Friday, April 20, 2018
Taste Test

Taste test: strawberry gelatin dessert

Like tissues and Kleenex, Jell-O is one of those food synonyms for any gelatin dessert. Our panelists are always surprised when they choose a generic variety over the more-familiar brand-name foods. It happened with Jell-O, although the popular brand did place second in our nonscientific poll. The final take from our judges was that there is no need to pay extra for a gelatin dessert base — especially if you are planning to add whipped cream, fresh fruit or any other sweet toppings.

Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent

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