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They probably discovered that whatever it was that caused the striations causes cancer...


Posted by Al | December 12, 2007 12:46 PM

Oh hell yes.

If you were REALLY classy you'd store the glasses in the fridge at an angle while it set.

Posted by Fnarf | December 12, 2007 12:56 PM

This product was pretty much the main reason to go over to Grandma's house.

I wish I had some. My kingdom for artificially-flavored strawberry foam-jello.

Posted by Ariel | December 12, 2007 12:58 PM

Mmmmm.... Strawberry flavored protein produced by the partial hydrolysis of collagen extracted from the bones and connective tissues of animals such as domesticated cattle,and horses!

Posted by winston smith | December 12, 2007 1:03 PM

I liked the chocolate version - with the light, medium, and dark layers ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | December 12, 2007 1:03 PM


This is a clone of the old Jello 1-2-3 recipe. Three layers are made as the Jello cools in the refrigerator.

3/4 cup boiling water
1 package (4-serving size) Jell-o brand gelatin -- any flavor
1/2 cup cold water
ice cubes
1/2 cup Cool Whip Non-Dairy Whipped Topping -- thawed

Pour boiling water into blender. Add gelatin. Cover and blend at low speed until gelatin is completely dissolved, about 30 seconds.
Combine cold water and ice cubes to make 1-1/4 cups. Add to gelatin and stir until ice is partially melted.
Then add whipped topping; blend at high speed for 30 seconds.
Pour into dessert glasses.
Chill about 30 minutes. Dessert layers as it chills. Garnish as desired.

Makes 3 cups or 6 servings

Posted by Christin | December 12, 2007 1:04 PM

#4 You are soooo cute!!

Have you been watching that brainiac goof sitcom after "How I met your mother?"

Posted by Ameliorate | December 12, 2007 1:09 PM



Posted by COMTE | December 12, 2007 1:09 PM

I had this (tipped to the side in the fridge, fnarf) with "whipped topping" on top for an early birthday party...

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | December 12, 2007 1:14 PM

@4: If you're trying to gross us out, many of us don't care. I eat tripe, I eat brains, I eat feet. Gelatin is filet mignon in comparison.

Ok, I still won't eat eyes.

Posted by Gloria | December 12, 2007 1:16 PM

1-2-3 is second to the magical confection known as the Jell-o pudding pop, Cosby endorsement or no. What creaminess!

Posted by bronkitis | December 12, 2007 1:38 PM

There was a desert just like this I saw (and purchased) earlier this wasn't Jell-O brand, and I can't think of what brand it was. I'm on the East coast now (this was purchased in Princeton), and it was a brand I'd never seen before (having been born & raised in OK), so it may just be a regional, NE thing. However, it does exist! And it tasted just like Jell-O 1-2-3. And just as good as I'd remembered from when I was a kid.

Posted by Joey the Girl | December 12, 2007 1:45 PM

Bronkitis is correct. Pudding Pops rule! They used to be even better when they were much larger. Vanilla is, of course, the best of the (I think) three flavors available, followed by chocolate-vanilla swirl, and then chocolate. But the best of all was BANANA, long discontinued.

Posted by Fnarf | December 12, 2007 2:33 PM

I miss the Pudding Pops too! Those were da bomb!

Posted by Just Me | December 12, 2007 2:39 PM

Fnarf, you're wonderful. I totally forgot about the whole tip-the-glass-at-an-angle thing. Mom always just did it level. I thought I was being incredibly creative when I tipped it at an angle. Such an artiste!

I liked the green flavor. I liked everything green in the 1970s.

Posted by SDA in SEA | December 12, 2007 2:43 PM

Ah, pudding pops. My husband and I still reminisce about those on a semi-regular basis. Vanilla was awesome!

Posted by Aurora | December 12, 2007 3:21 PM

Anyone remember that Jello had another SciFi dessert product out during the same era - Spoon Candy, a multilayered pudding-type-of-thing that would magically separate from brown sludge into a layer of pudding-like product, whipped parfait-ishness, *and* a hard chocolate top shell? This vanished same time as 123.

Posted by Hohokam | December 12, 2007 4:36 PM

Yes, Jello 123, a delicacy of sorts in my midwestern home as a youth. I wolfed down everything else my mom set before me, but this...this confection...I took my time with, scraping oh so carefully with my spoon until, one half hour tv show later, I arrived at the bottom of the brown glass vessel, satisfied.

Posted by homage to me | December 12, 2007 5:17 PM

Anyone remember Yo-Jello? I think that's what it was called. They came in little snack packs.

Yogurt on the bottom,
Jello on the top,
2 great flavors in one great something or other.

It didn't last very long.

Posted by GirlDuJourToday | December 12, 2007 7:16 PM

Better living through chemistry

Posted by Tex | December 13, 2007 4:02 AM

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