275 Food Trivia Questions To Celebrate Good Eatin’

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275 Food Trivia Questions And Answers To Celebrate Good Eatin’

Food and Drink Trivia Questions and Answers

What food is a Bratwurst?

Answer: German sausage.

What is the name of the scale used to measure the spiciness or heat level of a pepper?

Answer: Scoville scale.

Which fatty acid is found in many types of fish and is considered to be a major health benefit?

Answer: Omega-3.

Black Forest cake originates from which country?

Answer: Germany.

The 100 folds in a chef’s hat represent which of the following — 100 ways to cook an egg, 100 chefs that influenced modern cooking, or 100 French pastry types?

Answer: 100 ways to cook an egg.

What fast food chain sells its iconic Crazy Bread?

Answer: Little Caesars.

What fast food chain sells Chicken Fries?

Answer: Burger King.

Where was the hamburger first created?

Answer: Hamburg, Germany (it started as a minced beef style dish)

Visiting which fast-food joint has become a Christmas tradition in Japan?

Answer: KFC.

A pestle is one-half of a common pair of kitchen utensils used for grinding spices. What is the name of the bowl used to grind the ingredients?

Answer: A mortar.

What is the main ingredient in falafel?

Answer: Chickpea.

What is yellowtail fish called in Japanese?

Answer: Hamachi.

What was the first cash crop in America?

Answer: Tobacco.

What lobster organ is made into a delicacy known as “tomalley”?

Answer: Liver.

Which cereal grain is the most commonly used in beer?

Answer: Barley.

Pupusas are from what country?

Answer: El Salvador.

Where did the croissant originate?

Answer: Austria.

From which country do French fries originate?

Answer: Belgium.

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What year was In-N-Out Burger founded?

Answer: 1948.

What is the national alcoholic beverage of America?

Answer: Bourbon whiskey.

What are imitation crab sticks made of?

Answer: Whitefish.

What is Elvis Presley’s most well-known favorite food?

Answer: A peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich.

Which beverage giant bought Vitamin Water from Glaceau in 2007?

Answer: Coca Cola.

Which type of meat is consumed the most globally?

Answer: Pork (If China is excluded, then chicken becomes the most consumed type of meat globally.)

What food ingredients make up an affogato?

Answer: Affogato is an Italian dessert made of ice cream and coffee.

Gherkin is another word for what in the US?

Answer: Pickle (Gherkin is the word for pickle in British English).

What ingredients are in a shepherd’s pie?

Answer: Potatoes, minced meat, carrots, peas.

What do people call “eggplant” in the UK?

Answer: Aubergine.

What is the national dish of England?

Answer: Chicken tikka masala.

In which country did Cheesecake originate?

Answer: Greece.

What is ratatouille?

Answer: A French dish of stewed vegetables which originated in Nice.

What type of tomato is famous in Italy for its high-quality taste?

Answer: San Marzano tomatoes.

What is the most expensive spice in the world by weight?

Answer: Saffron (the harvesting process is complicated).

Which food is known to cause the most allergies among children?

Answer: Milk.

What US state did Popeye’s fried chicken originate from?

Answer: Louisiana.

What is the culinary term for “according to the menu”?

Answer: A la carte.

What is purple yam more commonly referred to?

Answer: Ube.

From which Italian city did pizza originate?

Answer: Naples (Napoli).

What Asian fruit has the nickname “King Of Fruits” and is known for its distinctive smell?

Answer: Durian.

Which vitamin is the only one that you will not find in an egg?

Answer: Vitamin C.

“Banh mi” is a type of what Vietnamese food item?

Answer: Sandwich.

What is Bechamel sauce?

Answer: A white cream sauce.

What substance found in carrots gives them their orange color?

Answer: Carotenoids (specifically, beta-carotene).

Pierogis originate from what country?

Answer: Poland.

Which US state is best well-known for its sweet peaches?

Answer: Georgia.

What happens when you microwave a grape?

Answer: You create a bright flare of plasma (do not try this at home).

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If you’re drinking a Chianti wine, that means your wine is from which country?

Answer: Italy.

If you order a plate of escargot, what are you eating?

Answer: Snails.

In which country is chicken adobo most commonly eaten?

Answer: The Philippines.

What vegetable is also known as a courgette?

Answer: Zucchini.

Sriracha is a type of popular hot sauce named for a city located in what country?

