Since Jell-O was launched in 1897, Jell-O has greatly influenced how Americans cook and present several dishes and desserts.
With such success, it is no wonder that Jell-O has ventured to create several flavors over the years. While some flavors have been discontinued, many Jell-O flavors have proven to be crowd favorites.
If you are wondering what Jell-O flavors are available in the market today, it is good to remember that Jell-O goes by twenty-two staple flavors, and here is a complete list of Jell-O flavors.
1. Jell-O Apricot
Jell-O Apricot was launched somewhere between 1975 and 1978 around the same time that Jell-O Peach and Jell-O Blackberry made a comeback in the market.
At present, Jell-O Apricot contains only 2% artificial flavors with the primary ingredients being sugar and gelatin. Moreover, Jell-O Apricot uses Yellow 6 for food coloring.
Additionally, Jell-O Apricot is a popular flavor when making Jello salad and can be served plain, topped with whipped cream, or garnished with fresh apricot wedges.
2. Jell-O Berry Blue
Jell-O Berry Blue was launched in 1992 and during that time, Jell-O Berry Blue became the third most popular Jell-O flavor.
Like Jell-O Apricot, the majority of Jell-O Berry Blue’s ingredients are sugar and gelatin.
Additionally, Jello-O Berry Blue uses Blue 1, which is a food color usually derived from an oil base and coal tar.
Furthermore, Jell-O Berry Blue is a popular flavor for children’s desserts and party food like Jello shots because of its bright blue appeal.
3. Jell-O Blackberry Fusion
Jell-O Blackberry Fusion, which is an infusion of raspberry and blackberry flavors, was launched between 1961 to 1964 along with other mixed fruit flavors.
Like all Jell-O flavors, Jell-O Blackberry Fusion is artificially flavored and colored. In Jell-O Blackberry Fusion’s case, it’s flavored with Red 40 and Blue 1.
Additionally, Jell-O Blackberry Fusion is gluten-free even if there is no gluten-free certification on the packaging.
4. Jell-O Black Cherry
Jell-O Black Cherry was launched in 1956 alongside the imitation grape and raspberry flavors. During that time, imitation flavors were looked upon favorably.
Similar to Jell-O Blackberry Fusion, Jell-O Black Cherry uses Red 40 and Blue 1 as well to imitate the dark red tint of real black cherries.
Moreover, Jell-O Black Cherry comes in a sugar-free format and as a ready-to-eat snack, therefore making Jell-O Black Cherry a popular choice among consumers.
5. Jell-O Cherry
Jell-O Cherry was launched in 1906 alongside Jell-O Chocolate. However, unlike Jell-O chocolate which was discontinued in 1931, Jell-O Cherry remains in production to this day.
Just like Jell-Black Cherry and Blackberry Fusion, Jell-O Cherry is made with Red 40 and Blue 1 coloring to achieve a cherry-like color.
Furthermore, Jell-Cherry comes in a sugar-free format and is considered a gluten-free product.
6. Jell-O Cranberry
Jell-O Cranberry was launched in 1994 at the same time that Jell-O Grape was reintroduced to the market.
Additionally, Jell-O Cranberry is widely used on holidays like Thanksgiving to make Jello salad or as an ingredient to other cranberry-flavored desserts.
7. Jell-O Fruit Punch
Jell-O Fruit Punch does not specify the type of fruit punch it is trying to imitate or the main flavor it is supposed to have.
Based on the packaging, Jell-O Fruit Punch could be inspired by the flavors of cherry, pineapple, and orange.
Unlike what the name may suggest, Jell-O Fruit Punch does not contain alcohol and is safe for children to consume.
With the combination of Blue 1, Yellow 5, and Red 40, Jell-O Fruit Punch achieves a reddish tint which makes it easy to mistake Jell-O Fruit Punch with Jell-O Cherry.
8. Jell-O Grape
Jell-O Grape came out in 1956 and was originally branded as an imitation flavor alongside Jell-O Black Cherry and Jell-O Black Raspberry.
Eventually, Jell-O Grape grew out of its imitation brand and became one of the staple flavors of Jell-O.
Additionally, Jell-O Grape is made with Blue 2 and Red 40, which are plant-based indigo and a petroleum-based food dye respectively.
9. Jell-O Lemon
Jell-O Lemon was introduced in 1897 and is one of the four original flavors created by Jell-O inventor Pearle Wait.
Moreover, Jell-O Lemon comes in sugar-free and ready-to-eat formats. Additionally, Jell-O Lemon is a popular ingredient in desserts like Jello cheesecakes and chiffon pies.
To achieve the bright yellow appeal of Jell-O Lemon, Yellows 5 and 6 are used, which are both derived from petroleum products.
10. Jell-O Cherry Lemonade
Jell-O Cherry Lemonade is another one of Jell-O’s popular fusion flavors. In Jell-O Cherry Lemonade, you’ll be able to taste a fine blend of cherry and lemonade.
Just like all the other red-colored Jell-O flavors, Jell-O Cherry Lemonade uses Red 40 and Blue 1.
Moreover, Jell-O Cherry Lemonade is a recommended ingredient for Jello shots and lemonade-based desserts.
