5 Truly Disgusting 1950s Food made with Jello

Ever wished your Jell-O was filled with Tuna? Neither have we! Yet we’re looking 5 of the most truly disgusting 1950s food made with Jello.

1950s foods made with J-E-L-L-OAlright 1950s, you came out with some truly marvelous things in your time: poodle skirts and rockabilly fashion, pin-up girls and burgeoning rock ‘n roll music, and of course who could ignore the civil rights movement? Some things you did not excel at? Cooking. That’s right, the 1950’s was a time for home-cooked meals shared with family, but after looking at these recipes it’s no wonder we evolved into a generation of take out and fast food dining!

1950s foods made with J-E-L-L-OChicken Jell-O Salad

One of the more disturbing 1950s food is this chicken Jell-O concoction. Why? Well the rule of life states that any DINNER that is made in gelatin form is going to be disgusting. Period. This mess calls for 3 chicken breasts (cooked), 1 teaspoon of minced onion, 1/2 cup of olives, 1/2 cup of celery, 1 cup of mayonnaise, some gelatin, and cold water to bind it all together. Stick that baby in a Jello mold and wham, dinner is served! Are you shuddering? Because we definitely are.

1950s foods made with J-E-L-L-OJell-O booze and mashed tomatoes 

Jell-O shots are a pretty common college drink these days, right? Still, mixing booze and Jello will not always result in playful personalities. In fact, we almost guarantee that this disgusting mix of gelatin, tomato juice, green pepper flakes, lemon juice, beef seasoning mix, Worcestershire, and cloves will only leave you doing one thing: vomiting.

1950s foods made with J-E-L-L-OLime Cheese Jell-O Salad

1950’s foods made for curious meals, and we can’t imagine someone wolfing them down with glee. That being said, we can’t imagine anyone eating SPAM but apparently that’s still a thing. We digress. This fruity, cheesy dish is made by using 1 packet of lime Jello, 1 cup of hot water, 3/4 cup of cold water, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, grated onion (of course!), and a cup-o-cottage cheese. Mix, mold, and chill that bad boy up. But wait, you’re not finished yet! Because what goes better with lime Jell-O and cheese than a seafood salad? Mix up your favorite shrimp salad and use it to top this bad-boy off!

1950s foods made with J-E-L-L-OOther Gross Jell-O salads

Head to the neighborhood block party and slip your Jell-O-based-meal over on the counter. Thanks, hun! While we may shudder at the idea, the truth is Jello salads were the staple of “trendy” 1950’s party foods. Some favorite base flavors to use included lime and pineapple. And what do you put inside of it? Whatever your heart desires, apparently! This disgusting photo features olives, possibly shrimp, fruit slices, and cheese, all encased in some lime Jell-O. Mmm, refreshing!

1950s foods made with J-E-L-L-OVeg-All “Pie Plate Salad”

Possibly the most disgusting, gelatinous 1950s foods we came across was this gem: The “Veg-All Pie Plate Salad.” Molded in a pie plate, this entry features a can of soggy mixed vegetables encased in lemon gelatin. That’s right, that’s it folks! The 1950s recipe card suggests serving with a tartar sauce garnish. We shudder.

There you have it, some truly disgusting 1950s food… all made into a gelatinous concoction! Planning a 1950’s party platter for your next get-together? We definitely suggest skipping out on these 1950s Jello favorites and opting for a pizza, instead! Unless you hate your friends and wish for them to choke on tuna crusted Jello. We’re going to go throw up now.


Rockabilly clothing VS pin up, Boho, & psychobilly – The differences!

Rockabilly clothing
Rockabilly Clothing of days gone by.

Have you ever wondered what the difference was between psychobilly, pin up, boho, and rockabilly clothing styles? We have the answers you’re looking for!

What is up with the vintage fashion industry, lately? Have you ever been shopping and seen your favorite vintage store use the terms “Rockabilly”, “Boho”, and “Vintage Pin up” interchangeably when describing their clothes? It’s totally frustrating! When stores start swapping these phrases out for one another it can start to muddle what the definitions of these styles really mean.

