Food & Drink Trivia and Answers

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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
More information: 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.

Medium

Which is the top-selling cookie in the United States?

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Answer: Oreos
More information: Originally introduced in 1912 Oreos, which traditionally feature a cream filling sandwiched between two chocolate wafers, now comes in many different varieties.

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What is the proper title for a person who makes pizzas in a pizzeria?

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Answer: Pizzaiolo
More information: A pizza-making professional is affectionately referred to as a pizzaiolo.

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Visiting which fast-food joint has become a Christmas tradition in Japan?

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Answer: KFC
More information: Kentucky Fried Chicken is so popular in Japan during Christmastime that wiser customers actually order their holiday meals in advance to avoid spending hours standing in line.

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.

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Tomatoes originated from which continent?

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Answer: South America
More information: Tomatoes actually originated in South America, with its name being derived from the language of the Aztecs.

Medium

Sauerkraut is composed of which vegetable?

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Answer: Cabbage
More information: Sauerkraut, popularly served on top of hotdogs, is composed of fermented cabbage.

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Bacchus is the Ancient Roman god of which beverage?

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Answer: Wine
More information: Bacchus, better known by his other name Dionysus, was the Ancient Roman god of wine.

Hard

Tzatziki sauce is a common topping on which dish?

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Answer: Gyros
More information: Greek gyros, which consists of meat and vegetables wrapped in pita bread, also have tzatziki sauce as one of its main ingredients.

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

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Answer: Molasses
More information: 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!



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