Friday, April 27, 2012

12$ Shirts

We made these shirts a while ago because merchandising is the most important part of any project.

Here's a little background info from a conversation with Drew Lazor of the City Paper:

About three weeks back we received an mysterious package at Meal Ticket HQ containing a T-shirt emblazoned with cryptic Toynbee tile-inspired phraseology about ... gelatin. We were a bit flummoxed at first but then realized there really could be only one origin for such an on-message piece of apparel. Yes, this is the handiwork of Moe Sheehan and Cory Kete, the twosome behind the amazing My Jello Americans Jell-O Shot blog. CP profiled them in 2010.
Last March, "Cory made a Toynbee tile out of gelatin and put it on the the street [in Fishtown]," explains Sheehan, who currently lives in Austin. "It's fun to use some local lore in the shots." Like real ephemeral Toynbee tiles, the gelatin version was stepped on and ground up by Oxford Street pedestrians, but the duo's immortalized the idea via these tees. Sheehan and Kete don't have plans to retail the shirts, screen-printed by Awesome Dudes. But there's a chance you'll see some local MJA action out on the town this summer, when Sheehan returns from Texas to visit Philly and help out her cousin, "Honest" Tom McCusker, with his taco truck."

Because we hate to turn a profit here, they are priced at $12 which includes US nationwide shipping.

If you are international please email us at MyJelloAmericans at gmail . com before ordering.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Transubstantiation

Growing up in my family of 6 kids we liked to play a lot of make believe. The best was pretending to be an authority figure of some sort. A parent, a teacher, a cop or robber, and of course, as we went to mass every Sunday and had a healthy fear of the lord, a priest. One day in the living room my sisters and I used potato chips and pretended to be priests and churchgoers. 

(Perfectly normal, right?)

Well, my mom yelled at us.

Apparently we were making a mockery of something really special. I thought we were being good Catholics. The shock that we were doing something wrong was immense. So much so that I still remember it 25 years later. The desire to pretend to be a priest may have waned as I grew older, but the guilt grew stronger, affecting every aspect of my life.

For example, for years now I have worked every Easter Brunch as a dutiful employee of various restaurants. Today I am only modestly employed and don’t work. Because of this modest employment, I also can’t travel to be with my family. The guilt is great. I wasn't able to get out of bed today. That is, until this great idea came to be. How better to assuage this Catholic guilt than with a Jello shot that would disappoint my family?

I present, the Transubtantiation. It’s just water and gelatin, but with a little faith, our favorite party god can turn it into wine. Let us pray.

The Transubstantiation:

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Past

Here is a collection of all of our easter related jello shots! By clicking on any photo, you should be directed to each it's original post (fingers crossed).


(with video) 

Deviled eggs!

whitechocolatespace Deviled eggs!

Faberge Eggs!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

cream easter eggs

Cream Easter Eggs
Just experimenting with the chocolate meltables again. These are white chocolate easter eggs filled with a delicious cream jello. The exact flavor of cream jello is something we are going to use for an upcoming shot (we just made these eggs with the excess), so I don't want to spoil the surprise.

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