Cthulhoid jello salad

Write-Light dug up this insane, multi-limbed lobster jello salad for the Vintage Ads LJ group. It originally appeared in the Davis Gelatine Recipe Book.

The Call of Cthulhull-o


20 Responses to “Cthulhoid jello salad”

  1. Stefan Jones says:

    I wonder how hard it would be to recreate this monstrosity. Does it require anything currently unavailable, like Haddock flavored Jell-O?

    It would be fun to spring it on unsuspecting friends.

  2. Antinous / Moderator says:

    The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its jello salad ingredients.

  3. allybeag says:

    Heston Blumenthal could make something that looked like this and tasted of fruit.

  4. NelC says:

    Man, I’m so putting that in my next CoC game!

  5. antti roppola says:

    Squarely the sort of thing one might encounter in Lilek’s Gallery of Regrettable Food.

  6. To be faced with this salad in real life would fill me with more horror than to actually witness the rising of the Old Ones. 

  7. Deidzoeb says:

    How many years before the sculptural creations of Cake Boss will be (properly) regarded with this level of disdain and disgust? Fondant is an unspeakable batrachian blasphemy.

  8. Legotech says:

    What’s really REALLY funny is that when this ad came out…people actually thought this was an appropriate use for Jello and would serve THIS at a business dinner….erk…

  9. Snig says:

    My brother and I were at a party of one of my parent’s friends, with a holiday buffet.  Innocent looking jello mold, we each had a piece.  In the fruit flavored jello, in addition to fruit was a large piece of gefilte fish.  The horror…

  10. SomeGuyNamedMark says:

    What was with the obsession  in the 50s with gelatine?

  11. Paul Renault says:

    What’s wrong with these people?   What’s so wrong with lobster that you have to mask/mould/lose its character by combining it with gelatine? 

    Lobster tastes perfect all by itself.

  12. Doc_S says:

    Eat it… before it eats *you*.

  13. Vian Lawson says:

    The Necronomicon?! It’s A  COOKBOOK!

  14. Are those supposed to be edible Yellow Signs up in the top left?

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