Answer: Thailand.

Introduced in 1962, Sonny the Cuckoo Bird is the mascot for what chocolaty General Mills cereal brand?

Answer: Cocoa Puffs.

Baklava is a type of food originating from which country?

Answer: Turkey.

What do you get when you whip egg whites for 5 or so minutes?

Answer: Meringue.

What does the “Halal” label in food mean?

Answer: Halal means permitted or lawful. Halal foods are permissible by Islamic laws and their preparation aligns with laws governing food handling.

What shape is the pasta called ‘chiocciole’?

Answer: Shell.

What country is manchego cheese from?

Answer: Spain.

“Envy” is a type of what fruit?

Answer: Apple.

Where did dim sum originate?

Answer: Southern China’s Guangdong region.

Sometimes called “the green fairy,” what anise-flavored spirit is used as a rinse in a classic New Orleans Sazerac cocktail?

Answer: Absinthe.

“Cotton candy” is a type of what fruit?

Answer: Grape.

“Kyoho” is a type of what fruit?

Answer: Grape.

What percentage of a mushroom is water?

Answer: Over 90%.

The “Cutie” brand of produce primarily features what miniature cousin of the orange?

Answer: Clementine.

What candy brand consists of sweet-and-sour candy powder poured into the mouth from a package that looks like a colorful drinking straw wrapper?

Answer: Pixy Stix.

Produced in the United Kingdom but popular in the United States, what brand that comes in a tin describes itself as “curiously strong mints?”

Answer: Altoids.

If you’re dining on nasi goreng, what is on your plate?

Answer: Rice.

What is the most commonly used oil in Chinese cooking?

Answer: Peanut oil.

What casual steakhouse chain has its corporate headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, despite having the Lone Star State in its name?

Answer: Texas Roadhouse.

What is the term used to describe the act of serving food in flames?

Answer: Flambe.

What country did boba (or bubble tea) originate?

Answer: Taiwan.

What country is Tim Hortons from?

Answer: Canada.

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What is the name of the Japanese snack food first sold in 1966 initially described as a “chocolate-covered biscuit stick?”

Answer: Pocky.

Which type of nut is used to make dynamite?

Answer: Peanuts.

When milk goes sour, what type of acid is formed?

Answer: Lactic acid.

What ingredient makes bread rise?

Answer: Yeast.

What fast food chain sells the Filet O’ Fish?

Answer: McDonald’s.

What fast food chain sells the Double Double?

Answer: In-N-Out.

What is the most expensive type of coffee?

Answer: Kopi luwak, made from coffee beans retrieved from a civet’s poop.

Groundnuts are popularly known by what name?

Answer: Peanut.

A pupusa is from which country’s cuisine?

Answer: El Salvador.

In cooking, what is cutting vegetables into short, thin strips called?

Answer: Julienne.

What Chicago-based restaurant chain was founded in 1963 as “The Dog House” and featured Chicago-style foods such as hot dogs, Maxwell Street Polish, and Italian Beef?

Answer: Portillos.

Fondue is a national dish of which country?

Answer: Switzerland.

Blood, Jaffa, and Cara Cara are all types of what food?

Answer: Oranges.

In what country would paella be considered one of its national dishes?

Answer: Spain.

What are three basic items most commonly given in restaurants and used in homes to successfully remove the meat from a lobster?

Answer: A small fork, nutcracker, and a plastic bib.

Palusami is a staple food of what country?

Answer: Samoa.

From what country does the crispy and salty seaweed snack originate?

Answer: Japan.

From what country does White Rabbit Candy originate?

Answer: China.

What does the dish “chicken long rice” consist of?

Answer: A Hawaiian noodle dish made from vermicelli noodles, chicken, ginger, and green onions.

Where is the world’s largest supply of caviar?

Answer: The Caspian Sea.

Campari, Santorini, and Early Girl are all types of what?

Answer: Tomatoes.

What country is the world’s largest coffee bean producer?

Answer: Brazil.

What alcoholic spirit is found in all four of these cocktails: Gimlet, Negroni, Aviation, and Tom Collins?

Answer: Gin.

A “mirabelle” is a type of what fruit?

Answer: A plum.

What US state was the chocolate chip cookie invented?

Answer: Massachusetts in 1930.

When during the year are strawberries in season?

Answer: Primarily spring/summer (mid-May to July).

