Food Trivia Questions With Answers
What breakfast cereal was Sonny the Cuckoo Bird "cuckoo
A: Cocoa Puffs.
Why was the Animal Crackers box designed with a string handle?
A: The animal shaped cookie treats were introduced in 1902 as a Christmas novelty, and packaged so they would be hung from the Christmas trees.
How many flowers are in the design stamped on each side of an Oreo
A: Twelve. Each as four petals.
Black-eyed peas are not peas. What are they?
What part of the banana is used to make banana oil?
A: No part. Banana oil, a synthetic compound made with amyl alcohol, is named for its banana-like aroma.
Under what name did the Domino's
Pizza chain get its start?
What was margarine called when it was first marketed in England?
What was the name of Cheerios when it was first marketed 50 years
What is the most widely eaten fish in the world?
A: The Herring
What is the name of the evergreen shrub from which we get capers?
A: The caper bush.
What fruits were crossed to produce the nectarine?
A: None. The nectarine is a smooth skinned variety of the peach.
What nation produces two thirds of the world's vanilla?
Why did candy maker Milton S. Hershey switch from making caramels
to chocolate bars in 1903?
A: Caramels didn't retain the imprint of his name in summertime, chocolate did.
What was the first commercially manufactured
A: Shredded Wheat.
When Birdseye introduced the first frozen food in 1930, what did
the company call it?
A: Frosted Food. Company officials feared the word frozen would suggest flesh burns. The name was changed to frozen soon after.
What was the first of H.J. Heinz' "57 varieties"?
A: Horseradish, marketed in 1869
What is the literal meaning of the Italian word
A: Little tongues.
Where did the pineapple plant originate?
A: In South America. It didn't reach Hawaii until the early nineteenth century.
What recipe, first published 50 years ago, has been requested most
frequently through the years by the readers of "Better
Homes and Garden"?
A: The recipe for hamburger pie, which has been updated and republished a number of times over the years.