5/17/17 – Breakfast Cereal 2


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.

Yesterday, we had our first Food/Drink question, so let’s go to the tape:

Learned League precedent (LL73, MD2) – In 1897, breakfast cereal titan Charles W. Post erroneously believed that the maltose sugar in his newly invented granular wheat cereal was glucose. According to this account, he misnamed this cereal what, after an older name for glucose and after the cereal’s flavor after toasting?

This was certainly a case of guessing without knowing. Fortunately for me, I wrote a trivia question last fall for a USC trivia night as part of the food round.

Alpha-Bits, Fruity Pebbles, Grape-Nuts, and Honey Bunches of Oats are all cereals produced by what company?

This question I wrote luckily made this question multiple choice, and I’m relieved only one of those made sense. Apparently, “grape sugar” was the name for glucose at one point, and it has a nutty flavor. I’ve never had a bowl of this, and I’m notorious for matching cereals with companies, so I’m glad this one worked out for me.

It’s been a while since we had a post about Post, here’s some questions about cereal. Enjoy!

1. The main round cereal pieces of Apple Jacks are colored what two colors?

2. What word has been edited out of this box cover.

Question 2

3. Which Kellogg’s cereal is shown in the bowl here?

Question 3

4. Debuting at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago (because everything was), what brand of hot cereal, a type of farina, is considered one of the first brand name cereals sold to the general public? 

5. “Are You Getting 100%” has been a slogan for what General Mills cereal?

6. This is a screenshot of a Cheerios commercial series that ran from 1994 to 1995. What set of famous characters appeared in the series of commercials?

Question 6

Learned League precedent: Friend-of-the-show Lee DiGeorge’s Breakfast Cereal 1DS. 


1. Orange and green
2. Flutie
3. Crispix
4. Cream of Wheat
5. Total
6. Peanuts

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