that came out of my son’s diaper this morning…

July 24, 2008 01:28 PM
818
The Robinsons said...

Live a little! and when I say a little I mean sprinkle a little color into your life. Its not like we eat the entire bottle of sprinkles in one sitting!

July 24, 2008 01:48 PM
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everything Carrie Me! said...

I would love either! That packaging is so adorable. I have always been a clown lover :-)

July 24, 2008 02:22 PM
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pinon family said...

i’d love the good because too much of a good thing is a GOOD thing :)!

July 24, 2008 02:23 PM
821
Shake sense into me said...

I like my sprinkles GOOD. The color is soooo important!

July 24, 2008 02:53 PM
822
calgirl said...

GOOD of course. I would love to put them on my chocolate cupcakes.

July 24, 2008 02:56 PM
823
Anonymous said...

I like my sprinkles GOOD! It’s what we grew up with, so they’re much more nostalgic and fun! They’re like little bursts of colored happiness! =)

Keep up the awesome work Bakerella!
~!*Courtney*!~
(caevans@bokf.com)

July 24, 2008 02:59 PM
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Alison said...

Those are some sad looking colors, I really like the bright ones, though the purple in the good for you mix is kinda nice.

July 24, 2008 03:10 PM
825
Jean F said...

Good For You! I haven’t eaten anything with sprinkles in over 20 years, but now that I’ve gotten to be a decent gluten free baker, that may soon change!

July 24, 2008 03:43 PM
826
michelle said...

I actually like the good for you colors on the sprinkles, but do they taste different?

July 24, 2008 03:46 PM
827
Trevor...Karli...Kathryn...Kaiden said...

I actually think the “Good, for you” sprinkles could be really cute. BUT….definitely not as cute as the original!

July 24, 2008 03:55 PM
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Reeni said...

haha on making sprinkles good for you! That takes some of the fun out of eating them!! As long as they taste yummy I guess it doesn’t matter, healthy and indulgent-that’s for me!

July 24, 2008 04:02 PM
829
Anonymous said...

Sounds like a “GOOD” giveaway.
Count me in. mjcesa1@excite.com

July 24, 2008 04:07 PM
830
Shell said...

Those cupcake pops just wouldn’t be as cute with the good (for you) sprinkles! I’d definitely have to choose the good ones. ;-)

July 24, 2008 04:07 PM
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jenny l. said...

one can never have enough sprinkles so i’d love to win the famous sprinkles from your cupcake pops.
and i choose the good because as a general rule of thumb, when i’m baking sweets, i’m usually looking for the yum and cute factor vs. the good for me factor. :)

lovebabyaustin@yahoo.com

July 24, 2008 04:11 PM
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vannasmom said...

I would probally go with the one that is cheaper , just my honest opinion , but then when you really think about it , the what;s good for you would be best!!!

July 24, 2008 04:14 PM
833
sara b said...

Love the sprinkles. The ones that are GOOD. Who cares if they are good for you?! Most likely what you are eating (that they are on top of) are not!!

brownell98@msn.com

July 24, 2008 04:55 PM
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Jessica said...

The Good are pretty but I think the Good for me could grow on me, the colors are kind of pretty. Just not as many or quite as vibrant. So I think it’s Good for me, but only by a hair ;)

July 24, 2008 05:15 PM
835
Jill said...

I think the Good are much cuter. They get my vote.

July 24, 2008 05:28 PM
836
Suzy Q-zy said...

Good and good for you alike! As long as they are sprinkles! how fun!!

July 24, 2008 06:01 PM
837
Erin said...

Definitely good. I mean really, are sprinkles supposed to be good for you???

July 24, 2008 06:06 PM
838
Anonymous said...

Ah, a moral dilema. Do we embrace the “all natural” and “natural” solution… or do we demand our brightly colored not-so-good-for-ya alternative??? Tough call. Either way, they are cute. I want some! *jenndcov@hotmail.com*

July 24, 2008 06:18 PM
839
Lauren K said...

i love sprinkles!

July 24, 2008 06:32 PM
840
Jo-elle said...

