Can We Guess the Decade You Were Born by Your Taste in These Foods?

By: Zoe Samuel

Can We Guess the Decade You Were Born by Your Taste in These Foods?
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About This Quiz

As noted by the workhouse boys in the musical "Oliver!," food is pretty darn glorious. Sure, it keeps you alive, giving your body the fuel it needs to break down to turn into energy to keep you breathing, moving, and generally living your best life. However, food is so much more than that. 

It's a social event, a way of bonding with others and expressing your care and love for them by sharing your food with them through time-honored ritual. It's a tradition, where recipes are passed down through families, and everyone has their own culture's idea of when meals should take place and what they should include. It's a status symbol, where eating rare or expensive treats can make a person seem frightfully fancy.

All of these elements of our diets change with fashion and what's available to us. We're fortunate to live in a time of plenty, and while many of us tragically may experience hunger in our lives, most of us have no idea what it's like to experience true famine. That means we share the great privilege of being able to really think about our food and to get creative with it - and it means we get to have favorites. 

Of course, what those are is highly influenced by what was in style when we came of age. So tell us about your idea of a good meal, and we'll figure out just when that was!

How often do you go food shopping?
Once a week.
Once every two weeks.
Twice a week.
Every day.

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How often do you eat out?
A couple times a week.
Once a week.
Three times a week.
Almost every night.

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How often do you order in?
Not often.
A couple times a week.
Four or five times a week.
Almost every day.

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How often do you get take-out?
A couple times a week.
Once a week.
A few times a week.
Rarely.

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What's your vegetable of choice?
Carrots.
Broccoli.
Kale.
I don't like veggies.

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What's your go-to sandwich?
Club sandwich.
Tuna sandwich.
Fluffernutter.
PB&J.

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What soup is your preference?
Minestrone.
Split pea.
Wonton.
Ramen.

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What fried deliciousness is your bag?
Deep fried hot dogs.
French fries.
Onion rings.
Fried zucchini.

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What cuisine is your downfall?
Chinese food.
Italian food.
Indian food.
Diner food.

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What sweet dessert can't you resist?
Crème brûlée
Soft serve ice cream.
Grom.
Candy bars.

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If all food had to taste like one of the following, which would it be?
Red meat.
Chicken.
Chocolate.
Peanut.

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What's your favorite thing for a regular breakfast?
Toast.
Yogurt.
Corn flakes.
Toaster strudel.

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What's your brunch of choice?
Waffles.
Eggs Benedict.
Pancakes.
Steak and eggs.

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What do you drink with brunch?
Tea.
Coffee.
Mimosa.
Orange juice.

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What caffeinated beverage is your go-to?
Tea.
Coffee.
Monster Energy Drink.
Five Hour Energy.

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What's your after-work drink?
A glass of white wine.
An old fashioned.
A beer.
A soda.

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What do you eat at a sporting event?
A sandwich I bring with me.
A bacon-wrapped hot dog. 'murica!
A burger.
A sorbet.

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What do you drink at a sporting event?
A Coors Light.
A Budweiser.
A Diet Coke.
A Coke!

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What would you serve as a main course for a fancy party?
Roast leg of lamb.
Roast chicken.
Pesto.
Whatever I can get pre-made from the grocery store.

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What would you serve as a starter for said fancy party?
A salad.
Stuffed mushrooms.
Nothing!
Chips and dip.

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What would the dessert be at this fancy party?
A three-layer chocolate cake.
A mousse.
Cupcakes.
Cookies.

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What would you serve at a July 4th barbecue?
Ribs.
Hot dogs.
Burgers.
Veggie-burgers.

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What do you mix into tuna salad?
Mayo.
Barbecue sauce.
Russian dressing.
Nothing. Tuna is gross!

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How do you like your yogurt?
Vanilla.
Coffee, with Fiber One mixed in.
Blueberry Parfait.
Strawberry.

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How do you like your pizza?
Thin crust.
With anchovies.
Pepperoni, please!
Extra cheese FTW!

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What kind of lo mein do you like best?
Plain.
Shrimp.
Beef.
Roast pork.

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What salad dressing is just right?
Vinaigrette.
Caesar.
Thousand Island.
Ranch.

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What condiment do you absolutely detest?
Ketchup.
Goat cheese.
Peanut.
Mustard.

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What food or drink smell makes you feel sick?
Head cheese.
Cheetos.
Red meat cooking.
Whiskey.

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What seafood floats your boat?
Clams.
Lobster.
Swordfish.
Salmon.

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