NONPAREILS

Hundreds and Thousands, Sprinkles, Nonpareils, Jimmies.

Small round balls of brightly colored sugar used as decorations on cakes, cookies, trifles and other desserts. Their use dates back at least to the early 19th century.

In France, Nonpareille means 'without equal' and is most frequently used in reference to a small round caper pickled in vinegar.
 

 

 

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