11. Jell-O Lime
In 1930, Jell-O Lime was launched and Jell-O Lime became such a huge hit among housewives and cooks.
Part of the reason for Jell-O Lime’s popularity is because of the ongoing Jello salad trends of the time and partly because Jell-O Lime came with a recipe book.
Additionally, Jell-O Lime has an appealing green color achieved through the use of Yellow 5 and Blue 1.
Apart from Jello salads, Jell-O Lime is a top choice when it comes to key lime pie.
12. Jell-O Mango
Jell-O Mango is one of the more recent flavors introduced, but quickly Jell-O Mango became in high demand for desserts like mango jelly and Jello pudding.
Like Jell-O Lemon, Jell-O Mango uses Yellow 5 and 6 to get its color. Moreover, Jell-O Mango is known for its excellent imitation of the taste of fresh mango.
13. Jell-O Watermelon
Jell-O Watermelon was introduced in 1993, right after Jell-O Blue Berry was launched and right before Jell-O Cranberry entered the market.
Unlike other red-colored Jello, Jell-O Watermelon uses only Red 40 for food color, hence Jell-O Watermelon’s lighter shade.
14. Jell-O Orange
Jell-O Orange was launched in 1897 and is one of the four original flavors of Jell-O. For years, Jell-O Orange was one of the most popular Jell-O flavors in America.
Due to Jell-O Orange’s popularity, Jell-Orange comes in a sugar-free form and a ready-to-eat format.
Additionally, Jell-O Orange has the bright orange appeal of real orange fruits, which is achieved through the combination of Yellow 6 and Red 40 food dyes.
15. Jell-O Peach
Jell-O Peach was introduced to the market in 1907 as one of the new flavors that were hoped to strengthen Jell-O’s success.
However, in 1920, Jell-O Peach had to be discontinued for reasons possibly connected to low demand.
Nonetheless, between 1975 and 1978, Jell-O Peach made a comeback and has continued to be in production to this day.
16. Jell-O Blueberry Pomegranate
Jell-O Blueberry Pomegranate is another fusion flavor by Jell-O that outshined plenty of other flavors, most of which were discontinued over the years.
As its name implies, Jell-O Blueberry pomegranate is an interesting combination of the flavors of blueberry and pomegranate and colored with Red 40 and Blue 1.
17. Jell-O Island Pineapple
Jell-O Island Pineapple was introduced in 1996 alongside Jell-O Peach Passion Fruit. Contrary to popular belief, Jell-O Island Pineapple does not contain real pineapples.
Similar to other Jell-O flavors, Jell-O Island Pineapple is artificially flavored to taste like pineapples and uses Yellow 5 and 6 to get their golden color.
18. Jell-O Raspberry
Jell-O Raspberry was introduced in 1897 alongside the three other original Jell-O flavors.
On account of Jell-O Raspberry’s popularity, three other variants were launched, namely Black Raspberry in 1956, Wild Raspberry in 1968, and Cranberry Raspberry in 1995.
Like Jell-O Watermelon, Jell-O Raspberry uses only Red 40 as its food dye.
19. Jell-O Strawberry
Like Jell-O Raspberry, Jell-O Strawberry was launched in 1897 as one of the four original Jell-O flavors.
Over the years, there would be plenty of Jell-O strawberry-inspired flavors like Wild Strawberry in 1968 and Cranberry Strawberry in 1995.
While some of the strawberry-flavored Jell-O has been discontinued, the original Jell-O Strawberry remains a staple in the Jello market.
20. Jell-O Strawberry Banana
Jell-O Strawberry Banana was launched between 1961 to 1965 alongside numerous fruit fusion flavors, including lemon-lime, pineapple-grapefruit, and orange-banana.
While Jell-O Strawberry Banana is a fusion of strawberry and banana flavors, Jell-O Strawberry Banana uses only Red 40 and is predominantly red.
21. Jell-O Tropical Fusion
Jell-O introduced tropical blends in the market in 1996 to appeal to the Hispanic market. However, it is unclear whether Jell-O Tropical Fusion was included.
Additionally, Jell-O Tropical Fusion does not specify the specific fruits that inspired Jell-O Tropical Fusion.
Based on the packaging, though, it is reasonable to assume that the flavors are cherry, pineapple, and orange, similar to Jell-O Fruit Punch.
Moreover, just like Jell-O Fruit Punch, Jell-O Tropical is also colored with Blue 1, Yellow 5, and Red 40.
22. Jell-O Melon Fusion
Jell-O Melon Fusion is one of the more recent flavors introduced to the market.
While Jell-O Melon Fusion does not say exactly which melon flavors it is mimicking, the packaging does include a small picture of a watermelon, a melon, and a honeydew.
Additionally, Jell-O Melon Fusion does not feature a primary flavor, but the Jello itself is green and is colored using Yellow 5 and Blue 1, which may indicate honeydew as the main flavor.
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Jell-O has introduced over two dozen flavors to the market since Jell-O’s launch in 1897. While most of the flavors were discontinued, some flavors remain in production due to popular demand.
Moreover, all the Jell-O flavors are artificially flavored and contain similar ingredients with the main difference being their food dye and preservatives.