Vintage styles fall under a number of different categories, each with its own unique, fun, sexy, and sweet ways to accessorize and even behave when becoming your vintage self. Instead of scratching our heads on virtual checkouts, we’re helping solve this fashion mystery by giving definitive examples of pin up, psychobilly, boho, and rockabilly clothing styles!

What is Vintage Style?

When it comes to saying that your fabulous swag is “Vintage” this usually means that it is somewhere in between 20-100 years old. That’s one old frock! If you’ve ever been to a proper vintage boutique then you well know that these pieces are usually high in price, due to their hefty history. That goes for clothes, and furniture! Some examples of vintage clothing include: pillbox hats, swing dresses, or maillot swimsuits (AKA: those adorable one-pieces!)

Rockabilly clothing
Taylor Swift shows off the perfect example of vintage inspired style.

Vintage Inspired

When garments claim that they are “Vintage Inspired” this usually means they’re brand spankin’ new pieces that are inspired by fashion from the past! These items are usually less expensive than authentic vintage pieces, but still carry a heavy price tag due to their unique designs (Unless you’ve found a fabulously affordable vintage inspired retailer… *Hint, Hint*)

Rockabilly clothing
A prime example of fashion forward, BOHO/hippie styling.

Boho styles

Don’t let anybody fool you: boho style is not representative of rockabilly clothing. Like, at all. Boho, or “Boho-chic” is a style revival from the hippie’liscious 1960’s. This style draws on bohemian inspiration, including: feathers, flowing dresses, florals, strappy sandals, florals, paisley, and a little bit of new-age tie dye. Gypsy jewelry and patchouli may also be your new BFFS.

Rockabilly clothing
Classic pin-up outfit from Dita Von Teese: Sexy wiggle dress.

Pin up girl clothing

Pin up style is like rockabilly’s classy cousin (Think: Dita Von Teese) – Pin Up girl clothing usually veers away from “cute” and usually centers on being consider “classy” or downright “sexy.” If you didn’t know, the term “Pin Up Girl” referred to sexy ladies in print who men used to “pin up” in their lockers, bedrooms, what-have-you. Styles can range anywhere from 1940’s wiggle dresses to lingerie. Pin curls and classic winged liner/red lips are also

Rockabilly clothing
Rockabilly clothing paired at its finest.

Rockabilly Clothing

Rockabilly Clothing has taken that pin up flare and given it a modern edge. Rockabilly is often associated with tattoos, a music genre, Bettie Paige bangs, radical makeup, alternative hair colors, and a ton of piercings. Basically, rockabilly is pin up girl gone alternative. While marrying old-school and modern styles together, rockabilly clothing usually takes its form in classic prints such as: flannel, cherries, skulls and crossbones, polka dots, hearts, Day of the Dead illustrations, and other fun patterns.

Rockabilly clothing
This is a prime example of a great Psychobilly outfit


Unlike rockabilly clothing and pin up styles, Psychobilly is actually a fusion of music; punk, bluegrass, rockabilly, rock ‘n roll, horror punk, and more. Basically: Rockabilly meets Punk. Those carrying on a physical style of “Psychobilly” often take queues from rockabilly clothing, with an extra edge, as pictured above!

There have it, the solid answer to the difference between pin up, psychobilly, boho, and rockabilly clothing and trends! Still feeling confused? Come visit Punkabilly Clothing’s official site to get an even deeper feel for pure, rockabilly styles!

Pin-up girls and the History of Nose Art

Vintage Nose Art Illustration
Vintage Pin-Up Nose Art Illustration

Ever seen a sexy pin-up girl drawn on the side of a plane and wondered: what’s that? This is the history of nose art!

Have you ever seen a fabulously sexy pin up girl painted on the side of a plane, or tank? This was, and remains to be a popular military practice called “Nose Art”. The phrase was coined because initially the painting was drawn onto the “nose” of a plane, or the propeller. While some may think of this art as being representational of the pilot himself, in reality it was the ground crews, and not the aircraft pilot’s themselves who came up with the nose art for their vehicles.

