Are These Items American or Canadian?

By: Kennita Leon
Estimated Completion Time
2 min
Are These Items American or Canadian?
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About This Quiz

For a very long time, people have been mixing up the United States of America and Canada. Don't ask us why (we're also not here to judge). In fact, to some, the countries are so similar that they can't even tell the differences between Canadian and U.S. accents. Sure, the two countries share a few things, one of which includes the Niagara Falls, but that shouldn't make them synonymous with one another (to some). It seems that being neighbors has made it worse, and we want to capitalize on that - so we ask you, do you know which country is responsible for which inventions?

What we're going to do is show you a few items, and it'll be your job to tell us if they came from Canada or the United States of America. Now we won't lie, this quiz can be a bit challenging, especially because some of the things you thought were U.S.-made are actually Canadian and vice versa. This is why we have hints in place to help you out if you get stuck once, or a few times. 

So let's test to see if you know about the creations of these two countries, or if you're just as adorably clueless (though not to them) as lots of people on this planet.

French's ketchup (CAN) What is this item's nationality?
American
Canadian
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Canada's own ketchup and rival to Heinz, French's ketchup boasts patriotism. It is made using ingredients from Canada and bottled by Canadian workers in the country. The ketchup is made using ripe tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, salt and spices.

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Hallmark greeting cards (USA) Where are these greeting cards made?
American
Canadian
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Perhaps the best-known brand of greeting cards, the Hallmark company was founded in 1910 in Kansas City, Missouri. The oldest and largest manufacturer of greeting cards, Hallmark produces its popular cards at plants in Kansas, Texas, Missouri and Illinois. The company has been awarded the National Medal of Arts.

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Crown Royal (CAN) Tell us what country created this?
American
Canadian
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Crown Royal was first introduced to Canada, where it originated, in 1939. Crown Royal has become the best-selling Canadian whiskey in the United States, since its introduction there in 1964. Diageo owns the whiskey brand.

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Slinkys (USA) Is this one American or Canadian?
American
Canadian
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A simple yet popular toy developed during the 1940s by naval engineer Richard James, the Slinky is a precompressed helical spring. The rather successful toy is said to have been created by accident. Slinkys bring unlimited fun.

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JP Wiser (CAN) Where is this beverage from?
America
Canada
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Established in 1857, JP Wiser's is Canada's oldest Canadian whiskey brand. The liquor is produced in Ontario, Canada, by Hiram Walker & Sons Limited. The whiskey was introduced by a New Yorker, John Philip Wiser, so partial credit to the U.S.?

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Sterilite Containers (USA) Which North American country is this item from?
America
Canada
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Founded in 1939, Sterilite is a well-known producer of plastic storage containers. Based in Massachusetts, the Sterilite company has a total of seven plants, all located in the U.S. Tupperware inventor Earl Tupper created the company and first sold their products to the Armed Forces.

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Molson (CAN) Tell us the nationality of this item?
American
Canadian
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A popular beer manufacturer, Molson was founded in 1786 in Montreal, Canada, by John Molson. The Molson brewery is one of the oldest North American breweries. Its beers are still produced at the first brewery in Canada. Molson has merged with U.S.-based Coors, however.

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Igloo coolers (USA) Where does this item come from?
America
Canada
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A trendsetter in more cooling designs, Igloo started off as a metalworking shop in 1947. Today, the company is a leading producer of ice chests and coolers. More recently, Igloo has included in its production heavy-duty coolers manufactured at its facility in Houston, Texas.

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Labatt (CAN) Match this item with the place that it's from?
America
Canada
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The Labatt brewery has been in existence since 1847. The largest brewery in Canada, Labatt is a Belgian owned brewery which was founded by John Labatt in London, Ontario, Canada.

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Pyrex glassware (USA) These items are native to which country?
America
Canada
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Manufactured by the Pyrex company which was founded in 1915, Pyrex glassware is still made in Pennsylvania. This was as a result of Corning Inc's decision to keep manufacturing operations in the United States in 1998.

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Alexander Keith (CAN) Can you pick the correct country for this beverage?
America
Canada
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Located in Halifax, Canada, Alexander Keith's is one of the oldest breweries in the country. The brewery was founded in 1820, by a Scottish immigrant to Canada named - predictably - Alexander Keith.

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Minute Maid orange juice (USA) Which country does this item belong in?
America
Canada
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The popular Minute Maid orange juice was first introduced in the post-World War years to meet the domestic demand for orange juice. The frozen orange concentrate was produced by the Florida Food Corps. The juice was named Minute Maid because of the short amount of time it took to prepare.

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Post it notes (USA) Which country takes credit for this invention?
American
Canadian
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An essential office supply, Post-it notes are ubiquitous. The colorful notepads, first produced in 1985, are manufactured in Kentucky at a plant which was previously used for the production of copiers and projectors.

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Cascade toilet paper (CAN) Tell us whether this is American or Canadian.
American
Canadian
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The manufacturing company of Cascades was founded in 1957. Cascades is a manufacturer of tissue products. Headquartered in Quebec, Canada, the company's tissue products are made largely of recycled fibers.

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benjamin Moore paint (USA) Can you identify the correct nationality for this item?
American
Canadian
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Known for their high quality, Benjamin Moore was founded by an Irish immigrant to the U.S. in 1883. The company, now owned by Berkshire Hathaway, produces more than 3,000 paint colors.

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Liberte Yogurt (CAN) What is this item's nationality?
American
Canadian
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Liberte yogurt is produced by Canadian manufacturer, Liberte Inc., based in Quebec, Canada. The company manufactures organic and all-natural dairy foods. Founded by the Kaporovsky family in 1936, Liberte Inc. produces many dairy products, from cream cheese to yogurts.

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Walter caesar mix (CAN) What country uses this to make a popular cocktail?
American
Canadian
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A Canadian company, Walter prides itself on producing an "all-natural and better tasting" Caesar mix. The popular cocktail mix from 1969 made by Walter's includes ripened tomatoes, horseradish, spices, clam juice and hot sauce - just add alcohol.

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Zippo lighters (USA) Is the Zippo American or Canadian?
American
Canadian
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An iconic American brand, Zippo has been producing its reusable lighters since 1933. Based in Pennsylvania, Zippo lighters are sold worldwide. The first Zippo lighter was made in Bradford, Pennsylvania, in 1933.

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Gillette blades (USA) Where is this razor blade from?
America
Canada
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Gillette razors and blades have been in production since 1905. Its popular razor blades are manufactured in Boston, Massachusetts. The Gillette Company originally made the blades before its merger into Procter & Gamble.

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New Balance shoes (USA) Tell us the nationality of this shoe?
American
Canadian
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Easily distinguished by its "N" logo, New Balance is an American company. One of the largest manufacturers of athletic footwear, the company manufactures more than four million pairs of shoes a year. The company was founded in 1906 and is based in Massachusetts.

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Crayola crayons (USA) Where are Crayolas from?
America
Canada
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The most popular brand of crayons, Crayola, is American based. An estimated thirteen million crayons are manufactured at Crayola's head factory in Pennsylvania. Crayolas were invented by Edwin Binney and first marketed by Binney and Smith.

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LASKO fans (USA) Which is this fan's native country?
America
Canada
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A manufacturer of heating and cooling appliances, LASKO, until recently, manufactured all of its products in the United States. Today, its stand fans and cooling fans are still built in the U.S., in Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.

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Dillons gin (CAN) Which country does this item belong in?
America
Canada
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Dillon's Rose Gin is infused with rose hips and rose petals. The gin is produced by Dillon's Small Batch Distillers of Canada. The distillery is owned by Geoff Dillon, Garry Huggins and Peter Dillon.

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Aquasana water filters (USA) Which is the correct nationality for this product?
American
Canadian
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Based in Texas, Aquasana water filters are completely American-made. Designed to decontaminate tap water, the filters are manufactured by Sun Water Systems, with the Aquasana label.

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Benjamin Bridge NOva 7 (CAN) Tell us whether this is American or Canadian?
American
Canadian
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Deemed an "East Coast trailblazer," Nova 7 is a wine made specifically in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. The wine is produced by the Benjamin Bridge company. The wine was so named to pay tribute to the year 2007 and after its home province, Nova Scotia.

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Kitchenaid mixers (USA) Can you identify the correct nationality for this kitchen item?
American
Canadian
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One of the best-known cooking appliances, KitchenAid mixers were introduced more than a century ago. Famous for their durability and remarkable performance, the KitchenAid mixers are manufactured at the company's Flagship plant in Ohio.

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David's tea (CAN) What is this tea's nationality?
American
Canadian
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Based in Montreal, Canada, David's Tea is the largest specialty tea boutique in Canada. The company was founded in Toronto, Canada, in 2008, by Herschel and David Segal.

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American Plastic toys (USA) What nationality do you think this toy is?
American
Canadian
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As the name would suggest, American Plastic Toys is an American toy manufacturer. The company has been in the toy industry for more than fifty years. Thousands of American Plastic Toys are produced at their facilities in Michigan and Mississippi, for sale at many retailers.

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Tim Hortons (USA) Tell us what nationality this chain is?
American
Canadian
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A popular coffee brand found across Canada, Tim Horton's was founded by Miles Gilbert "Tim" Horton, a former hockey player. The coffee is ground and prepared in Ontario, Canada. The cups are also manufactured in Canada. The Tim Horton's company is currently the largest quick-service restaurant chain in Canada.

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Chesapeake Bay candles (USA) Is this candle American or Canadian?
American
Canadian
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With its factory located in Maryland, Chesapeake Bay produces millions of scented candles which are available for purchase from retail outlets and online stores. The name Chesapeake Bay is derived from an estuary located in Maryland and Virginia, of the same name.

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Mc'Cain Deep n Delicous Cake (CAN) Where is this dessert from?
America
Canada
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Manufactured by Canadian food company McCain, Deep'n Delicious is a dessert cake available in vanilla and chocolate. The company was founded by the McCain brothers of New Brunswick in 1957. Despite its popular cake dessert, the McCain company is actually the largest manufacturer of frozen potato products.

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Acadian smoked sturgeon (CAN) Which North American country is this item from?
America
Canada
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Recently established in 2005, Acadian Sturgeon and Caviar is a family business based in New Brunswick, Canada. A producer of sturgeon and caviar, the Acadian Sturgeon and Caviar company uses Atlantic and short-nose sturgeon from their grow-out farm for all their products.

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Wilson footballs (USA) Tell us the nationality of this item.
American
Canadian
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Located in Ada, Ohio, Wilson is the official supplier of footballs for the National Football League. The company produces many thousands of footballs per year, using handmade pigskins. Founded by Thomas E Wilson in 1913, the company produces other sporting equipment as well.

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Wunderbar (CAN) Where will you find this item?
America
Canada
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With a name derived from the German word for "marvelous," Cadbury Wunderbar is a Canadian candy classic of peanut butter, rice crisps and caramel, enrobed in chocolate. The candy has been produced in Toronto since 1976. Deemed the "greatest candy bar ever," the Wunderbar is sold slightly differently, as the Starbar, in England.

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Weber Grill (CAN) Can you match this outdoor item with the place that it's from?
America
Canada
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Distinguished by their unique round shape, Weber grills were first introduced in 1952. The grill, manufactured in Illinois, is considered to be one of the best charcoal grills. Although the gas variants are built overseas, the coal Weber grill is still produced in the U.S.

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Kraft Dinner (CAN) Which country is this food item native to?
America
Canada
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Introduced in Canada in 1937, Kraft Dinner is simply the Canadian variant of the non-perishable macaroni and cheese product sold as Kraft Mac and Cheese in the U.S. A new Kraft Dinner was later made specifically for preparation in microwave ovens. The single-serving product was called Macaroni and Cheese Dinner Cups.

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