With a history of over 120 years, Jell-O is known for its desserts and snacks that are loved by families around the world. Jell-O first came to prominence in the 1890s when a carpenter and cough syrup manufacturer, Pearle Bixby Wait, began flavouring it with granulated sugar and gelatin. It has come a long way indeed in the years since, and now offers not only gelato but also instant pudding mixes, cake/pie fillings and ready-to-eat snacks.