392 Food Trivia Questions (Ranked From Easiest to Hardest)

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January 4, 2024
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392 Food Trivia Questions Ranked Easiest to Hardest (Updated For 2024)

  1. For what food is the Scoville scale used to measure spiciness?

    Answer: Chili peppers

  2. Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana produce over 50 percent of the world's supply of what bean which is the basis for chocolate?

    Answer: Cocoa (Cacao)

  3. Retired in the 21st century, "it's finger lickin' good" had been the slogan for over 50 years for what restaurant chain? The slogan had been conceived by a franchise owner rather than an ad agency.

    Answer: KFC

  4. One of Andy Warhol's most famous artworks is a set of 32 canvases, each bearing an image of a red-and-white can of soup from what company?

    Answer: Campbell's

  5. The Reinheitsgebot is a series of regulations on the production of beer in what country?

    Answer: Germany

  6. Outside of its home city, the St. Louis Bread Company is more popularly known as what chain restaurant?

    Answer: Panera

  7. "Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men, couldn't put Humpty Dumpty in his place again." The famous Humpty Dumpty character has appeared for centuries (including in works by by Lewis Carroll). What food is Humpty Dumpty commonly portrayed as?

    Answer: Egg

  8. Found on many types of sushi, nori is the Japanese name for the edible species in the red algae genus Pyropia. Frequently used in the format of dried sheets, what is the English term for this edible ingredient?

    Answer: Seaweed

  9. Lox is a fillet of the brined version of what type of sea critter? We're looking for a specific type of fish, not just the word "fish."

    Answer: Salmon

  10. Although it expanded to grapefruit growers in 1976, the cooperative Ocean Spray has primarily focused on what other fruit throughout its existence? The brand reached viral heights after a 2020 TikTok mashing up Fleetwood Mac, skateboarding, and Ocean Spray juice.

    Answer: Cranberry

  11. What distilled alcoholic spirit has an English name derived from a diminutive form of the Slavic word for water? In essence, this means the word can be interpreted as "little water," which makes some sense as the beverage is said to originate from Poland or Russia.

    Answer: Vodka

  12. Dramatically different from today's sweet fruit associated with summertime, what large fruit was cultivated for hundreds of years simply for hydration purposes rather than food?

    Answer: Watermelon

  13. There's a specific snack often associated with a type of entertainment venue. This snack has been created for thousands of years but the accessibility increased rapidly in the 1890s with the invention of a dedicated machine. The snack is made of the species Zea mays. What is this snack?

    Answer: Popcorn

  14. What is the common name for the food that is technically steamed balls of crushed durum wheat semolina? It originated as a Maghrebi dish served with a stew spooned, and it has a repetitive "C" name.

    Answer: Couscous

  15. As of 2019, what food brand offers different filters on its website for "Chunky," "Chunky Maxx," "Slow Kettle Style," and "Kid Fun" soups?

    Answer: Campbell's

  16. What popular condiment would you use as a base for a remoulade or a tartar sauce?

    Answer: Mayonnaise

  17. What American fast casual restaurant, formerly known as Boston Chicken, was founded in Newton, MA in 1984? While the company headquarters have since moved to Colorado, the chain sticks to its proud Boston namesake roots.

    Answer: Boston Market

  18. There is a TV sitcom focused on a titular bar that has stood on Boston's Beacon Street for decades. There was also a recreation of the bar located in a Boston food hall that closed in 2020 after 20 years of operation. The recreation is now auctioning off equipment and furniture in October 2020. What is the name of both of these bars along with the TV show? (They all share the same name).

    Answer: Cheers

  19. North Carolina's Piedmont region has historically been known for the growth of what crop, with modern companies such as Phillip Morris, Reynolds American, and Lorillard still having a heavy presence within the state?

    Answer: Tobacco

  20. What is the only fruit with the seeds on the outside?

    Answer: Strawberry

  21. There's a dessert with slightly mysterious origins (is it from France, Spain, or England?) that is also known as a burnt cream or Trinity cream. It famously has a custard base topped with a layer of hardened caramelized sugar. What is it?

    Answer: Crème brûlée

  22. The signature McDonalds breakfast sandwich, resembling a mass assembly version of an eggs Benedict, is the Egg ______. Introduced in 1972, its name is a one-word combination of the McDonalds brand and a small, domed cake made of batter. Fill in the blank.

    Answer: Egg McMuffin

  23. What food of the three bears did Goldilocks eat?

    Answer: Porridge

  24. If you take a cabbage, cut it finely, and ferment it with various lactic acid bacteria, the output is typically what German side dish?

    Answer: Sauerkraut

  25. What is the typical cheese that is part of a caprese salad?

    Answer: Mozzarella

  26. Typically only known by his title and last name, what famous cereal mascot technically has Horatio Magellan as his first and middle names?

    Answer: Cap'n Crunch

  27. What popular two word cable TV channel, owned by Discovery, offers shows such as “Chopped” and “Iron Chef America?”

    Answer: Food Network

  28. Although now it formally does not stand for anything, the organization AABB was founded in the U.S. in 1947 as the American Association of ______ ______. The group works closely with the FDA and provides technical help in regulations regarding blood donations and storage across the country, while also accrediting transfusion sites. What two-word phrase fills the two blanks?

    Answer: Blood Banks

  29. Although MCI was once known as one of the largest long-distance phone providers in America, the "M" in the name once stood for what 9-letter word more often associated with reheating food?

    Answer: microwave

  30. What popular two-word Thai dish, served as either street food or a staple of Thai restaurants, is typically made with rice noodles, scrambled egg, peanuts, and meat, among other items?

    Answer: pad thai

  31. Pizza Margherita is a typical Neapolitan pizza made with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, salt, extra-virgin olive oil, and what culinary herb?

    Answer: Basil

  32. What British chocolate company produces creme-filled chocolate eggs known for simulating the texture and appearance of a soft-boiled chicken’s egg?

    Answer: Cadbury

  33. Introduced in 1962, Sonny the Cuckoo Bird is the mascot for what chocolaty General Mills cereal brand?

    Answer: Cocoa Puffs

  34. What common leafy green is native to Persia and is often associated with a specific cartoon character who made his maritime debut in 1929?

    Answer: Spinach

  35. What larger variant of the "sweet" banana is frequently used for cooking?

    Answer: Plantains

  36. What 10-letter coffee drink has less milk than a latte? (spelling *does* matter this time)

    Answer: Cappuccino

  37. The simple Italian salad known as a Caprese salad typically includes tomatoes, basil, and what variety of cheese?

    Answer: Mozzarella

  38. What privately held corporation, founded in 1911 in Tacoma, WA, is a conglomerate that has not only its namesake bars popular around the world, but also “M&M’s”, pet food, and animal care services?

    Answer: Mars

  39. Spanakopita is a savory pastry typically filled with spinach and feta cheese filling. This makes sense, considering that "spanakopita" translates almost directly as "spinach pie" in its home country's language. What is this home country?

    Answer: Greece

  40. Although back, collar, and jowl all exist as cuts of this cured meat, the most popular is "streaky" which comes from the pork belly and is often served as a side dish during breakfast. What is this type of salt-cured pork with a name derived from the Old High German word for buttock?

    Answer: Bacon

  41. What Nabisco-produced cracker made waves on social media in March 2020 when it was discovered that the letters "tri" in the cracker's name stood for "electricity" rather than "three?" Early advertisements for the crackers claimed they were "the only food on the market" that was "baked by electricity.”

    Answer: Triscuit

  42. What four-letter word is often used as the common name for several kinds of bivalve molluscs? Typically, this word is only used when the mollusc is edible.

    Answer: Clam

  43. Horseradish was the first commercially packaged and sold foodstuff by what Pittsburgh-based company?

    Answer: Heinz

  44. The first FDA-approved telemedicine robot that uses autonomous movement technology is the RP-VITA, from the Roomba-making firm that shares what name with a Will Smith movie?

    Answer: iRobot

  45. What is the colloquial term for a rotating tray often often placed on a table to aid in distributing food?

    Answer: Lazy Susan

  46. Taking many different forms, bet it powder, sauce, or even leaf from Indian tree, what staple of Indian cuisine can broadly be defined as meat or vegetable prepared in a heavily spiced sauce?

    Answer: Curry

  47. What staple of Korean cuisine is made from salted and fermented vegetables? The most common ingredients are cabbage and Korean radishes.

    Answer: Kimchi

  48. Delavan, Wisconsin -- not South America -- is the location of the factory that produces what brand of rectangular chocolate mint candies?

    Answer: Andes

  49. As part of a mid-1960s promotion for Toblerone, Swiss chef Conrad Egli invented a chocolate version of what dippy communal dish?

    Answer: Fondue

  50. Poppy seeds, toasted sesame seeds, dried garlic, dried onion, and salt are the common mix of ingredients with what universal-sounding name of a seasoning?

