This slim, unassuming volume was probably a cheap premium sold with multiple packages of everybody's favorite jiggly concoction of sweetened and fruit flavored ground-up hooves and boiled stomach linings."The joys of Jell-O Gelatin are never ending," they claim inside, and I believe them! The recipes are fairly unremarkable; I doubt Jell-O formulations and possibilities have changed much in the intervening years. The photos, however, have that wonderfully lurid, saturated technicolor look of the period. Here are my favorites (click any for bigger):
I also wonder if any of these pictured dishes are actually made of real gelatin? It's hard to imagine them withstanding the studio lights. Look at the photo below – is it food suspended in dyed acrylic casting resin?