This is a can of green jello aka "lime gelatin dessert":
It is over 40 years old. Yes, 4-0. I found it while we were cleaning out my grandma's cabin. I wanted to see if it was any good because, really, how could that sort of stuff ever go bad??
Let's take a look inside:
Hmmm... not too shabby. A little hard and partially congealed, but other than that... oh and it looks like it's mixed in with dark black sand or something too. But who knows, maybe that's how they did it back in the day. Let's see how she reacts to a little hot water:
Looks good enough. Everything seems to be dissolving A-OK. Except for that mysterious dark sand. It just sinks to the bottom. Weird. Well, now for the real test. Leave it in the fridge.
Viola! It has solidified! [And makes a nice reflective surface] Apparently gelatin does not lose it's ability to gel-i-fy over the years. Hooray! However that dark black sand is still looming on the bottom. Hmmm... Interesting. Anywho, let's see how she tastes...
Just. Kidding. Unfortunately, my Dad won't let me eat it. He thinks the soothing lime smell (hello it's lime flavored!) reminds him too much of detergent and is convinced it's poisonous. So I'm saving it for my engagement party.
No, no, not to serve. To throw. That's right. I wanna have a food fight. Seriously. I highly doubt I'm the only one who has ever watched a bride & groom shove cake in each others faces and thought "why are they the only ones who get to have all the fun?" So I'm gonna wear a Goodwill wedding dress and let people throw poisonous jello and refried beans [and whatever else they wanna bring] at me & Joseph (and each other, obviously). It's gonna be sweet! And salty. And mushy.
May 1st. Save the date.