Retro Peaches n Cream Jello

Photo Credit: Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn

{Retro} : is a style that is consciously derivative or imitative of trends, modes, fashions, or attitudes of the recent past. The word 'retro' has been used since the 70's to describe new items that choose to refer to the past.

Jell-o mold cakes were VERY popular in the 1950's, and some of us take a look at certain old fashioned Jell-o cakes and have to wonder why. This peaches and cream Jell-o cake is pretty simple to understand, as it looks delicious even for a non Jell-o lover, but truly some of the old images from my Grandmother's cookbooks leave me flabbergasted!

For example, have you ever seen a 'Shrimp Aspic Mold' or a 'Chicken Mousse'? Well, once you do, you will never want to see Jello-o again. So let's take a quick look into the Jell-o mold cakes and try to understand a bit more about their incredible popularity.

It comes down to the the fact that in the 1950's (at the WWII end), packaged food companies realized that they had to persuade homemakers and housewives to keep buying their packaged 'wartime' products so that they did not have to shut down their businesses. Because of this, in those years advertisers heavily marketed the idea that they should enjoy these packaged food items even though they were more like 'field ration' food rather than real food. With an emphasis on packaged foods, and a shortage of real food, housewives got very creative with their Jell-o molds.

From that, I am happy to say that at least we are able to still enjoy some of these retro recipes like this yummy Peaches n Cream Jello featured on the Kitchn website from the Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn, who specializes in, you guessed it, Jell-o!

So check out the link below to read more about this recipe.

Learn MORE / Get RECIPE at Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn


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