It's Not a Party Without Jell-O!

At two o'clock this morning, I was standing in front of the open refrigerator in my pajamas, shoveling canned pineapple chunks into my mouth as fast as I could. With my fingers.

I know ... sexy.

Anyway, I was reading the back of the pineapple can and the many glorious serving suggestions it offered, like "Try a deliciously easy fruit salad!" and "Make it special with pineapple kabobs!" (whatever "it" is).

And then there was this:

It says, "Entertain the crowd with gelatin desserts."

If you ask me - which nobody did, but I'm giving my opinion anyway -  gelatin desserts aren't exactly entertaining. I mean, I've never recieved an invitation that read, "Come to Suzy's gelatin-dessert-poking party! We'll watch gelatin jiggle all night long!" I've never seen someone walk up to a buffet table, gasp at the gelatin dessert and say, "There's pineapple in it!" and proceed to call all their friends over for a look at this amazing phenomenon.

The pineapple peeps could have worded it a little better. "Please the crowd," perhaps. Or "Tickle the crowd's taste buds." Or even "Liven up your gelatin desserts."

But entertain? That's stretching it. The only way gelatin desserts could possibly be classified as "entertaining" is if there were nudity and a pool involved.

But that's a whole other blog post.


  1. My grandmother used to make cucumber, cream cheese, lime jello. Yah, that could entertain people for awhile! :-/ LOL

  2. Jessica Armstrong LasaNovember 10, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Yep, Jello thoughts exactly!!

  3. Haha, I do that too so don't feel bad. :)

    Maybe they mean 'entertain' in an old school way, like having company over? "Oh, we're entertaining tonight." Because otherwise, yeah, the last time I was entertained by Jell-O was in 2nd grade. (Never mind that one time in college when I did the Jell-O wrestling contest. Hey, I was broke, what can I say?)

    You should write them and suggest they update their label. Tell them it's very distracting when trying to raid the fridge at 2AM. :)

  4. How old was that can of pineapple? From 1965? No one "entertains" with gelatin... for real!


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