In Chinese/Japanese culture, if you have a bowl of rice, what should you NOT do with your chopsticks?

Answer: Stick it straight up in the bowl of rice–this is taboo.

If you order a plate of bangers and mash, what are you getting?

Answer: Sausages and mashed potatoes.

Fat Tire, a Belgian-style ale, is the flagship beer of what Colorado-based craft brewery that distributes their bottled beers nationally?

Answer: New Belgium.

Poutine, often referred to as Canada’s national dish, consists of french fries, gravy, and which other ingredient?

Answer: Cheese curds.

What was the main dish at medieval Christmas feasts?

Answer: Peacock.

What country does the chorizo sausage originate from?

Answer: Spain.

The meat used in tacos al pastor is usually prepared in what way? Flame-broiled, roasted on a spit, smoked for 12+ hours, or steamed?

Answer: Roasted on a spit.

A shishito is what type of vegetable?

Answer: Pepper.

What exactly is caviar?

Answer: Salted roe of a sturgeon.

Which fast food franchise has spread furthest in the world?

Answer: Subway.

What is the name of the confection from Latin America prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a brown substance which is used as a dessert or topping?

Answer: Dulce de Leche.

“Eating good in the neighborhood” is the slogan of what restaurant chain?

Answer: Applebee’s.

“Taste the rainbow” is the slogan of what candy brand?

Answer: Skittles.

“First they’re sour. Then they’re sweet.” is the slogan of what candy brand?

Answer: Sour Patch Kids.

“The snack that smiles back” is the slogan of what snack?

Answer: Goldfish.

What is the slogan of Folgers Coffee?

Answer: “The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup.”

What is the slogan of Wheaties?

Answer: “The breakfast of champions.”

What fermented milk drink gets its name from the grains that resemble its texture? It got its start in Russia before becoming more popular as a digestive aid around the world.

Answer: Kefir.

“Welcome to Flavortown” is a catchphrase of what Columbus native who has hosted the Food Network show “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”?

Answer: Guy Fieri.

What are the two ingredients of a ganache sauce or filling?

Answer: Chocolate and cream.

Commonly eaten in Spain and Portugal and known for being served cold, gazpacho, which is made with raw, blended vegetables, is a type of what dish?

Answer: Soup.

What does the Japanese dish of ama ebi consist of?

Answer: Ama ebi means “sweet shrimp”.

In Japanese cuisine, what type of dish is hamachi kama?

Answer: Grilled yellowtail collar.

A mainstay of Ethiopian cuisine, injera is what type of food?

Answer: Flatbread.

Which fast-food chain’s original chicken seasoning recipe is purported to be a top-secret blend of 11 herbs and spices?

Answer: KFC.

What Indian dish of marinated and roasted chicken gets its name from the type of clay oven it is traditionally cooked in?

Answer: Tandoori Chicken.

Which fruit, known as pomme d’amour in France, was wrongly thought in Medieval times to be poisonous?

Answer: Tomato.

Literally meaning ‘everything in its place’, which 3-word French term describes the measuring and preparation of ingredients prior to cooking?

Answer: Mise en place.

What colorful and spherical cereal is known for denying their mascot the pleasure of eating it?

Answer: Trix (Trix are for kids!).

Which chef and TV host who mastered the art of French cooking was presented with the Medal of Freedom at age 91 in 2003?

Answer: Julia Child.

What energy drink sponsored the highest skydive ever made, a free fall 24 miles above the earth, in 2012?

Answer: Red Bull.

What beverage company introduced Fruitopia, a non-carbonated juice drink in 1994 to take on Snapple, but shelved it in 2003 due to a lack of sales?

Answer: Coca-Cola.

By what name would English speakers know buche de Noel?

Answer: Yule log.

Which veteran singer, best known for his hits “The Gambler” and “Lucille” was finally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2012?

Answer: Kenny Rogers.

Which chocolatier launched a program in 2012 to “celebrate inspirational women around the world”?

Answer: Godiva.

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Which fast-food company sold a hamburger-scented perfume called “Flame-Grilled Fragrance” in Japan for one day only on April 1, 2015?

Answer: Burger King–it was to celebrate Whopper Day.

What Hershey’s brand candy that pairs two favorite flavors unveiled its unwrapped mini version in 2011, billing it as “The Next Big, Little Thing”?

Answer: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

What spongy snack cakes were relaunched in 2013 with the tagline, “The Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever”?

