10/27/2016 – Chocolate! (Part 1)


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

After a short hiatus, I’m back right before Halloween. Today and tomorrow will be all about chocolate, and Halloween Day on Monday will be about Halloween candy! Should be sweet for everyone!

1. Dark chocolate is the chocolate that contains 70 to 85% of cacao solids, which what gives it its color. White chocolate does not contain any cacao solids, by instead using what ingredient, the only cacao ingredient of the white chocolate?

2. What name is given to the brand of chocolate chip cookies, named after the inn in Whitman, Massachusetts where Ruth Graves Wakefield invented the cookies in the 1930s?

Question 2

3. While in the US it is associated with chocolate, what term refers to any confectionary made from sugar, butter, and milk? The American version of this food (containing chocolate) first got big at women’s colleges including Vassar and Wellesley in the late 19th century.

4. Made of poached pears, ice cream, and chocolate sauce, name this French dessert created by Escoffier and named after an operetta by Offenbach.

Question 4

5. This is a promotion still (featuring its commercial slogan) for which Kellogg cereal?

Question 5

6. Correctly spell the two words that appear above the word Oreo in this packaging.

Question 6

7. Name either of the two largest cocoa exporting countries in the world (Loompaland is not a real country, btw).

8. What Italian spread pictured here is a chocolate spread containing 30% hazelnut paste? Nutella’s original name was “Pasta ___”.

Question 8

9. Name this Australian/New Zealand confection seen here, whose name is a homophone of a chocolate bar similar to Nestle Crunch.

Question 9

10. Of the six mascots for M&Ms, which two are female?

More chocolate tomorrow!


1. Cocoa butter
2. Toll House
3. Fudge
4. Poire belle Helene
5. Krave
6. Double Stuf
7. Ivory Coast and Ghana
8. Gianduja
9. Chocolate crackle
10. Green and Brown

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