Jell-O never ceases to amaze

Purple horse

What’s not to love about Jell-O? Well, awhile ago we wrote a blog about the ways people have abused Jell-O over the years (see Abusing Jell-O vs. respecting it) but this week (International Jell-O week) we wanted to join with BuzzFeed in celebrating all the ways – many unexpected – that Jell-O have contributed to our lives. Here are a few they dug up; check out 16 Fascinating Facts About Jell-O for all of them.

  • The color of the purple horse in The Wizard of Oz comes from Jell-O powder.
  • Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish both illustrated Jell-O.
  • Jell-O used to come in salad flavors –  celery, seasoned tomato, and mixed vegetable (we can’t say we aren’t glad to see those gone).
  • Jell-O can be sprinkled over cat litter to remove the odor.

And let’s not forget that Jell-O makes a great medium for wrestling.

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