Food & Drink Trivia and Answers

Hard

What is the official State fruit of New York?

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Answer: Apple
New York State's official fruit is the apple, and accordingly the official State muffin is the Apple muffin.

Easy

Which beverage is advertised as being "Sports Fuel"?

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Answer: Gatorade
Gatorade is officially dubbed "the Sports Fuel Company", though its overall athletic benefits have long been a subject of debate.

Hard

In 1919, 21 people were killed in Boston due to a flood of what?

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Answer: Molasses
The Boston Molasses Disaster or Great Molasses Flood was due to a storage tank containing in excess of two million gallons of the sticky liquid bursting, resulting in a giant wave of molasses which traveled at over 30 mph!

VeryHard

General Tso chicken is named after which Chinese historical figure?

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Answer: Zuo Zongtang
Though named after Chinese general Zuo Zongtang (1812 - 1885), General Tso chicken is actually more popular in North American than it is in China.

Easy

Henry John Heinz founded a company specializing in the production of which food product?

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Answer: Ketchup
Heinz actually controls over 50% of the American ketchup market.

Hard

David Jung is considered by many to be the originator of which famous food?

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Answer: Fortune Cookies
Though a court eventually ruled against him, David Jung is the most-popular name associated with the creation of fortune cookies, which for the sake of modern history originated in early 20th Century California.

Hard

Shito pepper is a commonly used condiment in which part of the world?

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Answer: West Africa
In Ghana, West Africa shito pepper is just as ubiquitously as ketchup is in the United States.

VeryHard

In 2014, a criminal gang in China used the chemical rongalite to flood the market with which contaminated food?

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Answer: Tofu
The criminal organization was able to saturate the market with 100 tons of contaminated tofu due to being able to modify its color and texture with the salt rongalite.

Hard

Which was the first political party in the United States to implement a free breakfast program for school children?

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Answer: Black Panther
The Black Panther Party's "Free Breakfast for Children Program", implemented in 1969, served as the inspiration for similar initiatives run by the US federal government today.



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