151 Food and Drink Trivia Questions to Quiz Yourself

Food and drink is a universally beloved topic, with a ton of variety in terms of dishes, beverages, and even the types of produce that are native to different parts of the world. With so much diversity and uniqueness in food, food and drink trivia questions will provide you with a type of entertainment and learning experience that is fun and quite fulfilling. You can use these 151 Food and Drink trivia questions to learn about new, exotic food and drink items from around the world.

If you love food or just enjoy reading about food, these trivia questions will be perfect for you. Feel free to use these 151 Food and Drink trivia questions to challenge yourself, challenge your friends, and even to learn about food and drinks you have never heard of before. There is quite the international mix included, so enjoy discovering, and maybe even sparking interest in some novel foods and drinks. Maybe these questions will even inspire you to try these new items. Have fun!

151 Food and Drink Trivia Questions

1. Where was Hawaiian pizza invented?

Canada

2. Which additive is put in a number of cheeses to prevent clumping?

Cellulose

3. What is the common name of the asparagus bean?

A Yardlong

4. What is the name of this Alaskan Indian Ice cream, made of dried fish, dried meat, fat, berries, and mild sweeteners?

Akutaq

5. What kind of rare black watermelon is only grown on the Northern Island of Hokkaido, off the coast of Japan and yields only around 70 per year?

Densuke Watermelon

6. What is the name of the Alaskan dish that involves fermenting the heads of king salmon, burying the heads for a few weeks, and then mashing them into mush to be eaten?

Stinkheads

7. What is the name of this corn based Mexican breakfast drink, made from cornmeal, cornstarch, or masa harina, with a thick and creamy texture, traditionally made with water, but now made with milk as well?

Atole

8. What does M&M’s stand for?

Mars and Murrie

9. Which vegetables are the furled fronds of a young fern, and harvested early for use as a vegetable?

Fiddleheads

10. What was the first vegetable planted in space?

A Potato

11. Which highly toxic fish is a delicacy in Japan?

Pufferfish, Blowfish, or Fugu

12. What is the name of this unique South African sausage made from ground beef, roasted coriander seeds, salt, and vinegar?

Boerewors

13. What it is an alternative name for the kind of vegetable that is used to make the natural loofah?

Silk Squash or Chinese Okra

14. What kind of food is an eggplant considered to be?

A Fruit

15. What type of drink did Russia classify beer as until 2011?

A Soft Drink

16. Which bulb vegetable is commonly called the wild leek?

Ramps

17. What is the name of this distinct UK or Irish type of sausage, made from pork blood, with pork fat or beef suet, and a cereal?

Black or Blood Pudding

18. What kind of sandwich was smuggled into space by astronaut John Young on the Gemini 3?

A Corned Beef Sandwich

19. Which vegetable is also known as white radish, winter radish, or Oriental radish?

Daikon

20. Where did French fries originate?

Belguim

21. Which fruit is similar to the lychee, and in Cantonese the name translates to “dragon eye”, due to the translucent flesh and the black seed in the middle?

Longan

22. Where was German chocolate cake invented?

Texas

23. What was the original name of the “Oreo”?

The Oreo Biscuit

24. Which staple food provides more food energy worldwide than any other type of crop?

Corn

25. Which vegetable looks like red cabbage, but is actually a type of seaweed that is attached to rocks as it grows, is fried or used fresh in a range of foods, and has a salty taste that complements many dishes?

Dulse

26. What is the name of the traditional Inuit and Chukchi food most often made from the skin blubber of the bowhead whale, and usually eaten raw?

Muktuk

27. What kind of bird saliva is used in bird’s nest soup?

Swiftlets

28. What are rapini also known as?

Broccoli Rabe

29. What is the name of this English dish made with baked pilchards, eggs and potatoes, covered in a pastry crust, with the fish always set staring up?

Stargazy Pie

30. Which fruit bears a resemblance to the tomato, but with a sweet, rich, honey-like taste, and when fully ripe are a yellow, orange, or dark-brown depending on the species?

Persimmons

31. When Boeing Co. needed to test out in-flight wireless signals on full planes, what food did they use to try and find weak spots in in-flight wireless signals?

Potatoes

32. What is another name for the Bottle Gourd?

Calabash, White-flowered Gourd, Long Melon, New Guinea Bean and Tasmania Bean

33. Which Borneo and Sumatra native fruit has a strong controversial odor, a thorn-covered rind, a green to brown husk, a pale yellow to red flesh, and is used to flavor a wide variety of sweet and savory desserts in Southeast Asian cuisines?

