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Molding natural jelly
  • DavoDavo
    Posts: 19
    I had an idea for making the natural jelly easier to use. First I tried making balls of jelly which makes a huge mess. Your hands melt the jelly and the size is hard to keep consistant. So I went to Bed Bath and Beyond and bought water bottle ice stick trays for $4. See

    http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=12909276

    Pour jelly in the tray and freeze. The jelly sticks pop out easy. Cut into whatever size you normally use. I cut mine in fours which makes perfect sized natural jelly chunks. Store in the fridge.

    One can use this concept with a wide variety of hard candy molds or different styles of ice trays. Ebay had a bunch of them but I decided to use a local store and not pay for shipping.
  • B MayfieldB Mayfield
    Posts: 2,077
    Bravo Davo!

    Cool idea indeed, but how do you store them? How about twisting them up in some wax paper, like candy. Single use, ready to go. Wax paper is cheap, you can buy it by the roll...but you have to cut it into many small pieces. If you're not into that this place has them precut at less than 2 cents a piece http://www.prettypartyplace.com/lorann-5728.html

    Coincidentally these water bottle ice trays are a great idea too, enables one to chill down a bottle instantly! Nice to have multiple use items in the home eh?

    BF Mayfield
  • Love_isLove_is
    Posts: 1,672
    Agreed! That is a great idea if you are making your own natural jelly. But if you are wrapping them in wax paper like taffy pieces in the way the B Mayfield suggests, don't let the kids get into them! :lol: Or maybe that first taste will keep them away from it for good! :lol:

    Love_is
  • rumelrumel
    Posts: 2,257
    Love_is,

    There is really no reason to fear ingesting ‘Natural Jelly’ as all the ingredients are edible (beeswax, almond oil and vitamin E). I’ve tasted it and it is rather bland, I doubt anyone would find it particularly tasty but if they did eat it, it would do them no harm.
  • Love_isLove_is
    Posts: 1,672
    Hi Rumel, :)

    Where's your F-Spot today? :lol:

    I didn't bring that up for fear of being unsafe to eat. I am aware that these ingredients are all safe to ingest. I brought this up for the humor of envisioning the unpleasant surprise of someone expecting to taste candy. :lol:

    Love_is
  • DavoDavo
    Posts: 19
    I found just cutting the stuff up in chunks, storing in a jar and keeping it in the refrigerator is all that's needed. I wouldn't bother with wrapping each piece.
  • Lake83
    Posts: 14
    Is this for eating or lubricate? :lol:
  • rumelrumel
    Posts: 2,257
    Lake83,

    :idea: If you added a little sugar and salt to the recipe, you could have it both ways. :roll: