What a lift!
I just got a box in the mail from my friend Kellie (thank you!). It included chocolate sprinkles from the Netherlands.
The Dutch don't strike me as particularly weird, but I do think it's kind of weird that they eat jimmies as a bread topping.
I wasn't even going to make a micromovie today, but this gift inspires me.
"Dutch Sprinkles" (34 sec.)
Dutch sprinkles are called "hagelslag," which means "hail."
These Kellie sent are not just any hagelslag--these are "Oranje feesthagelslag" and come in a special tin commemorating Queen Beatrix's twenty-five years on the throne--"25 jaar op de troon"--in 2005.
So, they're five years old now, but they still taste pretty good--because they're really chocolate,
not that nasty plastic stuff we in the USA get sprinkled on donuts.
Fun Fact: Dutch people eat about 30 million pounds (14 million kilograms) of hagelslag per year on about 850 million slices of bread.
*considers long life ahead without need to write "fun fact" sidebars*