Durian

34. The names Orville Redenbacher and Otis Sistrunk were combined to create what famous cookie brand?

Otis Spunkmeyer

35. Which globe-shaped root vegetable has a papery golden-brown skin and a starchy white interior, a juicy and crunchy flesh, with a taste that is like a cross between a potato and pear, and is comparable to a water chestnut?

Jicama

36. Where did Apple Pie originate?

England

37. What is the name of pickles marinated in Kool-Aid, which originated in Delta, Mississippi?

Koolickles

38. What kind of employee was Richard Montañez initially at Frito-Lay, who then went on to be the inventor of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, ?

A Janitor

39. What is Oklahoma’s official state vegetable?

The Watermelon

40. What is the name of is a rare breed pig ham, exclusively fed acorns and grains while free roaming, and then cured for 3 years?

Jamón ibérico or Dry Cured Iberian Ham

41. What is the name of the food spread made from yeast extract, which is a by-product of beer brewing?

Marmite

42. In Korea, the drink chamchi nunmulju is soju mixed with what other ingredient?

Tuna Eye Fluid

43. What is the proper name of the pineapple guava, which has a green skin, and a seedy opaque gelatinous flesh?

Feijoa

44. What is the name of a type of Middle Eastern, European and Turkish stew, boiled with cows feet and head?

Khash

45. Which vegetable is also known as the German Turnip, with a taste and texture that is similar to that of a broccoli stem or cabbage heart, but milder and sweeter?

Kohlrabi

46. What is the official state nut of Alabama?

Pecans

47. What is the seaweed that is most commonly used to wrap a sushi roll called?

Nori

48. What language does the snack name “Dorito” derive from?

Spanish

49. What is the name of this Ukrainian dish that’s made solely with the fat of meat, cut into slabs, smoked, and left in a cool cellar for a year?

Salo

50. Which Mexican, Central American and Caribbean fruit has a thin rough brownish skin, with a sweet malty pear like flesh, a soft pulp texture, and two or three large black seeds with tiny hooks on them?

Chikoo, Sapodilla, Sapota, Naseberry, or Nispero

51. What is the name of this Colombian drink that is made from raw pressed sugarcane juice, mixed with water, ice, and lots of fresh limes?

Guarapo

52. What is the name of this cane brandy fused with the bark of indigenous rainforest plants, and is unique to a specific region in Ecuador?

Sinchicara

53. What is the form of dry cured meat, that originated in Southern African countries and uses various types of meat to produce it, ranging from beef to game meats, such as ostrich or kudu?

Biltong

54. What is statistically, the most commonly stolen food in the world as of 2020?

Cheese

55. What does the mashed up food product word “SPAM” mean?

Spiced Ham

56. What colors were carrots prior to a genetic mutation that made them more popular?

Purple or White

57. What is the name of the Asian drink which is made of sugar, yogurt curd, and usually some fruit or flavorings such as saffron or cardamom?

Sweet Lassi

58. What kind of food is an avocado?

A Fruit

59. What kind of coffee can only be harvested from the droppings of an animal called the civet?

Kopi Luwak

60. What is the more common English name of the pitaya, which is the fruit of several different cactus species?

Dragon Fruit

61. Which delicate and expensive spice comes from the Crocus Sativus flower?

Saffron

62. How many segments are there usually in an orange?

Ten

63. Which type of vegetable, also known as Roman cauliflower, is a yellow green color, and is compared to cauliflower, but with a firmer texture and a delicate nutty flavor?

Romanesco Broccoli

64. What is the name of the that beer comes from the Limbu people of Nepal and is made by fermenting whole grain millet?

Tongba

65. Since wasabi is difficult to grow, what is most manufactured “wasabi” actually made up of?

Horseradish

66. Where was processed cheese invented?

Switzerland

67. What is the name of this drink from India, which is made with a combination of sweetened black tea, milk, and is spiced with a masala mix?

Masala Chai

68. What country does real balsamic vinegar come from?

Italy

69. What is the Bulgarian drink that is made from fermenting boiled flour, which gives it a slightly sour but sweet taste, and used to be very popular amongst children?

Boza

70. Which vegetable is known as the “oyster plant” due to when being cooked, tastes mildly similar to an oyster, but resembles a brown stick?

Salsify

71. What is the more common name of the Kiwano, which is in the cucumber and melon family, has orange spiny skin, and a lime green jelly-like flesh?

The Horned Melon

72. Which fruit do humans share the most DNA with?

Bananas

73. What is the name of this non-alcoholic Peruvian drink, traditionally made by boiling purple corn and pineapple rinds in water, and leaving to cool down, sometimes with added sugar, cinnamon, or cloves?