Answer: Twinkies.

What is the rarest M&M color?

Answer: Brown

What cold summer treat enjoys a month-long celebration every July?

Answer: Ice cream (July is National Ice Cream Month, instituted by Ronald Reagan in 1984).

Which yellow fruit is slightly radioactive due to its high potassium content?

Answer: Banana.

What is the common name for dried plums?

Answer: Prunes

Though it originated in China, which fruit was named for Persia, where Europeans first encountered it?

Answer: Peach.

In what country might you sit down to a smorgasbord?

Answer: Sweden.

Name the traditional Louisiana rice dish seasoned and flavored with sausage, seafood, and pork/chicken?

Answer: Jambalaya.

Agar-agar is a jelly obtained by boiling several kinds of what edible foodstuff together?

Answer: Seaweed.

A delicacy in Scotland, haggis is served inside what animal part?

Answer: Sheep’s stomach.

Often used to add a flavorful boost to sushi, wasabi has a flavor very similar to what–horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, jalapeno, or mayonnaise?

Answer: Horseradish.

Steak tartare is served in what way–grilled, raw, on the bone, or sliced?

Answer: Raw.

A staple of Indian cuisine, ghee is a clarified type of what?

Answer: Butter.

An amuse-bouche is traditionally served at what point during a fine dining experience?

Answer: Before the meal.

Where did Stroopwafels originate — Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, or Ireland?

Answer: The Netherlands.

A delicacy in Japan, which fish has killed diners with its powerful toxin?

Answer: Pufferfish.

Where did Ketchup Chips originate?

Answer: Canada.

What type of food is paneer?

Answer: A cheese.

An informal, German-style cafeteria, restaurant, or tavern is called a __.

Answer: Hofbräu.

What’s the main ingredient of rogan josh?

Answer: Lamb.

Which bread is eaten in Italy at Christmas time?

Answer: Panettone.

What name is given to the festive tradition of small sausages wrapped in bacon?

Answer: Pigs in a blanket.

Served at Christmas in France a marron glace is a candied what?

Answer: Chestnut.

What type of cherries are known as “cocktail cherries”?

Answer: Maraschino cherries.

From what country in the world did plantain chips originate?

Answer: Peru.

What are chitterlings?

Answer: The intestines of a pig.

What company did Frito-Lay merge with in 1965?

Answer: Pepsi-Cola.

How many calories are in a cup of blueberries?

Answer: 84.

In cooking what would you use a “dredger” for?

Answer: To sprinkle flour or sugar on lightly.

What are fries called in England?

Answer: Chips.

Gari is a popular staple food in West Africa. What is it made of?

Answer: Cassava.

Which candy company is known as the primary producer of “conversation hearts” in the United States?

Answer: Necco (New England Confectionary Company).

Red Vines is a popular brand of what type of candy?

Answer: Red licorice.

From what country did Prawn Crackers (Krupuk) originate?

Answer: Indonesia.

From what country did Haribo Gold Bears originate?

Answer: Germany.

Which is the hottest chili pepper in the world?

Answer: Carolina Reaper.

Where do you get sugar from?

Answer: Sugarcane.

From which country do French fries originate?

Answer: Belgium.

What country invented the ice cream sundae?

Answer: The United States.

What is the only food that cannot go bad?

Answer: Honey.

What type of food holds the world record for being the most stolen around the globe?

Answer: Cheese – it’s estimated that as much as 4% of the cheese produced around the world is stolen.

On average, how many seeds are located on the outside of a strawberry?

Answer: 200.

What is the oldest soft drink in the United States?

Answer: Dr. Pepper.

“Hendrick’s,” “Larios,” and “Seagram’s” are some of the best-selling brands of which spirit?

Answer: Gin

Shellfish and tomatoes make cioppino, an Italian-inspired stew. In which state does it originate?

Answer: California.

What type of flour is mochi made out of?

Answer: Sweet glutinous rice flour or mochigome.

Which candy bar is described as “packed with peanuts”?

Answer: Snickers.

Which candy comes in refillable dispensers with characters on top?

Answer: Pez.

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What cheese is the Netherlands famous for making?

Answer: Gouda.

A Chinese gooseberry is more commonly known as what?

Answer: A kiwi.

What is the difference between jam and jelly?

Answer: Jam uses the actual fruit, whereas jelly uses fruit juice.

Which was the first candy bar to combine chocolate with crisped rice?

Answer: Nestle Crunch.

What type of food are “pasties”?

Answer: A British baked pastry.

What is the name of the South American dish of raw fish marinated in citrus juice?

Answer: Ceviche.

Chum, sockeye, and chinook are all species of what very common and well-loved food fish?

Answer: Salmon.

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Milk chocolate was invented in which country?

Answer: Switzerland.

Which country eats the least amount of meat in the world?

Answer: India.

Where might you be able to try bird’s nest soup?

Answer: China.

If you were traveling around the continent of Asia, where would you stop for some fried tarantulas?

Answer: Cambodia.

Sannakji is a raw dish consisting of live octopus typical in what country?

Answer: Korea.

Casamigos, Teremana, and Cincoro are all celebrity-created alcohol brands of what liquor?

Answer: Tequila.

Tequila is usually bottled in one out of five categories. Which category is usually not aged and is bottled straight from the distillation process?

Answer: Silver or Blanco.

Name one other vegetable in the same family as the Chinese vegetable, gai lan.

Answer: Kale, collard greens, broccoli, and cauliflower.

Which two flavors are combined in a Banoffee Pie?

Answer: Banana and toffee.

The first pies, mostly made of meat, were called what?

Answer: “Coffins” or “coffyns” (the word actually meant a basket or box–these were savory meat pies with crusts or pastry shells).

In Britain, French Fries are “chips,” and chips are what?

Answer: Crisps.

Hawaiian pizza was created in what country?

Answer: Canada.

What was America’s first fast food restaurant?

Answer: White Castle. Most historians agree that White Castle was the first fast-food outlet, starting in Wichita, Kansas in 1916.

What fast food chain is best known for its menu items such as the Cherry Limeade, Ched ‘R’ Peppers, and corn dogs, as well as its carhop service?

Answer: Sonic.

What annual eating contest sponsored by Nathan’s is held every Fourth of July at Coney Island in New York?

Answer: Hot dog eating contest.

What is the name of the Beverly Hills bakery founded in 2005 by Candace Nelson, a judge on TV’s Cupcake Wars?

Answer: Sprinkles.

What color apron signifies a Coffee Master at Starbucks, meaning a barista has taken extra courses in coffee knowledge and preparation?

Answer: Black.

How many white squiggly loops appear at the top of every single Hostess Cupcake–7, 8, or 9?

Answer: 7.

Which New Jersey city is the original home of Carlo’s Bake Shop, where TV’s Cake Boss Buddy Valastro layers on cakey magic?

Answer: Hoboken.

Which country begot the largest white truffle ever found, which weighed a staggering 4.6 pounds and sold at Sotheby’s for over $61k in 2014?

Answer: Italy.

A dozen of which brand of doughnuts must be eaten en route by each runner in an annual race at North Carolina State University?

Answer: Krispy Kreme.

What coffee beans, among the world’s most expensive, are grown in the mineral-rich lava fields of the Mauna Loa and Hualalai volcanoes?

Answer: Kona coffee.

What common caged pet in the US is a mainstay in the diet of Peruvian people, who consumed 65 million of them in 2004?

Answer: Guinea pig.

Which Vermont ice cream company, sold to Unilever in 2000, donates its ice cream waste to local farmers to feed their hogs?

Answer: Ben & Jerry’s.

If you’re ever in the mood for a Big Buford Burger or Famous Seasoned Fries in a black-and-white cup, you have two convenient options where you could get them: what are they?

Answer: Checkers Drive-In or Rally’s Hamburger. Checkers and Rally’s started out as entirely different fast-food chains before they merged to form a single franchise in 1999.

If you order a Jersey Mike’s sandwich Mike’s Way, what are you getting?

Answer: Mike’s Way means making a sandwich with onions, lettuce, tomatoes, spices, and a blend of olive oil and red wine vinegar. This is what differentiates Jersey Mike’s from the others.

What is the logo of a Toblerone chocolate bar?

Answer: A snowy mountain peak (meant to depict the Matterhorn in Switzerland).

Which kind of chocolate is healthiest–dark, milk, or white?

Answer: Dark; dark chocolate usually is the least processed, meaning it has the most antioxidant-like flavonoids, which may help lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

In 2017, a chocolate company in Belgium introduced a new type of chocolate with natural pink color. What do you call this type of chocolate?

