200 Fun Food Trivia Questions And Answers!

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Looking for the best food trivia questions and answers? Here’s a list of fun questions that will keep you guessing!

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So naturally, I came up with a huge list of questions that will be perfect for your next trivia game night! Food lovers and foodies alike will especially love these questions.

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Here are the best food questions and interesting facts. So grab your favorite food to eat and et ready to see how much you know!

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Food Trivia Questions

  1. What are the top two most popular spices in the world? Pepper and mustard.
  2. What percentage of peanuts is found in a standard jar of peanut butter? Every jar of peanut butter must be at least 90% peanuts.
  3. What is used to make hummus? Chickpeas.
  4. Which famous soft drink was invented in 1892? Coca Cola.
  5. What two words were combined to make the word ‘Spam’? Spiced ham.
  6. How much caffeine needs to be taken out of coffee for it to be decaffeinated? At least 97%.
  7. If something is described as ‘rotisserie’, what has it been cooked on? It would have been cooked on a spit.
  8. What are the names of the Rice Krispies mascots? Snap, Crackle, and Pop.
  9. What are the sugared almonds, traditionally thrown over the bride and groom at a wedding called? Dragees.
  10. If you ordered an Omelet Arnold Bennett, what fish would you find in it? Haddock.
  11. What is the most expensive spice (by weight) in the world? Saffron.
  12. What is the hottest part of a chili? The flesh at the tip.
  13. Where were French fries invented? Belguim.
  14. What nutrient comes from meat, eggs, and fish? Protein.
  15. What does ‘Dorito’ actually mean? Dorito is Spanish for ‘little golden things’.
  16. If you suffer from Mageirocophobia, what are you scared of? Mageirocophobia is the fear of cooking.
  17. What was the first food eaten in space? Apple sauce.
  18. What is canola an abbreviation for? Canadian Oil.
  19. Some bands share a name with a food. Which band named after a food sold the most records? The Red Hot Chili Peppers, followed closely be Meatloaf.
  20. What turns a plain martini into a dirty martini? Adding olive juice.
  21. Sailors used to suffer from a horrible illness called scurvy. What causes scurvy? A lack of Vitamin C.
  22. A “screwdriver” drink consists of what? Orange juice and vodka.
  23. Which is the only food that can never go off or go bad? Honey.
  24. Baked beans are made from what type of bean? Haricot beans.
  25. What item of food holds the world record for being the most stolen item of food in the world? Cheese.
  26. What is gelatin made from? The skin and bones of animals.
  27. Choux and fill are two types of what food product? Pastry.
  28. What type of food is a peanut? A peanut is a legume, not a nut.

American Food Trivia

  1. What is the USA’s favorite flavor of ice cream? Vanilla.
  2. Which popular US dish features a sauce made from sausage drippings, flour, and milk? Biscuits and gravy.
  3. New Orleans is famous for a dish that incorporates French, Spanish, and Caribbean influences. What is this dish called? Jambalaya.
  4. Which state would you eat laulau in? Hawaii.
  5. Where would you find Gumbo? Louisiana.
  6. Where and when was the chocolate chip cookie invented? Massachusetts, 1930.
  7. Which is the only US state that grows coffee beans? Hawaii.
  8. Which president brought mac and cheese back to the USA and where did he bring it from? Thomas Jefferson first tried mac and cheese for the first time in Paris, France and he brought it back to the USA with him.
  9. What is the national alcoholic drink of the USA? Bourbon.
  10. Which city in Germany gives its name to one of the USA’s favorite foods? Hamburg.
  11. Where was the cheeseburger born? Colorado.
  12. Which alcoholic drink is spelled with an ‘e’ in the USA and Ireland, but without one in the rest of the world? Whiskey in the USA and Ireland, and whisky everywhere else.
  13. The state of Georgia is the 3rd largest producer of which fruit? Peaches.
  14. Peach pie is the national dessert in which state? Delaware.
  15. What is the iconic meal often found in Chicago? The deep-dish pizza.
  16. What food item do you need a doctor’s note to purchase after 6 PM in Newark? Ice cream.
  17. What is the most frequently ordered item of food in the USA? Fried Chicken.
  18. What nationality was the person who invented the hot dog? German.
  19. Where was Coca-Cola first served? Georgia.
  20. How many cans of soda does the average American drink every year? 600.
  21. Which state is sometimes referred to as the popcorn state of the USA? Indiana.
  22. What is the oldest soft drink in the USA? Dr. Pepper.
  23. Iowa is the what capital of the world? Iowa is the ice cream capital of the world.
  24. What is another name for garbanzo beans? Chickpeas.
  25. What is the official state pie of Florida? Key Lime Pie.
  26. What is the most frequently ordered item at seafood restaurants? Shrimp.
  27. What is the most popular pizza topping in the world? Pepperoni.
  28. How many US states have adopted a fruit pie as their state dish? 3.
  29. What cheese would you find on a Reuben sandwich? Swiss cheese.
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Thanksgiving Trivia Questions