OMGosh, your [ice cream]bar fight made me laugh! Would love the sprinkles to make cupcake pops for my daughter’s bday party favors!

July 24, 2008 06:50 PM
841
nola said...

I think I would choose the good instead of good for you . The good ones are good colors.
I just love your blog and just bought the Hello cupcake! book at your recommendation . Thanks for the inspiration !
nwedlake@shaw.ca

July 24, 2008 08:45 PM
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Tracey in WA said...

WOW!! See what happens when my computer gets a virus and I miss your blog for a few days … I want the good sprinkles but seeing how I am post 858 I don’t think there is a clowns chance I will win … those new colors are bad! They are sprinkles for gosh sake, who cares if they are natural, it isn’t like I am a sprinkle addict and going through bottles of them daily … JEEZ step away and leave the clown alone!!!

Loved the fight :)

July 24, 2008 08:50 PM
843
Amanda Crookston said...

Good for Me Please… Love your Blog… I am making spider cupcakes right now for my little one’s 3rd b-day party tonight!!
http://www.thecrookstoncrew.blogspot.com

July 24, 2008 09:12 PM
844
Amy said...

I would have to say Good, but then Good for you for the color! How about that…knobbyknee at hotmail dot com.

July 24, 2008 09:28 PM
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Scribble It said...

I would love them! I am in charge of doing my sisters refreshments for her wedding (200+ guests) and I’m making the pops – in exactly the colors you have, pink and brown.. these would go lovely on the top!

scribbleit@msn.com

July 24, 2008 10:42 PM
846
Rebecca said...

Definitely good – they say you eat with your eyes first!

July 24, 2008 11:11 PM
847
Kathy Duan said...

i love sprinkles. sometimes i eat sprinkles with caramel for dessert.
delicious

July 25, 2008 12:00 AM
848
catherine said...

your blog is so cute! :)
i like my sprinkles good~ if i wanted something “good for me” then i wouldn’t be having sprinkles in the first place! :D

July 25, 2008 12:06 AM
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Maria said...

Not Mr. Sprinkles!! These were the best and now they are probably ruined.

I’m all for healthy, but we need a little treat now and then too ya know? The new colors maked them look unappetizing……

I vote for GOOD!

July 25, 2008 01:30 AM
850
Lori said...

Good for you!

loritagirl@hotmail.com

July 25, 2008 01:55 AM
851
judybrittle said...

If I’m going to have something so fun it just has to be good because good for you is no fun.

July 25, 2008 01:58 AM
852
Robin said...

I like the Good ones…thanks so much.

July 25, 2008 02:32 AM
853
Inks4fun said...

I like the Bright pretty ones, I have lots sweet baking for them to decorate. I would love to have them at my house.

July 25, 2008 03:08 AM
854
Samantha P said...

i just love sprinkles, not only do they taste good but they make things look fun to eat, so count me in!

July 25, 2008 03:16 AM
855
Erin said...

Oh man, it’s too difficult to choose. Can I just say everything would be better if it was covered in sprinkles? Also, think how great fall/thanksgiving/halloween treats will be with the new colours.

July 25, 2008 03:17 AM
856
Mommy Mary said...

Okay I’m totally going good for you, anyway to rationalize something not so good, is good in my book!

July 25, 2008 03:29 AM
857
matt and jess said...

I just stumbled onto your blog, and I hope I’m not too late for the giveaway! I’m all about the plain good sprinkles!

My blog is linked on my profile.

July 25, 2008 04:05 AM
858
Anthonette said...

I love your Mr. Sprinkles battle! Very funny. Thanks for a chance to win some.

July 25, 2008 05:05 AM
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laura S said...

Here is the dilemma. . . cute cupcakes that have a smidgen of coloring sprinkles or having not as bad for you (again it is sugar slathered pastries)sprinkles that only look like they should be on fall cupcakes or Halloween pastries. Hummm I guess I would have to choose COLORFUL! They are on cupcakes by the teaspoon full not the hand full. If you ate them and had a little cake on the side there could be a problem.
BTW I just found you blog and I must say that I really love it!
brilliantblossomz.blogspot.com

July 25, 2008 05:24 AM
860
BrineS said...

