Can You Name These Unwrapped Junk Food Items From an Image?
By: Lauren Lubas
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About This Quiz
While many of us may try to eat healthy, there's something about junk food that keeps calling us back to the dark side. Maybe it's the high sugar content that keeps us addicted to snacks that have no nutritional value. Maybe it's the fact that we were so filled with these highly processed foods when we were kids that we have some kind of special bond with them. Or perhaps it's the fact that there are so many different kinds of junk food that no matter what we're craving, we can find something to satiate our hunger monsters in the snack aisle.
Though we know junk food is ... well, junk, we like the convenience of a Hot Pocket, the promise of protein from a Snickers bar and the ooey-gooey chewies that we get from every different type of candy available. If you love junk food (even if you try to avoid it), you've probably tried just about everything on the market. You could probably name a devilish snack just by looking at the packaging, because who doesn't know that a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup comes in a bright orange package? But could you identify your favorite junk foods if they were unwrapped? Take this quiz to see if you can tell the difference between a Snickers and a Milky Way.
Can you identify these flavored tortilla chips that everyone loves?
In 1966, Frito-Lay created Doritos tortilla chips. They were basically tortilla chips coated in flavored sodium dust. Ultimately, Doritos grew in popularity and flavor over the years, and now, you can get taco shells in Doritos flavors.
Krispy Kreme donuts are simple glazed donuts. While different Krispy Kreme stores have a variety of flavors, these regular glazed donuts are the champion of the company. The glaze flakes off of them, and they melt in your mouth.
Do you recognize these small candies that come in a variety of colors but only one flavor?
M&Ms candies were marketed as chocolate that melts in your mouth, not in your hand. They failed to mention that the candy coating melts in your hand on a hot summer day, but that probably wouldn't have been a great marketing technique.
This toaster junk food is only a PART of a complete breakfast. What is it?
Pop-Tarts are pretty much a stiff biscuit glazed with sugar and filled with ... sugar. White they're marketed as a part of a complete breakfast, many people eat them as snacks and consider them junk food.
Do you know which candy bar is filled with nougat?
A 3 Musketeers bar only has 262 calories, and even though it boasts that it's a light candy bar, it actually surpasses the calorie count of a Snickers bar. (Although the 3 Musketeers Mint bar is pretty delicious!)
What are these Hostess cupcakes that people only buy on accident?
People usually only buy the orange-flavored Hostess cupcakes because they think that they're the yellow cake ones. That first bite of orange when you expect vanilla is pretty surprising ... in a bad way.
These little cakes are covered in marshmallows and coconut. What are they called?
There is something so wrong about a Snoball that makes it so right. When you bite into a Snowball, you get about four different textures in your mouth at one time. Try taking a bite of one and immediately chase it with a fizzy drink of your choice. You're welcome.
Do you remember the name of the junk food that allows you to have pizza anytime?
Okay, these were pretty gross, but they did their job and became an after school snack for a lot of kids in the '90s. The dough was too chewy and the sauce was subpar, but Bagel Bites are still around today for some reason.
This pocket of pizza is making our mouths water. What's it called?
What happens when you make a pizza puff out of a wonton wrapper? Totino's Pizza Rolls is what. These delicious delicacies were the cause of most children's mouth burns in the '90s and '00s. (Who really waits those two minutes before serving, anyway?)
One of these cookie sandwiches is 53 calories. What is it?
Oreo cookies are probably the most interesting cookies out there. They are terrible for you, but they're vegan. They're high in calories and not terribly pleasant to eat, unless you have milk. If you have milk, they're the best cookies in the world.
These corn-based snacks are meant to mimic onion rings. Can you name them?
Everyone has been disappointed when opening a bag of Funyuns to find it filled with more air than snack. Funyuns are one of the most delicate snacks on the market, and one of the most expensive (by weight).
Mike and Ike was a great candy to bring to the movies. They were small enough to sneak in, but the box did make a lot of noise as you walked into the theater. These perfect fruity snacks have been around since 1940.
These little snacks claim to be healthy, but they're high in calories and sodium. What are they?
