Kroger Conveniently Places Plastic Shot Glasses Next To Jell-O

Luke from Atlanta writes in to let us know he doesn’t think these glasses are for dieters who want to make sensible portions of Jell-O.

Meant to send this in awhile ago when you posted the picture of the ping pong balls in the beer isle and I finally remembered. This is from my local Kroger grocery store where they actually have plastic shot glasses hanging directly in front of the Jello section, and I’m guessing it’s not because dieters want to be able to make small portions.

Well, yay.


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  1. Dunkelzahn says:

    Sounds to me like Kroger is consumer-friendly and forward thinking.

    Thanks for not making me search the aisles for my much-needed party favors, Kroger.

    • GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

      Well, to be fair, there is only 12 cups in there. They make those white plastic mini-cups for your bathroom that are much better for Jello shots, because you can push them out of the cup.

      • Dunkelzahn says:

        Damn you, GESD! Your reasoning is irrefutable!

        • GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

          Of course, now that I am looking for them, I can’t find the bag I used to have behind the bar. IIRC, they were 2-3 oz, made by Solo/Dixie, and white. I will see if I can find the rest of them. I may have given some to my neighbor to use for seedlings….

          • Dunkelzahn says:

            I believe I know what you’re talking about. The bar I frequent sometimes sells jello shots, and uses them when serving. Wax-coated, of the paper variety.

            • apd09 says:

              NO!!! Do not use the wax ones, when you pour the hot liquid into it it will melt into the jell-o and then when you eat it you will taste all the wax. Use the plastic type, NEVER the wax ones.

              • Dunkelzahn says:

                Never had that happen. Maybe the people who made them allowed the mixture to cool off before pouring?

        • GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

          OK, found them. They were behind the Jello-bean molds. They are 3 0z Solo cups. They are strong, yet bend easily, to allow you to get access to all the sweet alcoholy goodness. The UPC is 041165280104 . IIRC, this 80 pack was $2.00

      • axhandler1 says:

        The little white paper ones are great for jello shots for exactly that reason. You can basically just turn them inside out into your mouth. We used to make those for parties in college all the time. Here’s what it looked like in our fridge before one of the better ones:

    • WayneB says:

      It was likely a college student with a part-time job at Kroger who stocked the shelves.

    • FigNinja says:

      It’s almost as good as my local Fry’s Electronics that had hand strengtheners next to the adult videos.

  2. GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

    I use Jello Jiggler-egg molds for my jello shots. I’ve perfected the formula to where the Jell-o is 75% alcohol, yet is nice and firm, and easily handled. I also have Jello-bean molds I use.

    • Tim says:

      75% alcohol? Do you use raw ether?

      • GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

        Nope. I use 1 1/2 cups of vodka, and only 1/2 cup water.

        • leftturnonred says:

          Isn’t that more like 30% alcohol then?

          • Dunkelzahn says:

            He’s saying 75% alcohol as in the mixture used, not the actual alcohol by volume.

            • leftturnonred says:

              Welcome to the Internet, would you like to be a moderator?

              • Dunkelzahn says:

                Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t realize I was at ‘ebaumsworld’ and was subject to trolling. My apologies.

                • GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

                  Don’t. I’m a good commenter, not a mathematician. I explained what I meant.

                  • Verucalise (Est.February2008) says:

                    I understood… And you are welcome to make me jell-o shots anytime, Mr. GESD. I can’t guarantee that I’ll keep my decorum after about 5, though.

                    • GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

                      Just please leave Dale Jr. alone, or else you might hurt his resale value…

    • c!tizen says:

      When I was in college we decided that playing drinking games that only resulted in the consequence of being drunk wasn’t much of a gamble or a game at all so we came up with something called Jell-O Roulette.

      You make a couple of shots with a nasty, but non lethal liquid (ex-lax, ipecac, or if you don’t want to go extreme you can do clear vanilla or even vingar), mix them in with the batch and serve. Just a couple of up front tips incase you get drunk enough to try this…

      1. Never do it in your own house unless you’ve pre-planed.
      2. Never do it in a house with only 1 bathroom (it’ll be in use a lot with all of the drunkies walking around)
      3.THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT!!!!! Always make sure everyone KNOWS that the shots are in there… somewhere. (You don’t want an unsuspecting drunk person who thinks they have to pass some gas actually crapping their pants, that’s not fun for anyone)
      4. Always make sure that someone trustworthy (we called them the judge-usually the smarter person who opted not to play) know how many of them their are and where they are.
      5. Have fun, take pictures!

  3. Sparty999 says:

    it’s about time!! I can never find jello shot cups… although I prefer the ones with lids.

    • DoubleBaconVeggieBurger says:

      Yeah, when you’re taking them somewhere, the best ones are those little souffle cups you can get from a restaurant supply store. They should definitely sell those in the Jell-o section of the grocery store.

      Kids have it so easy these days.

  4. geckoman says:

    Oh no, I saw this and just shuddered at the thought of alcohol pudding shots…

    • cash_da_pibble says:

      I dunno, i like the idea of Vandermint’s Dutch Mint Chocolate Liqueur with some Jell-O fudge pudding…
      Kahlua and Vanilla pudding!

    • yourbffjill says:

      whaaat? pudding shots are the best invention ever. trust.

      chocolate pudding, milk, vodka, and your favorite flavor of bailey’s. but you gotta add a whole tub of cool whip in order to get the pudding to set after you’ve put a bunch of alcohol in them.

      stick them in the freezer and serve with spoons.

  5. Dallas_shopper says:

    Finally Kroger does something right! Yippee!

    • c!tizen says:

      not really, do you know how many of those shot glasses you’d have to buy to make a good batch of jell-o shots? It’s waaaaaaaaay cheaper to just get disposable ones, unless of course you do jell-o shots like every other day in which case the investment would make sense.

