Some of the publications in the Culinary History Collection are small give away items or mail-order pamphlets. Among them is “Mr. Gourmand’s Strange Dream,” produced by Jell-O around 1925. It includes a vignette about one wife’s nightmare-inspiring desserts. The cure? Lighter and tastier gelatin desserts. And of course, sample recipes are included!
“Mr. Gourmand’s Strange Dream,” c.1925. Culinary Pamphlet Collection, Ms2011-002, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.