So, Duh! Pop Quiz… Candy Name Origins Edition

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Halloween is here, and it’s time to test (or bone up on) your candy history.  Yummy!

1) Baby Ruth

    a) New York Yankee Hall of Famer, Babe Ruth
    b) President Grover Cleveland’s daughter in infant form, Ruth
    c) inventor Ruth Baby
    d) it’s really a) but b) is the cover story

2) Snickers

    a) The Mars Family’s dog
    b) The Mars Family’s cat
    c) The Mars Family’s horse
    d) The Mars Family’s hamster’s poop

3) Mike and Ike

    a) as a result of a company-wide contest
    b) after a 1937 song titled “Mike and Ike (The Twins)”
    c) after a Vaudeville act “Mike and Ike, We’re Just Alike”
    d) after the founder’s family friends named Mike Greene and Ike Johnson
    e) who knows?

4) Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

    a) a former dairy farmer named Reese
    b) a former peanut farmer named Reese
    c) a former chocolatier named Reese
    d) a former wrestler named Reese

5) Everlasting Gobstoppers

    a) the film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”
    b) the film “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
    c) the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
    d) it’s all a big Coinkydink (or Coinkydonk)

(answers after the jump)

1) Baby Ruth

    a) New York Yankee Hall of Famer, Babe Ruth
    b) President Grover Cleveland’s daughter in infant form, Ruth
    c) The Fratellis pet horse
    d) it’s really a) but b) is the cover story

2) Snickers

    a) The Mars Family’s dog
    b) The Mars Family’s cat
    c) The Mars Family’s horse
    d) The Mars Family’s hamster’s poop

3) Mike and Ike

    a) as a result of a company-wide contest
    b) after a 1937 song titled “Mike and Ike (The Twins)”
    c) after a Vaudeville act “Mike and Ike, We’re Just Alike”
    d) after the founder’s family friends named Mike Greene and Ike Johnson
    e) who knows?

4) Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

    a) a former dairy farmer named Reese
    b) a former peanut farmer named Reese
    c) a former chocolatier named Reese
    d) a former wrestler named Reese

5) Everlasting Gobstoppers

    a) the film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”
    b) the film “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
    c) the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
    d) it’s all a big Coinkydink (or Coinkydonk)
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One comment

  1. food man · November 8, 2010

    nom nom nom

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