What is Jello Wrestling? Basically it is a container like a wading pool filled with jelly and two or more people wrestle in it.
It’s fun, it’s fast, and it’s exciting and a great fundraiser event. Jello wrestling has been a favorite fund raiser for college students and also to get students to join in with campus activities.
The only downside of jello wrestling events can be the noise and many attract the attention of the local constabulary. So be warned – make sure you choose a suitable location if you want to see the full program of wrestling.
Also it is messy. Not just for the location and the wrestlers but as the jelly flies most of the spectators end up nearly as messy. So wear some old clothes.
So how do you make up the jelly? The normal type jello needs to be chilled so that the jelly sets. But there is an easier way. A product called No Chill Jello is ideal for a wrestling event, because if you use regular jello you have to refrigerate the product down to 40 degrees and after about 20 minutes of wrestling from body heat and indoor/outdoor temperature it breaks down to liquid again. No-Chill Jello sets up at temperatures as high as 85 to 90 degrees. For this reason No-Chill Jello does not break down like refrigerated jello.
No Chill Jello is made from a gum and not from an animal gelatin and will not melt during the event which makes it much better. It is also sold in bulk throughout the food service industry. Directions for mixing the jello can be found at You can also find some suggestions for equipment needed.
Jello Wrestling is a very fun thing to watch but girls think twice before volunteering to hold an event as you get to clean up the mess. Another quick tip – girls unless you want to bare all, wear a tight fitting T deer hunting shirt or top as it is sooo slippery.
write by Vivian