Jelly is a jelly-like substance made usually from fruit. The most common variations are strawberry jelly and grape jelly, but many more exist. One reason that jelly is so popular is because of its long lifespan. Some jars of jelly have enjoyed very extended existences, forgotten on the shelves of refrigerators. Jelly is a primary component of peanut butter and jelly. There exists a fancier version of jelly known as ‘jam’, and an even more regal variation known as ‘marmalade’.
Jelly is generally too sweet to be eaten alone, so it normally gets spread onto bread and toast. It’s a fun treat because it has a very saturated color and a rather radical consistency.
Jelly became an official snack on June 5th 2012.