    Answer: Everything seasoning

  51. Chicagoan Jimmy Dewar worked as a manager at a Hostess factory when he created a banana cream pastry in 1930. During WWII when bananas were scarce, vanilla cream replaced the banana filling. What is this product?

    Answer: Twinkies

  52. The Delaware-based company RAPA is considered the largest manufacturer of what food mush that is traditionally a combination of pork scraps, cornmeal, wheat flour, and spices?

    Answer: Scrapple

  53. What casual steakhouse chain has its corporate headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, despite having the Lone Star State in its name?

    Answer: Texas Roadhouse

  54. The Australian version of the United States’ “Burger King”, founded in 1971, is known as “______ Jack’s.” Fill in the one word blank, a term for needing or displaying the need for food.

    Answer: Hungry

  55. A pestle is one half of a common pair of kitchen utensils used for grinding spices. What is the name of the pestle's bowl-like partner?

    Answer: Mortar

  56. It's a type of beer intertwined with the history or porters. It's also a word in the dictionary that can mean bulky, brave, or resolute. What is it?

    Answer: Stout

  57. Considered a loan word from Greek, what is the difficult-to-spell name of the dip or sauce made of strained yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, and other seasonings? It is most often served cold as part of an appetizer.

    Answer: Tzatziki

  58. The most common DNA test used for paternity testing is performed by collecting buccal cells, which are found in what specific body part?

    Answer: Cheek

  59. The Waldorf salad was named for the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in NYC where it was first created for a charity ball in 1896. What is the nut which is typically a key ingredient in the Waldorf salad?

    Answer: Walnut

  60. What fast food chain, home to the Famous Star and the Western Bacon Cheeseburger, uses a smiling star as its logo?

    Answer: Carl's Jr.

  61. The varicella-zoster virus causes skin outbreaks in children, and in 1995 the FDA approved a vaccine to prevents its infection. What's the common name for the disease this virus causes?

    Answer: Chicken pox

  62. What popular dip has a name coming from the Nahuatl words "ahuacatl" and "molli?" Traditional recipes for this dip include lime juice, cilantro, and jalapeños while non-traditional recipes could include basil, pomegranate seeds, or peas.

    Answer: Guacamole

  63. On July 14, 2021, in honor of National Macaroni and Cheese Day, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream partnered with what food brand to release Macaroni & Cheese-flavored ice cream?

    Answer: Kraft (Kraft Heniz Company is also acceptable)

  64. Used as either a bittering, flavoring, or stability agent, the plant Humulus lupulus has been increasingly used in beer during the 21st century. By what name is this species more commonly known?

    Answer: Hops

  65. What alcoholic spirit is found in all three of these cocktails: Gimlet, Aviation, and Tom Collins?

    Answer: Gin

  66. What is the eight-letter, hyphenated term that refers to the usage of a drug for indications other than the indications that the FDA has explicitly approved?

    Answer: Off-label

  67. What food “d”elivery service was founded in 2013 in San Francisco by Tony Xu? It is the parent company of Caviar.

    Answer: DoorDash

  68. In 1899 Felix Hoffman, a German chemist at the drug company Bayer, successfully modified Salicylic Acid, a compound found in willow bark, to produce what drug?

    Answer: Aspirin

  69. Phat si-io sometimes transliterated as pad see ew or pad siu, is a Chinese-influenced stir fried noodle dish most commonly eaten in, and thus associated with, what other East Asian country?

    Answer: Thailand

  70. As defined by chef Auguste Escoffier, the five "mother sauces" of French cooking are béchamel, espagnole, tomate, velouté, and what fifth sauce, which is commonly featured in Eggs Benedict?

    Answer: Hollandaise

  71. Spicy ginger beer is a key ingredient -- along with vodka and lime juice -- of what city-named cocktail? The drink is technically a "buck" because it includes ginger beer and thus is sometimes called a vodka buck. The drink is popularly served in a copper mug.

    Answer: Moscow Mule

  72. The Chrysler Building and Empire State Building in New York are considered iconic representations of what 20th century artistic movement and architectural style?

    Answer: Art Deco

  73. What common breakfast food in Costa Rica gets its name from the coloring variations that make the rice look speckled like a rooster? The dish typically includes rice and beans paired with spices such as peppers or cilantro.

    Answer: Gallo Pinto

  74. Heineken has featured prominently in the 2000s as a major sponsor of the UEFA Champions League which is an athletic competition in what sport?

    Answer: Soccer

  75. What chocolate-flavored coffee drink gets its name from a city in Yemen that was once a center of the coffee trade?

    Answer: mocha

  76. Introduced by Campbell Soup Company and marketed as "less messy" than spaghetti, what kid-friendly food product sells hundreds of millions of units per year and has varieties with both Meatballs and Sliced Franks?

    Answer: SpaghettiOs

  77. What Swiss chocolate bar brand features red text and a yellow mountain, which surreptitiously displays the sketching of a white bear within the yellow mountain?

    Answer: Toblerone

  78. Name the Italian dessert that contains ladyfingers, mascarpone, and a secret pick-me-up ingredient.

    Answer: Tiramisu

  79. A snack brand introduced in 1968 features individual pieces shaped as hyperbolic paraboloids so that they fit together perfectly in their vessel. What is this snack brand?

    Answer: Pringles

  80. A round, solid (hole-less) doughnut with chocolate frosting and a pudding filling is named for the pie which it mightily resembles. This pie is the namesake of what American city?

    Answer: Boston

  81. Poutine, a favorite dish of Quebec, has what sauce added atop French fries and cheese curds?

    Answer: Gravy

  82. Comirnaty is the awkward name of the first fully FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine, produced by what big pharma firm?

    Answer: Pfizer-BioNTech

  83. What is the salted roe of a sturgeon called?

    Answer: Caviar

  84. What deep-fried chicken dish with hot sauce and blue cheese dressing was allegedly created at The Anchor Bar in a Northeastern state? Note: we need the name of a city in your response to mark it correct.

    Answer: Buffalo Wings

  85. Craisins are both a popular snack and a registered trademark. What fruit is used to make craisins?

    Answer: Cranberries

  86. Spanish cuisine features a dish named for a wide, shallow traditional pan used to cook the dish on an open fire. What is this dish?

    Answer: Paella

  87. Representing 19% of the Washington state crop, what variety of apple has a name that means a fancy party?

    Answer: gala

  88. In multiple versions of an advertisement for a particular type of candy, a character named Mr. Owl returns a used candy stick to a young boy. What is the candy being advertised?

    Answer: Tootsie Pop

  89. The flu shot is recommended by the WHO and CDC for yearly vaccination for nearly all people over the age of six months. What animal's eggs are often used to produce this vaccine each year?

    Answer: Hen / Chicken

  90. What Sacramento museum, the oldest art museum west of the Mississippi, was founded in 1885? It shares its “C” name with the last name with a fictional female character used to sell food and recipes.

    Answer: Crocker

  91. Lebowski's Grill slings fast food inside an Austin establishment dedicated to what non-culinary activity?

    Answer: Bowling

  92. The Italian manufacturer Ferrero is nearly synonymous in the US with what specific chocolate-y product?

    Answer: chocolate hazelnut truffles

  93. To lead others to a food source, an ant will lay down a scent trail of what type of chemicals?

    Answer: pheromones

  94. What fast-food chain famously sold out of chicken sandwiches in 2019 and announced they'd return on a Sunday to take a jab at rival Chick-Fil-A?

    Answer: Popeyes

  95. What common herb do some eaters complain tastes of soap? Some consumers of this plant in the family Apiaceae have a variation in their olfactory-receptor genes which brings out the soapy taste of this plant’s leaves.

    Answer: Cilantro (coriander)

  96. What soup is the official state cuisine of Louisiana? This soup includes the Cajun/Creole "holy trinity" of celery, bell pepper, and onions along with stock, shellfish, and a thickener.

    Answer: Gumbo

  97. What common food with the scientific name Malus domestica is also the first name of Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter?

    Answer: Apple

  98. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay's Pub & Grill and Hell's Kitchen restaurants are both located in what ancient Rome-themed hotel and casino?

    Answer: Caesars Palace

  99. What Food Network reality competition, that started in 2011, features teams designing displays based on what fall holiday? Appropriately, celebrities such as Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark, serve as guest judges.

    Answer: Halloween Wars

  100. The world-famous Tsukiji fish market features daily early-morning tuna auctions in what city?

    Answer: Tokyo

  101. Sushi is not an interchangeable term with "raw fish" but is a more general term for a Japanese way of preparing and serving vinegared rice. Speaking of raw fish. . . what is the term for the raw fish salad served in a bowl which originated in Hawaii?

    Answer: Poke

  102. Officially recognized as its state berry in 1991, Maine is one the world’s top producers of the wild variety of what fruit that is actually deep purple due to its anthocyanin antioxidants?

