Great food trivia questions for food trivia fans of all ages.
What milk product did the U.S. Agriculture Department propose as a substitute for meat in school lunches, in 1996?
What breakfast cereal was Sonny the Cuckoo Bird “cuckoo for”?
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.
On what vegetable did an ancient Egyptian place his right hand when taking an oath?
A: The onion. Its round shape symbolized eternity.
How many flowers are in the design stamped on each side of an Oreo cookie?
A: Twelve. Each as four petals.
Black-eyed peas are not peas. What are they?
What European nation consumes more spicy Mexican food than any other?
A: Norway Food trivia questions and answers.
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 are the two top selling spices in the world?
A: Pepper is 1st and mustard is second.
What was the name of Cheerios when it was first marketed 50 years ago?
What flavor of ice cream did Baskin-Robbins introduce to commemorate America’s landing on the moon on July 20, 1969?
A: Lunar Cheesecake
What is the most widely eaten fish in the world?
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 animals milk is used to make authentic Italian mozzarella cheese?
A: The water buffalo’s.
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 drink we know as the Bloody Mary originally called?
A: The Red Snapper, which was its name when it crossed the Atlantic from Harry’s New York Bar in Paris.
What was the first commercially manufactured breakfast cereal?
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 American city produces most of the egg rolls sold in grocery stores in the United States?
A: Houston, Texas.
What was the first of H.J. Heinz’ “57 varieties”?
A: Horseradish, marketed in 1869
What is the literal meaning of the Italian word linguine?
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.
What is the only essential vitamin not found in the white potato?