Rowntree’s Jelly

Who remembers stealing jelly from the pantry and eating the cubes? Did you have it with carnation milk, ice cream, or rice pudding?


Jelly on a plate

Jelly on a plate

Wibble, wobble, wibble, wobble,

Jelly on a plate.


Whether you preferred strawberry or tangerine; whether or not you believed it would strengthen your fingernails; whether you ate the cubes before your mother could make the jelly – we can’t deny, no birthday party was complete without Rowntree’s jelly.

Spring Chicken Facebook followers have been reminiscing on yesteryear:

‘My son peter would eat the cubes and put the box back in the cupboard. I lost count of the amount of times I went to make a jelly and the box was empty!’

‘I remember stealing the jelly, especially at Christmas. My mum would buy bits for Christmas each week and store them in a cupboard, but us kids would sneak a few cubes along with a couple of pickles. Poor Mum could not keep up.’

‘I can’t remember the last time I made a jelly. I always eat the cubes before I actually start making one.’


For a great jelly whip, dissolve the jelly in hot water – then, when cool, whisk in evaporated milk until thick and frothy. Leave to set for a few hours, and then enjoy!

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