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Jell-O is a staple of the Utah Thanksgiving table. But how do Utahns like to serve that jiggly, fruity treat?

UtahPolicy.com and Y2 Analytics tacked that thorny question in our latest Utah Political Trends survey and found that the favorite style of Jell-O on the table for about a third of Utahns is plain. The number of Utahns who prefer Jell-O with whipped topping and fruit, or just whipped topping was about the same, followed by Jell-O with fruit. Jell-O with shredded carrots was far behind the other choices.  

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At least there’s something that doesn’t succumb to the usual partisan politics. Republicans, Democrats and independent voters mostly seemed split between serving Jell-O plain or with fruit and whipped topping.  

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How often do Utahns eat Jell-O? About a third of Utahns say they have the fruity treat a few times a year. Just over a quarter said they eat it once a year or less often, while just over one in ten voters said they eat it once a month or more often. About a quarter said they never have Jello, which seems rather monstrous when you think about it. 

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