Strawberry Ribbon Squares (1975) ★

All I have to say for this one is no. Just no.

Original Recipe:

The Verdict:

The crust was like a buttery rock and stuck to the pan.
The pudding layer was, well, pudding. Goopy and everywhere.
The Jell-O layer was the best part, but the huge chunks of soggy berries were a detriment.

Modernized Recipe:

(From The Jell-O Idea Book)

It's already modernized, but I would advise against making this.

Anje graduated with a Honours Bachelors degree in History with a minor in Museum Studies. She currently lives and works in Japan's least populous prefecture as an assistant English teacher.


  1. Haha! Oh dear. I jumped right over to read this when I saw the 1 star rating...such a shame, because on paper it doesn't sound terrible

  2. I really enjoy your blog and appreciate the recipe warnings. This recipe reminds me of classic 70s "food" - what a god awful period in food, music and clothing. Although there is a better version of this layered dessert using a pretzel crust, cool whip & cream cheese center topped with the same strawberry jello layer. I have no idea what it is called my mother -in-law called it pretzel salad.

    1. I've seen that one! I actually thought it looked really good. I love cream cheese. Maybe I'll try it out one day!