It was made from boiled calves' feet and flavored with meat. Sweet & fruity gelatin desserts are a more modern invention.
MrBuddy It's Make magazine and Becky Stern!! I never expected to see either of them on POETV but I really like both. My favorites from Make are Collin Cunningham's nerdy but cool electronics videos and Kip Kay's Weenend Projects. Here's a link, VERY worth the click! http://blog.makezine.com/