Sunday, June 15, 2008

Hey, Kids, Let's Take a Poll!

Rainbow & Chocolate Sprinkles on ice cream conesEvery great once in awhile when we need a treat during a long day in Dispatch & Scheduling at American Ambulance where I work we decide to make a Dairy Queen run. Not only is it close but it's ice cream and who can resist ice cream, especially when you're stressed to the max and need something to take the edge off? Certainly not us!

Blizzards® are the number one choice of the other people I work with but I tend to prefer a nice cup of vanilla with sprinkles - sometimes chocolate ones and sometimes rainbow ones. However, I've apparently confused the heck out of some people when I order my ice cream with "jimmies", which is what I've always referred to the chocolate sprinkles as.

This got us into a bit of a debate one day (the things one debates about in a dispatch center are quite varied as anyone who has ever worked in one can tell you!) so I thought it might make for a good poll in a blog post so that I could find out what other people refer to the little chocolate bits that you put on an ice cream cone or sundae as. Are they sprinkles? Are they jimmies? Are they shots? Are they something completely different? Take a moment to answer the poll below and let me know what you call them!

A big thank you to Darci and Cate for volunteering to eat ice cream so that I could take pictures for this post. Darci had a chocolate cone with jimmies, as she tells me they call them in New Jersey, and Cate had a chocolate cone with rainbow sprinkles - which were apparently quite fascinating to her!

Darci & Cate & ice cream conesThen there's Amanda, who avoided the debate completely, took the easy way out, and just ordered a chocolate cone with cherry dip - leave it to her to have to be different!

Amanda & a cherry-dipped cone

20 comments:

  1. Maybe the jimmies is just a west coast thing ya know. We will have to see what Sandee says.

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  2. I don't ever order ice cream cone with those on it, so I'm not sure what they are called. Interesting poll though.

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  3. I've always called them Jimmies. It might be a NJ thing.

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  4. I prefer crushed up Oreo wafers on mine.

    You think 'cherry dip' would be an alternate color for someone's hair (not mine, of course)

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  5. It's always been sprinkles...I never heard the term "jimmies" before. When we were young, we'd go to Carvel's (do they even exist anymore) and have a "Brown Bonnet" which resembled Amanda's cone only with chocolate. Yummy, yum!

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  6. It's always been sprinkles to me. I guess it's one of those regional things.

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  7. I'd prefer the choco sprinkle! Dunno why but I'd avoid taking the rainbow sprinkle :p

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  8. I've lived on the west coast all my life and never heard of jimmies. Okay, I've never ordered them either because I don't care for them. I just want either a swirl or a plain vanilla cone myself. Yummy. Have a great day. :)

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  9. they are jimmies but they look like ants to me...

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  10. My favorite ice cream joint in Nashville calls it, rain...

    I order a small or medium vanilla cone with rain.

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  11. growing up we called them ants.

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  12. Chocolate sprinkles rule!

    I love ice cream!!!

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  13. My favorite is vanila ice cream with chocolate dip. Yummy!

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  14. It's jimmies in Massachusetts..and
    sprinkles if they are multi..I prefer mine dipped in chocolate but I like chocolate and vanilla swirled together...mmmm and me with no ice cream in the darn house...

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  15. I had never heard the term 'jimmies' before...sprinkles it is. Now I'm wantin' ice cream!

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  16. I love the ants comment. We called them shots. Go figure...

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  17. I've never heard of Jimmies. Just chocolate sprinkles. I can't believe that you didn't call me when you needed volunteers to eat ice cream! Sheesh! *sigh*

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  18. Nope, never heard of "jimmies" either. They are sprinkles to me, but I grew up with my dad calling them mouse pills!
    I would have to choose Amanda's choice. It must be good because she's smiling!!!
    ~~~Blessings~~~

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  19. Sprinkles even if they're rainbow ones! Here's another one for you - do you call it tomato sauce or gravy? That's a big debate everywhere I've been except the area where I've lived in the area of the Bronx.

    (We call it gravy btw!)

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