Fill Up a Grocery Store Cart and We'll Guess Your Age

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Fill Up a Grocery Store Cart and We'll Guess Your Age
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About This Quiz

You either love grocery shopping, or you take full advantage of pickup and delivery services. No matter how you choose to bring home the bacon, the way you build your cart is certain to give away your age. While you can be any age and still eat like a toddler, some of the things you place in your cart are indicators of the time you were born. Will your choices show us how many candles were on your last cake?

As you cruise down the aisles of our grocery store, you'll be faced with some tasty and tough choices. If you think about it, the number of foods available in any market is staggering. From produce to seafood to paper goods, you can find everything you need, all of what you want and six million things you've never thought of buying. Once you pick up the things you normally would, we'll take our best guess about your age. Will you be a culinary testament to your generation? 

Because we're picking up the tab, you don't have to worry about the total. Shop until your heart is full and your tastebuds are screaming for food, and we'll do our best to figure you out. Will we get your age right, or will you have taught us a thing or two about what centenarians eat? Let's find out! 

Question 1 - cereal Let's head to the cereal aisle! What kind are you grabbing off the shelf?
I'll grab some steel-cut oats.
Cocoa Puffs make the cut.
I'm going home with Lucky Charms.
Cheerios are gluten-free; I'll get a box of those.

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Question 2 - pasta Elbows, bowties or penne? How are you going to get your pasta fix?
Where's the spaghetti option?
I'll need elbows to make mac and cheese.
Bowties are my favorite.
I'll pick whatever's on sale.

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Question 3 - chicken pack Will you put the pack of chicken back that costs $6.07 to buy the one that costs $6.04?
I'll buy the one that looks the best.
I'll pass on the chicken.
Where are you buying chicken for under $10?
LOL ... yes. I do it all the time.

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Question 4 - Apples or bananas Apples or bananas? Which one will you purchase?
Both!
I like apples a lot more.
I was hoping to pick up some peaches today.
I'll get a bunch of bananas.

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Question 5 - bread grocery What sort of bread sounds good today?
Ciabatta
Brioche
White or wheat — depending what's on sale.
Anything gluten-free will work.

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Question 6 - seafood counter Will you head to the seafood counter, or will you avoid it?
I only buy seafood from seafood markets.
I might grab something for dinner this week.
I would rather pick up frozen seafood.
It smells there; I'll skip it.

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Question 7 - cheese grocery Are you going to need cheese during this shopping trip?
I think I'm all stocked up.
I'll need a couple of different kinds.
Since you're paying, let's grab a wheel of brie.
I could use some feta.

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Question 8 - sweet potatoes How about potatoes? Do sweet potatoes make your cart?
Ugh ... they taste like dirt!
I'll stick to russet potatoes.
My cart will have sweet potatoes and regular potatoes.
I wasn't planning to buy them, but now you've made me hungry.

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Question 9 - canned vegetables Which of these canned vegetables do you need to take home?
I only buy them fresh or frozen.
I always need beans.
Corn is a big hit in my house.
I'll need a few cans of tomato sauce.

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Question 10 - bacon Normal bacon, precooked bacon or none of the bacons at all?
I love bacon, but I am trying to eat healthily.
I love the pre-cooked kind.
I don't eat meat.
Let's go for the kind that I can't cook in the nude.

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Question 11 - baking aisle What pantry staple could you stand to pick up?
Flour
Oil
Sugar
Garlic

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Question 12 - ice cream You know you want some ice cream! Chocolate or vanilla?
Rocky road is my first choice.
I prefer sherberts!
Let's go with vanilla.
Grrr ... I'm on a diet. No ice cream ...

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Question 13 - Fresh grapes Fresh grapes or fermented grapes?
I'm busted! I'm really only here for the wine.
Let's go with green seedless grapes.
Grapes are not my favorite.
Black grapes are the best!

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Question 14 - snack aisle You're standing in the snack aisle; which type is calling your name?
Little Debbie is always on my list.
I think I'm out of chips.
I need some popcorn.
I"m suddenly feeling hungry for granola bars.

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Question 15 - bottom of cart What about drinks? What kind are you sliding under the bottom of your cart?
Water
Soda
Energy drinks
As long as I have coffee, I'm good.

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Question 16 - Paper towels Which one of these non-food items has a place in your cart?
Paper towels
Freezer bags
Dish detergent
Laundry pods

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Question 17 - skim milk Are you buying whole milk or skim milk?
I'm buying nut milk.
We only use skim in my house.
Whole milk tastes the best.
2% has a place in my cart.

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Question 18 - lettuce You have to eat those leafy greens — which one do you like most?
Kale
I don't "have to" do anything.
Romaine
Broccoli

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Question 19 - cookies What kind of cookies will you pick up since you deserve a treat?
Oatmeal raisin
Chocolate chip
Ginger snaps
Oreos ... duh.

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Question 20 - potato salad Would you buy any of these pre-packaged side dishes?
I could use some coleslaw.
Mmm ... potato salad.
I prefer to make my own.
I'm hoping they have macaroni salad this time.

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Question 21 - Frozen pizzas What are you most likely to grab from the frozen section?
Frozen pizzas are nice to have around.
I can't live without frozen burritos.
I'll stick the frozen fruits and veggies.
I try to eat mostly fresh food.

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Question 22 - PopTarts You know you came here for the Pop-Tarts, so what kind are you taking home?
Chocolate Fudge
Jolly Rancher Green Apple
Frosted Cherry
Apple Strudel

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Question 23 - hamburger buns Do you need any hamburger buns this time around?
No, but I need bagels.
I'll just use the bread I bought earlier.
I don't, but I do need hotdog buns.
I do! Thanks for reminding me.

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Question 24 - ava Oh no! You've forgotten avocados! How many will you run back and get?
Ewww ... I did not forget them. I looked at them and made a face.
I'll only need one or two.
I'm making guacamole, so I'll need a bunch.
I like avocados, but they're not in season.

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Question 25 - spices Which one of these spices do you need to restock?
Cinnamon
Cumin
Coriander
Black pepper

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Question 26 - yogurt Are you picking up any yogurt or cottage cheese today?
I'll never pick up cottage cheese.
I'll have some of each.
It's a hard pass on both.
Cottage cheese is one of my go-to foods.

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Question 27 - Ramen Ramen is BOGO! What kind sounds good?
Shrimp
Chicken
Beef
Veggie

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Question 28 - candy bars It's impossible to resist the candy bars at checkout. Will you buy at least one?
I have enough willpower to ignore them.
I need a Snickers after all that shopping.
No, but I might grab a pack of nuts.
It's cheaper if you buy three.

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Question 29 - bakery aisle Did you get anything besides bread in the bakery aisle?
I grabbed some donuts.
I got a couple types of bread.
I needed some croissants.
The muffins looked too good to resist.

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Question 30 - asparagus Will we find asparagus or green beans in your cart?
You will not.
You'll find green beans.
No, but you'll find Brussels sprouts.
I always grab some asparagus.

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