Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Jello is one of those weird cravings that come along once every few years. But when the sun is shining and the kids are clamouring for dessert, a bit of boiled water and a packet of cow's bones usually gets the job done. This raspberry/raspberry combo was pretty good, but things have been so hectic around here that I think next time I'm going to make these instead.


Randall Shirley said...

What you may not know about Jell-O: it's a staple of Mormon culture. Green Jell-O is the preferred type.

It's long been rumoured that new Jell-O flavours are market-tested in the Salt Lake City / Provo Utah markets before national roll-out.

Believe it or not, the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics even featured a Jell-O trading pin,

In Mormon culture, Jell-O is a year-round meal item, and can be served as either a salad or a dessert, depending on just a few things. It becomes a salad if something like carrots is added; it's a dessert if pushed to the fruity side. Thus, in some Mormon households, it may actually get served twice at the same meal!

There's never a Mormon church social without loads of it, and it's a guaranteed hit at every funeral luncheon.

Amy said...

Very interesting, I had no idea. How did the Mormon connection begin? Frugality or flavour? We also made green flavour (I believe the box said "lime") and that was the clear favourite with the kiddies. Personally, I thought it was vile. It tasted like Deep Woods Off.