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Postby nanana » Sat, 17 May 2014 1:51 pm

jelly = agar-agar?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 17 May 2014 1:57 pm

Only in the local sense.

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Postby Brah » Sat, 17 May 2014 2:19 pm

BedokAmerican wrote:This might be off topic, but when I first moved here, I was surprised to learn "jelly" is another word for jello:

From wiki:
* In many of the Commonwealth nations and in Ireland, gelatin desserts are called jelly.

* In the United States and Canada, gelatin desserts are called jello (a generic name based on the brand name Jell-O) or gelatin, whereas 'jelly' is a fruit preserve.

Popular brands of premixed gelatin include:

Hartley's in the United Kingdom
Jell-O from Kraft Foods in North America
Aeroplane Jelly in Australia
Robertsons in Hong Kong
Royal in Spain, Portugal and Latin America
Moir's and Trotters in South Africa and Swaziland

yeah but everywhere they're called Jello Shots

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 17 May 2014 7:12 pm

BedokAmerican wrote:This might be off topic, but when I first moved here, I was surprised to learn "jelly" is another word for jello


Jello is a trademark. Jelly is the product.

You'll even find recipes on Cooks.com [US] for Jello jelly 'xyx'
http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,j ... ly,FF.html

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Postby Brah » Sat, 17 May 2014 11:03 pm

BedokAmerican wrote:This might be off topic, but when I first moved here, I was surprised to learn "jelly" is another word for jello

In some countries other than the States.

Jello is an American brand name, gelatin is the product.

But you knew that.....

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Postby taxico » Mon, 19 May 2014 11:48 am

jelly... if you have bought goober's PBJ... the deliciousness of J is jelly.

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 19 May 2014 1:07 pm

@zzm, thanks. that's mighty helpful. o.O

@taxixo, oooooh I love Goober's! I suppose you could buy PBJ and scoop out the jelly only :P

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Postby taxico » Mon, 19 May 2014 3:28 pm

the lynx wrote:@taxixo, oooooh I love Goober's! I suppose you could buy PBJ and scoop out the jelly only :P


i used to do that. but my wife really really dislikes wasting food - so she finishes the PB... then i get blamed when she puts on weight.

to avoid that... i think it's better if i just get a bottle of jelly.

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Postby Brah » Mon, 19 May 2014 9:21 pm

taxico wrote:jelly... if you have bought goober's PBJ... the deliciousness of J is jelly.

I can't believe how much of that stuff I had as a kid.

It wasn't until I stopped eating PBJs that I had more jam and preserves than jelly, and never went back.

I don't like jelly, much of it was just too sweet and, dunno, jelly-like. But looking at that pic it reminds me of a product that was less wobbly gelatin-like jelly and more textured and pasty-er, almost sludgy, and it was really good.

If one didn't grow up eating PBJs I doubt that one would develop a taste for it later in life, so I can't blame anyone from outside North America for thinking it's disgusting.

Then again most North Americans would struggle with Vegemite / Marmite sandwiches, a similarly acquired taste.

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Postby earthfriendly » Tue, 20 May 2014 12:31 am

One of the yumminess of my childhood in SG. Who would have thought grape jelly stripes so well with peanut butter. I still enjoy the taste but have not eaten it or introduced it to my kids as there are healthier options.


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