Food & Drink Trivia and Answers

Easy

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

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

Medium

A food product made from rolled oats mixed with nuts and sweeteners is known as what?

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Answer: Granola
More information: Granola is a widespread breakfast food in the Western world and can be enjoyed in a number of ways, including in a bowl with milk or as a bar.

VeryHard

During which year was cocaine finally removed as an ingredient in Coca Cola?

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Answer: 1929
More information: Between 1886 and 1929 cocaine was a recurring ingredient in Coca Cola, as the drug was then legal and used for medicinal purposes.

Easy

Which American political figure was key in getting legislation passed to improve the nutritional value of food served in schools?

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Answer: Michelle Obama
More information: Michelle Obama was a central figure in getting the "Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act", which sought to improve nutrition and reduce obesity, passed in 2010.

VeryHard

What is the only edible food that is said to never spoils?

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Answer: Honey
More information: Due to its relatively-low levels of moisture and high levels of acidity, bacteria and microorganisms have a hard time making a permanent home out of honey.

Medium

What is the main ingredient in makizushi?

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

Medium

Which type of pastry is boiled before it is baked?

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Answer: Bagel
More information: Bagels are of Jewish origin and are especially popular in places such as New York City where they have prominent communities.

Hard

Which of the following fruits actually comes from an herb?

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Answer: Bananas
More information: The plants which produce bananas are actually herbs, not trees, since they are not composed of wood.

Easy

What food would the fictional sailor Popeye consume in order to instantly increase in strength?

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Answer: Spinach
More information: Although its strengthening effects may not be instantaneous, spinach is amongst the most-nutritional foods in the world.

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.



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