      It’s a numbers game.

      • Dallas_shopper says:

        I’ve never made a Jello shot in my life and I don’t “drink” them. I just thought it was funny that Kroger put shot-size cups next to the Jello. Usually you need to go all the way across the store to get two items commonly used together. Like Velveeta and Ro-Tel during football season. They’re at opposite ends of the store.

        Kroger sucks.

  6. Firethorn says:

    They look more pudding cup sized to me than shot glasses.

    Probably some computer correlated the sales of the glasses and the jello; resulting in the posting of the glasses next to jello.

    And I’m sure at least some parents will serve jello to their kids in the nice colorful glasses…

  7. rpm773 says:

    Yes, one of the attributes of an intelligent species is its ability to see a correlation between two seemingly unrelated items. N shit.

  8. Vanilla5 says:

    I prefer the row of 100 I can get from the liquor store for $3.99 (where the liquor is cheaper than at Kroger). Those shot glasses pictured are harder plastic and crack very easily. I’ve broken every one I’ve bought.

  9. Starfury says:

    Now if they just had margarita flavored jell-o for sale…

    • annabelle327 says:

      I always used Lime Jello with Tequila. (sometimes I would even get fancy and sprinkle a little bit of salt in the top of each one) They were awesome. I also recommend Pina Coloda shots with Pineapple Jello and coconut rum :)

    • QueenofSheepsbaaah says:

      Not Margarita flavored jello but very close and VERY tasty

      Margarita Jello Shots

      6 ounces Lime Jello (large box)
      16 ounces Water (boiling)
      6 ounces Tequila
      2 ounces Triple Sec
      1 ounce Lime Juice
      1 ounce Water (cold)
      Mix the jello mix with the boiling water until the powder is fully dissolved and then add the rest of the water and the alcohol. Pour the mixture into either shot glasses or paper cups.

  10. Cantras says:

    The Jello Shot Faerie will be out of a job, if they make it this easy to make jello shots!

    (At my mom’s job, they are not allowed to drink alcohol at company events. So they make *ridiculous* amounts of jello shots. This results in the Jello Shot Faerie visiting our house every so often: Suddenly the highest shelf has half a dozen brightly-coloured cups on it.)

    • DoubleBaconVeggieBurger says:

      So they’re allowed to *eat* alcohol but not drink it? :) Very tricky….

  11. thewriteguy says:

    Seriously, is there some kind of “alcohol/think of the children! morality code” going on here with Consumerist?

    • Laura Northrup says:

      I can only speak for myself, but I don’t think it’s scandalous. I think it’s very convenient.

      Of course, my mom worked in a family friend’s liquor store when I was a kid and brought me with her. So it’s all relative.

  12. RonDiaz says:

    who cares…

  13. nakkypoo says:

    These look like small pudding cups next to pudding, not shot glasses next to gelatin. But I digress…

    How is this an issue? Why should anyone care? Has the PTC taken over Consumerist?

  14. Green Mountain Boy says:

    Jell-o shots! Yay!

  15. "I Like Potatoes" says:

    I’m a total MOM because when I saw that picture, I just thought, “cool – those little cups would be perfect serving size pudding cups for my kids”.

  16. nkash001 says:

    Is it just me, or does the author of this post sound a bit puritanical? What is wrong with putting these two things together? Personally, I think Jello shots are stupid (I’m an adult; if I want a shot of something, I don’t need it via lime-flavored gelatin), but they’re a hit at parties, so why not pair them together in an aisle? Impulse items totally work. If someone wants to drink, they don’t need your criticism.

  17. annabelle327 says:

    I always prefered the solo cups that were 3/4 oz with a lid. They were perfect for transportation (we had a lot of backyard BBQs and Bonfires) and I have a short tongue (TMI) after the first 30 or so your mouth gets sore.=

  18. mattlohkamp says:

    think of the children!!!

  19. Sarcastico says:

    Jello Shooters. Duh.

  20. BoredOOMM says:

    Is this an “I-Hate-Kroger” week?

  21. The Marionette says:

    Umm…. so what’s odd about that? Or is this another half-attempt at news?

  22. fredfurd says:

    So what’s the problem? Consumerist, it looks like you are just trying to stick your nose into everybody’s business. Back off for heaven’s sake.

  23. JeremieNX says:

    Um…. This is the third time this exact story has been mentioned since 14th july. That’s 8 days. Two of which have been at Kroger-owned stores.

    Do you guys not have a filter for those “every idiot who wants to tip Consumerist” posts?


  24. baquwards says:

    Hate to burst your bubble, but Kroger themselves probably didn’t put them there. An outside company comes and puts up those “clip strips” all over the store.

  25. kylere1 says:

    So? Grow up people.

  26. aaron8301 says:

    “Luke from Atlanta writes in to let us know he doesn’t think these glasses are for dieters who want to make sensible portions of Jell-O.”

    Dieters, no. Sensible portions, yes. A Jello Shot can only be so big before it ceases to be a shot!

  27. TPA says:

    I have to thank Mr. Tom Leher for the invention of Jell-O Shots! Haven’t had too many workplaces where drinking was frowned upon, but one is one too many!

  28. stlbud says:

    Same thing at Schnucks, Dierbergs and Shop and Save in St. Louis. It’s probably a Jello thing.

  29. whogots is "not computer knowledgeable" says:

    Heh. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this at both the Emory and Georgia Tech Krogers, and just thought whoever decides where to put stuff was being reasonable and resourceful.

  30. BytheSea says:

    Don’t use any alcohol with an overly high proof. It’ll denaturize the gelatin and turn to plasticky ew. And remember kids, it may taste like candy, but it’s packed with poison!