When did it start?

These army illustrations are giant shout-outs to pin-up and rockabilly culture of day’s past. The first recording of nose art was on an Italian “flying boat”, circa 1913. This practice exploded in popularity among German and Italian pilots, and has only further expanded across borders. While largely a military-based practice, nose art has obviously extended to the mass public by today’s standards.

Nose art on the Flying Tigers
Nose art on the Flying Tigers

Popular styles

When nose art began to take off (no pun intended!) the “hip” thing to do was to paint a fearsome mouth at the base of the propeller, almost resembling a jagged shark’s mouth. Surely this would help keep their enemies stunned from afar. Within time other famous art became popularized, such as the “Kicking Mule” or the “Flying Tiger.” However, the sexual aspect of it become more widespread as pin-up girl posters became more popular in the military.


Nose art in 1943, England
Nose art in 1943, England

By the time the World Wars came around, professional civilian artists and ground crews had made a sought-after habit of drawing on their aircrafts. This was around the time the famous nose art: “The Dragon and his Tail” came to be. This was art drawn on a WWII combat plane from an American Pilot. This art features a dragon clasping on to a half-naked woman. Definitely not something you see every day! Soon enough artists were dropping the shark mouth themes and painting gorgeous pin-up women onto the noses and sides of their aircraft units. Hey, if you’re going into battle, you may as well have something pretty to look at!

We hope you enjoyed our brief look into the WW2 trend of “Nose Art!” Stay tuned to our blog for even more rockabilly trivia and fashion tips and take a look at our website for some pinup and vintage clothing.

Rockabilly hair and pin up clothing for Fall

Vintage makeup and Pin Up clothing
Vintage makeup perfect for Fall

Whether dressing up in a rockabilly costume, or headed for a night on the town, we’re looking at sexy rockabilly hair & pin up clothing!

Fall is the time for fashion and clothing – more specifically? Pin up clothing! That’s right, next to Summer, Fall is the biggest style favorite for those loving rockabilly and pin up clothing. Talk about scarves, knee-high boots, and red lips, oh my! We want to take you through an easy, breezy Fall fashion centered around rockabilly styles that are both easy, and cheap to achieve!

Vintage Makeup

Fall makeup is all about that ruby red, vampy lip, and smoldering smoky eyes. What could be better for vintage lovers? Smoky eyes, winged liner, and a dark lip seem to go hand in hand with over-sized scarves, flared rockabilly dresses, trench coats,

Pin up clothing: floral dress for fall
Gorgeous floral dress perfect for Fall

and tall boots. Choose smoky palettes and blend soft and deep browns in an appropriate gradient that compliment your eye shape. For fall lipstick, it seems any shade of berry, deep plum, or crimson will do, but for a perfectly pin up girl lip go for something classic like our pictured red lips (Try Smashbox’s Be Legendary lipstick in Chestnut!)

Fall pin up clothing

Who says you can’t wear dresses in the Autumn?! Part of the reason we love pin up clothing is because it’s so versatile. Take for example Punkabilly Clothing’s gorgeous new vintage inspired tea dress. With its brown back-splash of beautiful floral roses, this classic tea dress flows down into a wide flared, full circle skirt that gives it the perfect vintage feel. This seemingly “Summer” brown and floral dress can easily be transitioned to fall by pairing it with a brown trench, tall boots, opaque leggings, and vintage hair waves. Fabulous fall fashion, anyone?

Easy pin up hair

Short hair is super trendy for fall. Short hair will allow you to show off your mad skills with little tresses and your hair won’t get in the way of your rockabilly scarf! A great example of vintage hair for fall is this Marilyn Monroe hair tutorial done (above) that shows you how to get perfect Marilyn curls in under 5 minutes! This style could not be more on point, or more appropriate for fall weather!

For even more pin up clothing and rockabilly fall accessories, come check out punkabilly-clothing.com, and get $10 off when you subscribe to our newsletter! Until next time, rockabilly fanatics!