    Answer: Blueberry

  103. Approved by the FDA in January 2021, Cabenuva, a combination of the drugs cabotegravir and rilpivirine, treats individuals with what viral infection?

    Answer: HIV

  104. Max, the cute mascot of Pfizer antibiotic Zithromax, was what stripey type of animal?

    Answer: zebra

  105. The vaccine for measles prevention is often called the MMR vaccine because it also prevents the mumps and what other disease?

    Answer: Rubella

  106. Jason Thompson narrates, "Fire" by the Ohio Players is the opening theme, and Gordon Ramsay hosts what reality television show that debuted on Fox in 2005?

    Answer: Hell's Kitchen

  107. What is the four letter word for the paste made from fermented soybeans and barley or rice malt which is commonly used in Japanese cooking? This term can also be used to describe a type of soup thickened with the paste.

    Answer: Miso

  108. Ernie, Elmer, Buckets, Ma, and Doc are just some of the elves who help advertise the sweet treats of what food brand, which has been owned by Ferrero since 2019?

    Answer: Keebler

  109. Contrary to what its name might suggest, this animal is not actually a swine but is rather a rodent. This animal may be a pet, a lab research subjects, or food. What is this animal?

    Answer: Guinea Pig

  110. Haggis, a dish consisting of minced sheep heart, lungs, and liver mixed with onions and oatmeal, is a national dish of which European country?

    Answer: Scotland

  111. John Torode and Gregg Wallace got an earful when they eliminated a contestant from what BBC cooking competition for a chicken rendang that wasn't "crispy" enough?

    Answer: MasterChef

  112. Somewhere between a coffee and a dessert, an ‘affogato’ contains espresso poured over what other star ingredient?

    Answer: Gelato

  113. In 2019, Fig Newton-maker Nabisco revealed that its mystery Oreo flavor that year had been what deep-fried Spanish dessert?

    Answer: Churro

  114. The home stadium for the Pittsburgh Steelers, as well as the collegiate Pittsburgh Panthers, located on Art Rooney Avenue, is named after what food processing conglomerate with regional origins? Named after founder Henry, they are known for their many varieties of food products.

    Answer: Heinz Field

  115. The 2.0 version of the Android operating system was nicknamed "Eclair" and the 2.3 version was nicknamed "Gingerbread." In between was the five-letter name of a cold dessert which exploded in popularity in the 2000s with self-serve toppings. What dessert is this?

    Answer: Froyo

  116. What fruit sometimes known as the alligator pear is likely to have originated in South Central Mexico? Botanically speaking, this fruit is a large berry with a single seed and it is now grown in dozens of countries in both hemispheres.

    Answer: Avocado. avocadoes

  117. Often appended with "tea" to distinguish it from a culture of bacteria and yeast, what is the fermented, slightly effervescent, sweetened tea drink that is often consumed for purported health benefits? Although its origins are not fully known, it is believed to have originated in China.

    Answer: Kombucha

  118. Because of its oblong shape, Chicago's giant metal "Cloud Gate" sculpture is nicknamed for what staple food?

    Answer: Bean

  119. The Nisga'a are a group of Indigenous people of Canada that reside in which of the nation's provinces? Traditionally. the Nisga'a had a cuisine driven by harvesting "beach food" year round, including razor clams, mussels, oysters, limpets, scallops, abalone, fish, and seaweed.

    Answer: British Columbia

  120. Rice-A-Roni, Cap'n Crunch, and Life Cereals are all food brands that PepsiCo acquired as part of their 2001 purchase of what company?

    Answer: Quaker Oats Company

  121. FDA issued new regulations in 2011 concerning the use of the labels "Broad Spectrum" and "Water Resistant" for what over-the-counter product?

    Answer: sunscreen

  122. Akin to macaroni and cheese, the classic Italian dish "cacio e pepe" literally translates as "cheese and WHAT?"

    Answer: pepper

  123. Governor Andy Beshear is attempting to promote economic development in his state with a program called “Team ______”. Fill in the blank, a state that is home to Humana and Yum Foods.

    Answer: Kentucky

  124. There's nothing about putting lipstick on pigs in the FD&C Act, which stands for food, drugs, and what other stuff?

    Answer: Cosmetic

  125. What American city lends its name to an omelette stuffed with diced ham, onions, and green peppers, topped with cheese, and served with a side of home fries or hashed browns?

    Answer: Denver

  126. The publicly-traded fast food operating company Yum! Brands is based in Louisville and famously owns KFC along with many other chain restaurants. Name one other chain owned by Yum.

    Answer: Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, The Habit Burger Grill, and WingStreet

  127. If you order this Latin American or Filipino dish, you'll normally see it spelled in Spanish, but if you really wanted to translate it into English it would probably be patty, pie, or turnover. What is this baked or fried pastry with filling that comes from the Spanish verb which means "to enbread?"

    Answer: Empanada

  128. Known for her performances in The Farewell, Ocean's Eight, and Crazy Rich Asians, actress and comedian Nora Lum is better known by the stage name she used to release rap music. What is that stage name, which is a homophone of a brand of bottled water?

    Answer: Awkwafina

  129. Zuo Zongtang was a 19th century Qing dynasty statesman and leader, though he is best known in North America because the romanized version of his name is found on thousands of restaurant menus as what food item?

    Answer: General Tso's Chicken

  130. Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery has many brands of popular beer, but only one had a series of commercials that lasted more than a decade and starred Jonathan Goldsmith. Goldsmith's name-less character became iconic enough to be included in many internet memes in the 2000s. Name the beer brand OR the character.

    Answer: Dos Equis (Most Interesting Man in the World)

  131. The "Cutie" brand of produce primarily focuses on what miniature cousin of the orange?

    Answer: Clementine

  132. Sam Walton started Wal-Mart in what US state? It is also the home state for Dillard’s Department Stores and Tyson Foods.

    Answer: Arkansas

  133. Despite the companies merging only three years ago in 2017, PetSmart announced in October 2020 that it would be splitting from what online pet food and supply store?

    Answer: Chewy

  134. Sometimes called "the green fairy," what anise-flavored spirit is used as a rinse in a classic New Orleans Sazerac cocktail?

    Answer: Absinthe

  135. If you're comparing Scotts, Vigoro, and Schultz in an aisle, you're almost certainly looking to buy what critical agricultural "ingredient" that is considered a crucial component of conventional food systems?

    Answer: Fertilizer

  136. Anna Kendrick sings of "bags of Tostitos with salsa and queso" in a Frito-Lay ad that parodies what song from "The Sound of Music?"

    Answer: My Favorite Things

  137. Chinese gooseberry is another name for what fruit? This fruit's name is also used for a flightless bird and a commonly accepted demonym for an Eastern Hemisphere nationality.

    Answer: Kiwi

  138. A company called Mycorrhiza Biotech's products include pine seedlings inoculated with the bianchetto variety of what fungus that is highly valuable to chefs?

    Answer: truffle

  139. For Cyber Monday in the US in 2019, Google "baked" Pixel 4 phones inside the pizza boxes of what fast food chain as a limited promotion?

    Answer: Dominos

  140. Ashton Kutcher asks wife Mila Kunis, who has a tell-tale orange stain around her mouth, whether she's stolen his snacks in a 2021 Super Bowl commercial for what brand?

    Answer: Cheetos

  141. Abertam, camembert, and casu marzu are all types of what diverse food product that's been created since before recorded history?

    Answer: Cheese

  142. What “M” food conglomerate, based in Chicago, Illinois, owns Cadbury, Chips Ahoy, and Oreo among others? Formerly known as Kraft Foods, it got its name from combining the Latin words for “world” and “delicious.”

    Answer: Mondelez International

  143. "The truth is, we're not that dumb, and we're not that smart" was a quote from Donald Keough, the president of what drink manufacturer after conspiracies arose about a purposely inferior product the company had released to drive up demand for their original product?

    Answer: Coca-Cola

  144. Also a word for something of little value, what classic British dessert usually consists of layers of fruit, sponge cake, custard, and whipped cream?

    Answer: trifle

  145. Paunch Burger is a fictional fast-food chain that fills the bellies of Pawnee residents on what sitcom?

    Answer: Parks and Recreation

  146. What seafood-serving Boston restaurant located near Faneuil Hall is located in a building from the early 1700s, is listed as a National Historic Landmark and has a reasonable claim as the oldest restaurant in Boston?

    Answer: Union Oyster House

  147. What is the dairy product that is occasionally known as curds and whey, is drained to keep the curds loose (rather than pressed like Paneer), and is usually "dressed" with cream?

    Answer: Cottage Cheese

  148. The United States Anti-Doping Agency recently stated they can't unilaterally change rules that led to the suspension of what U.S. sprinter from the Tokyo Olympics?

