It’s World Chocolate Day on 7 July and time to test the grey matter again with another Expat Living trivia quiz! In honour of the glorious sweet treat that we all love to eat, we’ve prepared 20 quiz questions on chocolate 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 bar of Cadbury chocolate?
#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 chocolate bar 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 “World Chocolate Day” 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
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