POP QUIZ: ONE SMART COOKIE (answers)
I gotta say, I’m disappointed. I was rather hoping that someone might attempt to bribe me with cookies to get their name listed as top scorer this week. But alas, I received nary a crumb.
So, you can trust I’m being entirely honest when I say congratulations to Dee Dee T and Kerri H who both scored a sweeeeet 9/10. Way to go! And yep, that’s Dee Dee’s FIFTH consecutive appearance amongst the high-scorers. She’s on a roll, folks.
1) What word, sometimes used as an alternative for “cookie”, comes from a French phrase meaning “twice cooked”?
2) What brand of cookie, consisting of two dark chocolate wafers with a vanilla crème filling, was introduced by the Sunshine company in 1908, and sold for over 90 years?
3) What international chain of cookie stands opened its first location in Palo Alto, California in 1977, and now has locations in 33 countries?
4) In the classic snickerdoodle recipe, the cookie is rolled in a mixture of white sugar and what?
5) What was the name of Ruth Graves Wakefield’s inn in Whitman Massachusetts, in which she claimed to have invented the chocolate chip cookie?
6) Charles H Doerr started selling cookies and candies in Kitchener, ON in 1892, an enterprise which eventually became which international cookie manufacturer?
7) What cookie-related animated characters have included Ernie (the boss, with white hair and a red hat), Ernie’s Ma, Fast Eddie and Buckets, who threw fudge?
8) How would American cookie lovers normally buy Savannah Smiles, Rah Rah Raisins or Trios?
9) What chain of ice-cream parlours first introduced Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream in 1991?
10) The Nabisco company owns the top-three best-selling cookie brands in the world, being Oreo, Chips Ahoy and Oreo Double Stuff. What brand’s classic Milano comes fourth?
2) HYDROX (Oreo, introduced in 1912, was ‘inspired’ by the Hydrox cookie, but came to dominate the market)
3) MRS FIELDS
5) TOLL HOUSE INN (the Toll House Inn burnt down in 1984, which is sad, but I bet it smelled great while it was happening)
6) DARE FOODS
7) THE KEEBLER ELVES
8) FROM GIRL GUIDES
9) BEN & JERRY’S
10) PEPPERIDGE FARMS
Kerri informs me that in Canada, the Milano cookies are called Monacos. I don’t think I’ve ever had one.
Most people said Baskin & Robins for #9, but it was hippie sugar-freaks Ben & Jerry who first sold Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream. They even had some guy invent a special cookie dough that doesn’t get rock-hard when you freeze it. When I was a kid, my Mom told me I couldn’t eat cookie dough, because it would expand in my stomach and blow me up. Looking back, she was probably hoarding the cookie dough for herself.