Recently I received a comment from reader Lori Epstein on my Spoon Candy post.
Lori said: "I thought it had three layers though, not just two..or am I thinking of something else?"
Yes Lori, you are thinking of something else; namely Jello 1-2-3!
Jello 1-2-3 was a luscious gelatin dessert that "separated into three distinct layers: a creamy top, a mousse-like middle, and plain Jello bottom."
According to my research, Jello 1-2-3 was first introduced in 1969 and discontinued in 1996, however I question its availability in all regions of these here United States. I remember my mother making this back in the 70's but then never being able to find it again.
"When are you going to make more of that yummy three-layered Jello?" I'd whine.
"I can't find it anymore. I guess they stopped making it," mom answered.
Yeah, so I think it was discontinued in Northern California long before it was yanked from other parts of this great land of ours.
I totally recall scraping off the creamy top layer (it was actually had more of a creamy/foamy consistency) as if I was shaving my dessert, (Yes, I realize that sounds sort of dirty. Deal with it.) before thrusting deeper into the mousse-like, gelatinous regions below.
So no Spoon Candy and no Jello 1-2-3. What are they going to discontinue next, Freakies Cereal?