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Why do some people call ice cream sprinkles jimmies?

Question: Why do some people call ice cream sprinkles jimmies?

Answer: According to the Just Born Candy Company, "Chocolate Jimmies" is a trade name from that company. Sam Born began the company in 1923 in New York City and made a fortune with the little candies and also with a machine that sticks the sticks into lollipops. The company says that it's possible a man named Jimmie worked on the chocolate jimmies project, and the name got applied to the candy itself.