REVIEW: Raspberry Goji Jello with Antioxidants

Jello with Antioxidants

The Raspberry Goji Jello contains the antioxidants vitamins A and E.

Oh, I remember a time when those two weren’t known as antioxidants. I can’t quite recall what they were called. Let me think for a moment. It’s on the tip of my tongue.

Oh yeah, that’s right, they were just called vitamins.

When did vitamins A and E become antioxidants? I thought antioxidants were scientific sounding things with names that are made up of ten or more letters, like polyphenols, flavonoids, and carotenoids. If vitamins A and E are antioxidants, then the Skippy Peanut Butter that contains vitamin E can technically be called Skippy Peanut Butter with Antioxidants and the fortified milk I drink that has vitamin A could also be called Fortified Milk with Antioxidants.

Those names would not only be silly, but they would also make it much harder to sing the 1980s ABC Public Service Announcement “Quickfast” by The Bod Squad.

A piece of toast and one of these:
Some Skippy Peanut Butter with Antioxidants or a slice of cheese.
Fortified Milk with Antioxidants or juice to wash it down.
It’s the fast fast quick fastest breakfast in town!

(Note: For those of you who are too young to know what I’m referring to here, please listen to this MP3 of PSA history. For those of you who are old enough to know what I’m referring to, your mother told me to ask you when are you going to get married and/or when are you having children?)

The Raspberry Goji Jello may have antioxidants but it seems it doesn’t get them from the raspberries and goji berries, which are known to be high in a variety of antioxidants. One of the reasons why I believe they don’t provide any antioxidants is because are both great sources of Vitamin C, but according to the Jello packaging it’s not a significant source of it. But the more obvious reason is because, according to the ingredients list, the Jello gets its vitamin E via vitamin E acetate, while the vitamin A comes from added beta-carotene. So it seems the raspberries and goji berries provide flavor, but no antioxidants, which is kind of deceiving.

Speaking of the Raspberry Goji Jello’s flavor, it had a sweet, pleasant taste. I could taste the raspberry, but the Jello wasn’t at all tart. I’m not sure what goji berries taste like so, I’m not sure if I could taste them. But combined it created a nice flavor, with a hint of an artificial sweetener aftertaste, thanks to the aspartame and deceit in it.

Each container of the Raspberry Goji Jello with Antioxidants is a good source of vitamins A and E, if you consider 10 percent of your daily recommended intake of them “a good source.” It’s also fat free, sugar free and contains only 10 calories per serving — making it a guilt-free snack. But just don’t expect it to be your main source of antioxidants.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 container – 10 calories, 0 grams of fat, 45 milligrams of sodium, 0 grams of carbs, 0 grams of sugar, 1 grams of protein, 10% vitamin A and 10% vitamin E.)

(Note: Gigi also reviewed them. Also, I’m boycotting the hyphen that’s in the name Jello because I think it serves no purpose.)

Item: Raspberry Goji Jello with Antioxidants
Price: $5.49
Size: 6-pack
Purchased at: Star Market
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Sweet, pleasant flavor. Only 10 calories per serving. Sugar free. No fat. No preservatives. Reliving the 1980s.
Cons: Raspberries and Goji berries don’t appear to provide antioxidants. Despite what the packaging says, it’s not really a good source of vitamins A & E. Slight artificial sweetener aftertaste. Pricey for what you get. Being asked silly questions by your parents.

18 thoughts to “REVIEW: Raspberry Goji Jello with Antioxidants”

  1. The villagers are gathering, pitchforks in hand and torches at the ready, to make you pay for your heretical spelling of Jell-O.

    The thing about these sorts of Jell-O that annoys me is that it’s so much more expensive than just buying the powdered stuff and making your own and it’s wasteful with the plastic.

  2. I’m never getting married, so tell my mother to stop asking! But then again, never say never.

    This doesn’t sound like a bad product, but if I’m buying a Jell-O product, it’s almost always chocolate/vanilla pudding. Screw the vitamins, I want my yummy.

  3. I might check those out. I love Jello. It’s so nostalgic.

    Anyway, vitamins have antioxidant properties. Lots of things do (egg yolk proteins, etc) . Ever since “antioxidant” has become this huge buzzword, though, people have started labeling things differently, I think.

  4. Antioxidants make angry bob angry. What did the oxidants ever do to you?

    Pointless hyphens make angry bob angry(-ier). They remind angry bob of pointless people (i.e. most of them).

    Jello makes angry bob…umm. angry bob doesn’t really care one way or the other about Jello.

  5. Hmmm Goji berries eh…well they are starting to pop up in more and more flavored products, I’ve had them before and the only way I can describe them is that they have a bit of a twang to them. They have the potential to be Good Eatin’

  6. @Orchid64: I love making an entire box of Jello and eating it straight from the bowl. I’m hardcore like that…or a gigantic slob.

    @Chuck: I like Jello, but not the pudding because pudding involves milk and I usually don’t have milk. I wonder what pudding tastes like with soy milk?

    @Luther: Yes, it is. But I like to think of it as just a vitamin.

    @Erin: I’m afraid this product is the beginning of Butterfinger with Antioxidants.

    @angry bob: But it jiggles. Doesn’t jiggling make you angry?

    @Woodenhand: Hmm…You use “Good Eatin'” and Villain was born like this… uses “so clearly lack discipline!” Makes me think you’re the same person.

    @TheSkinnyPlate: Goji, black currant and yuzu are the antioxidant flavors of the month.

    @Andy: That makes me 10% sad. That answer is a good source of sadness.

  7. 5.49 for jello WOW thats costly. is that made with crude oil or horse hoofs. maybe pig snot who knows.

    THAT IS ALL

  8. You’re a fairly descent detective Marvo! But hate to dissapoint, we are not the same person, we are related though, Villain was born like this… is my brother and roomate

  9. Why try to health up the Jello? Just enjoy the crap-ness of it! Also, tell my mother I’ll get married if I can meet someone like you–willing to try new things, share feelings, undergo a little pain for the enjoyment of others.

  10. Has antioxidants kicked flax off the health-food-fad bandwagon? Flax totally deserved it after throwing down with soy milk and winning. I hear that soy milk is banding together with the Atkins diet for a diabolical scheme to get back on top. But they’ll have to kick and scratch gingko biloba, which didn’t get to complete its 15 minutes and is now seeking vengeance. Ginseng is watching this from the sidelines and laughing its ass off. Ginseng is wise. It would never pair with Jell-o. I hope.

  11. @Neil the hammer: No, it includes the Paradise Tax, which is the cost for it to be shipped by boat to this rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

    @angry bob: Yes, nevermind.

    @Woodenhand: Cool. Now I know.

    @JamieSusan: Botany is pretty easy. Just get a plant that bears fruit and make it really slutty and let them cross pollinate with other slutty plants. I think that would work.

    @Naked Ken: Do all of those things involve being naked?

    @Jenny: Get ready for Xtreme Energy Jello with caffeine and ginseng!

    @Aimee: Thanks. Now I’m going to drink some milk because Mr. T told me to.

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