  1. How much does the average Thanksgiving turkey weigh? 15 pounds.
  2. Which president was the first to pardon a turkey? John F. Kennedy.
  3. Which president refused to accept or celebrate Thanksgiving as a holiday? Thomas Jefferson.
  4. What year was the first Thanksgiving celebrated? 1621.
  5. California is notable during Thanksgiving for what reason? On average, the state of California consumes the most turkey out of all the other states.
  6. Where are the majority of Thanksgiving turkeys bred? Minnesota.
  7. What is the name of the Native America tribe who celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims? The Wampanoag.
  8. How many pilgrims were at the first Thanksgiving dinner? 50.
  9. How many green bean casseroles are made for Thanksgiving every year? Over 40 minillion.
  10. How many turkeys are prepared every Thanksgiving? 46 million.
  11. Which item of cutlery was only invented 10 years after the first Thanksgiving? The fork.
  12. Which baked dish brought back from Paris by Thomas Jefferson has become more of a Thanksgiving dish as the years go on? Mac and cheese.
  13. When do the celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada? The second Monday of October.
  14. How do most Thanksgiving parades conclude? With the arrival of Santa Clause.
  15. And not forgetting dessert, how many pumpkin pies are made each year for Thanksgiving? 50 million.
  16. How long did the first-ever Thanksgiving celebration last? 3 days.
  17. What does cornucopia mean? Horn of plenty.
  18. What year was green bean casserole first introduced at Thanksgiving? 1955.
  19. Macy’s Thanksgiving parade is famous for its balloons. But what did they have instead of balloons at the first Thanksgiving parade? Animals from Central Park zoo.
  20. Which meat was served at the first Thanksgiving? Venison, lobster, oysters, goose, and duck.
  21. How many feathers does a fully-grown turkey have? 3,500.
  22. Where will you find the oldest Thanksgiving parade? Philadelphia.
  23. How many calories does the average Thanksgiving meal include? 4,500.
  24. How many townships in Kansas are named after the turkey? 3
  25. What is the average American’s favorite Thanksgiving side dish? Stuffing.
  26. Who made Thanksgiving an official holiday? Abraham Lincoln.
  27. True or False: Thanksgiving led to the invention of the TV dinner? True.
  28. What was the Guinness World Record for the heaviest Thanksgiving turkey? 86 pounds.

