Can you guess the ingredients in these vintage holiday recipes?

Is that meat or fruit in that Jell-O?!

Holiday feasts with the family bring out those handed-down recipes. Your entire life, from childhood to adulthood, you have been eating them. Maybe it's Aunt Edna's Jell-O salad with the pretzels inside or Uncle Jerry's cranberry sauce with mandarin oranges. They may be divisive, but they're part of family history!

Meals have changed over the decades. The food spreads of Thanksgivings and Christmases past featured some ingredients that would cause kids today to make a face.

We've gathered some… unique recipes from the 1950s, '60s and '70s. See if you can guess what is inside!

  1. What is in this bright green Christmas tree — besides food coloring, obviously?
  2. What hot liquid are they drinking here with a slice of lemon?
  3. What is in the yellow sauce dripping down this "pudding"?
  4. What is the bright pink stuff inside this "Snow Cap Spread"?
  5. What are the little dark blobs in this turkey pot pie?
  6. What is inside these candles?
  7. What are the green chunks in the creamy layer of this gelatin fruit mold?
  8. What are the brown chunks in this cranberry soufflé salad?
  9. What are the white flecks encased in this "Christmas Bell Fluff"?
  10. What is the pale stuff floating alongside the ham chunks and mushroom caps?
  11. Finally, what is the flaky stuff alongside the olives inside the lime Jell-O?

Can you guess the ingredients in these vintage holiday recipes?

Your Result...

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque nec ante ipsum. Mauris viverra, urna et porta sagittis, lorem diam dapibus diam, et lacinia libero quam id risus.
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WilliamMartin 8 days ago
I remember having hot Dr Pepper as a kid. But, when you heat Dr Pepper it loses its fizz. Then what's the point?
Angie 10 days ago
We weren't ritzy enough when I was growing up to have any of these.
Allison 11 days ago
4/10 lol lol too funny and disgusting at the same time! did anyone actually eat any of that stuff?
jholton30062 13 days ago
7/11, and this is what we generally refer to as "unfortunate food."
Thomas 14 days ago
Rice, tuna, Dr. Pepper and cranberry sauce have deceptive appearances.
scp 14 days ago
5 out of 11, which means my capacity for horrific cooking must be low.
AlF 14 days ago
My great aunt Verna used to make beet jello. It was the only thing she ever made that I turned my nose up at. Everything she made was amazing, and I bet I would have enjoyed if I'd tried it...
littledebbie 15 days ago
5/10 That crap I wouldn't even feed to my dog! 🤢
booster 16 days ago
5/10 Never seen any of that stuff on anyone's table.
SheriHeffner 17 days ago
BLLLKKKK! I wouldn't touch ANY of that stuff. I got 5 out of 11.
RobCertSDSCascap 18 days ago
6/11. To quote H.M. Murdock from The A-Team; "The Out-of-Towners", s1 e7,
"GARBAGE, HOOOOOOOOO!"
DouglasMorris 18 days ago
1/11! missed numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, and 11. count me out on eating those!
Lillyrose 18 days ago
5 out of 11. I would't eat any of these.
ELEANOR 18 days ago
I wouldn't even touch any of these!! But I grew up with a dish called tomato aspic. Make lemon jello and add a small can of V8 juice; then add sliced olives and chill. May wish to serve topped with a dollop of mayonnaise.
SheriHeffner ELEANOR 17 days ago
My aunt used to make this disgusting stuff called Congealed Salad. It was Lime Jello and cottage cheese and maybe Cool Whip? It tasted AWFUL.
ELEANOR SheriHeffner 11 days ago
We didn't call it that, but we had it. Without the Cool Whip it's not too bad.
AllisonWunderland 18 days ago
Ooooweee! Now I've got an appetite 🍽 😂
BrittReid 18 days ago
6/11 and I'll take a pass on each one.
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