Imagine a world—a magical world—where eating hagelslag is a normal everyday activity for people of all ages. Where you can eat sprinkles for breakfast. For lunch. For a snack in between breakfast and lunch. No birthdays or other special occasions required.
This magical world is in the Netherlands, where sprinkles, called hagelslag (translation: “hailstorm”), come in a variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes, and are most commonly eaten on top of buttered bread.
To eat chocolate sprinkles the Dutch way: Take a slice of bread (white or brown), spread with unsalted butter, and sprinkle it well, You can also put it on toasted bread; it’s just a matter of personal preference.