Chica Morada

74. What is the name of this deep-water clam, that lives along the coastline of Washington and British Columbia, and is sliced and served up in stir fries, deep-fried, sautéed in butter, or thinly sliced and eaten raw like sashimi?

Geoduck Clams

75. Who was Margherita pizza named after?

Queen Margherita of Savoy

76. Of what profession was the inventor of Ice Cream, William Morrison?

Dentist

77. Which type of sea vegetable grows in rocky and marshy areas near saltwater sources, has vibrant green stalks, and is similar to baby asparagus, but with a distinctively crisp and salty taste?

Sampshire

78. What is the name of this Philippine dish, which is fertilized duck egg with the embryo still inside, prepared with salt, chili and vinegar?

Balut

79. What is the name of this sweet hot Indonesian drink made with ginger, sugar, and coconut milk, usually served with snacks?

Bajigur

80. What is the more common English name of the carambola fruit?

Starfruit

81. Before he created the brand Famous Amos, what was Wally Amos’s prior occupation?

Talent Agent

82. Where was SPAM invented?

Minnesota

83. Who invented the tea bag?

Thomas Sullivan

84. How many rows are there usually on an ear of corn?

Sixteen

85. What is the name of the Paraguayan drink, which is an infusion of yerba mate, prepared with cold water, ice cubes, and herbs such as mint, lemongrass, or lemon verbena?

Tereré

86. Which fruit juice is found in Mountain Dew?

Orange Juice

87. What is the name of this big knobby tubular shaped root vegetable of the sunflower plant family, that slightly resembles ginger, and is comparable to potatoes in taste?

Sunchoke

88. What is the Dominican drink, made of red wine, honey and rum, poured over bark, along with any other ingredients the maker wants to add?

Mamajuana

89. What is the name of this Thai and Southeast Asian fruit, that has an inedible deep purple colored rind, with white colored flesh, that segments similar to a citrus fruit?

Mangosteen

90. What kind of Japanese beef comes from the Wagyu cow in the Hyogo prefecture?

Kobe Beef

91. What is the type of food that is typically made of cattle or sheep stomach lining?

Tripe

92. What is the name of this Moroccan snail soup, made by boiling snails in a variety of Moroccan spices?

Babbouche

93. What is the name of this Hawaiian dish, made from the fermented root of the taro, which has been baked and pounded to a paste?

Poi

94. What is the name of this hot Mexican beverage which is made with milk or water, corn masa gruel, sugar, flavored with chocolate, and sometimes with other ingredients such as vanilla, cinnamon, or anise seed?

Champurrado

95. Which fruits look like elongated raspberries or blackberries, and the trees that bear them provide the leaves that are the only food source for silk worms?

Mulberries

96. What is the name of this Korean street food, made of boiled or steamed silkworm pupae?

Beondegi

97. What is the name of this Mexican cooking staple ingredient, which is usually the size of a small apricot, is light green in color, and commonly used in salsa?

Tomatillo

98. What is the name of this South Korean frothy whipped coffee that is served on top of milk?

Dalgona Coffee

99. What is the name of the drink, that is used in Fijian ceremonies and formal meetings, with psychoactive properties?

Kava

100. What is the common name for the highly sought after and rare mycorrhizal mushroom that grows in Asia, Europe, and North America, and is prized in asian cuisine for its distinct spicy-aromatic odor?

Matsutake Mushrooms

101. Which nut can spontaneously combust when in large quantities?

Pistachio Nuts

102. Which South American vegetable is also known as New Zealand yams?

Oca

103. What is the name of this Colombian cold beverage, made with dried maize, pineapple, mashed lulo, panela, cloves, quince or guanábana, cinnamon, and orange tree leaves?

Champús

104. What is another name for fresh coriander?

Cilantro

105. What bee bodily fluid is honey?

Vomit

106. Which fruit has select edible species that are similar in texture and appearance to a small yellow tomato, and are surrounded by a calyx that resembles a Chinese lantern?

Physalis

107. “Pez” is a shortened word for peppermint in what language?

German

108. What fruit inspired the paisley pattern?

Mango

109. What is the name of this hot or cold Korean drink made of water, dried persimmon, ginger, and cinnamon?

Sujeonggwa

110. What was the name of the Earl of Sandwich, the man coined as the inventor of the sandwich?

John Montagu

111. What is the name of the mare milk drink from Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan, which is fermented and turned into alcohol?