    Answer: Sha'Carri Richardson

  149. The orange-and-blue packaging of what Nestle candy bar proclaims that it is "crispety, crunchety, peanut-buttery?"

    Answer: Butterfinger

  150. What ring-shaped pasta, frequently filled with meats or cheese, are sometimes referred to as "belly buttons" because of their navel-like shape?

    Answer: Tortellini

  151. Cincinnati is home to a unique style of what kind of food which they often put on hot dogs and spaghetti?

    Answer: Chili

  152. The couscous mixed with beef and vegetables in a "tagine" is often considered the national food of what North African country with a capital in Rabat?

    Answer: Morocco

  153. The beverage company Keurig added what soda to its name in 2018, following the acquisition of that soda's parent company?

    Answer: Dr Pepper

  154. What's the six-letter name for the Vietnamese single-serving sandwich, usually served on a baguette, that typically features a fusion of meats and vegetables from native Vietnamese cuisine such as pork sausage, coriander leaf, cucumber, and picked carrots?

    Answer: Bánh mì

  155. What is the term for a sweet pie of British origin often filled with a mixture of dried fruits and spices referred to as "meat?" The pie is traditionally served during the Christmas season and was once known as "mutton pie."

    Answer: Mincemeat pie

  156. Lactobacillus delbrueckii and Streptococcus thermophilus are the two most common bacteria used for creating what grocery store staple which skyrocketed in popularity in the 2000s in the U.S.?

    Answer: Yogurt

  157. In 2004, New York City took legal action against vendors at an Ecuadorian festival to prevent them from selling the meat of which animal? This animal belongs to the order Rodentia and is a relatively common household pet in the United States.

    Answer: Guinea Pig

  158. Lindt expanded their chocolate empire in the 1990s with the acquisition of what California-based chocolate company founded by and named after an Italian immigrant?

    Answer: Ghirardelli

  159. Coffee was the first food to undergo what process for cold-temperature long-term preservation?

    Answer: Freeze-dried

  160. What upscale retailer was founded in Austin in 1978 by John Mackey and Renee Lawson? The small store was initially called SaferWay, as a spoof of Safeway.

    Answer: Whole Foods Market

  161. While Jerry and Elaine are waiting for a table at a Chinese restaurant, Jerry dares Elaine to eat what food from a stranger's plate?

    Answer: Egg Roll

  162. Declared by medical device manufacturers in each market where they plan to sell a new product, the intellectual-property acronym FTO stands for "freedom to" WHAT?

    Answer: operate

  163. What pop superstar teamed up with Oreo to offer her "little monster" fans a themed pink cookie with green filling, released as a limited edition in January 2021?

    Answer: Lady Gaga

  164. The traditional recipe for pound cake includes one pound each of four ingredients: flour, sugar, butter, and WHAT?

    Answer: eggs

  165. Now owned by ConAgra foods, what brand of cake mixes, pie fillings, and other sweet treats, is named after a man who was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1880?

    Answer: Duncan Hines

  166. "The Snack That Smiles Back" is the slogan for what salty vegetarian snack?

    Answer: Goldfish

  167. In the Indonesian dish nasi goreng, "goreng" means "fried" and "nasi" means what staple food?

    Answer: Rice

  168. "Where's the beef?" is a catchphrase in the United States and Canada introduced in 1984 by what fast food chain? The phrase eventually entered popular culture as a multipurpose phrase questioning the substance of an idea.

    Answer: Wendy's

  169. What "B" berry was grown by and named after a California horticulturist who crossed the European raspberry, European blackberry, American dewberry, and loganberry?

    Answer: Boysenberry

  170. Used as a punishment in the 2018 film "The Secret Life of Bees" and as a critical plot point in 1992's "My Cousin Vinny," what dish of boiled cornmeal came from a Native American Muskogee tribe's recipe in the 16th century?

    Answer: Grits

  171. According to 18th-century satirist Jonathan Swift, "he was a bold man that first ate" what bivalve that comes in Bluepoint and Kumamoto varieties?

    Answer: Oyster

  172. What is the name of the Japanese snack food first sold in 1966 initially described as a "chocolate covered biscuit stick?" There are now additional flavored coatings such as almond, strawberry, milk, green tea, banana, and coconut.

    Answer: Pocky

  173. Imagine a squid. Add together the number of arms and tentacles. What is the sum? Hint: squids are cephalopods in the superorder Decapodiformes.

    Answer: 10

  174. If you order a dish of Indian food which includes chana, you'll be treated to a legume that goes by two different common names in English. With one guess, name either of these names.

    Answer: Chick pea or garbanzo bean

  175. The FDA's first commissioner, Harvey Washington Wiley, began serving in 1907, and was appointed by what President?

    Answer: Theodore Roosevelt

  176. What dessert is known as a symbol of harvest time and is generally flavored with cinnamon, powdered ginger, nutmeg, and cloves? The world record for the largest of these desserts weighed 3,699 pounds and measured 20 feet in diameter.

    Answer: Pumpkin pie

  177. “Peasants cabbage” was an early term used for what cruciferous plant that spiked in popularity in the 2000s?

    Answer: Kale

  178. In ruminant animals, the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasum are the four compartments of what organ, which helps the animals ferment their food before digestion?

    Answer: Stomach

  179. According to FDA regulations, what unit of volume of ice cream must weigh at least 4.5 pounds to be called "ice cream?"

    Answer: gallon

  180. Name this mystery fruit. It's known as the "king of fruits" in some regions. It's known for its strong odor and thorn-covered rind. If you removed one letter from this fruit's name and repeated yourself, you'd have the name of a mega-successful 80s band.

    Answer: Durian

  181. What common vegetable is the most-cultivated member of the Allium genus, has an unknown country of origin, has been used for at least 7,000 years by humans, and is considered toxic for cats and dogs?

    Answer: Onion

  182. Makizushi is a cylindrical piece of sushi traditionally wrapped in nori, which is typically referred to by what English word?

    Answer: Seaweed

  183. Boston is a specific cultivar of what leafy vegetable? This variant is also known as Butterhead or Bibb lettuce.

    Answer: Lettuce

  184. "Aloo" is a foodstuff found in many popular Indian dishes such as Aloo gobi. Aloo refers to what common, starchy food?

    Answer: Potato

  185. Technically translating directly as "candy from milk," what is the name of the confection from Latin America prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a brown substance which is used as a dessert or topping?

    Answer: Dulce de Leche

  186. From 1862 to 1927, the FDA incorporated what scientific study of the properties and behavior of matter into its name? This “C” word can also be used to describe how people get along.

    Answer: chemistry

  187. In 2021 Joey Chestnut broke the record for most hot dogs consumed in 10 minutes (76) at the Coney Island Hot Dog Eating competition. He holds many other world records and is an active member of the MLE community. What does MLE stand for?

    Answer: Major League Eating

  188. What dish is well-described by Wikipedia as "a dish made from leavened batter or dough that is cooked between two plates that are patterned to give a characteristic size, shape and surface impression"?

    Answer: Waffle

  189. What company's best-selling sandwich was initially named the B.M.T. to stand for Brooklyn Manhattan Transit, but now officially stands for "Biggest, Meatiest, Tastiest"?

    Answer: Subway

  190. The 6th largest privately held company (by 2014 revenue) in the US is a famed manufacturer of both confectionaries and pet food. What is this celestially-named company?

    Answer: Mars

  191. First used during the American Revolutionary War, what three-letter acronym describes food that is prepared to be directly consumed by soldiers on the battlefield? Its acronym partially resembles a scan you might get at the hospital.

    Answer: MRE

  192. Momo is a popular South Asian food combining a carb-heavy covering with a filling of meat or vegetables. This food is often served in East Asia by what other name?

    Answer: Dumpling

  193. According to the USDA, a can of "fruit cocktail" must be comprised of 25-45% pears, 6-16% pineapple, 6-20% grapes, 2-6% cherries, and, as its largest proportion, 30-50% of what fruit?

    Answer: Peaches

  194. Somewhat fittingly, the Italian city with the most Michelin stars of any Italian city is also often considered the birthplace of modern pizza. What is this third-largest (by population) Italian city?

    Answer: Naples

  195. A popular New Year dessert in China and Taiwan is Eight Treasure Rice. The "eight treasures" might include the black and golden varieties of what type of dried fruit?

    Answer: Raisins

  196. City Island is an island in New York City with a population of ~4,000 residents and is known for its many seafood restaurants and New England-esque atmosphere of boating and fishing. City Island is technically part of which borough?

    Answer: The Bronx

  197. Generally (though not exclusively), Philly cheesesteaks feature either provolone or American cheese, but they may also feature what processed cheese sauce made by Kraft?

    Answer: Cheez Whiz

  198. Reflecting their shape, the pasta known as "orecchiette" comes from the Italian name for what body parts?

    Answer: ears

  199. Fat Tire, a Belgian-style ale, is the flagship beer of what Colorado-based craft brewery that distributes their bottled beers nationally?

    Answer: New Belgium

  200. The heat of Hatch green chiles varies from about 1,000 to 8,000 SHU, a chili pepper heat unit scale bearing what S-word last name of an American pharmacist?

    Answer: Scoville

  201. What conglomerate, headquartered in London, creates popular food brands like PureLeaf, Klondike, and Ben & Jerry's?

    Answer: Unilever

  202. On the original Iron Chef, the four iron chefs were masters of Japanese, Italian, French, and what other Asian nationality of cooking?

    Answer: Chinese

  203. Vermicast is the end result of processes including vermifiltration and vermicomposting, which are used in the breakdown of vegetation, foods, wastewater, and even sewage sludge. European nightcrawlers are a species of what type of animal used in these processes?

    Answer: worm

  204. Long before "Animal House," Harvard's entire 1818 sophomore class was expelled for engaging in what sort of battle?

    Answer: Food Fight

  205. Young & Rubicam Advertising Agency were the creators of the "Bet You Can't Eat Just One" slogan for what brand of salty snacks?

    Answer: Lay's Potato Chips

  206. What six-letter food term originally referred to skirt steak (the original cut of beef used in the dish) but now refers to a Mexican cuisine with a grilled meat served as a taco on a flour or corn tortilla?

    Answer: Fajita

  207. A mixture of lemonade and iced tea is an Arnold Palmer. Spike it with vodka and it becomes a drink named after what golfer who won PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 1991?

    Answer: John Daly

  208. What is the name of the pure spirit, usually taken as an after dinner drink, that is distilled from wine? It is usually caramel colored and the most renowned products come from France.

    Answer: Brandy

  209. What food item "stands alone" at the end of the classic children's song "The Farmer in the Dell?"

    Answer: Cheese

  210. American Cone and Pretzel Company was the initial name of what snack brand founded in 1917 in Philadelphia that has been owned by Frito-Lay since the 1960s?

    Answer: Rold Gold

  211. What famous drink was introduced as "Brad's Drink" in New Bern, North Carolina in 1893 at a drugstore? The product was renamed five years later after the Greek "p" word for "digestion."

    Answer: Pepsi Cola

  212. The three most common tree varieties from which maple syrup is made? Acer saccharum, Acer rubrum, and Acer nigrum. Give the English name for at least one of these tree varieties.

    Answer: Sugar maple and red maple and black maple

  213. Any variety of cheese that resembles Emmental cheese is typically referred to in the United States as what yellow-white variety?

    Answer: Swiss cheese

  214. What brand's name is a "syllabic abbreviation" of two states in which some of their original potato fields were located? The brand originally included the outlines of these states, but the logo has simplified over the years and they are now a brand within the Kraft Heinz snack food empire.

    Answer: Ore-Ida

  215. Whole milk, lemon juice, and salt are typically the only three ingredients (along with a half hour of time) for making what popular homemade cheese with a name meaning "refined" in Italian?

    Answer: Ricotta

  216. The FDA started regulating the manufacturing process of microwave ovens the same year in which Bangladesh separated from Pakistan. In what DECADE did both of these events occur?

    Answer: 1970s

  217. What Nabisco-produced snack (cookie?) with mostly yellow packaging was named for a town near Boston?

    Answer: Fig Newton

  218. Grocer Joel Owsley Cheek started a coffee brand in 1892 and soon named the brand after a hotel in Nashville, Tennessee (the brand's largest customer). The brand was the highest-selling coffee in the United States for nearly 100 years and frequently incorporates its "good to the last drop" slogan into its logo. What brand is this?

    Answer: Maxwell House

  219. What type of chemical will an ant will lay down to lead others to a food source?

    Answer: pheromones

  220. Introduced in 1927, what powdered drink mix is the official state soft drink of Nebraska, where it was invented?

    Answer: Kool-Aid

  221. What yogurt drink flavored with fruit or spices is a favorite beverage in India?

    Answer: Lassi

  222. In Australia, a piece of white bread topped with butter and a bunch of tiny sprinkles (or nonpareils) is known by what spritely term?

    Answer: Fairy Bread

  223. The Mission is a neighborhood in San Francisco. It is also a popular type of what food item? This item's variety is known for its addition of extra rice along with a steamed outer layer.

    Answer: Burrito

  224. What double-Z word means the muscular enlargement in a bird's digestive tract that grinds food, often with the help of stones the bird has swallowed?

    Answer: gizzard

  225. The very-common robotic surgical system that was first approved by the FDA in 2000 and is made by the company Intuitive Surgical is designed to facilitate surgery with a minimally invasive approach and is fully controlled by a surgeon from a console. This robotic system is named after what famous man?

    Answer: Leonardo da Vinci

  226. Because, why not: Some dude played Snow's "Informer" on a pan flute in ads for the spicy Dinamitas line of what mouth-ruining chip brand?

    Answer: Doritos

  227. What is the name of the smooth, creamy, seasoned soup of French origin that is typically based on a strained broth of crustaceans? The name is thought to come from the body of water between Spain and France below the Celtic Sea.

    Answer: Bisque

  228. How many hot dogs (and buns) did legendary competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi eat in his first 4th of July Nathan's hot dog eating contest?


  229. What is the name of the Pawnee fast food chain that attempts to buy Lot 48 to build a new restaurant location?

    Answer: Paunch Burger

  230. What common term for a collective salute prior to imbibing originates from literally dropping a piece of food into one's glass?

    Answer: Toasting

  231. Applegate, Columbus Craft Meats, Dinty Moore, Jennie-O and Skippy are all brands owned and managed by what food processing company founded in Austin, Minnesota in 1891?

    Answer: Hormel

  232. Husband and wife team Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen designed the centerpiece of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in the 1980s. What is the common food that is part of their design?

    Answer: Cherry (Spoonbridge and Cherry)

  233. Poutine, often referred to as Canada's national dish, consists of french fries, gravy, and which other ingredient?

    Answer: Cheese curds

  234. The WFP is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations and it provides food assistance to over 90 million people across more than 80 countries each year. What do the initials WFP stand for?

    Answer: World Food Programme

  235. After an aborted merger attempt with Uber, the food delivery company Grubhub agreed in June 2020 to be acquired by what other delivery-focused software company?

    Answer: Just Eat Takeaway.com

  236. What is the FDA designation that expedites the development and review of drugs that treat serious or life-threatening conditions?

    Answer: Breakthrough therapy

  237. What American chain localizes its fare with offerings such as Turkish coffee in the Republic of Georgia and versions of its signature product stuffed with kimchi in South Korea and topped with fish flakes in China?

    Answer: Dunkin' Donuts

  238. New Haven's Frank Pepe frequently tops lists of the best restaurants in the U.S. for what food?

    Answer: Pizza

  239. Although the term is often used by cosmetic companies, the FDA has explicitly said that what 13-letter portmanteau has no legal meaning? Generally speaking, this word describes a combination of a drug and a cosmetic.

    Answer: Cosmeceutical

  240. In 2012, what fast-food chain promoted a new line of menu items using QR codes made from lemons and avocados, along with their slogan "Live Mas?"

    Answer: Taco Bell

  241. Among recent threats to the UN's Agenda 2030 "Zero Hunger" goal is a swarm of what Biblical pest threatening East African and Indian food supplies?

    Answer: Locusts

  242. In contrast to THC, what three letters are used to refer to the chemical compound in cannabis that is the non-psychoactive portion of the plant, which has been shown to have some relaxing and pain-relieving properties?

    Answer: CBD

  243. The FDA’s ability to test drug safety was strengthened by amendments in 1962 sponsored by representative Oren Harris and what senator from Tennessee? Known for his fight against organized crime, he was the also the Democratic Vice Presidential candidate in 1956.

    Answer: Estes Kefauver

  244. Before its name was shortened in 1930, the FDA's full name was the Food, Drug, and what Administration, which highlighted its work ensuring the safety of chemicals put on crops?

    Answer: Insecticide

  245. According to Sec. 135.110 of the FDA's Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, ice cream is considered to be frozen custard if its weight is made up more than 1.4% by what ingredient?

    Answer: Egg Yolk

  246. According to FDA, what no-no is defined as "violations involving improperly labeled or deceptively packaged products?"

    Answer: misbranding

  247. Made with milk, butter, flour, eggs, and sugar and traditionally eaten on Easter, paska is what type of food?

    Answer: Bread

  248. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, what successful PepsiCo subsidiary makes and sells corn and potato chips? Their name is in part as a combination of a discount brand of tortilla strips that come in chili cheese, and a potato chip that comes in a yellow bag and has a number of flavor varieties.

    Answer: Frito Lay

  249. What popular cereal brand was introduced in 1941, and released its popular “Honey Nut” spin-off in 1979?

    Answer: Cheerios

  250. What food conglomerate owns diverse brands such as Buitoni Italian foods, DiGiornio frozen pizza, and Carnation evaporated milk? They are probably known by name mostly for their sweets, including Toll House cookies and various chocolate candies.

