If you're looking to make your next pub quiz or trivia night with friends that little bit more interesting and unique, why not add this delicious set of food and drink questions into the mix?


A good quiz is always determined by the rounds, and for those who think they have some serious culinary expertise, now is the time to test out their trivia knowledge with some seriously tricky questions.

So without further ado, here are 50 food and drink questions for your next pub quiz – bon appétit!

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Food and drink quiz questions

  1. Are Jaffa Cakes legally a cake or a biscuit?
  2. Which MasterChef presenter was formerly a greengrocer?
  3. Which three sauces make up Prawn Cocktail Sauce?
  4. What is James Bond's favourite tipple?
  5. What is the most consumed manufactured drink in the world?
  6. If you are diagnosed with Coeliac disease, which protein are you unable to eat?
  7. In a Thanksgiving episode of Friends, which unconventional ingredient does Rachel include in her "traditional English trifle"?
  8. What type of pasta has a name meaning "little worms"?
  9. What type of pastry are profiteroles made out of?
  10. From which type of flower does a vanilla pod come?
  11. Which nuts are used in marzipan?
  12. Which bakery launched a sell-out vegan sausage roll in January 2019?
  13. What type of food is Pumpernickel?
  14. What is the best selling flavour of soup in the UK?
  15. Calamari is a dish made from which animal?
  16. Which foul-mouthed chef hosted the Kitchen Nightmares series?
  17. Which bread ingredient causes it to rise?
  18. Aduki, borlotti and cannellini are types of what?
  19. What is the most expensive spice in the world by weight?
  20. What spirit is mixed with ginger beer in a Moscow mule?
  21. What year did the first McDonald's store open?
  22. What are the real names of the Hairy Bikers?
  23. Which pungent plant has its own festival held on the Isle of Wight every year?
  24. How many calories does a glass of water contain?
  25. Who is leaving their role as host of The Great British Bake Off before the 2023 season?
  26. Grenadine is obtained from which fruit?
  27. How many lunches does Geraldine have to eat in the Christmas Lunch Incident episode of The Vicar of Dibley?
  28. Gluten is found in which cereal grain?
  29. Which fast-food franchise has the second largest number of restaurants in the world, after McDonalds?
  30. What French city does bouillabaisse originate from?
  31. Who in Greek mythology is the god of wine?
  32. What type of wheat is used to make pasta?
  33. Who directed, wrote and starred in the movie Chef?
  34. Where does saganaki come from?
  35. How many standard-sized bottles of champagne are in a magnum?
  36. What is Eleven's favourite food in Stranger Things?
  37. Which animal can be found on the Toblerone logo?
  38. What is the national dish of Hungary?
  39. What type of beans are used to make baked beans?
  40. Where in the UK was Cadbury founded?
  41. What type of pastry are Steak and kidney puddings made out of?
  42. What was the first food combination that the Eleventh Doctor found he liked in Doctor Who?
  43. The KFC secret recipe uses how many herbs and spices?
  44. What region of France is a Claret wine produced in?
  45. What food is Matt Damon's character in The Martian able to grow when he gets stranded?
  46. Which chocolate did Mars announce it was removing from select tubs of Celebrations as a trial in 2022?
  47. Which country produces the most bananas?
  48. What was the original name for a Snickers bar?
  49. Which two ingredients are used to make a Screwdriver cocktail?
  50. Which overall company owns the makers of Walkers Crisps, Tropicana and Doritos?

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Food and drink quiz answers

  1. In 1991, a court ruled that Jaffa Cakes were a cake and not a biscuit (which meant that a lower rate of VAT applied to them)
  2. Gregg Wallace
  3. Mayonnaise, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce
  4. Vodka Martini – shaken not stirred
  5. Tea
  6. Gluten
  7. Beef (sautéed with peas and onions)
  8. Vermicelli
  9. Choux
  10. Orchid
  11. Almonds
  12. Greggs
  13. Bread
  14. Tomato
  15. Squid
  16. Gordon Ramsay
  17. Yeast
  18. Beans
  19. Saffron
  20. Vodka
  21. 1940
  22. Dave Myers and Si King
  23. Garlic
  24. Zero
  25. Matt Lucas
  26. Pomegranate
  27. Four
  28. Wheat
  29. Subway
  30. Marseille
  31. Dionysus
  32. Durum
  33. Jon Favreau
  34. Greece
  35. Two
  36. Eggo waffles
  37. A bear
  38. Goulash
  39. Navy beans (also known as Haricot Beans)
  40. Birmingham
  41. Suet
  42. Fish fingers and custard
  43. 11
  44. Bordeaux
  45. Potatoes
  46. Bounty
  47. India
  48. Marathon
  49. Vodka and orange juice
  50. PepsiCo

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