I recently encountered some super yucky Jello!  And it got me thinking.  There are just some things you should not do with Jello!

These are my top ten Do’s and Dont’s about Jello!

1.  No meat–ever. No exceptions.  No pureed meat, no chunks–the company does not make ham, chicken, beef or fish flavored Jello for good reason!

Don’t add it in Jello Recipes                              Don’t shape it

2. No vegetables.  Again, No exceptions.  I understand the logic, make jello more healthy with veggies like peas, carrots or zucchini.  No! It’s Jello, not salad.  If you want salad, make a salad!    Do not make this!


Or this!  If you want vegetables, just serve vegetables!  Don’t mix them in Jello!


Check out this commercial!


3.  Cottage cheese– and Jello do NOT mix.  Need I say more?

Not sure milk does either!





4.  Mayonnaise  also does not mix.  Even if you add chicken and strawberries. Pretty, but still a fail!IMG_2916.jpg picture by seshet27
  This poor woman made several Jellos with the wrong ingredients!

5.  No mint!  It just ends up tasting like toothpaste.  

6. No chocolate in Jello–just plain sick!  I am not talking about pudding                  but actual fruit flavored jello!  No chocolate!  It was introduced as a flavor in 1904 and dropped in 1927.  Even the company knew it was wrong!

7.  Everyone knows fruit is GOOD in Jello!

8.  Clear soda or juice is GOOD in Jello!



8.  Jello jigglers are fun!

     Kids love them!       Jello Egg Mold Recipe


9.  Whipping cream, sour cream and cream can all be good.


use caution!     


Avocado or chicken?

What the *** is on the top?!?! An egg!?!?!?!?


10.  When in doubt–leave it out!   Keep it simple!

If you need to know more about Jello and the history of Jello.


If you want to be freaked out or grossed out.

Molded Jello Salad

This one made my son gag!

Scary, but interesting!


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5 Responses to Jello!

  1. Nedra says:

    LOLOL. I absolutely agree about the meat thing…and probably about the veggies (although I’ve had shredded carrots in jello…but I’m not saying I liked it!). But my mom had a great jello recipe that had cottage cheese AND mayo in it. (And believe me, I am NOT a big cottage cheese fan…I mean, really? Lumpy, milky cheese???? GAK!!) It also has chopped walnuts and crushed pineapple…and it really is good. (I’ve also had orange jello with cottage cheese and pineapple that wasn’t bad.) Just sayin’……. 😉

  2. Jen says:

    Ha ha!! I’ve been waiting for this post!! I’m amazed at all the jello pics you found!

  3. Kathy says:

    I love this, and I love you! You make me smile, my dear friend. 🙂

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