Monday, July 20, 2009

I May Not Live in the Jell-O Belt, But My Jell-O Belt Lives with Me

I carry it around, sort of like a permanent fanny pack. Well, I guess it's not *technically* permanent...

*For those of you who don't know, the so-called "Jell-O Belt" is an area of the United States concentrated in the intermountain west where Jell-O sells the best and is consumed the most. This is due to the area having more children than average because of its high concentration of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

So I was reading another blog last night and someone mentioned the "Jell-O Belt." We had a pie with Jell-O in it for our Family Home Evening Treat last night. Does that make it official? We Mormons love our Jell-O I guess.

Did Joseph Smith know this? Was it revealed to Brigham Young after he'd crossed the plains with the pioneers and arrived in the Salt Lake Valley and said, "This is the place,"? Did they know that the Restoration of Gospel would lead to increased consumption of jigglers? The Jell-O creations at potlucks, let alone the funeral luncheons?

1 comment:

jamesrivergirl said...

I like jello, but we almost never eat it. And after reading this post, I'm jonesin' for some. Aaanyway, when I read your title, I thought, "my jell-o belt lives with me, too. And having children has only made it more jello-y."