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TODAY’S FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ

1) All of the following events took place in the same year.
What year is it?
· Henry D. Perky received U.S. patent No. 548,086 for Shredded Wheat.
· The first shipment of canned pineapple left Hawaii.
· Pearl B. Wait created 'Jell-O'.
· Asa Candler of Atlanta boasts that "Coca-Cola is now sold in every state of the Union."

2) The year is 1768 and Benjamin Franklin is in London pleading the case of the colonies.  He writes to his daughter, asking her to send him some of the foods he misses from home. What were the 5 foods Franklin said he was homesick for in his letter?

3) In 1927, Daniel Gerber, a local food processor in Michigan, was told by his doctor to feed his sick daughter Sally strained peas. They were available commercially, but they were expensive, and only sold in a a few parts of the country. In addition, there was one other problem he faced when buying strained baby foods.
What was this other problem that helped inspire him to start Gerber Baby Foods company?
 


 

ANSWERS TO TODAY’S FOOD TRIVIA QUESTIONS:

1) All of the events took place in 1895.
  (Food History Timeline: 1895-1899)

2) Franklin requested his daughter to send him apples, cranberries, dried peaches, buckwheat flour and cornmeal.

3) Strained baby foods were only sold at pharmacies and you needed a doctor's prescription.

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