Ahhhh....jell-o! It's incredible. But do you know where jell-o came from?
Gelatin has been well known and used for many years. It was popularized in the Victorian era with spectacular and complex "jelly moulds".
Jell-O was first started in Venice, Italy. Jell-O was also first started in Gelatin and was sold in sheets and had to be purified, which was very time-consuming. It also made gelatin desserts the province of the relatively well-to-do. In 1845, industrialist Peter Cooper (who built the first American steam-powered locomotive), obtained a patent for powdered gelatin.
The first jell-o usd ground up geese bones. Yuck!
Here are some great shots of jell-o's fantastic uses: