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Food Brand Names 1

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1

When Jell-o was invented in 1897, which of the following was NOT one of the original flavors?

  1. Raspberry
  2. Orange
  3. Lemon
  4. Lime

The correct answer is... Lime

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2

Hector Boiardi is responsible for what classic food icon?

  1. Colonel Sanders
  2. The Brawny paper towel guy
  3. Poppin' Fresh (aka the Pillsbury Doughboy)
  4. Chef Boyardee

The correct answer is... Chef Boyardee

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3

Which of the following products was originally intended to be a medicine (specifically a cure for indigestion)?

  1. Werthers Original
  2. Altoids
  3. Skittles
  4. Chuckles

The correct answer is... Altoids

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4

What does the name Newton in Fig Newton stand for?

  1. A town in Massachusetts (a suburb of Boston) which was close to where the cookie was invented
  2. The famous scientist Sir Isaac Newton
  3. It was the inventors last name
  4. It was the inventor's dog's name

The correct answer is... A town in Massachusetts (a suburb of Boston) which was close to where the cookie was invented

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5

We've all heard the expression, "The best thing since sliced bread." In 1933, which bread company was the first to slice their bread?

  1. Pepperidge Farm
  2. Sunbeam
  3. Wonder
  4. Arnold

The correct answer is... Wonder

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6

Which soft drink, whose name is a synonym for "moonshine", was originally intended solely as a mixer for whiskey?

  1. Mountain Dew
  2. 7-Up
  3. Pepsi
  4. Mr. Pibb

The correct answer is... Mountain Dew

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7

Who was the real Wendy for which the Wendy's hamburger chain was named?

  1. The founder's wife
  2. The founder's daughter
  3. One of the co-founders
  4. There was no real Wendy, it's just a made-up character

The correct answer is... The founder's daughter

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8

Why are "Milk Duds" duds?

  1. Nothing, an advertising company just thought it was a good name
  2. They were supposed to look like bullets (duds are a word for bullets that fail to fire properly)
  3. The manufacturers missed an ingredient and the milk dud was actually an accident
  4. The manufacturers were attempting to make a perfectly spherical candy, but failed to do so

The correct answer is... The manufacturers were attempting to make a perfectly spherical candy, but failed to do so

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9

Which of the following is a true statement?

  1. Augustus Busch (of Anheuser-Busch, the makers of Budweiser) invented beer
  2. Facundo Bacardi invented rum
  3. Jose Cuervo invented tequila
  4. Charles Tanqueray invented gin

The correct answer is... Jose Cuervo invented tequila

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10

What is the oldest U.S. candy brand?

  1. Tootsie Rolls
  2. Bazooka Bubble Gum
  3. Good & Plenty
  4. Bit O Honey

The correct answer is... Good & Plenty

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11

The name Starbucks was inspired by what novel?

  1. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  2. The Old Man and the Sea
  3. A Tale of Two Cities
  4. Moby-Dick

The correct answer is... Moby-Dick

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12

The soft drink, 7-Up, got off to a rough start. Which of the following is NOT true about the origin of the product?

  1. The company was sued because it's formula was similar to a competitor
  2. It was brown
  3. The original name was: Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda
  4. It was first sold just 2 weeks before the stock market crash of 1929

The correct answer is... The company was sued because it's formula was similar to a competitor

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13

Which of the following is a real person?

  1. Sara Lee
  2. Aunt Jemima
  3. Betty Crocker
  4. Dr. Pepper

The correct answer is... Sara Lee

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14

How were Pringles named?

  1. It was the inventors last name
  2. Pringle Avenue, a street in a Cincinnati suburb
  3. The manufacturer had a contest and this was the winner
  4. 'Pringling' is an industry term used to describe the stacking of chips

The correct answer is... Pringle Avenue, a street in a Cincinnati suburb

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15

Which of the following is NOT true about the origin of Kool-Aid?

  1. The inventor was under 15 years old when he first started working on the formula (he perfected it at 24)
  2. It was originally called Fruit Smack
  3. It was originally sold by mail order as a concentrated syrup
  4. It was originally marketed for medicinal uses

The correct answer is... It was originally marketed for medicinal uses

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