Well, it’s true, right? Add some candy to your ice cream for real fun!
Of course, jimmies (sprinkles in layman’s terms) are more than candy, they’re chocolate, and rather festive. And pretty! Do some jimmies taste better than others? Of course, but there aren’t many varieties to choose from in the store. If you know of good brands, please leave in comments.
Out here they call them sprinkles, but I’m a ” jimmies” fan-girl. And this is not my first cartoon about them, believe it or not! I have another cartoon about the importance of ice cream toppings! (And I talk about the history of jimmies there, too.)
The chocolate sprinkles known as, “Jimmies” were started in the Boston area a number of years ago. The reason for calling them Jimmies was because each time a person put these chocolate sprinkles on their ice-cream, the money spent on the sprinkles was donated to the Jimmy Fund. Hence, they started calling the chocolate sprinkles “Jimmies.” I am not sure whether the money is still donated to the Jimmy Fund, but the act of kindness still lives on as the name “Jimmies” still continues.
I also like to build my own sundae. It must be my independent spirit, along with a dash of libertarianism! And while we’re talking about toppings, every. single. time. I go to the store and pass the ice cream aisle, I look for Smuckers Walnuts in Syrup, and there are NONE to be found anymore ! WTH? I thought they stopped making it, until I found that link just now. I even clicked the search button 5 times to see if they have it in a 100 miles radius!, but nope. Sad for us.
I see they have Pecans in Syrup, too, which I would like to try, but have never seen that in any store.
Cartoon caption: Don’t you just love jimmies? So few calories, so much charm and character!