Can You Identify These Unwrapped Snacks?



By: Allison Lips

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Everyone snacks. Sometimes you get hungry between meals. While we all know we should grab something healthy, such as an apple or string cheese, we often grab something unhealthy because it is convenient or because we have a craving. How many times do you get a craving for grapes? It happens, but you probably go looking for the Doritos, Snickers, Fudge Stripes or York Peppermint Patties first. Don't worry we won't tell your doctor!

Many of our favorites have distinctive shapes that we don't usually take the time to appreciate because the snack goes directly from the wrapper into your mouth. However, we want to know if you can spot a bowl of M&M's or if you confuse them with Skittles when there is no wrapper around. 

In the following quiz, every snack is an old favorite, so there are no trick questions. It covers everything including sweet, salty, sour and meaty snacks. 

Are you a connoisseur of snacks? Do you spend too much time in the snack aisle? Can you tell the difference between a Ring Ding and a Ding Dong? How about a Swiss Roll and a Yodel?  Even if you struggle, it is likely that this quiz will make you hungry! 

Which candy is it impossible to be serious while eating?

Twizzlers were created by The Young & Smylie Confectionery Company. Hershey's is the current owner and makes all Twizzlers in the United States at the company's Lancaster, Pennsylvania factory.


Which patriotic frozen treat is flavored cherry, lemon and blue raspberry?

In 1989, Popsicle starting selling Firecrackers. However, in 1955, D.S. "Doc" Abernethy and James S. Merritt created the concept and called it a Bomb Pop.


Which product's commercials ask "Would would you do" for it?

In 1982, Klondike Bars became available nationwide. From the early 1900s to the 1970s, Klondike Bars were only available in Pennsylvania and Ohio.


Which cracker also comes in a "bits" variety that features miniaturized cracker sandwiches stuffed with cheese or peanut butter?

In 1934, Nabisco introduced the Ritz Cracker. Each Ritz Cracker has 7 holes to allow steam to escape during cooking and to keep the cracker flat.


Which chip brand hosted Crash the Super Bowl Contests from 2006 to 2016 to find the best fan-created commercials?

Doritos debuted in 1964. Even though Doritos is known for its Cool Ranch and Nacho flavors, the original Doritos were unflavored. In 1967, the first flavor released was taco.


When manufactured by Nabisco, these crackers pay tribute to P.T. Barnum.

in 1871, the D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Company was the first to make animal crackers in the United States. In 1902, Nabisco decided to sell circus-themed animal crackers called Barnum's Animals Crackers.


Which candy "melts in your mouth, not in your hand?"

During World War II, M&M's were used for military rations. It wasn't until 1950s, that the first "M" was printed on the candy.


Which distinctively shaped candy comes in Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Almond and Caramel-filled flavors?

Hershey Kisses were introduced in 1907. A similar product had already been produced by Henry Oscar Wilbur. He called his candy the Wilbur Bud.


Which candy original came packed with lemon, lime, orange, cherry and pineapple candies in one package?

In 1912, Clarence Crane created Pep O Mint Life Savers. The following year, Edward Nobel founded the Life Savers Candy Company. In 1913, the candy's tin foil roll pack was also introduced.


Which hard candy's original assortment contains green apple, cherry, watermelon, grape and blue raspberry flavors?

Bill Harmsen founded the Jolly Rancher Candy Company. He created the candy in 1949.


Which chip is known for the can it is sold in?

In 1966, Fredric Baur designed the original Pringles can. When he died in 2008, he was buried in one.


Which Japanese snack food is sold as Mikado in the United Kingdom?

In 1966, Ezaki Glico launched Pocky Chocolate in Japan. Pocky Almond was introduced in 1971. Five years later, Pocky Strawberry was added to the lineup.


Which colorful sugary candies are sold in Canada as Rockets?

In 1949, Eddie Dee launched Smarties. Originally, his candy company was called Ce De Candy. On January 1, 2011, the company was renamed Smarties Candy Company.


Which horn-shaped chip celebrated its 50th birthday in 2014?

In May 1964, General Mills tested Bugles in a few cities. They were Seattle, Buffalo, Syracuse, Portland, Omaha, and Des Moines. In 1966, the company would launch the brand nationally.


Which ice cream bills itself as "The Original Sundae Cone?"

The ice cream cone was invented at the 1904 World's Fair. I.C. Parker is responsible for Drumsticks. He came up with the idea of coating an ice cream cone with chocolate and peanuts.


Which small rock-shaped candy originally came in a box split between grape and strawberry flavors?

In 1983, the Willy Wonka Candy Factory created Nerds. In the mid-1980s, a Nerds cereal was sold. Like the candy, the box was split between two flavors, which were orange and cherry or strawberry and grape.


Which cream-filled snack cake is shaped like a hockey puck and competes with the similarly named Ring Ding?

