Yup, I went home to Ohio for a week. And here’s the proof:
Nobody likes jello like midwesterners. And nobody scorns it like pacific northwesterners. So when I saw it at the #2 spot on the Aisle 5 sign I knew I was home.
I harbor no ill will for jello. Quite the opposite in fact. Nostalgia is a powerful force – responsible for all sorts of questionable preferences including boxed mac and cheese, fish sticks, and (oh yes) Watergate Salad. It technically uses boxed pudding, not jello, but they’re always right next to each other in the supermarket aisle. You just mix 1 box pistachio pudding, 1 can crushed pineapple (with juice), 8 oz of Cool Whip, and 2 cups mini marshmallows. Yeahhh
Bethany – you recently returned to the midwest after a stay in Texas. Do you recall anything that screamed “You are for sure, without a doubt, back in Ohio”?? Readers out there – what foods do you like, no matter what your friends’ raised eyebrows suggest?