Answer: Ruby chocolate.

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What main ingredients make up a Milky Way?

Answer: Nougat, topped with caramel and covered with milk chocolate.

What main ingredients make up a Snickers bar?

Answer: Nougat topped with caramel and peanuts encased in milk chocolate.

What beer brand had a series of commercials featuring a man known as “The Most Interesting Man in the World”?

Answer: Dos Equis.

Which beer brand is known for its “King of Beers” slogan?

Answer: Budweiser.

What beer brand is often associated with the “Toucan” in its advertisements?

Answer: Guinness.

Which country is known for its “pub culture,” where people gather in traditional pubs for beer and socializing?

Answer: United Kingdom.

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The ninth Aztec Emperor, Montezuma II (1466–1520 CE), called what drink “the divine drink, which builds up resistance and fights fatigue. A cup of this precious drink permits a man to walk for a whole day without food”?

Answer: Hot chocolate (cacao).

In which US city was Ghirardelli founded?

Answer: San Francisco, California.

If you wanted a higher level of caffeine in your coffee drink, what type of roast would you opt for?

Answer: Light roast.

What kind of grind would you be using if you wanted to make coffee in a French press?

Answer: Coarsely ground.

What kind of grind would you be using if you wanted to make an espresso?

Answer: Finely ground.

What is a tomato–a fruit or vegetable?

Answer: A fruit.

What is the name of the fast food chain that is famous for its chicken sandwiches and is known to be closed on Sundays?

Answer: Chick-fil-A.

What is the name of the fast food chain that is famous for its burritos and burrito bowls with meat options such as sofritas and barbacoa?

Answer: Chipotle.

What is the name of the fast food chain that is famous for its halal food carts in New York City?

Which Iron Chef, who asked for an Easy-Bake oven at the age of 5, brought his famed New York City eatery Mesa Grill to Vegas in 2004?

Answer: Bobby Flay.

Which Oscar-nominated 2000 film stars Juliette Binoche as a mysterious woman who opens up a confectionery shop in a small town of France?

Answer: Chocolat.

What 2014 Jon Favreau indie flick features a chef and his ex-wife, played by Sofia Vergara, cooking up a storm in a Miami food truck?

Answer: Chef.

On which Food Network series do contestants transform mystery baskets of ingredients into appetizers, entrees, and desserts?

Answer: Chopped.

What cup size, meaning “thirty” in Italian, was introduced by Starbucks in 2011 for 31-ounce cold beverages?

Answer: Trenta.

The people of what country are the largest consumers of cheese worldwide?

Answer: Greece.

In which European country was the first cheese factory established?

Answer: The first cheese factory was established in Switzerland in 1815.

Which Atlanta-based tea store did Starbucks buy in 2012–Mighty Leaf, Adagio Teas, or Teavana?

Answer: Teavana.

McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets actually come in four different shapes–what are they?

Answer: Bone, Bell, Boot, and Ball.

What kids’ snack, packaged in small boxes with Barnum & Bailey circus graphics, comes in 19 different shapes?

Answer: Animal Crackers.

Arachibutyrophobia is the feat of what sticking to the roof of your mouth?

Answer: Peanut butter.

In the Middle Ages, wealthy women used a combination of water and what fruit as blush?

Answer: Strawberries.

What region of Italy would you visit if you wanted to taste the freshest Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano, and aged balsamic vinegar?

Answer: Emilia Romagna.

If you’re looking to eat a pastel de nata from its origin country, where would you go?

Answer: Portugal.

Momiji tempura is a popular snack in Japan during the autumn season made out of what main ingredient?

Answer: Japanese maple leaves.

The ninth Aztec Emperor, Montezuma II (1466–1520 CE), called what drink “the divine drink, which builds up resistance and fights fatigue. A cup of this precious drink permits a man to walk for a whole day without food”?

Answer: Hot chocolate (cacao).

True or false: White chocolate is technically considered chocolate.

Answer: False. Because it doesn’t contain chocolate solids, white chocolate isn’t technically chocolate. What it does contain is extracted cocoa butter, vanilla, milk products, sugar, and lecithin.

What percentage of the world’s cocoa supply comes from Africa–30, 50, 70, or 95?

Answer: 70%.

While Aztec commoners could only afford to enjoy chocolate during special occasions, people of what other chocolate-obsessed civilization had it with every meal and often threw chili peppers or honey into the mix?

