Why Are Sprinkles Called Jimmies?


One reason that sprinkles are called Jimmies are in reference to Jim Crow. In the 1800s, Jim Crow, who was a title character in a well-known song, was a slang term used for anything African-American. The brown color of the original sprinkle is what some believe gave them the nickname of jimmies.
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