Summarized by Kent Larsen
Has Jell-O lost its jiggle among Utahns?
Deseret News 26Aug99 L2
By Ann Cannon
Deseret News columnist Ann Cannon is worried because at a number of
Mormon functions she has attended this year she hasn't seen any
Jell-O. While she has seen a number of other Mormon entertaining
staples, like funeral potatoes, Jell-O is for some reason no where to be seen.
Cannon thinks that Mormons have started feeling embarrassed about
Jell-O, in the wake of all the Jell-O jokes being told as the 2002
Olympics approach, "We can't believe how completely UNHIP we have
been for all these years to actually like a see-through food that
She then says that she still likes Jell-O, and reminisces about her
memories of Jell-O both as a Mormon staple and as a school cafeteria
serving, one that her high school friend Milo was an expert at
'Snarfing," i.e., consuming without chewing or swallowing.
To ease her Jell-O nostalgia, Cannon gives a Jell-O recipe and
suggests that readers submit their favorite recipes.