Answer: Mayans.

In 2018, researchers trying to study how acoustic waves might affect cheese development did what to nine giant wheels of Emmental cheese?

Answer: Separated them and played them music with different genres like classical, rock and hip-hop. The cheeses were exposed to the music 24 hours a day over six months.

In both ancient Greece and the European Middle Ages, a practice known as “tyromancy” was popular, which meant you would be using what food for divination purposes?

Answer: Using cheese to predict the future.

Mochi Ice Cream originated from which Asian country?

Answer: Japan–the idea came to the CEO of the Mochi Ice Cream brand when her husband began eating small portions of ice cream and wrapping them with mochi.

What is the official state snack of Texas?

Answer: Chips and Salsa.

What is the official state snack of South Carolina?

Answer: Boiled peanuts. Boiled peanuts are believed to have been brought to America by African slaves before the Civil War, and are considered an important part of South Carolina’s culture and history.

Turkish delights are most commonly paired with what beverage?

Answer: Coffee or tea.

Roquefort is a blue cheese from which country?

Answer: France.

Can you list the components of a traditional English breakfast?

Answer: Beans, toast, mushrooms, tomatoes, potatoes, bacon, eggs, black pudding.

Can you name three US states that are known to produce some of the best BBQ in the country? 

Answer: Tennessee, Texas, Missouri, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina.

Which East Coast state named calamari its official state appetizer?

Answer: Rhode Island.

While it may seem like 2-liter soda bottles have been around forever, they were first designed by which soda company?

Answer: PepsiCo in 1970.

While it’s somewhat common knowledge that early versions of Coca-Cola contained cocaine, which soda brand’s formula used to contain prescription mood stabilizers upon its launch in 1929?

Answer: 7Up — specifically, a drug known as lithium citrate, which is used in modern times to treat conditions such as bipolar disorder.

While most plastic bottles of Coca-Cola boast a red cap that matches their classic color scheme, in the spring you may notice bottles with yellow caps appearing on shelves. What does the yellow cap mean?

Answer: That yellow cap signifies that the drink is kosher for the Jewish holiday of Passover. 

Which kind of wine is often paired with fish?

Answer: Dry white wine.

Which European country is the largest wine producer in the world by volume?

Answer: Italy.

Which European country banned most beers for most of the 20th century?

Answer: Iceland. Like many places, Iceland experimented with prohibition, banning wine, liquor, and beer in 1915. The law was mostly repealed in 1933, but kept beer limited to 2.25% alcohol; full-strength brews weren’t allowed until March 1, 1989!

In diner lingo, to “pin a rose on” an order means to do what: add ketchup, slather with mayo, add onions, or add fresh tomatoes?

Answer: Add onions.

Redheaded snowboarder _______, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, is nicknamed the “Flying Tomato.”

Answer: Shaun White.

What were donuts originally called? Oily cakes, fried dough, doughies, or fritters?

Answer: Oily cakes. The doughnut made its first appearance in North America in 17th-century New York City, then a Dutch colony known as New Amsterdam. This fried dough recipe was known in Dutch as olykoeks, or “oily cakes.” However, oily cakes were missing one important innovation of the modern doughnut — the hole in the center. That particular characteristic didn’t take shape until the 19th century.

Which fruit was once so valuable in the 1700s that people rented them for parties?

Answer: Pineapples. Back then, pineapples were a sign of wealth. Prior to the 20th century, when pineapple plantations made the fruit widely available, pineapples were incredibly expensive imports to Europe (and most other places). In the 18th century, a single fruit bought in Britain could cost upwards of $8,000 in today’s money. 

How many wine bottles are there in a typical case?

Answer: 12 bottles.

What type of wine is known for its pinkish color and is made by removing the grape skins early in the fermentation process?

Answer: Rosé.

In 1945, the two founders of which ice cream chain launched their ice cream store with 31 flavors of ice cream to choose from (one for every day of the month)?

Answer: Baskin-Robbins. Baskin-Robbins has since created thousands of different flavors, but always makes sure to have 31 of them available to customers at any given time.


And that about wraps up this post–we hope you enjoyed our food trivia questions and answers!

Taking trivia quizzes can be a fun way to spend some quality time with your friends and family. We encourage you to continue to explore the world of food and to share your knowledge with others.

Who knows, you may even find yourself teaching someone else a thing or two about food trivia!

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