Celebrated on July 12th
The four original Jell-O flavors: lemon, orange, strawberry and raspberry, as you can see in this ad from 1904. We have to admit that there's just something about Jell-O that Americans just can't get enough of. Perhaps it's the jiggle, its versatility or colorful creations like a rainbow molds or jello shots that has won over so many hearts.
Jell-O is usually eaten for a snack or dessert, but it doesn’t have to be. You can use a box to dye your hair, make finger paint or even create edible play-dough. We’ll stick to making fluffy and jiggly retro desserts, though.
Every April Fool's Day in Eugene, Oregon, The Maude Kerns Art Gallery holds the Jell-O Art Show, better known as Jell-O-Rama, featuring works of local artists using Jell-O as a medium.