Candy Trivia Facts Quiz: MCQ!

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  • 1. 

    On average, 512 of what weighs one pound?

    • A.

      Popcorn Kernels

    • B.

      Potato Chips

    • C.

      Cashews

    • D.

      Plain M&M's

    Correct Answer
    D. Plain M&M's
    Explanation
    On average, 512 plain M&M's weigh one pound. This means that each individual plain M&M weighs very little, allowing for a large quantity to add up to one pound.

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  • 2. 

    What spice is used to flavor licorice candy?

    • A.

      Anise

    • B.

      Caraway

    • C.

      Fennel

    • D.

      Cumin

    Correct Answer
    A. Anise
    Explanation
    Anise is the spice used to flavor licorice candy. Anise has a distinct licorice-like flavor and is commonly used in confectionery, including licorice candy. It adds a sweet and aromatic taste to the candy. Caraway, fennel, and cumin have different flavors and are not typically used to flavor licorice candy.

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  • 3. 

    What candy bar originally came in three pieces and had three different flavors?

    • A.

      York Peppermint Patties

    • B.

      Kit Kat

    • C.

      PayDay

    • D.

      3 Musketeers

    Correct Answer
    D. 3 Musketeers
    Explanation
    3 Musketeers is the correct answer because it is a candy bar that originally came in three pieces and had three different flavors. Each piece of the candy bar was filled with a different flavor, including chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. The candy bar was later changed to have a single flavor, which is nougat covered in chocolate, but it still retains its name.

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  • 4. 

    In 1995, which color of M&M was voted into packages by the public?

    • A.

      Blue

    • B.

      Red

    • C.

      Green

    • D.

      Purple

    Correct Answer
    A. Blue
    Explanation
    In 1995, the public voted for the color Blue to be included in M&M packages. This suggests that the majority of people preferred the color Blue over the other options (Red, Green, and Purple). The introduction of the Blue M&M was a result of consumer demand and the desire to offer a new color option to M&M lovers.

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  • 5. 

    Which candy's slogan is "Makes Mouths Happy"?

    • A.

      Super Rope

    • B.

      Red Vines

    • C.

      Good-N-Plenty

    • D.

      Twizzlers

    Correct Answer
    D. Twizzlers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Twizzlers because Twizzlers is a brand of candy that is known for its slogan "Makes Mouths Happy." This slogan suggests that Twizzlers are enjoyable and satisfying to eat, bringing happiness to people's mouths.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these was not among the four original "Starburst" flavors?

    • A.

      Lime

    • B.

      Cherry

    • C.

      Strawberry

    • D.

      Lemon

    Correct Answer
    B. Cherry
    Explanation
    The question asks for the flavor that was not among the original "Starburst" flavors. The four original flavors of "Starburst" were Lime, Strawberry, Lemon, and Orange. Cherry is not included in the list of original flavors, making it the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following best describes a "Boston Baked Bean" candy?

    • A.

      Chocolate Covered Raisin

    • B.

      Chocolate Covered Bean

    • C.

      Sugar Coated Peanut

    • D.

      Sugar Coated Almond

    Correct Answer
    C. Sugar Coated Peanut
    Explanation
    A "Boston Baked Bean" candy is best described as a sugar coated peanut. This candy is named after the traditional Boston Baked Beans dish, which consists of baked beans in a sweet and savory sauce. The candy version mimics the appearance of a baked bean by using a peanut as the center, which is then coated in a layer of sugar to provide a sweet and crunchy taste.

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  • 8. 

    Which candy is known for being extremely sour?

    • A.

      Fireballs

    • B.

      Jolly Ranchers

    • C.

      Smarties

    • D.

      Warheads

    Correct Answer
    D. Warheads
    Explanation
    Warheads is known for being extremely sour because they are coated with a layer of citric acid, which gives them their intense sour taste. This candy is popular among those who enjoy a strong sour flavor and it is often described as being more sour than other sour candies like Jolly Ranchers or Smarties.

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  • 9. 

    What candy bar was named after a family's horse?

    • A.

      Butterfinger

    • B.

      Snickers

    • C.

      Twix

    • D.

      Milky Way

    Correct Answer
    B. Snickers
    Explanation
    Snickers is the correct answer because it was named after a family's horse. The candy bar was named after the Mars family's favorite horse, which was named Snickers. The Mars family, who created the Snickers bar, decided to name it after their beloved horse as a tribute.

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  • 10. 

    What holiday boasts the highest candy sales?

    • A.

      Valentine's Day

    • B.

      Easter

    • C.

      Halloween

    • D.

      Christmas

    Correct Answer
    C. Halloween
    Explanation
    Halloween is the holiday that boasts the highest candy sales. This is because Halloween is traditionally associated with trick-or-treating, where children go door to door to collect candy. It has become a popular tradition to give out candy during Halloween, resulting in high candy sales during this holiday.