Fast Food Trivia Questions

  1. Which popular fast food beverage used to contain whiskey and egg whites? Milkshake.
  2. Which fast food restaurant is sometimes referred to as the healthiest in the world? Panera Bread.
  3. What popular Mexican dish literally translate as ‘little donkey’? The burrito.
  4. White Castle sells hamburgers in which iconic shape? White Castle sells square hamburgers.
  5. Which fast food outlet has the largest number of restaurants in the world? Subway.
  6. In 1997, Taco Bell launched an advertising campaign that grew to be wildly popular. What animal was the star of this campaign? A talking Chihuahua.
  7. Which fast food joint has the slogan ‘where’s the beef’? Wendy’s.
  8. What were chicken nuggets called when they were first invented? Chicken Cristpies.
  9. How many spots are on the Domino’s pizza logo? Three.
  10. Where was the first Pizza Hut? Wichita, Kansas.
  11. Where is the only McDonalds’ in Cuba? Guantanamo Bay, on the US military base.
  12. Which fast food restaurant quite literally started out in a broom closet? Papa John’s Pizza.
  13. Where was pizza invented? Naples, Italy.
  14. If you wanted curly fries and a ‘Jamocha’ shake, where would you go? Arby’s.
  15. How many herbs and spices make up the KFC spice blend? 11.
  16. What is the slogan for Fatburger? ‘The Last Great Hamburger Stand’.
  17. What iconic meal did McDonald’s introduce in 1968? Big Mac.
  18. Which is the oldest fast food restaurant? White Castle.
  19. What is the most commonly-used flavor enhancer used by fast-food restaurants? MSG.
  20. Which subs shop is famous for their toasted sub sandwiches? Quiznos.
  21. What did McDonald’s introduce to their menu in 1968? The Big Mac.
  22. Which fast-food chain has the famous slogan, “Eat fresh”? Subway.
  23. What fast food restaurant is famous for its frozen fruit shakes? Eegee’s.
  24. Which fast food restaurant first invented the drive-thru window? Red’s Giant Hamburg.
  25. What is the name of the signature burger of Carl’s Jr.” The Famous Star.
  26. What popular Mexican fast-food chain was purchased by Denny’s restaurants in 1983? El Pollo Loco.
  27. ‘Have it your way’ is the slogan for which fast food restaurant? Burger King.
  28. Which fast food restaurant still boards the slogan “Have it your way”? Burger King.
  29. How many ice cream flavors does Baskin-Robins have? 31.
  30. What was the first fast-food chain in China? KFC.
  31. What is Dunkin’ Donuts’ slogan? America runs on Dunkin’.
  32. How many fast-food restaurants are there in the United States of America? Over 30,000.
  33. KFC is short for what? Kentucky Fried Chicken.
  34. Which fast-food chain is known to “have the meats”? Arby’s.
  35. What is the least healthy burger you can buy from a fast-food restaurant? The Double Six Dollar Burger from Carl’s Jr.
  36. What year did the first Taco Bell open? 1962.
  37. How many different ingredients does it take to make a Big Mac? 67.
  38. What was the first fast-food restaurant to be opened in China? KFC.
  39. What percentage of all restaurants in the USA are pizzerias? 17% of all restaurants in the USA are pizzerias!
  40. Where would you be able to get a ‘Grand Slam’ meal? Denny’s.
  41. What was the name of Subway’s previous spokesman who apparently lost 245 pounds eating only Subway products? Jared Fogle.
  42. Where was the first Jack in the Box fast-food restaurant opened? San Diego, California.
  43. Which fast-food franchise is credited with creating the very first, modern drive-thru window? Wendy’s.
  44. Where would you be able to order ‘Beef ‘n’ Cheddar’? Arby’s.
  45. Which fast-food chain has the most locations in the world? Subway.
  46. Which McDonald’s is the busiest McDonald’s restaurant in the world? The McDonald’s in Munich, Germany.
  47. When was In-N-Out Burger founded? 1948.
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World Food Trivia

  1. How many different shapes of pasta are there? Over 600.
  2. What is the direct translation of the word moussaka? Moistened.
  3. Where were Belgian waffles invented? Luxembourg.
  4. What is Japanese Sake made from? Rice.
  5. Which country consumes the most coffee? The Netherlands.
  6. If you ordered a ‘bouillabaisse’, what would you expect to eat? Seasfood.
  7. Which country eats the least amount of meat in the world? India.
  8. What do Italians call maize? Polenta.
  9. Tiramisu is one of the most popular Italian desserts. But what does it mean? It literally translates as ‘Pick Me Up’.
  10. What cheese is the Netherlands famous for making? Gouda.
  11. Where was the popular curry, the chicken Tikka Masala invented? Glasgow, Scotland.
  12. Which country invented fish and chips? United Kingdom.
  13. If you order an ‘affogato’, what would you get? Vanilla ice cream with a shot of espresso.
  14. What is a bratwurst? A type of German sausage.
  15. If you asked for ‘unagi’ in a Japanese restaurant, what would you get? Eel.
  16. What is a wiener schnitzel traditionally made of? Veal.
  17. Borscht is a popular soup in Europe. What is it made of? Beetroot.
  18. Where were French fries invented? Belgium.
  19. Black Forest cake originated in which country? Germany.
  20. Which country would you be in if you ended up eating colcannon and champ? Ireland.
  21. A Chinese gooseberry is more commonly known as what? A kiwi fruit.
  22. What is the most important foodstuff for more than a third of the world’s population? Rice.
  23. Where do tacos come from? Mexico.
  24. What foodstuff is traditionally wrapped in seaweed? Sushi.
  25. Where would you find Tom Yum soup? Thailand.
  26. What traditional food is commonly known as the King of English Cheeses? Stilton.
  27. What is the name of the South American dish or raw fish marinated in citrus juice? Ceviche.
  28. What Asian fruit is sometimes known as the ‘king of fruits’ and has a very strong smell? Durian.
  29. What is Indian bread more commonly known as? Naan bread.
  30. If you were served a variety of hot and cold dishes in Sweden, what would you call it? A smorgasbord.

