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July 12th easily directs us what to do on Eat Your Jello Day! With plenty of flavors to choose from, there shouldn’t be any problem finding one you like.

Trademarked in 1897 by Pearle Wait of Leroy, New York, Jell-O is the novel and fun dessert loved by millions. Francis Woodward, who later purchased the recipe and trademark, eventually made Jell-O a household name. With 21 different flavors, Jell-O satisfies every taste and can be enjoyed in numerous combinations.

Jell-O’s primary ingredient is gelatin. And what gelatin is made up of collagen – animal collagen to be specific. It’s a protein extracted from the connective tissues of cows and pigs. Once the protein is broken down and extracted, the collagen is dried and ground into a fine powder.

The fascinating creation has been the subject of many classroom art and science projects throughout the years. From the study of viscosity and laser beams to gelatin artwork, Jell-O inspires in and outside the kitchen.

However, the day specifically tells us to eat. So, whether it is molded, layered or mixed with fruit, vegetables or marshmallows, be sure to have some. It’s delicious as a salad, dessert or even a shot. Jell-O doesn’t break the budget, nor does it add too many calories. Where can you go wrong?


Give Jell-O recipes a try such as Judy’s Strawberry Pretzel Salad or this Applesauce Salad. Use #EatYourJelloDay to post on social media.


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