How It's Made Food & Drink Quiz
No doubt you love to eat, but how much do you know about the making of your sweet and savory favorites? Take the quiz to find out.start quiz
Question 2 of 11
Unlike mealtime, we're going to start this quiz with dessert first. Why was saltwater crucial to making ice cream before refrigeration was widely available?
... Adding salt to water lowers water's freezing temperature, so saltwater mixed with ice can get extremely cold while still remaining liquid. That made saltwater mixed with ice a great way to freeze the ingredients in ice cream before freezers were widely available.
Question 3 of 11
Why is ice cream whipped during the manufacturing process?
... If ice cream weren't whipped during the manufacturing process, it wouldn't have its light and creamy texture. Interestingly enough, because of the way air is whipped into this frozen treat, ice cream qualifies as a foam from a scientific perspective.
Question 4 of 11
How does the ice cream get inside an ice cream sandwich?
... Making ice cream sandwiches requires a lot of precision, especially when you're manufacturing more than a hundred sandwiches every minute. To get the ice cream inside the sandwich, the perfect amount of ice cream is pumped in between two cake wafers just as they fall down a chute into a carousel. Talk about timing.
Question 5 of 11
What keeps ice cream cones from getting soggy one ice cream is safely squished inside?
... What better way to keep a cone crisp than with chocolate? Practical and delicious.
Question 6 of 11
Let's stick with sweet treats. In the glorious world of donuts, you'll encounter two different types. What are they?
... Doughnuts, whether they're glazed, decorated with chocolate sprinkles or stuffed with jelly, fall into two groups: cake or yeast. Yum.
Question 7 of 11
How did doughnuts, once know as oily cakes, receive their name?
... Innovative bakers discovered that taking a tiny chunk from the doughnut's center resulted in a more evenly cooked cake overall.
Question 8 of 11
Let's leave the sweetness behind and concentrate on the savory. Where did today's hot dogs most likely come from?
... The modern hot dog likely traveled to the U.S. courtesy of sausage-loving Germans in the mid-18th century, specifically a town called Frankfurt am Main Know for its frankfurters.
Question 9 of 11
True or False: You'll find hot dogs made out of pork, chicken, beef, turkey and tofu.
... Frankfurters come in all sorts of flavors, including pork, chicken, beef, turkey and tofu among others. A typical wiener contains a mix of pork and chicken or even pork, chicken and beef.
Question 10 of 11
A ham comes from what part of the pig?
... A ham is the hind leg of a pig. You can buy is smoked or raw, with the bone in or with the bone out.
Question 11 of 11
What's the reason for the curing process in smoked hams?
... The curing process really serves two purposes: It gives the ham its distinct color and taste.