National Jell-O Week
Jell-O is one of the most well-known brands of flavored gelatin on the market. It has over 25 flavors of jello and 30 flavors of pudding. Although the Jell-O brand and company were founded in 1800s, the original recipe has been around for a long time.
National Jell-O Week aims to preserve the history and educate people about the positive impact Jell-O had on human history.
National Jell-O Week is held in February to celebrate the history and impact Jell-O’s pudding and gelatin creations. Gelatin-based foods were first developed in the Middle East in the 1400s and later spread to Europe, then America.
Because of the lengthy processing, gelatin desserts were originally only available to the most wealthy households. Because collagen, which is extracted from animal products, is the main ingredient of Jell-O today, it is called protein gelatin.
Jell-O was popularized by the wide availability of the recipe.
Pearle Bixby Wait (a carpenter) registered the trademark Jell-O in 1897. He also created its recipe. He sold the rights to Jell-O to Orator Woodward, a LeRoy businessman for $450 two years later.
In the early 1900s powdered gelatin was readily available and Jell-O was making $1 million per year in ten years. Jell-O eventually sold their company to General Foods Company and the Jell-O factory at LeRoy was closed in 1964.
Although Jell-O was founded in New York, Utah declared National Jell-O Week in 2001. This holiday allows people around the world to enjoy the delicious dessert and its variety.
You can experiment with all the flavors JellO has to offer, so make sure to host a JellO party for your family and friends! Jell-O can be made in a matter of minutes and you will find many recipes online for how to use it in your favorite dishes.
Try the different flavors of Jell-O and find your favorite flavor. You can make Jell-O shots with vodka or white Rum for your friends. Visit the Jell-O Gallery, Le Roy, New York to learn more about the history of Jell-O.