Food of the Seventies, Jello 1-2-3

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The description for Fruit Float was really the product Jello 1-2-3. The bottom layer was traditional jello and each layer above it was creamier and foamier than the last. Fruit float was something different. It was fruit and stuff in a can. You added milk and if you refrigerated it long enough, it was kind of pudding like--only runnier. It was kind of like a fruit soup. I loved the Strawberry.
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JAN - November 03, 2007 - Report this comment
HERE IS THE RECIPE FOR JELLO 1-2-3. aS YOU CAN SEE NO MILK USED AND NOT A CAN IN THE BOX. SELF-LAYERING JELLO DESSERT (1-2-3) 3/4 c. boiling water 1 (4 serving size) pkg. Jello, any flavor 1/2 c. cold water Ice cubes 1/2 c. thawed Cool Whip Pour boiling water into blender. Add Jello. Cover and blend at low speed until Jello is completely dissolved, about 30 seconds. Combine cold water and ice cubes to make 1 1/4 cups. Add to Jello and stir until ice is partially melted. Then add whipped topping; blend at high speed for 30 seconds. Pour into dessert glasses. Chill about 30 minutes. Dessert layers as it chills. Garnish as desired (lemon, orange or strawberry wedges, etc.)
Dot - April 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I made this twice recently and it only separated into two layers....what did I do wrong?
E. LaBrec - June 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I found a box of Cherry 1 2 3 Jello-O in my cabinet a couple of weeks ago!
Neil - June 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember this too. At one time Jello offered (plastic) gray parfait cups. I think my mom still has them.
Neil - June 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh, I forgot to mention, there is a new version of this product on the shelves (at least in Canada) made by Dr. Okter (weird name, I know, but the product is identical)
Paul M - February 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes Jello 1-2-3. I would have 3 distinct layers and it was pretty darn good. I can only remember orange, but I know there were other flavors.
Robert - February 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow my mom had those parfait cups and they were gray. She still complains that they stopped making the Jell-O 1-2-3. I remember it as being pretty darn good.
Jello Fan - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Dr. Oetker makes the Jello 1 2 3 version and comes in grape, strawberry, lime and orange
tammy - May 26, 2010 - Report this comment
My mom has those parfait cups.Jello-1-2-3 was the best!
Karen - September 23, 2010 - Report this comment
@ Dot-It only made two layers when I made it too :(
diamond - January 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I was born in 1979 and i dont remember this product do jello still make it and if so where could i get some!
Sharry A. - June 19, 2011 - Report this comment
This was a family favorite. My dad made sure there was always some in the house. His favorite flavor was peach. I liked strawberry and peach.
Mary - July 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I too remember this dessert from my childhood. I have tried to find this again today to make it, but have not been able to. What I remember is that is was in one box, no tricks to make the layers seperate they just did it on their own. But it was an awesome treat.
Mari - January 06, 2012 - Report this comment
My mom also had those gray parfait cups...the bottoms snapped cool! She had two sizes...a tall skinny version, and a shorter, wider one. Loved Jello 1-2-3!
Lindy - January 04, 2013 - Report this comment
Here's a picture of Jello 1*2*3
Ron J. - August 08, 2013 - Report this comment
For a while Jello also offered a proct that was one of the upper 1-2=3 layers by itself. I can't remember what they called it but it was pretty good yet never really caught on! My Mom and I did figure out though that it actually made a really nice cake frosting and she used to get tons of compliments on it when she used it as frosting! It was offered in a few flavors but I remember my Mom was hooked on the Pistachio Flavor
tw - December 03, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember looking in the fridge to see if they were ready. I loved Jello 123
Rob Lambert - October 20, 2018 - Report this comment
From the prime time TV vault, an early Jell-O commercial using time-lapse photography, comparing 1 2 3 to a competitor. Five different flavors included. This aired on "Gomer Pyle USMC" over CBS (9/10/68). General Foods sponsored the entire five years "Gomer" was on. Episode marks return of regular Ronnie Schell, who took a year off to star in "Good Morning World." Schell's character, Duke Slater (Gomer's buddy) is promoted to corporal and becomes Sgt. Carter's aide. Log Cabin syrup, Gravy Train dog food and Post Raisin Bran were other commercials. Network promo for "Good Guys" with Bob Denver.

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