Here at Pajiba, we have strong opinions about food. We’ve gone to war over the right way to make a PBJ or grilled cheese sandwich. We’ve dared to try the sugary nonsense that Starbucks called a Unicorn Frappicino. We’ve even dug into the controversial quagmire that is cilantro. And so it’s with heavy authority we declare Cheeseburger Jell-O Aspic is an affront to all that’s good in the world.
For those of you who don’t speak Food Channel, aspic is a savory jelly made with meat stock. It’s often served in a mold that’s elaborately shaped. Which is not that weird, considering gelatin is derived from ground-up animal bones and bits. (A fun fact my grade school principal blew our eighth-grade minds with back in the day!) Aspic can be used to house an array of salads, making them all look, well, worse. It’s basically like, “Oh you like fish? What if it’s served cold and embedded in Jell-O? Don’t worry, we threw a boiled egg and a carrot in there too. You’re welcome.”
This culinary atrocity used to be considered the height of sophistication. But charming youtuber Emmy decided to give this centuries-old recipe a casual new spin, by making a Cheeseburger Aspic. Yeah. It’s a cheeseburger, except cold and amid a chicken-flavored Jell-O.
“That’s very odd.”
This is a lot of work to make a food that is a total bummer.
Would you try Emmy’s “Cheeseburger Jello Aspic”?