    Answer: Nestle

  251. Although the agency was not known as such back then, the FDA's regulatory function began with the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act, signed into law by what President?

    Answer: Theodore Roosevelt

  252. What multinational food conglomerate, based in Battle Creek, Michigan, makes Corn and Frosted Flakes, in addition to Eggo and Pringles and more? It was created while John and his brother W.K. were working at the Battle Creek Sanitarium in the 19th Century.

    Answer: Kellogg's

  253. What brand of salad dressings, sauces, cookies, and other packaged foods is named after the man who won a Best Actor Oscar for starring in "The Color of Money?"

    Answer: Newman's Own

  254. What Philadelphia-based coffee chain, whose name means "the dove" in French, is majority-owned by Chobani yogurt CEO Hamdi Ulukaya?

    Answer: La Colombe

  255. Personifying the chain's claim that you can "have it your way," the Subservient Chicken was a long-running promotional gimmick used by what fast-food chain?

    Answer: Burger King

  256. The Food And Drug Administration is based in a Maryland city known as ______ Spring. Fill in the one word blank, also a metal with chemical symbol Ag on the periodic table of elements.

    Answer: Silver

  257. Traditionally held in Munich, what is the world’s largest Volksfest, a 16 to 18 day celebration in late September featuring parades, food, and music?

    Answer: Oktoberfest

  258. Similar to a Heath bar, what Hershey's candy bar brand consists of a thin slab of butter toffee covered in milk chocolate?

    Answer: Skor

  259. The FDA headquarters building in Silver Spring, MD, is known as the White ______ Campus. Fill in the one word blank, a common three word “O” tree name.

    Answer: White Oak Campus

  260. Through the Public Health Service Act, the FDA is responsible for regulating things outside of food and drugs, such as what lights that are optically amplified by radiation?

    Answer: Lasers

  261. Blue and Gold became sub-brands of Camel and Marlboro after the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act prevented manufacturers from using what deceptive L-word?

    Answer: Lights

  262. The Tendergrill is a grilled-chicken sandwich offered by what "royal" fast-food chain whose slogan was once "Have It Your Way?"

    Answer: Burger King

  263. What “M” seafood company, based in Norway and formerly known as Marine Harvest ASA, is the world’s largest producer of Atlantic salmon? While spelled differently, it sounds like a four-lettered Hawaiian island.

    Answer: Mowi

  264. What grocery chain, the largest in the UK, got its start in 1919 when founder Jack Cohen returned from World War I to sell surplus goods at a stall in East London?

    Answer: Tesco

  265. What popular fast food chicken franchise, owned by Yum!, was co-founded in 1952 by a well-known Colonel who obtained that honorific title from the US state referenced in the restaurant’s name?

    Answer: Kentucky Fried Chicken

  266. Laid-back Floridian vibes were the inspiration for what soft drink brand, whose logo includes a pair of lizards facing in opposite directions?

    Answer: SoBe

  267. What is the name of the fluorescent-green, orange-flavored Hi-C variety that debuted in 1986 as a tie-in to the animated series "The Real Ghostbusters?"

    Answer: Ecto Cooler

  268. Now made by Ferrara Candy Company, what brand consists of sweet-and-sour candy powder poured into the mouth from a package that looks like a colorful drinking straw wrapper?

    Answer: Pixy Stix

  269. A brand of candy owned by Mendelez, featuring little people sized pieces that start sour and become sweet, are the Sour ______ Kids. Fill in the one word blank, a “P” word associated with Cabbage dolls of the 1980s, whom the candy may be named after.

    Answer: Sour Patch Kids

  270. A dark English beer developed in the 18th century, combined with a William Katt horror movie from 1985, gives us what steak, a thick cut from the rear end of the short loin?

    Answer: Porterhouse (Porter + House)

  271. Gran Parrilla del Plata, Nuestro Secreto, El Pobre Luis, and Cabaña Las Lilas are four of the 13 steakhouses featured as the best by Condé Nast in what South American CITY known for its tasty bovine?

    Answer: Buenos Aires

  272. Alexander Frehse was a Swiss baker who was one of the first to publish a recipe for a specific type of dessert that combined a fruit custard and an egg white-based topping. What is this dessert?

    Answer: Lemon meringue pie

  273. The “Three Sisters” have been three of the main staple crops of many North American native tribes for thousands of years. They are planted together and believed to provide a balanced diet. One of these is corn. With one guess, name either of the other two.

    Answer: Beans and squash

  274. Based in part on an old sailor-favorite dish slathered in molasses, the city of Boston had a tourism slogan in the 1900s: "You Don't Know ______ Until You Come to Boston." What word fills in the blank?

    Answer: Beans

  275. Dig'em Frog is the green-and-yellow mascot for what cereal brand produced by Kellogg's? As a not-so-helpful hint, this character typically wears a blue hat.

    Answer: Honey Smacks

  276. Since 2006, what variety of apple has been Minnesota's state apple? It's considered such a prized commodity due to its sweetness, firmness, and tartness which make it an ideal apple for eating raw and its large cells, which rupture when bitten, filling the mouth with juice.

    Answer: Honeycrisp

  277. Although founded in Vancouver, the beverage company known for distributing "cane sugar soda" drinks with user-submitted photography on the bottles has been based in Seattle for more than 20 years. What is this surname-named company? The company produces and bottles their own beverages.

    Answer: Jones Soda

  278. The International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago serves as a macabre dedication to the art of cutting people open, including a surgeon "Hall of Fame." Included in the museum's archives are letters and journals from what famous English statistician who is often considered the founder of modern nursing?

    Answer: Florence Nightingale

  279. A leafy vegetable native to the Mediterranean along with other cabbage species began appearing in northern Europe during the 5th century and a few hundred years later became closely associated with a major European city on the river Senne. Today, their name continues to reference that city. What is this vegetable?

    Answer: Brussels Sprouts

  280. A staple of baking known for its malleability and thickness, what almond-based confection is commonly used in decorative cake competitions to create figurines or other complex designs?

    Answer: Marzipan

  281. What iconic food item, that is also used as a measure of a currency's purchasing power, was created in the Pittsburgh suburb Uniontown in 1967?

    Answer: Big Mac

  282. What fruit do the Portuguese call abacaxi? The English term for this fruit was first used to describe the reproductive organs of conifer trees. (Hint: Costa Rica, Brazil, and the Philippines collectively account for nearly one third of the fruit's global production.)

    Answer: Pineapple

  283. What fast food restaurant once aired commercials featuring a talking oven mitt pitching the slogan “What Are You Eating Today?”

    Answer: Arby's

  284. Founded in Minnesota in 1891, what food processing company was known throughout the 20th century as the manufacturer of Spam? Today, the company owns and distributes brands such as Jennie-O and Skippy.

    Answer: Hormel

  285. Bolar Pharmaceutical Company and Vitarine Pharmaceuticals were two of the guilty parties in a corruption scandal involving the FDA and manufacturers that were accepting bribes for the approval of what class of drugs that typically signify they are a chemical and therapeutic equivalent of a drug with an expired patent?

    Answer: Generics

  286. What common household protein is a main ingredient in tempera paint?

    Answer: Eggs

  287. Vernon Rudolph bought a sweet yeast-raised recipe from a New Orleans chef, rented a building in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and started a company in 1937. Fast forward almost 100 years later, and the alliterative company started by Rudolph is still headquartered in North Carolina featuring a classic red-and-green logo. What is this company?

    Answer: Krispy Kreme

  288. Americans can't get cute teensy boxes of Camels like in England because the Tobacco Control Act places what minimum number of cigarettes in a pack?

    Answer: 20

  289. Prepared since the imperial era, what Chinese dish is served with a a meat characterized by thin, crisp skin often eaten with spring onion, cucumber, hoisin sauce and pancakes?

    Answer: Peking duck

  290. A "Baked Alaska" dessert is, unsurprisingly, a baked dessert made of ice cream that is covered in what other sweet?

    Answer: Meringue

  291. Under Senator Chuck Schumer's 2021 Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, regulatory authority over cannabis will move to agencies like the FDA and ATF instead of what Department of Justice agency?

    Answer: Drug Enforcement Administration

  292. Sriracha is a type of popular hot sauce named for a city located in what country?

    Answer: Thailand

  293. What is the name of the type of icing frequently used to decorate cakes because it is thicker and less runny than standard icing?

    Answer: Fondant

  294. Known mainly for spreading a specific type of food, what Massachusetts-born 19th century man was also fond of spreading religion throughout the country on his journeys?

    Answer: Johnny Appleseed

  295. Toblerone got its name from founder Theodor Tobler and "torrone," the Italian word for what crackly confection found in each bar?

    Answer: Nougat

  296. What Chicago-based restaurant chain was founded in 1963 as "The Dog House" and featured Chicago-style foods such as hot dogs, Maxwell Street Polish, and Italian Beef?

