Why is eating Jell-O so important to Mormons?

"Jell-O is the official snack food of Utah, and Utah is in the center of the "Jell-O Belt"[78], which refers to the Mormon Corridor." "In fact, Utah is said to have the highest per capita consumption of jello of any state, and green jello appears to be the dominant... show more "Jell-O is the official snack food of Utah, and Utah is in the center of the "Jell-O Belt"[78], which refers to the Mormon Corridor."

"In fact, Utah is said to have the highest per capita consumption of jello of any state, and green jello appears to be the dominant variety."

"While Mormons eat what most people eat at Thanksgiving, Mormons also add on some of the classics of Mormon cuisine... Jello salads: these might have layers, be topped in coolwhip, and may even include surprising add-ons like shredded carrots, raisins, potato chips, or corn flakes."
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