It's so fun, so delicious (in your head) to imagine all the snack foods available to devour. Take a gander at the images of snack foods and select the correct name from the choices provided. Sugar, salt, nuts, "crispety" crumbles, caramel, "crunchety" kernels, fried potato chips, jerky, vanilla, chocolate...yes, they all star in this test. But don't stare at the photos too long or you'll get a cavity from just taking this quiz.
You won't need to have an intricate snack foods history to ace this one. You're only given one visual clue and a few fattening facts about the snacks we praise. Consistency is not what wins in the end. Even a vague familiarity with these foods will go a long way here. Chips, pretzels and ice cream specifics are required knowledge, and we threw in two or more strange snack facts. "What could ever be strange about snacking," you ask? Two words: "creepy crawlies." That's what.
If you've scanned the snack aisle at your local convenience store you'll do well. It's time to taste, er...take the test!
The chocolate cookie crunch and vanilla creme flavor pairing have been around for decades. Nabisco changed the snack game with its Oreo cookie rendition back in the early 1900s. Oreos are still so popular that chocolate vanilla creme sandwich cookies, no matter the brand, are usually called "Oreos."
Gummy bears are a German import and were introduced by the Haribo company in the early 1900s. Ingredients for the chewy, fruity candies include sugar, hardened gelatin and food coloring.
The granola bar is loose granola grains held together by honey or some other sweet viscous substance. The compact bar is loaded with fiber and often includes other healthy ingredients such as nuts, or not-so-healthy ingredients like hard-shelled candies.
The Reese candy company introduced chocolate-covered peanut butter cups. Since then, other food companies have created similar versions of the reigning sweet-salty combo favorite.
Egg-shaped, pastel-colored jelly beans have been synonymous with the Easter holiday for many years. More recently, the candy has been produced in various colors to symbolize other holidays, like Christmas and Halloween.
Pizza bites are similar to "Bagel Bites," which are produced by the Kraft Heinz Company. Food producers use an assortment of breads and toppings to pair with the cheese-and-tomato combo.
The Kraft food company introduced this gelatin dessert as "Jell-O" over 100 years ago and it's still a snack favorite, especially among older generations. Today, an assortment of gelatin desserts are packaged pre-made instead of the original packaged powder version.
In America, a danish pastry is referred to as "danish," which is a also descriptor for the country Denmark and it people, or it refers to the language. The sweet bread snack is a product of Europe, Denmark in particular.
Kale chips were produced as a healthier substitute for the mega-snack potato chip. Baked kale chips are often seasoned with sea salt, vinegar or cayenne pepper.
The potato chip originated in Britain in the early nineteenth century. Unlike the tortilla, dried fruit, dried veggie and other would-be competitors, potato chips are referred to as "chips."
Popcorn is made by heating corn kernels so that they rupture and expand. Allegedly, at least 700 types of popcorn existed in the days of Christopher Columbus. There are cauliflower or mushroom-shaped popcorn, and butterfly or star-shaped varieties.
The ice cream sandwich is a simple combination of ice cream placed between two cookies. The snack often includes soft chocolate wafer cookies and plain vanilla ice cream as ingredients, but the frozen snack comes in many forms and flavors.
Honey is usually the ingredient that sweetens store-bought graham crackers. Food companies include other spices like nutmeg and cinnamon to spice up the crumbly whole-grain bread.
Sunflower seeds come from the sunflower plant. As a snack, either hulled kernels or dehulled kernels are roasted with a seasoning and sold, or the snack is packaged in raw form.
The crispy rice and marshmallow treat is more popularly known as "Rice Krispies Treat," which is a snack concept developed by the Kellogg Company. Basic ingredients are marshmallows, butter and crispy rice.
Pretzels are baked bread or pastry dough that's seasoned with a variety of flavors, such as salt, cheese, mustard and chocolate. Pretzel sticks are a deviation from the classic pretzel shape which is a baker's symbol that originated in Europe.
Corn flakes are sweetened and toasted flakes of corn grain. American medical doctor and cereal magnate John Harvey Kellogg created the cereal in the late nineteenth century for sanitarium patients.
Entomophagy is the human practice of eating insects. Many cultures have incorporated bugs into their diets. Cooked crickets are usually roasted with seasoning or coated in a sweet gooey substance, like chocolate.
Kenpi is sweet potato that's cut into strips, fried and candied. The Japanese snack resembles potato fries and are very sweet.
Gelato is a delicious import from Italy. The frozen treat includes a mix of cream, custard, sugar and milk. Gelato has eight percent fat content, which is less than that of ice cream.
Cannoli snacks were developed in the Italian region of Sicily. The dough is fried and filled with sweetened ricotta cheese. Optional ingredients include chocolate, caramel, fruit and nuts.
Corn nuts are corn kernels that have been deep fried in oil until they are hardened. In Peru and Ecuador, corn nuts are called "cancha."
Banana chips are sliced bananas that are either fried in oil or dried. The dried slices tend to be chewier than the fried version of the snack.
Edamame is a raw food snack that's prepared by boiling or steaming green soybean pods. Beans are often salted inside or outside of their pods. The snack is of East Asian origin.
Donuts, or doughnuts, are deep-fried pastry dough which is then sweetened. The donut dot, or donut hole, is conceptually the rounded part of the donut center that's been removed.
Shredded wheat is traditionally a breakfast cereal of whole-grain wheat in the form of webbed squares. The squares are usually glazed or frosted, and some varieties contain a filling.
Cheese puffs are puffed corn coated with powered cheese. Corn puffs are a similar snack, but without the zesty powdered cheese. Cheese puffs are curled, balled, straight or erratically shaped.
Dried mealworm is one of many insect foods in the snack repertoire. Mealworms are the dried larval of the darkling beetle.
Fudge or chocolate brownies are sprinkled and stuffed with anything from nuts and sprinkles to cream cheese and peanut butter. A warm brownie paired with cold ice cream under a sweet canopy of chocolate syrup is a common restaurant treat.
Almonds are a main ingredient in biscotti. This Italian snack is baked twice for a curiously crunchy texture. Chocolate and other types of nuts are optional biscotti ingredients these days.
Vanilla wafers were first introduced commercially in 1967 by the Nabisco food company. The cookies were first invented in the late nineteenth century in Staten Island, New York.
Lemon drops are small lemon-shaped confectionery with a sweet and sour taste. These little guys have been around since the turn of the 19th century, when they were introduced as the "Salem Gibraltar."
Krupuk, or kerupuk, is an Indonesian snack of deep-fried crunchy, starchy crackers. Krupuk is often made with shrimp and/or fish flavors.
Frozen fruit bar snacks take many forms and flavors. Some varieties of the snack are yogurt based with whole or candied fruit suspended in the frozen bar. Other varieties are water based and may contain low sugar content.
Marshmallows and a chocolate layer between two graham crackers are the main ingredients for s'mores. The snack sandwich is also called "wagon wheel."
Nabisco Triscuit Crisps are a popular brand of cracker crisps. Garnished versions of the snack are packaged with flavors baked in, or the crisps are eaten with raw toppings.
Mille-feuille pastry snack is traditionally topped with a signature vanilla and chocolate marble frosting, but a number of flavor and style varieties exist. "Mille-feuille" is a French term that means "thousand-leaf."
A macaron is a French sandwich confection made of meringue with a filling that can be icing or jam, among other options. It is often confused with the macaroon, which has a main ingredient of shredded coconut.
Senbei are Japanese rice crackers that have either salty or spicy flavors; some varieties are sweet. In Japanese culture, senbei is eaten with green tea. The snack is either grilled or baked.