    Answer: Portillos

  297. Coffee was the first food to be preserved through what long-lasting "cold" method?

    Answer: Freeze dried

  298. There's a pair of words that can indicate either a Canadian whiskey brand or an American cola brand depending on the sequence of the two words. With one guess, name either brand.

    Answer: Crown Royal

  299. The condiment typically known as thousand island dressing and occasionally referred to on fast food menus as "special sauce" is in fact named for the Thousand Islands region which exists along the border of what TWO countries?

    Answer: US and Canada

  300. Hennessy and Remy Martin are based in what French town?

    Answer: Cognac

  301. The simple rum and Coke cocktail is also known by what two-word name that contains the name of an island nation?

    Answer: Cuba Libre

  302. Mister Donut is a fast food franchise with 1,000+ locations. Although founded in the US, Mister Donut is now headquartered in what Asian country?

    Answer: Japan

  303. When commercially produced, what is the dairy product that must contain no less than 18% milkfat before bulking agents are added and must have a total acidity of no less than 0.5%? Crème fraîche is one type of this dairy product.

    Answer: Sour cream

  304. With a dough enriched with eggs and butter and studded with fruit, what sweet, cylindrically-shaped Italian bread is traditionally served at Christmas?

    Answer: Panettone

  305. What is the name of the oldest producer of chocolate in the U.S,? The company was founded in Boston in 1765 and is still in operation. Coincidentally, the company's name came from its founder's surname but it is still quite appropriate for the food industry.

    Answer: The Baker Chocolate Company

  306. Foie gras is a luxury food product made from one specific organ of a duck or goose. What does this two-word French term translate to in English?

    Answer: Fat Liver

  307. From the Italian for "little shavings," what 13-letter word can mean a type of egg drop soup, or vanilla ice cream with chocolate shavings in it?

    Answer: stracciatella

  308. Also the name of a tool with a screw point for boring holes, what classic cocktail consists of gin, lime juice, and simple syrup?

    Answer: gimlet

  309. Which Belgian beer, named after a severe kind of alcohol withdrawal, has gained world fame with its warm light flavors and pink elephant logo? We're looking for two words.

    Answer: Delirium Tremens

  310. What Georgia city is known as the "sweet onion capital of the world?"

    Answer: Vidalia

  311. "Myanmar," "Koreatown, Los Angeles," and "Colombia" are the names of the first three episodes, respectively, of what Anthony Bourdain-hosted food travelogue show?

    Answer: Parts Unknown

  312. Cavendish, Pisang Raja, Red, Lady Finger, and Blue Java are five of the most common types of what fruit?

    Answer: Banana

  313. What famous donut shop in Portland, Oregon once served NyQuil- and Pepto Bismol-coated doughnuts before the FDA shut down the medicinal pastry operation?

    Answer: Voodoo Doughnuts

  314. What fermented milk drink gets its name from the grains that resemble its texture? It got its start in Russia before becoming more popular as a digestive aid around the world.

    Answer: Kefir

  315. "The Dave Chang Show" is his podcast, Momofuku is his most famous family of restaurants, and NYC is where most of his restaurants are based. What is the name of his Netflix show?

    Answer: Ugly Delicious

  316. Chocolate, peanut butter, and nougat are the main ingredients of what quick-eatin' Reese's bar that's called a Hershey Sidekick in Canada?

    Answer: Fast Break

  317. When melted chocolate comes into contact with water (even a small amount!) it quickly forms a gritty rough paste. What is the "s" name of this process?

    Answer: Seizing

  318. The field workers for the FDA are often known as "Investigators" but they have a more technical name abbreviated as CSOs. What does this initialism stand for? These are the folks that inspect production facilities, illnesses, and review cases of medical devices or drugs.

    Answer: Consumer Safety Officers

  319. What five-letter food word with origins on the Indian subcontinent technically refers to a cutlet of meat, but is now popularly used to describe the marinade in which the meat is soaked? The term is even used to describe vegetarian alternatives to the item, and the chicken preparation of this word is one of the most popular dishes in the United Kingdom.

    Answer: Tikka

  320. Although mofongo can trace its lineage to the African Fufu along with Spanish and Taíno influences, the dish is associated strongly with a single commonwealth. What territory is considered the homeland of this mixture of mashed plantains, chicharrón, olive oil, and garlic?

    Answer: Puerto Rico

  321. What "Market Hall" in Little Rock is considered a foundational piece of the revitalized River Market District and has housed a collection of food vendors since being refurbished in 2014?

    Answer: Ottenheimer Market Hall

  322. What beverage, which originated in New York City, is made of milk, carbonated water, and flavored syrup, and does not include either of the ingredients in its name?

    Answer: Egg Cream

  323. To honor a man who became more famous as the namesake for a popular food, Captain Cook gave what name to the islands now known as Hawaii?

    Answer: Sandwich islands

  324. In the 1986 film "Stand by Me," what candy is missing from the following quote? "If I could only have one food for the rest of my life? That's easy: _________. Cherry-flavored _________. No question about it."

    Answer: Pez

  325. The dwarf version of a certain tropical evergreen tree produces both a fruit and seed that are edible. The seed is much more popular than the fruit, especially as a dairy milk alternative and as a key ingredient in many Pakistani and Indian dishes, including the dessert Kaju barfi. What is this tree?

    Answer: Cashew

  326. What food item is used the official nickname of NASA’s round red, white and blue insignia and is the main component of the traditional Canadian dish, ragoût de boulettes?

    Answer: The “Meatball”

  327. Fitness has a surprisingly large number of meanings. Of course there is the state of health and well-being, and then biological fitness is an individual's ability to propagate its genes. There's also the product Fitness which is produced by Nestle and is what type of food?

    Answer: Cereal

  328. What Michigan-based fast food chain lost a March Madness bet on whether a 16 seed would upset a 1 seed and as a result is offering free "lunch boxes" on Monday, April 2, 2018?

    Answer: Little Caesar's

  329. The two main species of the coffee tree are Arabica and which other one that is more resistant to disease and yields more coffee?

    Answer: Robusta

  330. Brazil is the world's largest coffee bean producer and has been for over 150 years. Many other top coffee-producing nations are in South America and Central America, but what Southeast Asia country is actually the second largest producer?

    Answer: Vietnam

  331. The eye of an owl appears in the logo of what snack food brand, which makes Ridgies potato chips and Cheez Doodles cheese snacks?

    Answer: Wise

  332. Despite the name, poison dart frogs never develop toxicity when raised in captivation. What is the presumed reason for this non-toxic development process?

    Answer: Changed diet

  333. In ecosystems, the way different animals eat each other can be represented in a chart. Different from a food chain, name this chart made up of all the food chains in an ecosystem.

    Answer: Food Web

  334. Similar to a Manhattan but with Scotch whiskey instead of bourbon or rye, what classic cocktail is named after a Scottish hero of the 17th century?

    Answer: Rob Roy

  335. Frank Wisner, the owner of Colorado's Cripple Creek Brewing, invented a dessert in 1893 after being inspired by the nearby snowy peaks. He named this two-item combo "the black cow." Today it is better known by what name?

    Answer: Root Beer Float

  336. In "The Lord of the Rings," what is the Elvish name for the traveling food known as "Elven bread" or "Waybread" in common speech?

    Answer: lembas

  337. Unsurprisingly, the main psychoactive part of cannabis is THC. But less known is what THC stands for: tetra_____cannabinol. What five letters fill in the blank?

    Answer: Hydro

  338. The African grey variety of what tropical bird will selflessly help each other find food?

    Answer: Parrot

  339. What brand of chips has inspired an internet community to search for an individual chip that looks most like the Pope's hat?

    Answer: Doritos

  340. What is the name of the sour and spongy flatbread traditionally made out of teff flour which is the national dish of both Ethiopia and Eritrea?

    Answer: Injera

  341. What is the name of the fermented dairy drink that historically was the liquid left behind after churning a solid object out of cultured cream?

    Answer: Buttermilk

  342. What is the name of the small, cheese-flavored crackers produced under the Nabisco brand and first introduced in 1955? As a hint, we're NOT talking about Cheez-Its, those are produced by Sunshine Bakery.

    Answer: Cheese Nips

  343. A Massachusetts candy company dating back to 1847 has a divisive flagship candy with a chalky, hard exterior. Though often despised, it has proved valuable as a long-lasting ration during both the Civil War and World War II. One flavor of the candy is rumored to emit sparks when chewed or snapped in half. Name the candy or company.

    Answer: Necco Wafers

  344. The name "Chicago" is derived from a French rendering of the Native American word Shikaakwa, which is what type of food?

    Answer: Onion

  345. What internationally known chef with the first name Ettore began his career in Cleveland before reaching a level of household fame known by few other chefs in history?

