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9 Things You Should Never Do With Jell-O

Ahh, Jell-O! It's a favorite in many Mormon households and a staple of ward potlucks across the US. We're all for a good Jell-O dish! (In fact, you should make sure to check out the winners from our Jell-O recipe contest.) But there are just some things you shouldn't do with this strange, jiggly treat. Check out our list of things you shouldn't do with Jell-O:

Don't...

...look directly at it as you eat. 

Jell-O's jiggliness is almost memorizing. Looking at it too long could lead to heartburn, headaches, nausea, and leftover Jell-O. 

...learn Jell-O Tricks

Because just no. 

...make sculptures of things.


Now you can have your phone and eat it too! Ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring.... Jell-O phone! 

...put things in it

A little strawberry or raspberry in Jell-O can be divine--but keep the office supplies out of it.

...make it into a pet

J-E-L-L-O... it's alive!

...learn what Jell-O is made of.

Just like Oreo cookies, you simply can't enjoy Jell-O the same way once you've read the ingredients label.

...try to figure out if Jell-O is a solid or a liquid.

Is it neither? Both? Does it matter? 

...give it to sick people

They're already sick--and giving them a liquid-solid whose ingredients are best left a mystery is probably a no.

...go crazy.

We're all for the love of Jell-O--but it can be taken too far.