Such a fun post! Love the cupcake pops!

dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

July 25, 2008 05:53 AM
861
Sylvia P said...

ooo, i never buy sprinkles so i would really love this. and i rather have the sprinkles that are good, since i don’t eat them that often

July 25, 2008 06:56 AM
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Michelle said...

I personally like the unnatural sprinkles. The colors for the all natural, good for you, are so ugly. They have to vibrance, or wow to them. Infact they are kind of drab. And for something so little and used sparingly the good for you isn’t even to really make a difference!!!

Michelle
slaterfamily_7@yahoo.com

July 25, 2008 08:02 AM
863
Melissa said...

I’ve never seen these…totally fun! I’m inclined to say good for you, but really, if you’re eating sweets, what’s the difference?

July 25, 2008 08:30 AM
864
Mitchell said...

I definitely would like some awesome sprinkles!! And also, sprinkles should be GOOD, not good for you. That’s why they’re sprinkles! That’s kind of the whole point!!!

July 25, 2008 09:29 AM
865
travellingmomof2 said...

I use sprinkles on everything. They are so fun.

July 25, 2008 10:39 AM
866
www.dustinevans.biz said...

It’s okay for some companies to go green….but not this one! Give me death or give me shiny GOOD sprinkles!

July 25, 2008 12:10 PM
867
Janine said...

I’m a new fan and am so glad one of my friends sent me your blog address. Either one will work for me. Thanks! :)

July 25, 2008 12:22 PM
868
brittany said...

I love it:) What a cute give-away. I would like the good-for-you kind. While the color palette is more pastel-ish and the green is just right in the good-ones, I think I’d feel better about myself in the long run. plus my kids are super sensitive to dye.

FUN!!

July 25, 2008 12:42 PM
869
redpolkadotsgirl said...

I’ll have to pick good for you! I have a child with a food allergy and we tend to stay away from all the preservatives, dye and so on!!

July 25, 2008 01:33 PM
870
Nikki said...

Sprinkles —?? I like them GOOD. Who would’ve ever thought they wouldn’t be good for you in the first place? Something so colorful?

July 25, 2008 01:54 PM
871
Micah, Caitie, Maisie said...

I love good for me things so I will go with that. You are right though the colors are cuter in the “good” bottle:)

July 25, 2008 02:25 PM
872
Robin said...

My kids love your site and got so excited when they saw the sprinkles. We of course would love the non good for you sprinkles. Robin Collins @gcrc21@comcast.net

By the way it is my Birthday!!!

July 25, 2008 02:52 PM
873
Janna said...

I posted a comment, but then I couldn’t find it.
I think the new “all natural” sprinkles are fun! I hope i win!

July 25, 2008 02:53 PM
874
lisalyn said...

I’ve never seen these kind of sprinkles! Might have something to do with the fact that I live in small town ND.
As far as GOOD FOR YOU verses GOOD AS IN YUMMY…I think I’d go for the GOOD AS IN YUMMY because that’s what sweets are all about…YUMMY.

July 25, 2008 03:02 PM
875
Lisa Sharp said...

I want good for me. Dyes are so bad for us and the environment. I have been looking for dye free sprinkles, I hope I win!!

July 25, 2008 03:04 PM
876
Jen M said...

I want it all! Good and good for you. Very cool that they have the right idea, too bad it’s not so cute!

July 25, 2008 03:14 PM
877
Nicole said...

i like GOOD sprinkles! with the pretty colors :)

July 25, 2008 03:38 PM
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Mrs. P said...

Love, Love, LOVE IT!!! I like the smackdown approach, showing us the “good for you” winning. Cracking up right now!
And since my children and I are Sprinkles FANATICS I thought I should enter your clever contest.
Thanks for the entertainment as I sit in my freezing cold office waiting for Friday to end! :) And though I am a fan of natural foods, desserts are a guilty pleasure and would not have anything but the ‘best’ junk on it!

July 25, 2008 03:55 PM
879
Julia Aston said...

