Here are a few reasons why it should have been a smashing success:
- contains no shellfish
- contains no vegetables
- contains no actual fruit
- fancy, exotic ingredients from Mexico and Singapore
- there is a picture of a smiling kid on the package of the gelatine.
Unfortunately, the pina colada Jell-o was bland and boring. The consistency was too firm--almost Jell-o Jiggler firm. Neither the coconut nor the pineapple flavor came through in the final product.
A few of the kids only licked the Jell-o before proclaiming their disgust, but one took several bites and Robert and I both gave it a fair shot and still couldn't finish our insipid serving.
Aesthetically, I think the Jell-o is quite lovely. It's a mystery why it wasn't delicious.
My biggest obstacle this week will be overcoming the malaise this boring Jell-o has caused to come upon me. It's as if pina colada Jell-o has sucked all the inspiration right out of me. I have absolutely no desire to try another Jell-o recipe.
I need a nap.