10 Types of Sprinkles: Which Is the Best One to Choose?



We all have a favorite type of sprinkle. If you’re looking for just the right sprinkle to put on your ice cream cone, then this article is for you. They are much more than just colorful decorators. They improve the flavor of sweet treats, and eating them is much more fun. In this blog, we will explore ten types of sprinkles and discuss which one is best suited to different flavor profiles.

1.   Fancy Sprinkle Cotton Candy Kisses Sprinkle

This sprinkle is probably the most common type of sprinkle for home bakers. They are usually inexpensive, have a nice flavor, are well-loved by children, and are readily available in most supermarkets. They also come in an array of colors to choose from. These cotton candy sprinkles are perfect for birthday cakes, cupcakes, and other treats. Additionally, Fancy sprinkle cotton candy kisses sprinkle are great as a standalone decoration or as part of a treat and can be crafted into edible art. That’s the main reason to use them in the first place.

2.   Sainsbury’s Hundreds and Thousands

It is another popular type of sprinkle, which is particularly popular in Europe. This sprinkle is larger than the standard sprinkle and comes in a wide range of colors. They also tend to be pricier than other types, but they give your ice cream that special touch that makes it different from others. Sainsbury’s sprinkle is also made from sugar rather than other additives, which gives them a light and airy texture.

3.   Wilton Gold Sequins Sprinkle

This sprinkle is made of semi-sweet chocolate and looks like tiny gold coins. They are shiny, pretty, and priced slightly higher than other sprinkles. Their shine is noticeable under the lights when you present your ice cream cone to your guests. This sprinkle is a good choice for brownies, chocolate chip cookies, and other baked goodies. Also, some people like to use this sprinkle in their hot chocolate.

4.   Heston From Waitrose Chocolate Popping Candy

This sprinkle is made of popping candy, chocolate pieces, and coconut. They have a great texture with the crispy top of the candy followed by an intense burst of dark chocolate. This sprinkle is more expensive than most other types, but they sure do catch everyone’s eye when you pass them around at your party. The Heston from Waitrose Chocolate Popping Candy sprinkle is also available in a smaller version called Heston’s the Black Forest, Chocolate & Cherry Popping Candy Sprinkle.

5.   Dr. Oetker Glamour and Sparkle Sugar Balls

This type of sprinkle is common in Europe and Asia. They come in a wide range of colors and add a nice crunch to your ice cream. Dr. Oetker is the brand that manufactures these sprinkles, and they also sell them in small packages used as cake decorations. Also, Dr. Oetker Glamour and Sparkle Sprinkle do not contain gelatine and are suitable for vegetarians.

6.   Sprinkletti Rainbow Cake Sprinkle

This sprinkle is sugar-coated with natural food coloring to achieve its bright color. They are popular, especially with children, and look more like small shards than conventional sprinkles. This sprinkle isn’t just for cake decoration; it can also be used on ice cream. In addition, Sprinkletti rainbow cake sprinkles come in a range of bright colors, including blueberry, orange, raspberry, strawberry yellow, and even green apple.

7.   Sugar and Crumbs Multicolored Unicorn Sprinkle

This type of sprinkle is great for cupcakes or ice cream. They contain small, colorful candy shapes in addition to the round sprinkle shape. These sprinkle packets usually come with more than one flavor in them, so you can use them on different types of desserts. Additionally, the sugar and crumbs multicolored unicorn sprinkles come in 3 variations: unicorn horns (white fudge with sprinkle), chocolate rainbow drops (multi-colored candy drops with sprinkles), and fairy bread (golden bread style sprinkle with white & pink edible glitter).

8.   Cake Angels Chocoholics Sprinkle

This sprinkle is semi-sweet chocolate pieces that come in different shapes, such as hearts or stars. They taste similar to Heston’s Chocolate Popping Candy but are more affordable. Cake Angels also offers other types of chocolate sprinkle, so if you like these, you might want to explore their other options, too.

9.   A Great Surprise Hundreds and Thousands

This company specializes in making traditional British types of sprinkles. Their sprinkle shapes are larger than the standard, and they come in either one or two flavors per packet. They also have a rainbow line that would look fantastic on your ice cream.

10. Magic Sparkles Holographic Glitter Sprinkle

This sprinkle has a shiny holographic finish and comes in a variety of colors. They are perfect for those who want to add a little bling to their desserts. In addition, Magic Sparkles Holographic Glitter Sprinkle comes with edible glitter that enhances your sprinkling experience by creating an intense sparkle effect on your food. Magic sparkles holographic glitter sprinkles are gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan friendly. They come in packets or jars and can be used on ice cream, cakes, and cupcakes. In addition, the holographic finish on the sprinkle helps to prevent settling.


There are many types of sprinkles available on the market today. While some sprinkle companies only produce one type of sprinkle, other brands like Dr. Oetker and Cake Angels offer different sprinkle shapes, colors, and flavors. This list contains ten types of sprinkle that every sprinkling enthusiast should try at least once in their lifetime. Since sprinkles get everywhere and can be difficult to clean, it’s best to do your sprinkle hunting at the grocery store. Just pick up a packet of your favorite sprinkle and run them through your home inkjet printer. That way, you’ll always have plenty of custom icing decorations on hand.

Finally, if this was your first time using sprinkles, hopefully, you are now inspired to explore all of the other types that are available on the market. Many sprinkles are now manufactured, so you are no longer limited to traditional confectioners’ glaze.

Angela is a senior editor at Dreniq News. She has written for many famous news agencies.