Coffee shops blew up in the 90s. Then somewhere in the 2000s cupcake shops went out of control. Inspired by my mother’s ceaseless love for gelatin creations, I think it’s time for Jello products to once again have there hey-day. This time, as part of the consumer dining market.
This is what I’m picturing:
Probably a diner-like place with 50s decor, but also maybe a sleek, modern joint. Everything on the menu is a Jello product, except some of the beverages. These are some of the things we might see on the menu:
-Large items made from fun Jello molds, to take the place of birthday cakes
-Jello cocktails. You’ve heard of Jello shots, but what about a sophisticated Jello Cocktail that you eat with a spoon. Gelatinous Pina Colada anyone?
-Those pudding grave yards with gummy worms and the Oreo dirt.
-Tomato aspic and other savory Jello’s
-Jello with a gourmet twist – say, raspberry Jello with organic, local basil and black peppercorn
-Any kind of insane, kitschy Jello or pudding treat you can dream up
I think treats could be available at the counter but it might be fun to also explore a kind of sit down model where you get waited on – that way you can be appropriately served your Jello item and it will just add another layer to the experience.