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Monday, 7 September 2015


The base ingredient of Jell-O is gelatin. a protein produced from collagen extracted from boiled bones, connective tissues, and other animal products.

Gelatin has been part of dessert dishes as far back as the late Middle Ages,

In Le Roy, New York, carpenter and cough syrup manufacturer, Pearle Bixby Wait trademarked a gelatin dessert, called Jell-O on May 28, 1897. He and his wife May added strawberry, raspberry, orange and lemon flavoring to granulated gelatin and sugar.

Sales were poor, so Wait sold his Jell-O business for $450 to his neighbor, Orator F.Woodward, whose Genesee Pure Food Co produced the successful Grain-O health drink.

Advertisements in The Ladies Home Journal and the distribution of over 15 million Jell-O recipe booklets into American households had set the product on its way. Noted artists, such as Norman Rockwell even provided colored illustrations in these booklets to help make Jell-O a household word.
Quick, Easy Jell-O Wonder Dishes, Jello-O Cookbook

Jell-O has an entire museum devoted to it in Le Roy, the town where it was originally created.

Five Jell-O flavors that flopped: apple, celery, coffee, cola and chocolate.

Jell-O is the official state snack of Utah.


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