In -1969, the Jell-O Co. invented-what many consider to be one of the best boxed desserts to have ever been produced: Jell-O 1*2*3 Gelatin Dessert. Unfortunately, in 1996 this gelatin concoction was discontinued.
The powdered mix became magical-After following the steps on the back of the box, the end result was a yummy 3-layered, gelatin dessert.
The preparation was simple: Add the boxed flavored powder mixture- along with some water; blend and pour into a goblet or glass, and place in the refrigerator. After a few hours… Voilà! Instead of one layer of gelatin….there should now be three layers! First layer was the regular jelled gelatin; next layer was chiffon-like (my best layer), and the top layer was creamy. The Jell-O powder used to create this unique layered dessert, came in five flavors- orange, strawberry, lime, raspberry and cherry.
How could this happen? What did the Jell-O Corporation do to change the law of physics? Whatever the case, from 1969-1996 this Jell-O product was a winner with consumers. Not only was it an attractive lite dessert to serve after dinner in a goblet-it was also a tasty treat.
Twenty years have gone by since the product was discontinued, and unfortunately, no one has come up with a method to achieve the results this box mix could create. Believe it or not: Some folks who loved this product so much, have paid over $50 online for a vintage box of Jell-O 1*2*3 Gelatin Dessert, sealed with the original contents. (Though, I don’t believe the taste would be quite the same as it was several years ago?)
Copycat KRAFT FOODS JELL-O 1*2*3 Gelatin Dessert Recipe
Fortunately, all is not lost. Kraft Foods has created a copycat 1*2*3 layered Jell-O dessert. From reading some of the reviews; someone who followed the recipe added a tip: When filling a glass, use a straight, flat-sided container–no curves in the glass. The more curves-the less layers. (Its worth checking it out.)