Food & Drink Trivia and Answers

Everyone is an expert on food and drink. Right? We mean we all are aware of what goes into our mouths. Or… maybe not. Do you dare to learn more about the world of cuisine? Or are you already a culinary expert who scoffs at the idea of finding challenging, internet-based questions? Either way, TriviaQN’s Food & Drink Trivia will satisfy your appetite for an interesting, fun-filled way to test your knowledge of what we eat and drink.

Easy

What cooking technique involves submerging food in a liquid at a relatively low temperature?

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Answer: Poaching
More information: Poaching moistens your food and allows you to cook over a long period of time without overcooking. Foods that are commonly poached include eggs, chicken, and vegetables.

Easy

Which treat has become synonymous with the celebration of Halloween?

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Answer: Candy Corn
More information: Candy corn is called so due to one of the main ingredients being corn syrup.

Easy

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

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Answer: Red licorice
More information: Red Vines is a licorice company that was founded in 1914 in Chicago, Illinois. The original flavor was raspberry, then in 1952 the recipe was altered to the flavor we know and love today.

Hard

The red food-coloring carmine is extracted from which source?

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Answer: Beetles
More information: Carmine is used in a variety of candies such as the Mars company's Skittles, and it takes 70,000 beetles to produce one pound of it!

Hard

Which company received a major backlash for changing its traditional recipe in the mid 1980's?

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Answer: Coca Cola
More information: Organizations were actually formed to convince Coca-Cola to do away with their "New Coke" formula introduced in 1985, and the protests ultimately proved to be successful.

Easy

What is the main ingredient of a mince pie?

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Answer: Fruit
More information: Mince pie's main ingredient is dried fruits mixed with meat and spices. Mince pie originally always contained meat, but modern recipes contain beef suet.

Easy

"Twinkies" are produced by which famous company?

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Answer: Hostess
More information: "Twinkies" are Hostess Cake most-popular brand, with Hostess itself being a staple of the American snack industry.



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