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Jelly is a favorite dessert of many, it comes in different flavors, it is not surprising that a holiday was established in his honor – National Eat Your Jello Day, it is celebrated annually on July 12th. For the first time jelly appeared in 1897 in New York, today it comes in different shapes and shades. The best way to celebrate National Eat Your Jello Day is to share your favorite jello with friends.

The History

Although the nutritional value of gelatin has been known since the 1800s, the first company to make jelly, Jell-O, was incorporated in 1897. The company immediately offered jelly with different flavors to the discerning public. It is noteworthy that the lime flavored dessert appeared a little later – in 1930, and still remains one of the most popular. In the middle of the last century, American musician Tom Lehrer suggested some original ideas for jelly – add a little vodka or rum. In 2001, Utah passed a rather unusual law that officially recognized Jell-O ice cream as a state snack.

Interesting Facts

  • Nearly 200 million people have eaten Jell-O by early 2022.
  • The beauty of sweetness lies in the fact that it can be prepared in completely different shapes, colors, tastes, you can add fresh fruits, nuts, berries, even alcohol.
  • Gelatin is not only tasty, but also healthy. It contains a lot of protein and collagen, which is necessary for bones, hair, nails, skin. And another big plus is that gelatin is low in calories – even those who are on a diet can eat it.
  • Jelly is an incredibly fun dessert, cook it with children, friends, choose your favorite flavors and shades, different shapes.

How to celebrate

Prepare your own jelly, there are instructions on each package, just follow it, and for more fun, buy some molds. Eat jelly with pleasure, treat friends, relatives, neighbors, arrange a multi-colored party. Few people know that Jell-O powder can be used in completely different ways, such as making lip gloss or plasticine for a child.

When is National Eat Your Jello Day celebrated in 2022?

National Eat Your Jello Day is observed on July 12 each year.