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Jello: Love It or Hate It?

Gelatin: Love It or Hate It?

Perhaps it's the fact that Julia Child's chart-topping tome, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, features an array of aspics. Maybe it's because we're in an era when gourmands are obsessed with playing with their food. Or the fact that Jell-O is a cheap and cheerful thrill during a sweltering economic downturn. Either way, the retro favorite Jell-O appears poised to make a comeback. Nevertheless, with its jiggly quality and slippery texture, gelatin's always been somewhat of a polarizing food. What do you think of it?

Source: Flickr User stevendepolo

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aistea311 aistea311 7 years
I love gelatin. Jell-O is delicious but can only be enjoyed either in cubes or with a plastic spoon.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Jello, IMHO, is NOT food. It's a byproduct of animal joints. It's so disgusting! The texture is too slippery/thick...it makes me want to gag. The only, and I mean the ONLY, thing it's good for is for putting in other recipes as a thickener. Otherwise, eating it plain reminds me of eating petri dishes. Kinda gross.
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 7 years
Gross Gross Gross Gross gross!
kmckay kmckay 7 years
I think Jell-O manufacturers should be required to list the REAL ingredients on the package. I'm amazed at how many people don't realize what geletin is.
mlen mlen 7 years
never eat anything that jiggles. no jello
wolfjinx25 wolfjinx25 7 years
I hate Jell-O. I don't like the consistency of anything jelly related. :(
dkaufmann125 dkaufmann125 7 years
it's made from hooves! Hooves of amimals, There is however a vegetarian gelatin that is plant based. Unless you like that sort of thing...
kulikuli kulikuli 7 years
JELLO!!!! Yum i love it. No aspics though, nothing in my jello ruins the texture, i love the silky, fruity, slippery, squishy texture, it's an awesome food!
muse2323 muse2323 7 years
I especially like gelatin as a summer treat, when all I want to eat are cold things. My husband juiced a bunch of blackberries a couple weeks ago and used a cup of the juice to make strawberry jello. The result and strangely tart and wonderful. (I only got a bite--he devoured the rest.)
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
Delish!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
No thanks.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
only in jello shots. otherwise i hate the stuff.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Especially when infused with some vodka!
chancleta chancleta 7 years
I adore Jello!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
wait. . . it's made out of pigskin and bones????? o.O :gags on her strawberry jello:
partysugar partysugar 7 years
That picture makes me really want some jello!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 7 years
YUM!!!!!!!!!!!
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i like jello if that's what we're talking about here :) the only problem that i have is making sure that it's 'kosher' since i'm a vegetarian - and i'm not for all the animal products that go into making it.
weffie weffie 7 years
nasty. god was probably pissed when we invented this stuff... it's really creepy that anyone thought to do that with pigskin and bones in the first place, i can't imagine why they ever tried eating it.
shellbelle1 shellbelle1 7 years
I despise it! I'm a texture eat and I just can not get past the texture of Jello. And I never know what to do with it, are you supposed to try and chew it? Swallow it whole? What? Eww...just eww
Florida-Snow Florida-Snow 7 years
It's tolerable, but certainly not my snack/dessert preference. It just seems... unnatural.
doogirl doogirl 7 years
I have never been a fan of Jello. It is just not for me, although we did name our cat Jello. And I just can't stomach aspics. I find them odd, food in gelatin is just strange.
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