    Answer: Chef Boyardee

  346. A crepe-like batter that is cooked thin and stuffed with fillings such as potatoes, onions, and cheese typically forms part of the Southern Indian and Sri Lankan diets. What is the four-letter English name for this food?

    Answer: Dosa

  347. Within 5 years, when did California become the first U.S. state to legalize medical marijuana usage?

    Answer: 1996 (1991-2001 accepted as correct)

  348. The famous slogan of "57 Varieties" created by H. J. Heinz was inspired by a saw that the food manufacturer saw advertising 21 styles of what piece of apparel? Even when Heinz first introduced the slogan it was already incorrect as his company was manufacturing more than 60 food product varieties.

    Answer: Shoes

  349. Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth were two of the three initial members of what influential new wave / post-punk band that emerged from New York in the 1970s? The group collaborated with producer Brian Eno on a trio of releases starting with "More Songs About Buildings and Food" in 1978.

    Answer: Talking Heads

  350. What is the name for any of the three bird species in the genus Fratercula? These birds all feature black and white plumage, hunt most of their food by diving into the water, and have beaks that turn a colorful bright orange in preparation for breeding season.

    Answer: Puffin

  351. Well-known for its eponymous India pale ale, its urban wheat ale named 312, and its Little Sumpin' Sumpin' pale ale, what nationally-distributed brewery is named for a 160-acre landmass in the Chicago River?

    Answer: Goose Island

  352. Often considered the most significant piece of federal legislation regarding food safety since the 1930s, in what year did President Obama sign the Food Safety Modernization Act into law?

    Answer: 2011

  353. The headquarters of the FDA in Maryland are located on a campus named after what type of tree in the Quercus subgenus?

    Answer: White oak

  354. From 2012 to late 2013, Walmart offered a mail subscription service in which customers would receive five to eight food samples each month to try new items. What was the "G" name of this service?

    Answer: Goodies

  355. First proposed by J.J. Thomson in 1904, a model of the atom in which electrons were embedded in a large positively-charged mass, with no nucleus, was popularly known by what alliterative food nickname?

    Answer: plum pudding

  356. More than 20 years after starting his "Counter Intelligence" column, the LA Weekly's Jonathan Gold became the first Pulitzer winner for criticism in what field?

    Answer: Food

  357. Blue Iris Flowers, Southern Maryland Seafood, and Union Meat Company all call what DC-building home? The building was first opened in 1873 and designed by German-born immigrant Adolf Cluss.

    Answer: Eastern Market

  358. Known for his molecular gastronomy techniques, what celebrity chef and cancer survivor is the co-owner of the famous Chicago restaurant Alinea?

    Answer: Grant Achatz

  359. What combination of a dairy product and an alcoholic drink is celebrated annually at a festival in Winchester, Kentucky, the birthplace of the food?

    Answer: Beer Cheese

  360. What round, green food is one of Brazil's most common pizza toppings? Though considered a vegetable nutritionally, this plant is botanically a fruit and it makes occasional appearances in carbonara sauces.

    Answer: Green Peas

  361. There is a specific type of pea (scientific name Cajanus cajan) that was domesticated on the Indian subcontinent 3,500 years ago and has been a staple part of the diet as a major source of protein ever since. This legume has many different names in the many languages spoken in India but in English is typically referred to with what urban aviary name?

    Answer: Pigeon pea

  362. Of what famously frugal president have historians noted that "he was almost entirely indifferent to food except that he liked apples and hot coffee?"

    Answer: Abraham Lincoln

  363. Announced in January 2018, Keurig Green Mountain plans on acquiring with another beverage company named after what flagship American soda brand?

    Answer: Dr. Pepper

  364. Often served as a breakfast food in Japan alongside soy sauce, onion, and karashi mustard, natto is made by fermenting what legumes?

    Answer: soybean

  365. With a single guess, name either of the top two highest-earning fast food or fast casual chains in the United States as measured by revenue per store.

    Answer: Chik-fil-a and Shake Shack

  366. To the surprise of many, "Canola" oil takes its name from CANada, Oil, Low Acid. Makes sense considering that canola oil was first made in Canada. From what plant is canola oil historically made?

    Answer: Rapeseed

  367. The Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 passed unanimously by the Senate and extended the authority to levy fees to companies with applications for drug approvals. It also created what program that allows for expedited assessments of a promising treatment?

    Answer: Priority review

  368. In the Squamish history of the Great Flood, Chiyakmesh is given food and guided to a wife by what legendary creature that shares a name with a Ford convertible?

    Answer: Thunderbird

  369. What fast food restaurant, whose original mascot was named Speedee, opened as a “Bar-B-Q” by brothers Dick and Maurice in San Bernardino, California in 1940?

    Answer: McDonald’s

  370. What candy, which is produced in Austria and Connecticut, has a name that is an abbreviation for the German word for peppermint?

    Answer: PEZ

  371. Hokey pokey is a popular name for a flavor of ice cream in New Zealand that is named after the main ingredient in said ice cream. What is that ingredient?

    Answer: Honeycomb toffee

  372. Nduja is a spicy, spreadable pork dish made from parts such as the shoulder and belly. What European country does this dish call home?

    Answer: Italy

  373. What's the common name for a sponge cake with baked-in fruit that provides both flavor and decoration atop the cake?

    Answer: Upside Down Cake

  374. According to the Center for an Urban Future's 2016 "State of the Chains" report, what fast food chain has the highest number of locations in NYC at 596? This chain is only the 5th most prevalent chain across the U.S.

    Answer: Dunkin Donuts

  375. In September 2020, the food delivery company Rappi raised an additional $150 million to further fund its expansion in what continent?

    Answer: South America

  376. In 1921, a health clinician in Minneapolis accidentally spilled a batch of bran gruel on a hot stove which soon crackled into a crisp flake. What household brand was birthed from this creation?

    Answer: Wheaties

  377. Prior to the 1990s, due to ethical concerns, fewer than 25% of all drugs prescribed in the U.S. for WHAT GROUP of people were tested for safety or efficacy in their population? This was due to ethical concerns around testing, and this was not somewhat resolved until 1997 when incentives were granted that gave pharmaceutical manufacturers a six-month patent extension if they explicitly trialed this group while drug testing.

    Answer: Children

  378. Symbolizing the lamp oil that miraculously burned for eight nights, what is the name for the deep-fried Israeli jelly-filled doughnuts served at Hanukkah?

    Answer: Sufganiyot

  379. Edward Boyd's idea to create advertisements showing black Americans as normal, middle-class citizens (rather than racist stereotypes) was considered revolutionary in the 1940s. At what company was Boyd working when he actioned this plan?

    Answer: Pepsi

  380. In Naples, a pizza romana usually has what topping, in addition to the traditional tomato and mozzarella of a Neapolitan pie?

    Answer: Anchovies

  381. There's a town in the Peloponnese region of Greece with a namesake food item known for its purple color and smooth meaty texture. What is this fruit?

    Answer: Kalamata Olive

  382. The fungus Rhizopus oligosporus is used as the "starter" to ferment soybeans, which take on a cake form as they become what traditional Javanese protein?

    Answer: tempeh

  383. What is the name of the brownie-like dessert which means "cork" in French? The name is not so surprising considering the pastry does indeed look very much like a wine cork.

    Answer: Bouchon

  384. In 1931, the Michelin Tire company created a 3-star system to encourage French tourism through gastronomy and high cuisine. For food both delicious and modestly priced, what alternative award might Michelin bestow?

    Answer: Bib Gourmand

  385. What is the two-word "religious" idiom for the prohibition of eating a certain type of meat? The earliest known instance of this prohibition likely arose around 600 B.C.

    Answer: Sacred cow

  386. With a title that refers to a quote from Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," what 1930 novel by Somerset Maugham has sweet food and a type of beer in its title?

    Answer: Cakes and Ale

  387. What “O” science involves the production of leafy greens, alliums, and other food plants?

    Answer: Olericulture

  388. What monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19, developed by Vir Biosciences and GlaxoSmithKline, did the FDA approve for emergency use on May 26, 2021?

    Answer: sotrovimab

  389. Artisans in Fukuyama, Japan make what amber rice vinegar mixture, with a Japanese name that translates as “black vinegar?”

    Answer: kurozu

  390. The FDA's drug division had its hands full in the early 20th century exposing fraudulent "medicines" as hoaxes. One notable victory shut down the manufacture of what famous fake that capitalized on the popularity of Marie Curie and claimed its product contained radioactive material that could cure cancer?

    Answer: Radol

  391. Flour, eggs, water, and butter. These four basic ingredients and moisture from steam used as a leavening agent, are the basis for what common European pastry?

    Answer: pate a choux

  392. Originating in the American Northeast and with a city-specific name, what style of pizza is classified as a "tomato pie?" The dish is circular with a thin crust and has cheese and other toppings laid down before the tomato sauce.

    Answer: Trenton Style

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