Just found your blog! what fun – I’d like the good sprinkles if I should by any chance win!?!?!

http://www.createwithjulia.blogspot.com

July 25, 2008 04:43 PM
880
Danell said...

These are so fun! I’d love to win!
dananddanell@blogspot.com

July 25, 2008 04:47 PM
881
Geri said...

I love the wonderful and now good for you sprinkles..the container is completely adorable as well.

justalittlescribble.blogspot.com
zagorianosg@yahoo.com

July 25, 2008 05:18 PM
882
Anonymous said...

OoooO Sprinkles…. yummy!

no preference really, they will go on various versions of fatty baked or frozen goodness…

I guess the good for you is kind of a oxymoron though.

hmm… too much thinking… i want sprinkles!!!!

eddie@ serranoloans@gmail.com

July 25, 2008 05:21 PM
883
Anonymous said...

I’ve never seen Mr. Sprinkles!

Hmm.. he is pretty darn cute and I would love to take him home!

Dolores
sexxygirl66@aol.com

July 25, 2008 05:24 PM
884
Macatee said...

I have used both and love both very much. I do enjoy the brighter colors better.

July 25, 2008 05:47 PM
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klp1965 said...

PLEASE COUNT ME IN ON THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY :)

July 25, 2008 05:50 PM
886
Anonymous said...

Oh, those little cupcakes with the sprinkles are so cute! I think I prefer the brighter ones that aren’t so good for you, because the colors are wonderful!
momofthree@blueglow.net

July 25, 2008 06:01 PM
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Kendyl said...

Since the sprinkles are going on something that’s not good for you anyways, why care about the 15 extra sprinkles…I’d go for good color–kendyldaly@hotmail.com

July 25, 2008 06:35 PM
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Peggy said...

Unless the sprinkles that are bad for you are adding to global warming then those are the ones I would go for! :)

July 25, 2008 07:26 PM
889
Dana said...

Definitely GOOD!! danasorensen@hotmail.com

July 25, 2008 07:28 PM
890
Anonymous said...

I would choose good.

Elisa
mssparkle88@yahoo.com

July 25, 2008 07:34 PM
891
Ingrid said...

If I’m going to eat something sweet I matter as well go for it all, so I’m going for the original Mr. Sprinkles but when it come to my children I’d probably going for the all natural.

Really I just want that really cute little bottle, good or bad!

Thanks for hosting another contest!
Ingrid

July 25, 2008 07:48 PM
892
Ainsley said...

I would looooooooove sprinkles :)
aaw0068@unt.edu

July 25, 2008 07:52 PM
893
Karla Ashton said...

Love your blog. So many fun ideas. I would choose the fun bright colors probably!

kashton@cableone.net

July 25, 2008 08:26 PM
894
Jennifer said...

I would choose the GOOD. I mean, after eating the dessert, does it really matter if the sprinkles are good for you? Thanks, Jennifer

July 25, 2008 08:33 PM
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jenni d said...

I love that sprinkle container! How fun it would be to save it. My daughter would love it b/c we are currently in a “painting our face like a clown each day” phase. I love the brightly colored ones, but would feel so lucky to get either one. Keeping my fingers crossed…..Jen Muir
jenrdh29@yahoo.com

July 25, 2008 09:01 PM
896
Kate said...

Sprinkles!

July 25, 2008 09:07 PM
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just.the.mama said...

I don’t have a sprinkles preference–I would just love some!

July 25, 2008 09:15 PM
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TheDivaDepot said...

Hey Bakerella,
I love your blog. This is the first and only blog that I follow (for the last 2 months). I have read every month that you have posted, what great ideas and yummy treats. I can’t wait to make your cupcake pops, and would love some good tasting and looking sprinkles. They would be just in time for one of my 4 daughters birthday. Thanks for everything. -Michelle

July 25, 2008 10:40 PM
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mister peach said...

sign me up! rainbow sprinkles make the world go ’round. misterpeach at gmail

July 25, 2008 11:10 PM
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Michelle, Chris, and Hallie said...

I like good sprinkles– if you are going to eat something naughty go for it all the way!

michellehinkson@yahoo.com

July 26, 2008 01:01 AM
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