Have you always wondered how that wiggly Jell-O castle that your great aunt serves every Thanksgiving became "America's most famous desert", regardless of it's physically mystifying structure? There is a place that can solve this, and all your other Jell-O inquiries-the JELL-O Gallery in LeRoy, New York.
Located about 30 minutes from Rochester, New York, this small but very comprehensive museum explores the history and production of JELL-O. Created by a local townsman in 1897, JELL-O had humble beginnings as a LeRoy favorite, only to become an international sensation a few years later, taking the world by storm with it's fruity goodness.
The gallery explores the local connections, the creation process and several famous JELL-O advertising campaigns. Also within the gallery is an entire room devoted to JELL-O's most well-known spokesperson, Bill Cosby (he has visited the museum only once).
The original JELL-O factory, which closed down in 1964, is located nearby but now functions as a corporate office.
The gallery curators are knowledgeable and friendly. They love to talk JELL-O as well as share general knowledge and the history of the village of LeRoy. Ask them for a lunch recommendation, if anyone knows the direction to something tasty in LeRoy, it's them.