Recently, though, I stumbled upon the product shown below. Yes, yes, I know what you're thinking: Jimmies/sprinkles are all the same. These, however, are a different caliber of sprinkles. I first heard of these decorative nonpareils on Bakerella's website. She had used them to decorate some of her cake pops. Since, then, I've been wanting to try them. They have been, up until this point, a little hard to find. Shopping for dinner staples the other day at a locally owned grocery store, brought me face-to-face with this perky little package. I snatched it up and proceeded to the check-out line. Call it an impulse buy, but I've since gone out and bought the chocolate ones, too. They are that good. I've made my kids sundaes too many days in a row because of this little dude. In fact, I want to have the ice cream just so I can have the sprinkles on top!
Here's the thing: most generic sprinkles/jimmies come in fun colors, blah, blah, blah....but, they really don't taste good. They have this sort of stale sugar taste. Sure you can easily overlook that when you've got a mouthful of cupcake or ice cream and the sprinkles are merely "decoration". But in the case of Mr. Sprinkles, he brings the fun factor and then some. And what's not to love about the flip-top baseball hat lid. I know my boys were impressed when they realized the lid was that child-friendly.