Food & Drink Trivia and Answers

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Easy

Which treat has become synonymous with the celebration of Halloween?

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

VeryHard

The "Buddha's hand" is a type of what?

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Answer: Fruit
The Buddha's hand, a type of fruit found in the Far East, is called so because it has finger-like sections which resemble representations of Buddha.

Medium

In December 2018, which African country was rocked by food riots?

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Answer: Sudan
The mass anti-government protests which took place in the Sudan in late 2018 were sparked by a threefold increase in the price of bread.

Medium

What is the main ingredient in makizushi?

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Answer: Sushi
"Makizushi" roughly translates to "rolled sushi" and is the most-popular form of sushi outside of Japan.

Easy

What popular beverage once contained cocaine?

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Answer: Coca-Cola
Until 1903, Coca-Cola contained a significant amount of cocaine. Cocaine infused drinks were quite common in the late 19th century.

Easy

Munich's Oktoberfest is a celebration of which beverage?

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Answer: Beer
Oktoberfest is Germany's most-popular Volksfest or beer and wine festival.

Easy

Which popular candy was featured prominently in the classic film "E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial"?

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Answer: Reece's Pieces
The Hershey Company's Reece's Pieces were a main plot device (and product placement) in "E.T." due to Mars company rejecting the use of their product, M&M's, in the film.

Easy

The global food phenomenon pizza originated from which country?

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Answer: Italy
Although foods similar to it have been around for millennia, pizza as we know originated in Italy in the 19th Century and spread globally via World War II.

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.



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