by Lorna Barrett / Lorraine Bartlett / L.L. Bartlett
NOT NO MORE.
There I was, a girl with a mortgage and a tight budget. So when grocery shopping I looked at the boxes of Royal gelatin and Jell-O. Whoa! Big price difference--25%--and a bigger difference in calorie count, too; yet another 50%. I knew a bargain when I saw one and stocked up.
Mind you, I don't eat tons of gelatin a year. We might have it 6-7 times, usually in the summer, because it's cold (and wobbly) and kind of refreshing, and after a big meal it truly is "the light dessert."
Well, recently I got a hankering for lemon gelatin. Hey, my local Wegmans doesn't carry Royal lemon gelatin, but they do carry Jell-O brand lemon gelatin. I hemmed and hawed for a couple of weeks, and then on a whim tossed a box in my shopping cart. A few days later, I thought I'd compare the ingredients to find out why there's such a difference in calories, and I got a nasty surprise. Royal gelatin adds Aspartame.
Is there a product out there that you once were fond of but now refuse to buy?