Time to test the grey matter again with another Expat Living trivia quiz! World Chocolate Day is on 7 July, and in honour of the glorious treat that we all love to eat, we’ve prepared 20 questions for you to chew over.
#1 Mars is the largest confectionary company in the world. What’s the second largest?
#2 Finish this Forrest Gump quotation: “Life is like a box of chocolates, …”
#3 Is a cocoa bean a fruit or a seed?
#4 For every 100 grams of chocolate, the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) officially allows up to 60 fragments of what object: skin, rodent hair, peanuts or insects?
#5 How many pieces or “fingers” are in a standard-sized Kit Kat?
#6 Which continent consumes around 40 percent of the world’s chocolate?
#7 Caramelised white chocolate is referred to as what type of chocolate, starting with “b”?
#8 In 2001, a bar of chocolate sold at auction in England for almost 500 pounds. It was 100 years old and had been carried by Captain Robert Scott on his expedition to where?
#9 Which animal is known to get very sick from ingesting chocolate?
#10 Veruca Salt, Augustus Gloop and Violet Beauregarde are characters in which book?
#11 What colour of M&Ms was discontinued for 11 years, from 1976 to 1987, before being brought back by popular demand?
#12 With flavours including basil, cheese, jasmine, black pepper and lemon, Meiji is a brand of chocolate from which country?
#13 What was the name of the British soul band that had big international hits with “Every 1’s a Winner”, “You Sexy Thing” and “It Started With a Kiss”?
#14 Which Swiss chocolate brand has a bear hiding in its logo?
#15 The two biggest producers of cacao are two African countries; Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. The third biggest is a Southeast Asian country. Which one?
#16 True or false: Alfred Hitchcock used chocolate syrup in place of actual blood when filming the famous shower scene in Psycho.
#17 According to the tagline, how much milk is in every block of Cadbury Dairy Milk?
#18 What drink do you get when you add chocolate to coffee?
#19 The book Like Water for Chocolate and its movie adaptation are set in which country?
#20 Which of these was named after the inventor’s horse: Twix, Snickers or Milky Way?
Who am I?
(If you can answer correctly on the first clue, you get 10 points, but you lose a point for each additional clue you require after that.)
- I was born on 13 September, which was later honoured as “International Chocolate Day”, a rival date to the celebration on 7 July. (10)
- I’m of Swiss and German descent, but I grew up in Pennsylvania in America. (9)
- This was back in the 19th century. (8)
- I did very little schooling – only up the fourth grade. By the age of 14, I was already working in the industry that I would become famous in. (7)
- Together with my wife, I was booked to travel on the ill-fated Titanic in 1912 but cancelled at the last minute. (6)
- My first successful business was the Lancaster Caramel Company. (5)
- In 1905, I finished work on the world’s biggest chocolate manufacturing factory. (4)
- My signature chocolate bar is sometimes referred to as “The Great American Chocolate Bar”. (3)
- I’m also well known for producing bite-sized, cone-shaped chocolates known as Kisses. (2)
- I am a Milton S who, starting with “H”? (1)
All the answers!
#2 “You never know what you’re gonna get.”
#6 Europe (in 2017, the top six chocolate-consuming countries were all in Europe)
#8 The South Pole / Antarctica
#10 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
#13 Hot Chocolate
#17 A glass and a half
Bonus: Milton S Hershey
Now that you’re hungry, here’s a delicious chocolate recipe for you to make!
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