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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

frustration



I was craving Jello the other day. So, off I head to the grocery store. I have been craving odd things since quitting smoking.. Jello is a favorite, but I usually dont have a CRAVING for it!

While I am in the grocery store looking for my Jello, I can't remember which aisle they put it in. See, when you grow up with the JELLO in a particular section of the grocery store and then you move to a different country and they call it something else and put it in a different section... well, sometimes it can make you crazy.
I could not believe I could not find my JELLO.
Finally, after strolling down EVERY possibility on where the hell the Australians classify the JELLO.. as in, is it considered a baking good or would it be near the other miscellanous items with no real home? Anyway, you will be glad to know I finally found it.
Guess where?
Smack in between the cookies/crackers/biscuits sections and the chocolate toppings for ice cream.... thats right.. I forgot thats where they put it! AGH!
Oh, and if you click on the photo, do you notice that they call it Jelly here?
I am sure Jelly is what goes on my Peanut Butter sandwhich, hence a P & J Sandwhich? But then again, they think thats a weird combination anyway here... so I am guaranteed that NO ONE will steal that from the fridge at work!

6 comments:

Fightin' Mad Mary said...

funny post. so they don't have Jello at all?

InALittleMinute said...

nope, well they dont call it jello.. they call it jelly. and what they spread on toast is jam or marmalade or vegemite or marmite stuff.

who would have thought a country could survive without jello...?

really messes things up tho when i tell them im having a bowl of jello and they think im eating toast spread!

Jeff! said...

I have a theory that you can put either Peanut Butter or Cheese on anything and it would be delicious (not at the same time, of course...but if you can't put peanut butter on it, you can put cheese on it.)

But Peanut Butter and Jello might be pushing it. (though I'm willing to try.)

Anonymous said...

The things we took for granted living in the states. Like frozen bread dough, Nestles choc chips, Angel food cake, rice roni, multitudes of good breakfast cereals, KOOL AID,Bush's baked beans,Taco Bell,and the list goes on....who would have figured we could live without these things...deprived people we are! Could someone please come here and open a REAL MEXICAN FOOD RESTAURANT..Please please please

GooChick said...

Maybe this will help you crave Jell-o less:

http://www.snopes.com/food/ingredient/jello.asp

Jell-O comes from the collagen in cow or pig bones, hooves, and connective tissues. To make gelatin, manufacturers grind up these various parts and pre-treat them with either a strong acid or a strong base to break down cellular structures and release proteins like collagen. After pre-treatment, the resulting mixture is boiled. During this process, the large collagen protein ends up being partially broken down, and the resulting product is called gelatin. The gelatin is easily extracted because it forms a layer on the surface of the boiling mixture.

San Diego Luxury Homes said...

Here's a little-known factoid about Jello... My great grandfather, Edward Rippey of Cincinnati, Ohio invented the stuff at his "Rippey's Pure Flavoring Extracts" company in the early 20th century. Problem was, he called it "Jelly Pudding" and nobody had any interest. General Foods ripped off the idea... the rest is history.