Ding Dongs have been sold since 1967, except for a short period in 2013. On "CHiPS," Ding Dongs were the favorite snack of Officer Frank "Ponch" Poncharello.


Which chip is infamous for having a former mascot that was a "Mexican bandit?"

In 1932, C.E. Doolin purchased a recipe for making corn chips from Gustavo Olguin. By the 1950s, Doolin was selling Fritos nationwide.


Which snack was created in 1917 because a Kentucky coal miner asked for a snack "as big as the moon?"

Chattanooga Bakery makes Moon Pies. At the time the bakery made over 100 items, but MoonPies were by far the most popular.


Which candy was named after Frank Mars' favorite horse?

Snickers debuted in 1930. In 1984, Snickers was announced as one of the "Official Snack Foods" of the Olympic games.


In 2018, Keebler released a "Whoopsy!" version of this cookie that featured a round shortbread cookie completely covered in fudge.

In 1969, Leo Burnett Worldwide created the Keebler elves for an advertising campaign. The head elf is named Ernie Keebler.


Which snack cake comes in pre-portioned snacks and comes in blueberry muffin and fudge brownie varieties?

Entenmann's Little Bites were introduced in 1999. The original favors were Little Bites Blueberry Muffins, Little Bites Chocolate Chip Cookies, Little Bites Fudge Brownies and Little Bites Glazed Donut Holes.


Which peanut and chocolate candy comes in half-pound and crunchy varieties?

In 1963, Hershey's Chocolate Company bought the H.B. Reese Candy Company after H.B. Reese's death. From 1917 to 1928, Reese had actually worked for the Hershey Chocolate company.


Which snack cake is vanilla with a cream center?

In 1930, Twinkies were introduced. The original flavor was banana cream, but a shortage of bananas during WWII led to the vanilla option.


Which Nabisco peanut butter cookie was designed by William A. Turnier, who also designed the shape of Oreo cookies?

In 1969, Nabisco debuted Nutter Butter. The cookies is are also available as Nutter Butter Bites.


Which vaguely human shaped candy was originally called Mars Men?

Under the name Mars Men, this candy debuted in the 1970s. Sour Patch Kids got their current name in 1985.


Which chips tagline mentions that they have ridges?

In 1948, the Frito Company bought the Ruffles trademark from Bernhardt Stahmer. The company started selling the crinkle-cut chips in 1958.


Which fruity candy brand launched in the United Kingdom as Opal Fruits?

The original flavors are strawberry, lemon, orange and lime. In 1967, Opal Fruits were introduced to the United States with the name changed to Starburst. The Opal Fruits name was used in the UK and Ireland until 1998.


Which granola bar did Quaker debut in 1981?

In 1850, Quaker Oats was founded as the German Mills American Cereal Company. The company would register its first trademark in 1877.


Which ring-shaped corn snack is flavored with onion powder?

Funyuns were introduced in 1969. PepsiCo makes the snack for Frito-Lay.


Which coconut candy would you choose if you were "feeling like a nut?"

Peter Halajian created Almond Joy in 1948 because his customers were asking for a milk chocolate alternative to Mounds. Hershey purchased the brands in 1988.


Which mint-flavored candy is named after a town in Pennsylvania?

Henry Kessler founded the York Cone Company in 1920. Twenty years later, he created the York Peppermint Pattie.


Which candy comes in Root Beer, Tangerine, Very Cherry, Green Apple and Cream Soda flavors?

Jelly Belly beans were Ronald Reagan's favorite candy. The company sent 3.5 tons of jelly beans to Washington, D.C., for the president's 1981 inauguration.


Which movie theater staple is a chocolate coated peanut?

In 1925, the Blumenthal Chocolate Company debuted Goobers. The company also made Sno Caps and Raisinets.


Which cheese-flavored snack was created by the Green & Green Company and later purchased by Sunshine?

In 2001, Kellogg acquired the Cheez-It brand. Thirteen years later, Cheez-It Grooves were introduced.


Which cookie was called a cake until the 1980s?

From 1929 to the 1980s, Fig Newtons were branded as cakes. In the '80s, Fig Newtons were rebranded as "chewy cookies."


Which meat snack was invented in 1928 by a man named Adolph Levis?

In 1967, Adolph Levis sold his company to General Mills. General Mills purchased the Cherry-Levis Food Company for $20 million.


Which popcorn snack became immortalized in the song "Take Me Out to the Ballgame?"

In 1893, Cracker Jack debuted at the Chicago World Fair. F.W. Rueckheim and Brother created the snack.


Which of these cookies is made by sandwiching two vanilla wafers with chocolate?

Milano cookies were invented in 1956. They are currently made by Pepperidge Farm.


Which marshmallow cookie is only sold September through March?

Mallomars sell 95 percent of their inventory in the northeastern United States. The cookie was first sold in 1913.


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