Saturday, February 19, 2011

100 Uses for Jello-or Something Like That

No need to wrinkle your forehead over that perpetual question, "What shall we have for desert tonight?" For-here's Jell-O!.

Believe it or not, this little Jello cook booklet is dated 1928!  I had no idea Jello had been around so long. I remember as a kid it was pretty much everywhere. Every cafeteria had little jello cubes in a bowl and every pot luck had at least a couple of jello salads.  These days it's mostly just for kids, but it looks like in 1928 it was pretty exotic. Or at least the makers of Jello wanted people to believe. 
I can almost imagine this being acted out in a silent film.  

The illustrations are cute. I can't imagine trying to draw Jello.

And the illustrations are all signed "Giro".  (rhymes with Hero)

And we're done. Doesn't this make you want to go buy some Jell-O?


  1. Ha! Love the vintage jello ads. My hubby makes jello jigglers every Superbowl... we have jigglers football molds. Margarita flavored jello (yes, there is such a thing) with a little tequila added in and the jello is NOT just for the kids! HA!

  2. hmmmm tequila jigglers. I didn't see that one in the recipe book. *g*

  3. Okay, I have to admit that I kinda want some jello now. I'm thinking the tequila jiggler sounds pretty good.

  4. Wow, didn't know Jell-o was so old. MMM I could really go for some with fruit in it, with a pile of cool whip on top. Thanks for making everyone hungry! Great post :)

    Courtney xoxo

  5. Found you on UEF and following! :)

    -Tiffany with Will Write 4 Food

  6. I am both scared of and strangely attracted to Jello. It is so pretty. I saw a recipe once for Salmon in peach jello. It was so orange, I couldn't look away.