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!
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.
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.
In 1982, Klondike Bars became available nationwide. From the early 1900s to the 1970s, Klondike Bars were only available in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hershey Kisses were introduced in 1907. A similar product had already been produced by Henry Oscar Wilbur. He called his candy the Wilbur Bud.
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.
Bill Harmsen founded the Jolly Rancher Candy Company. He created the candy in 1949.
In 1966, Fredric Baur designed the original Pringles can. When he died in 2008, he was buried in one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 1932, C.E. Doolin purchased a recipe for making corn chips from Gustavo Olguin. By the 1950s, Doolin was selling Fritos nationwide.
Chattanooga Bakery makes Moon Pies. At the time the bakery made over 100 items, but MoonPies were by far the most popular.
Snickers debuted in 1930. In 1984, Snickers was announced as one of the "Official Snack Foods" of the Olympic games.
In 1969, Leo Burnett Worldwide created the Keebler elves for an advertising campaign. The head elf is named Ernie Keebler.
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.
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.
In 1930, Twinkies were introduced. The original flavor was banana cream, but a shortage of bananas during WWII led to the vanilla option.
In 1969, Nabisco debuted Nutter Butter. The cookies is are also available as Nutter Butter Bites.
Under the name Mars Men, this candy debuted in the 1970s. Sour Patch Kids got their current name in 1985.
In 1948, the Frito Company bought the Ruffles trademark from Bernhardt Stahmer. The company started selling the crinkle-cut chips in 1958.
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.
In 1850, Quaker Oats was founded as the German Mills American Cereal Company. The company would register its first trademark in 1877.
Funyuns were introduced in 1969. PepsiCo makes the snack for Frito-Lay.
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.
Henry Kessler founded the York Cone Company in 1920. Twenty years later, he created the York Peppermint Pattie.
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.
In 1925, the Blumenthal Chocolate Company debuted Goobers. The company also made Sno Caps and Raisinets.
In 2001, Kellogg acquired the Cheez-It brand. Thirteen years later, Cheez-It Grooves were introduced.
From 1929 to the 1980s, Fig Newtons were branded as cakes. In the '80s, Fig Newtons were rebranded as "chewy cookies."
In 1967, Adolph Levis sold his company to General Mills. General Mills purchased the Cherry-Levis Food Company for $20 million.
In 1893, Cracker Jack debuted at the Chicago World Fair. F.W. Rueckheim and Brother created the snack.
Milano cookies were invented in 1956. They are currently made by Pepperidge Farm.
Mallomars sell 95 percent of their inventory in the northeastern United States. The cookie was first sold in 1913.