Food & Drink Trivia and Answers

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L-cysteine, an amino acid used to preserve the shelf life of bread, is made up of what?

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Answer: Human Hair
More information: L-cysteine is found in the human body and is derived from human hair (as well as duck feathers) when used in bread.

Easy

Which beverage is advertised as being "Sports Fuel"?

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

Medium

Which American company produces Italian-influenced food products such as Beefaroni and Ravioli?

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Answer: Chef Boyardee
More information: Chef Boyardee, founded by an Italian immigrant to the United States in 1928, produces canned goods which have become a staple in American supermarkets.

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

Why did people use to salt meat taken on ships?

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Answer: So it would stay good longer

Hard

Which is the largest food and drink company in the world?

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Answer: Nestlé
More information: Based in Switzerland, Nestlé is operational in 189 countries and reported revenues of approximately $80 billion in 2017.

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.

Hard

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.

VeryHard

Basundi is a dairy product that is popular in which part of the world?

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Answer: India
More information: Basundi, a treat made by boiling sweetened condensed milk, is a common delicacy in the western states of India.

VeryHard

What Third World product is actually a staple in the American food industry?

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Answer: Palm Oil
More information: It is estimated that approximately 50% of processed goods used in the United States, from foods to cosmetics to cleaning supplies, contain some degree of palm oil.



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