Quiz

Food Brand Names 1

See how much you know about some of America's favorite food products...




1

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

Raspberry
Orange
Lemon
Lime

2

Hector Boiardi is responsible for what classic food icon?

Colonel Sanders
The Brawny paper towel guy
Poppin' Fresh (aka the Pillsbury Doughboy)
Chef Boyardee

3

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

Werthers Original
Altoids
Skittles
Chuckles

4

What does the name Newton in Fig Newton stand for?

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

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?

Pepperidge Farm
Sunbeam
Wonder
Arnold

6

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

Mountain Dew
7-Up
Pepsi
Mr. Pibb

7

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

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

8

Why are "Milk Duds" duds?

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

9

Which of the following is a true statement?

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

10

What is the oldest U.S. candy brand?

Tootsie Rolls
Bazooka Bubble Gum
Good & Plenty
Bit O Honey

11

The name Starbucks was inspired by what novel?

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Old Man and the Sea
A Tale of Two Cities
Moby-Dick

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?

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

13

Which of the following is a real person?

Sara Lee
Aunt Jemima
Betty Crocker
Dr. Pepper

14

How were Pringles named?

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

15

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

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





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