Someone decided to put a face on Goldfish crackers, and life hasn't been the same since. However, they're marketed as a healthy snack, because they're baked and not fried. While this does help keep them healthier than other snacks, they still aren't great for you.
Everyone can think of their mother's recipe for Chex Mix, but once the company began selling it in a bag, we realized that we didn't have to buy every single ingredient ... and we could make our new junk food mobile.
What are these sausages stuffed with cheese called?
Beddar with Cheddar
There's nothing in the world that sounds more processed than a sausage stuffed with cheddar cheese chunks. While this is an excellent addition to your barbecue get-together, it's not a food that's very good for you.
These breakfast treats are loaded with sugar and gluten. What are they?
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls
If you look up recipes online, you can actually find ways to make Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls even worse for you. Add some fried bananas and maple syrup! Add some apples and sugar! It all goes to the same place: your hips.
Can you identify this junk food that's basically just a cookie dipped in frosting?
What better way to pack a kid's lunch than to give them a tablespoon of confetti frosting and some cookies to dip it in? It was probably the best way to get kids to eat their cookies and milk (as if that was difficult in the first place).
What are these frozen handheld junk foods that come in a variety of flavors?
Talk about getting your mouth burned. Hot Pockets come with their own little oven sleeve that makes them extra hot and crispy. Be sure to wait your two minutes before you eat them, or you won't taste anything for a week.
Can you name this breakfast cereal that was inspired by one of the most high-calorie cookies?
When you want to make your cookie seem more healthy, just turn it into a cereal. This sugar-filled cereal is only a part of a complete breakfast that includes a glass of milk, a glass of orange juice, a fried egg and a multivitamin.
What is the name of the cookie that was supposed to be good for you?
It may have marketed itself as low-fat, but we can all face the facts: This cookie was chocolate cake, dipped in marshmallow fluff and then dipped in something that people wanted to call chocolate. They didn't taste horrible, but you were better off with the real thing.
This side dish might be good for you, if it didn't contain 670mg of sodium per serving. What is it?
Rice-A-Roni was a signature side on Midwestern plates in the 1990s. This simple side dish gave people the opportunity to have noodles and rice on the same plate, because that was good for you (think "food pyramid" for this one, guys).
Can you name this pasta that is a children's favorite across the country?
Velveeta Shells & Cheese
Hooper's Classic Mac
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese
Everyone can recognize Kraft Macaroni & Cheese by it's signature impossibly yellow color. This color is purposefully put into the cheese mixture, because all children believe that mac and cheese should be that kind of yellow.
What is this easy meal that's basically just a cup of sodium?
Nissin Cup Noodles
Nissin Cup Noodles boast a record-breaking 1,060mg of sodium per cup. Who needs low blood pressure anyway? This junk food is a favorite for people with busy schedules ... and people who appreciate the taste of Styrofoam.
Which canned meat product got in trouble for killing dolphins?
No matter what kind of canned tuna you buy, it's overcooked. This is because in the canning process, the can must be heated to create the seal. That's why tuna in a can looks nothing like the tuna in your sushi.
Who doesn't remember the commercial with the little cartoon guy who kept rolling his Rs and saying "Ruffles have ridges" before taking a bite? The ridges were meant to make the chip stronger and hold more dip.
What's the name of this corn snack that the Cheetos mascot claims are his own?
If you're looking for a snack that has popcorn without the kernels inside, this is what you've been waiting for (not that it's a new snack by any means). You get all of the cheesy flavor of Cheetos with the lightness of popcorn.
If you didn't put these on your fingertips to make witch fingers, you didn't have a childhood. Can you name this junk food?
Bugles have been a junk foodie's favorite treat for decades. These days, Bugles come in a variety of flavors and have even ended up in some party mixes. Although they are a delicate chip, they're really fun to eat.
What are these buttery crackers that you can make sweet or salty?
Ritz Crackers come in a variety of flavors and shapes, but most people go for the classic, because you can do anything with them. If you want something sweet, make a peanut butter sandwich out of them and dip them in chocolate. You're welcome.