POP QUIZ: ONE SMART COOKIE

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According to wiki, before Cookie Monster ate his first cookie, his name had been Sid. As of 2006, Cookie Monster started to refer to cookies as a ‘sometimes snack’, in an effort to raise awareness of healthy eating. He still occasionally eats telephones and car tires, though, so maybe he’s not really the go-to guy for dietary advice.

What do you know about cookies?

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?

Thanks,
QM Bill

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