If You've Eaten 23/30 of These Foods, We'd Guess You're a Baby Boomer

By: Talin Vartanian

If You've Eaten 23/30 of These Foods, We'd Guess You're a Baby Boomer
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About This Quiz

The baby boomer generation may be known for the Apple II computer, the nanoscale motor and the universal serial bus port, but the people behind these inventions had to eat, too. And do you know what kinds of dishes they indulged in for dinner? Here's a hint: it wasn't cloud eggs, poke bowls or rainbow grilled cheese sandwiches.

We're talking about tasty recipes like boiled brussels sprouts, ham salad and glazed carrots. Back in the day, the food industry placed a heavy emphasis on convenience, especially with the rise of packaged and processed foods. From canned soup and chili to pinto beans and mushrooms, baby boomers could utilize these types of foods in an affordable and easy way. You could even eat some canned chicken and dumplings as a meal if you wanted to! When dining out, many baby boomers also tend to choose comforting and familiar dishes that aren't too adventurous. Some of these meals include beef dishes, seafood, fried chicken and pasta (especially spaghetti and meatballs). So while you may be aware of many of these types of foods, this old-fashioned quiz is about to explore the tastes of the baby boomer generation! (Don't worry, you can bring your unicorn frappuccino along, too)!

1 toast What's the best way to eat toast?
Plain
With butter and/or jam
With some peanut butter and jelly
With avocado

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2 seasonings How do you normally season your food?
With Mrs. Dash seasoning
With salt and pepper
With a mix of seasonings
With fresh herbs

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3 meatloaf Have you ever tried meatloaf?
Yes, and it's the best!
Yes, but I don't really like it.
Nope, I've never tried it.
What's that?

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4 fruit salad How does a mayo-dressed salad with fruit sound to you?
Delicious
Pretty
Kind of weird
Absolutely disgusting

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5 jello salad Would you ever try a Jell-O salad as an appetizer?
Of course!
Maybe for dessert
Only if you paid me money
What? No!

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6 orange juice Do you reach for orange juice from concentrate for a tasty beverage?
Sometimes, yes I do.
Only when I have nothing else to drink
What's wrong with regular orange juice?
I'll just have my kombucha, thanks.

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7 tv dinner A tasty TV dinner is the best meal to eat on a weeknight, right?
Right!
Maybe if I was really hungry
As a last resort, yes
Wrong

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8 cornflakes How about some corn flakes for breakfast?
I don't eat breakfast too much anymore.
Now you're thinking.
No, thank you!
How about a veggie smoothie instead?

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9 canned soup Would you ever try some canned soup for a quick pick-me-up?
Absolutely
Only if I was sick
Gross!
It depends on the flavor.

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10 meat and potatoes Would you be happy about eating meat and potatoes for dinner?
I don't have that kind of appetite anymore.
Of course!
That sounds like a sad dinner.
I'll stick to my poke bowl, thanks.

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11 cheese loaf Surely you've had some American cheese loaf, right?
Yes, and it's fantastic!
Nope, I've never tried it.
Yes, but I didn't like it.
Is that bread?

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12 fruitcake On a scale of 1-5, how likely are you to try fruitcake during Christmas?
5
4
3
1-2

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13 beer Have you ever tried an ice-cold bottle of Budweiser?
Yes, but it's been years
I don't drink alcohol.
Nope, I've never had that brand.
Yes, but I don't like it.

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14 vienna sausages Does a quick snack call for a can of Vienna sausages?
Make that two cans
Yes, it does!
What's that?
Only if I was super hungry

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15 margarine Be honest here: You definitely have some margarine in your fridge, right?
I think I ran out.
Guilty as charged
I prefer butter.
I don't eat that stuff.

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16 ketchup What are your thoughts and feelings on ketchup?
I'm not a big ketchup person.
It's only good on certain foods.
I don't mind it.
I love ketchup!

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17 tuna noodle casserole Would you ever bring some tuna noodle casserole to a dinner party?
What a great idea!
Only if I wanted to embarrass myself
I don't even know what that is.
I actually don't mind tuna noodle casserole.

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18 boiled veggies How do you feel about boiled vegetables?
Happy as a clam
Sad
If it's got seasoning on it, I don't mind.
That sounds super bland.

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19 butter mints Would you ever try some butter mints after dinner?
I prefer mouthwash.
Yes, please!
How about regular mints?
Huh?

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20 watergate salad Does your heart have a weakness for some Watergate salad?
How did you know?
That sounds gross.
I have no idea what that is.
No, thank you!

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21 stuffing How do you normally prepare stuffing for Thanksgiving?
I cook the stuffing inside the turkey.
I make it in a pot.
I don't eat stuffing.
Someone else takes care of the stuffing.

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22 coffee and tea What's the best way to sweeten some coffee or tea?
With aspartame
I don't drink coffee and/or tea.
With real sugar
I don't use sweeteners.

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23 meat pate Are you aware of what a meat pâté is?
Yes, and it's tasty.
Yes, and it's gross.
Nope
I've heard of it.

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24 strawberry bon-bons How about some strawberry bon-bons for dessert?
Yes, please!
No, thank you
What on Earth is that?
I'm not a big candy person.

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25 bologna sandwich Imagine eating a bologna and cream cheese sandwich for lunch. How do you feel about this?
Indifferent
Happy
Sad
Nauseous

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26 aspic Aren't you curious about trying some yummy aspic?
I love aspic!
I hate aspic.
Aspic is revolting.
What?

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27 wonder bread Ever tried some delicious Wonder bread as a snack?
A long time ago when I was a kid
Yes, and it's fantastic!
I'll take actual bread, please.
Nope

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28 milk chicken How would you like to indulge in some milk chicken for dinner?
OK!
No. Just no.
Is it at least seasoned?
Only as a last resort

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29 whipped topping Does ice cream really deserve some whipped topping as an alternative to whipped cream?
I don't want either.
I love whipped topping!
What's whipped topping?
I'd rather have whipped cream.

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30 mashed potatoes Are you willing to try some instant mashed potatoes as a side dish?
Absolutely
Only if I was really hungry
Nope
Where are the regular potatoes?

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