Sprinkles are known for making sweets festive. For many people, they evoke happiness and childhood memories. While there is no known medicinal benefit of sprinkles, the sight of rainbow sprinkles brings delight to those who view them (and pounds to those who eat them!). Sprinkles may have been first used in France in the 1800s where it was known as nonpareils (not equal); in Germany in known as “love pearls” and in the U.K. "hundreds and thousands". Sprinkles are used in Europe, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand.