Can We Guess Your Age Based on This Foodie Quiz?

By: Jennifer Post

Can We Guess Your Age Based on This Foodie Quiz?
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About This Quiz

Generational differences can be very obvious. You can look at someone and guess if they are a boomer or a millennial. Another way to tell someone's age is by the food they eat, order or turn their nose up at. Some generations are known for viral food trends like unicorn bagels, and others are known for boiling vegetables and ruining them for future generations.

Food trends evolve, based on so many factors. The economy is a big one. The more money people have, the more they go out to eat and the more they purchase expensive and small-market ingredients. In tighter times, people tend to gravitate towards pre-made foods and bulk items, as they usually run cheaper. No matter the current economy, some age groups spend more liberally, while others had to crunch numbers, based on whether or not they've experienced hard times in the past.

In everyday life, no one likes stereotypes. Millennials have killed too many industries to count and none of them can afford houses because they buy too much avocado toast. Baby boomers love Fox News and can't text. Generation X, well, their only stereotype is that no one really knows what they are. Then you have Gen Z people, who apparently eat Tide Pods for breakfast.

Want us to tell you how old you are, based on your food choices? Take this quiz!

What shows were always on in your house growing up?
Cooking shows
The news
Mostly YouTube
We didn’t watch much TV.

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What is your favorite chicken dish?
Organic fried chicken and waffles
Chicken tikka masala
Chicken and dumplings
Roast chicken

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What are you craving for your next meal?
Poke bowl
Street tacos
Steak and potatoes
Chinese takeout

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What is your favorite holiday side dish?
Homemade garlic rosemary dinner rolls
All of them! My dinner is made up of sides.
Green bean casserole
Classic boiled Brussels sprouts

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What spice do you use the most in cooking?
Curry powder
Exotic chili peppers
Salt
Pre-ground black pepper

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How many courses does an ideal dinner party menu have?
At least four, if you count the intermezzo or cheese course
Dinner party? I don’t have time for that.
Three: appetizer, dinner, dessert
Main course should be plenty! I don’t know if I could handle more.

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What is your idea of comfort food?
Pork belly mac and cheese
Cereal
Meatloaf
Pizza

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What do you eat for breakfast?
Avocado toast
Breakfast tacos
Toast with butter
Pancakes

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How would you use saffron?
Paella, of course
In my tea
Huh?
However the internet tells me to use it

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What is your favorite type of restaurant to dine at?
Local neighborhood cafe
Fast food
A chain
Diner

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Red, white, rosé or sparkling?
Rosé
Sparkling
Red
White

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What is your guilty pleasure food?
Doritos
Indian food
Gelatin molds
Ice cream truck treats

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What is a food stereotype of your generation?
That I can’t afford a house because I buy too much avocado toast
That I eat Tide Pods
That we only boil our vegetables
That we don’t care about food

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What is your favorite vegetable?
Kimchi
Bok choy
Baked potato
Peas and carrots

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How do you like your steak cooked?
Medium-rare
I don’t eat steak.
Well-done
Medium-well

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What is always in your refrigerator?
Kale
At least four hot sauces
Orange juice from concentrate
Ranch dressing

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What type of potato do you prefer?
Fingerling
Purple potatoes
Good old russet
Sweet potato

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What is your favorite type of nut butter?
Almond butter
Cashew butter
Peanut butter, smooth
Peanut butter, crunchy

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What is the best type of cheese, in your opinion?
Smoked Gouda
Nacho cheese
Yellow American
Cheddar

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What is your favorite part of French cuisine?
The clean flavors
The craft that goes into it
The fries
How special it feels when you eat it

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Do you buy local ingredients?
I buy local exclusively.
If I can afford it
If the food store has local, I probably end up buying it.
When I can, absolutely

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What does your social media primarily consist of?
Food
Travel
My grandkids
My kids

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What is the best kind of waffle?
Norwegian style
Buckwheat waffles
From scratch, Belgian style
Toaster waffles

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Is organic important to you?
100% all that I buy
Yeah, but not enough to pay the prices
Not really
Yes, it’s the best for my family.

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What are your coffee preferences?
Starbucks
Local coffee, made in a French press or pour-over style
Hot
Chain coffee for sure

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What is your favorite section of the food store to shop in?
Around the edges, where the produce and animal proteins are
The ethnic aisles
The snack aisle
The bulk section

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What is the best sauce for pasta?
Lots and lots of cheesy goodness
Pesto
Jarred sauce is perfectly fine
Mom’s gravy

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What is your favorite cooking method?
Roasting
Sous vide
Grilling
Baking

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What is your best kitchen tip?
Always start in a cold pan.
Make sure you have the right utensil for the right project.
Always preheat the oven.
Don’t bother with too many utensils. The basics can get it done.

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What would you rather buy than make from scratch?
Crackers
Artisanal cheese
Bread
Pie crust

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