It is believed that jimmies are named for Jimmy Bartholomew, a man who worked for the Just Born company where ice cream sprinkles were invented. An urban legend circulates from tim...
The candy company Just Born cites its founder, Sam Born, as inventing the "
chocolate" sprinkles called "jimmies" (which may never have contained any ...
Jimmies, the chocolate sprinkles used on confections, are so named as a ...
styled 'jimmies,' while others assert only the brown ones are called that, with ...
Mar 13, 2011 ... ... jimmies , the long-established localism for chocolate sprinkles, in a ... dubious:
Chocolate sprinkles, so called, were already popular in the ...
Jun 21, 2015 ... “I've heard them called jimmies ... It's after Jim Crow,” said Carly Fishkin, 25, who
grew up in Wellesley and prefers to call them sprinkles.
Jul 3, 2008 ... Some people maintain that sprinkles are multicolored and jimmies specifically
refer to ... I'm from NY and we have always called them sprinkles.
Jul 5, 2011 ... Growing up in the Bronx, when I went to Carvel for an ice cream cone, I'd ask for
a soft-serve coated with chocolate sprinkles. Like soda and ...
Aug 11, 2000 ... How did chocolate sprinkles get the nickname jimmies - trivia question ... of
chocolate covered with white sugar sprinkles called a nonpareil?
Hence, they started calling the chocolate sprinkles "Jimmies. ...... Well me being
from Boston and have called chocolate sprinkles "Jimmies" my whole life ...
May 26, 2010 ... ... or in shades of chocolate only, do you call them jimmies or sprinkles? ... I've
always called them sprinkles, but thought it was an interesting ...