Why The Name?


Sprinkle Massacre [spring-kuh‘l mas-uh-ker]

noun, verb

1. the unnecessary, indiscriminate spilling of a large number of sprinkles.

2. an overabundance of sprinkles on a meal, dessert or not.

Here is an explanation of my somewhat obscene sounding name. Once you hear the background, I am sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.

I live for peanut butter, well, food really. I gawk over sweets, salts, food in general. However, my affinity for fitness and a healthy lifestyle is just as prominent. I’m basically that girl who goes to the gym 6 days a week but can also scarf down as much food as her boyfriend. By the way, Joe’s gym and eating habits mimic mine, which is probably one of the reasons we get a long so well.

So back to the peanut butter. I’ve always loved it, but once Joe and I meshed our absurd obsession with whip cream and sprinkles, it was over. We usually enjoy a protein shake after the gym, followed by a little something that looks like this:

PB, Whip, & Sprinks :
  • Skippy Natural Peanut Butter (the original, but we have since ventured to many other brands)
  • “Bakery Fresh” Sprinkles: We still wonder what makes them “fresh”?
  • Frozen Fat Free Whipped Topping, Stop & Shop brand, it’s cheaper ;)
  • A spoon (please see below)

It’s all downhill from here. With no portion control, it’s a Sprinkle Massacre, as Joe named it.

Unfortunately, I gave up Peanut Butter for lent when I took this picture, but there would usually be a heaping glob under the whip, since the correct order is PB, whip, then dip in sprinks. I promise I will provide a gluttonous picture of what it usually looks like.

The second part of my story may be even better. One day, while lying in bed, Joe came in the bedroom with a look of guilt on his face. This was right after I heard some noise going on in the kitchen that I couldn’t quite figure out.

“It was a sprinkle massacre”, Joe said.

As you can see from the pictures above, the sprinkle containers are quite odd and hard to open. Apparently Joe was so anxious to get at them that while attempting to take the lid off, he spilled an entire container ALL OVER THE KITCHEN FLOOR. We lost all of those poor little guys. Sprinkle-less, for a week, until I made my weekly grocery store trip.

So, now does the name sound better? :) I hope you enjoyed!

Edited to add: a true pb, whip, and sprinks spoon picture.

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jordan Lynn (Ciao Cow) November 11, 2011 at 7:45 pm

I love the name of your website so much more after reading this! It also makes me want to go out and peanut butter, whipped cream, and sprinkles immediately! Yummmm.


2 Jillian November 11, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Sooo yummy! I recommend it, ASAP! :)


3 alex November 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm

i just found you through the stalking of like 4 different blogs’ comments. i am amazed by the brilliance of this idea. need sprinkles asap.


4 Lauren December 3, 2011 at 10:00 pm

So cute and so yummy at the same time! I think I like whipped cream more, but I think it’s about the same?!?


5 Anna @ hiddenponies December 15, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Hehe, I just found your blog through the cookie swap, and I love it – and the name!


6 Jillian December 16, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Well thank you for stopping by! :)


7 Hillary December 30, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Being from Rhode Island, we refer to sprinkles as “jimmies.” I am the biggest jimmie lover on the planet, so this kind of resonates with me ; )


8 Jillian December 30, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Haha! I love when people call them jimmies!


9 sarah @ sarah learns December 31, 2011 at 8:47 am

i love the name of your blog & it’s such a cute story! i am obsessed with sprinkles too, so let’s be friends. :)


10 Jillian December 31, 2011 at 10:11 am

Sprinkles make everything better! :)


11 Sarah January 16, 2012 at 7:07 pm

hi, great blog and i admire how fit and healthy you are…i’d love to ask you about IIN…can u email me ? thanks!


12 Jordan@almondjay April 16, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I loove sprinkles too! I put them on my pancakes, in my oatmeal and of course on whatever desert I am eating! Yay for sprinkles. love your blog :)


13 Morgan @ Crazy4Oats May 6, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Oh my gosh, what a good idea!! Def need to try this!
Have you ever tried mixing the PB, Cool Whip, and Sprinkles together and then freezing it?! I feel like it would be super refreshing for the summer!!


14 Jillian May 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Omg I actually have done that! It’s soooo good! I end up eating the whole thing in one sitting though haha!


15 Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut May 8, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Haha I love the story! So great to meet you at Blend! :-)


16 Irina @ Chocolatea Time May 13, 2012 at 11:33 am

What a fun blog name! Sprinkles really do make life a lot more fun :)


17 Jillian May 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Thanks Irina! :)


18 Kyra @ Scribbles and Sprinkles January 11, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Hahaha love the name! Lifes never good without sprinkles (;


19 Brianna May 16, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Found your blog through HobokenGirl. Love the name (I have an equal obsession with sprinkles) and what I’ve read so far of your blog is fantastic. Saw you have a goal of running a half marathon. I just started running them this year (two under my belt now) and if you’ve gotten up to 8 miles, you can definitely do it! Best of luck with everything!


20 Jillian May 18, 2013 at 2:13 pm

So glad you stopped by! :)


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