New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Archival Anecdotes: From gelatin to Jell-O


December 7, 2020

This 1909 Jell-O recipe book was donated to the Eddy County Museum by Mrs. George (Anna) Brown. The flavors available at this time were strawberry, raspberry, lemon, orange, cherry, peach and chocolate.

Jell-O had me stumped as a child. It was as refreshing as liquid and solid enough to suspend banana slices. Eventually I asked my grandma, because if anyone knew anything about the Jell-O's state of matter it would be her. She said, "It's more like plasma or bone marrow."

At that point, I tried to swear off the jiggly sweet stuff, but such efforts only lasted until the next family gathering....

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