Weird Food Trivia

  1. What is the name of the Egyptian dish that consists of lentils, rice, macaroni, and chickpeas? Koshari.
  2. What ingredients combine to create a ganache? Whipping cream and melted chocolate.
  3. During Lent, pilgrims used to eat one part of the beaver because they believed it was effectively fish. Which part did they eat? The tail.
  4. What popular drink advertises as being “sports fuel”? Gatorade.
  5. What is the name of the fruit that transforms sour things into sweet things? The miracle berry.
  6. Which shellfish should still be alive when eaten? Oysters.
  7. What are the three components in the fancy dessert baked Alaska? Sponge cake, meringue, and ice cream.
  8. Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world, what is it also known as? Cat poo coffee.
  9. What was the original use for ketchup? Ketchup was originally used for diarrhea medicine!
  10. What is the name of the seaside candy popular in the UK? Rock.
  11. Which US president invented egg nog? George Washington.
  12. Surstromming is a Swedish delicacy. But why is it illegal to eat it in public? It is too smelly.
  13. What’s the difference between cilantro and coriander? There isn’t any difference-theyre the same plant.
  14. When was cocaine removed from the famous drink coca-cola? 1929.
  15. Swans are protected in the UK. Who is the only person allowed to eat swan? The Queen of England.
  16. Why is pound cake called pound cake? The original recipe required a pound of each ingredient.
  17. Other than butter, what is the main ingredient in buttercream frosting? Powdered sugar.
  18. What animal do they use in the Middle East for milk, meat, and transport? The camel.
  19. How are Brussel sprouts, kale, broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower linked? They all drive from the same plant.
  20. What is the main flavor in traditional tiramisu? Coffee.
  21. In Arkansas, you might be able to buy ‘buffalo ribs’. What are they? Fried fish.
  22. What are the flavors of the different colored Fruit Loops? They are all the same flavor.
  23. What are crab sticks actually made of? White fish.
  24. What is the difference between jam and jelly? Jam uses the actual fruit, whereas jelly uses fruit juice.
  25. Where might you be able to try bird nest soup? China.
  26. What animal from South America has the nickname ‘chicken of the trees’? The iguana.
  27. What are gourds frequently used for? Making shower loofahs.
  28. Which popular confectionary was once used as currency by the ancient Mayans? Chocolate.
  29. What popular Greek dessert is made from filo pastry? Baklava.
  30. Where does German chocolate cake originate from? Texas.
  31. A turtle candy is commonly made out of which three ingredients? Caramel, chocolate, and pecans.
  32. What expensive shellfish was once seen as peasant food? Lobster.
  33. Which has more Vitamin C, peppers or oranges? Peppers.
  34. What are the four main ingredients in ice cream? Eggs, milk, cream, sugar.
  35. What is the largest selling vodka brand in the world? Smirnoff.
  36. Where was the Hawaiian pizza invented? Canada.
  37. Traditionally, what kind of icing frosts a carrot cake? Cream cheese.
  38. Which president was allegedly a huge fan of mushroom ketchup? George Washington.
  39. What is the single ingredient used in a toast sandwich? Bread.
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What are some good food trivia questions?

  1. What are the top two most popular spices in the world? Pepper and mustard.
  2. What percentage of peanuts is found in a standard jar of peanut butter? Every jar of peanut butter must be at least 90% peanuts.
  3. What is used to make hummus? Chickpeas.

What are fun trivia questions?

  1. What is the USA’s favorite flavor of ice cream? Vanilla.
  2. Which popular US dish features a sauce made from sausage drippings, flour, and milk? Biscuits and gravy.
  3. New Orleans is famous for a dish that incorporates French, Spanish, and Caribbean influences. What is this dish called? Jambalaya.

What are good trivia questions for adults?

  1. Which popular fast food beverage used to contain whiskey and egg whites? Milkshake.
  2. Which fast food restaurant is sometimes referred to as the healthiest in the world? Panera Bread.
  3. What popular Mexican dish literally translate as ‘little donkey’? The burrito.

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