Kumis

112. What is the name of this Scandinavian pancake made from whipped blood, lingonberries and reindeer meat?

Blodplättar

113. What is the vegetable hollow heart more commonly known as in English?

Chinese Water Spinach

114. What reproductive structure of plants are fruit?

The Ovary

115. What is the name of this Yemeni traditional hot drink, made of spiced coffee husks, ginger, and sometimes cinnamon?

Qishr

116. What kind of ultra exclusive white caviar comes from the albino beluga sturgeon?

Almas Caviar

117. What is the name of this knobby bulbous root vegetable, used as an alternative to potatoes, and also called celery root?

Celeriac

118. Which African fruit produces bean-like pods filled with seeds, surrounded by a fibrous, paste-like brown pulp, and sometimes referred to as the “date of India”?

Tamarind

119. What is the name of this Japanese dish made from sperm sacs of puffer, angler, salmon, squid, or cod fish?

Shirako

120. What is the name of the Chinese dish where eggs are covered in clay, ash, and salt, and then left for months until the yolk turns green and the white turns black?

Century Eggs

121. What kind of animal does Japanese style sushi, Cherry Blossom Meat come from?

A Horse

122. What is the name of this Turkish drink, made from purple carrots, ground bulgur, salt, yeast, and water, flavored with a fermented turnip?

Salgam

123. Which southern Brazilian, Paraguayan and northern Argentinian fruit is cultivated for its sweet and seedy yellow or dark purple flesh, with a soft to firm juicy interior, filled with numerous seeds, and usually juiced and added to other juices to enhance aroma?

Passion Fruit

124. What is the main ingredient of the Hindi soda drink, Gau Jal?

Cow Urine

125. Which food company uses 25% of the world’s entire hazelnut supply, as of 2020?

Ferrero

126. What do you call a single noodle of spaghetti?

Spaghetto

127. What three flavors did Three Musketeers bars originally have in them?

Vanilla, Strawberry and Chocolate

128. What is the English name for the Japanese Renkon or the Chinese Lian Ou?

Lotus Root

129. Which American state is known as the “The Mushroom Capital of the World”?

Pennsylvania

130. What is the most expensive melon in the world?

Yūbari King Melons

131. What is the name of this dark Swedish soft drink, consumed at Christmas time, often described as a mixture of cola and root beer, but has an even sweeter flavor?

Julmust

132. Which fruit looks like a scaly avocado, with the nickname “custard apple,” after the custard-like, white flesh that is found at its center?

Cherimoya

133. What is the proper name for Chinese Broccoli?

Kai-Lan or Gai Lan

134. What is the main ingredient of the Japanese drink, Placenta 10000?

Pig Placenta

135. What is a cashew?

A Seed

136. Which Pizza chain was once the largest purchaser of kale in the United States, up until 2012?

Pizza Hut

137. What sheep’s milk cheese comes from Sardinia, Italy, and is filled with maggot larva?

Casu Marzu

138. What is the name of the Scottish dish that consists of a sheep or calf’s offal mixed with suet, oatmeal, and seasoning, and traditionally boiled in a bag made from the animal’s stomach?

Haggis

139. What is the name of this popular Russian and Ukrainian drink, which is made by baking milk for a long time at low temperature, and then fermented by adding sour cream, kefir, or buttermilk?

Ryazhenka

140. What is the core ingredient of the Japanese drink, sake?

Rice

141. Which fruit is oval in shape, green to yellow in color, with white, yellow, pink or red flesh, containing numerous yellowish seeds, and the tree wood is used in barbecue competitions in the United States?

Guava

142. Which vegetable comes from cactus pads, is used commonly in Mexican stews, soups, and salads, and its plant bears prickly pears?

Nopal

143. What are rocky mountain oysters made of?

Bull Testicles

144. What is the common English name for the vegetable that is also known as the ash gourd or the wax gourd?

The Winter Melon

145. What is the name of the national Icelandic dish, which is fermented Greenland or sleeper shark?

Hákarl

146. Which food in Japanese cuisine is made from various marine animals and consists of small pieces of meat in a brown viscous paste of the animal’s heavily salted, fermented viscera?

Shiokara

147. What is the name of this sweet and spicy hot Indonesian drink made of ginger essence, palm sugar, cinnamon, and sometimes, condensed milk?

Bandrek

148. What is the largest tree grown fruit in the world?

Jackfruit

149. What is the name of the traditional Danish open-faced sandwich that usually consists of a piece of buttered dense dark rye bread, topped with cold cuts, pieces of meat or fish, cheese or spreads, and garnishes?

Smørrebrød

150. What is the name of this egg shaped fruit, with varying colors of yellow, orange, and red, also known as the tree tomato?

Tamarillo

151. What is the name of this vegetable, also known as yuca or manioc?

Cassava

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