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  • 11. 

    Why were red M&M's eliminated?

    • A.

      Red Is The Communist Color

    • B.

      Not Popular Enough

    • C.

      Concerns About The Dye

    • D.

      Too Many Colors

    Correct Answer
    C. Concerns About The Dye
    Explanation
    Red M&M's were eliminated due to concerns about the dye used in their production. The dye used to create the red color in M&M's was found to have potential health risks, leading to the decision to remove red M&M's from production. This decision was made in order to ensure the safety and well-being of consumers.

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  • 12. 

    Which band's name was taken from a candy bar?

    • A.

      Squirrel Nut Zippers

    • B.

      Blatz

    • C.

      Milhouse

    • D.

      Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Correct Answer
    A. Squirrel Nut Zippers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Squirrel Nut Zippers. The band's name was taken from a candy bar.

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  • 13. 

    In what year did Fizzies come out on the market?

    • A.

      1957

    • B.

      1955

    • C.

      1950

    • D.

      1952

    Correct Answer
    A. 1957
    Explanation
    Fizzies came out on the market in 1957.

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  • 14. 

    What candy bar was originally named "Kandy Kake"?

    • A.

      Heath Bar

    • B.

      Snickers

    • C.

      Milky Way

    • D.

      Baby Ruth

    Correct Answer
    D. Baby Ruth
    Explanation
    Baby Ruth was originally named "Kandy Kake" because it is a well-known fact that the candy bar was named after President Grover Cleveland's daughter, Ruth. Despite claims that the candy was named after baseball player Babe Ruth, the company insisted that it was purely coincidental. Therefore, the original name "Kandy Kake" was later changed to "Baby Ruth" to avoid any legal issues with the baseball player.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following has the most calories?

    • A.

      Bubble Yum

    • B.

      Hubba Bubba

    • C.

      Freedent

    • D.

      Juicy Fruit

    Correct Answer
    A. Bubble Yum
    Explanation
    Bubble Yum has the most calories among the given options.

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  • 16. 

    On what candy wrapper might you find an Indian shooting an arrow at a star?

    • A.

      Tootsie Roll Pop

    • B.

      Necco Wafers

    • C.

      Snickers

    • D.

      Laffy Taffy

    Correct Answer
    A. Tootsie Roll Pop
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tootsie Roll Pop because the candy wrapper of a Tootsie Roll Pop features a Native American shooting an arrow at a star. This design has become iconic and is easily recognizable.

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  • 17. 

    What candy bar has a white nougat center surrounded by caramel and covered in peanuts?

    • A.

      Nut Goodie

    • B.

      Snickers

    • C.

      Salted Nut Roll

    • D.

      Mars

    Correct Answer
    C. Salted Nut Roll
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Salted Nut Roll. Salted Nut Roll is a candy bar that has a white nougat center surrounded by caramel and covered in peanuts. This combination of ingredients is what distinguishes it from the other options listed. Nut Goodie also has a white nougat center, but it does not have peanuts. Snickers has caramel and peanuts, but it does not have a white nougat center. Mars does not have any of the mentioned ingredients. Therefore, the only option that matches the description is Salted Nut Roll.

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  • 18. 

    Which is not a flavor of "Original Fruit Skittles"?

    • A.

      Strawberry

    • B.

      Orange

    • C.

      Lemon

    • D.

      Cherry

    Correct Answer
    A. Strawberry
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Strawberry because the question asks for a flavor that is not included in the "Original Fruit Skittles" variety. Since the other three options (Orange, Lemon, and Cherry) are all flavors commonly found in the original variety, Strawberry is the odd one out.

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  • 19. 

    When Nabisco acquired Standard Brands in 1981, the company had lost recipes for which candy bars?

    • A.

      Milky Way And Three Musketeers

    • B.

      Snickers And Twix

    • C.

      Baby Ruth And Butterfinger

    • D.

      Mounds And Almond Joy

    Correct Answer
    C. Baby Ruth And Butterfinger
    Explanation
    When Nabisco acquired Standard Brands in 1981, the company had lost the recipes for Baby Ruth and Butterfinger candy bars.

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  • 20. 

    Who invented the Dutch process chocolate?

    • A.

      John Cadbury

    • B.

      Samuel R. Mott

    • C.

      Ezra Daggett

    • D.

      Hendrik Van Houten

    Correct Answer
    D. Hendrik Van Houten
    Explanation
    Hendrik Van Houten is credited with inventing the Dutch process chocolate. This process involves treating cocoa powder with an alkaline solution, which helps to neutralize its natural acidity and produce a smoother, milder flavor. Van Houten's invention revolutionized the chocolate-making industry by making cocoa powder more palatable and versatile for various culinary uses.

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  • 21. 

    How many colors did the original "Skittles" come in?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    A. 5
    Explanation
    The original "Skittles" came in 5 different colors.

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