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.

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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.
    http://www.lileks.com/institute/gallery/

  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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