For sale is a 1950s new old stock JACK and JILL GELATIN DESSERT BOX made by Junior Food Products Company, Tyrone, Pa. carton is in very good condition with some surface staining. Box graphic features and cartoon version of Jack & Jill taking time away from their water fetching to admire a massive mound of lemon gelatin. Front cover includes the Good Housekeeping Seal of approval. The jello box describes the dessert’s “odorless” quality as an outstanding advantage and the product as “THE ARISTOCRAT OF ALL GELATIN DESSERTS”. Carton when folded into shape would measure about 3 1/2 inches, by 3 inches, by 1 inch. A great advertising collectible that will display well.
In 1909, the Good Housekeeping Seal for consumer products was launched. Any product that withstands the investigation of the Institute staff is eligible to be included in the newly developed “Tested and Approved” products and published in the Good Housekeeping magazine. In 1941, the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval was changed to the Good Housekeeping Seal. Products with the Seal were tested by the Good Housekeeping Institute and backed by a two-year warranty. Judging by the seal used on this carton, it would have been made after 1941.