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How well do you know your sweets?

How well do you know your sweets?

There are thousands of sweets on the markets right now, but that doesn’t stop us having our favourites, or even reminiscing over the oldies! Each sweet has its own history and a story to tell.

From jelly’s, to sour sweets, hard boiled to soft chews, fudges to lolly’s there really is something for everyone, if they have anything in common it’s got to be that they always hit the spot and fix that sugar craving.

After doing endless quizzes over lockdown we figured your knowledge should be right up there, with that in mind we have created a 10 question quiz to see how well you know some of the absolute classic sweeties and pick and mix favourites. 

Lets get to it!

Q1:

What was Haribo’s ‘Golden bear’ originally called:

A – Fruity bear

B – Gummy bear

C – Dancing bear

Q2:

What came first the:

A – Jawbreaker

B- Gobstopper

Q3:

 

What country does the Maoam come from?

A -Germany

B -Switzerland

C- Denmark

 

Q4

Which traditional sweet flavouring really took off after it was presented to Queen Victoria on a trip to Yorkshire in 1851?

A – Butterscotch

B – Kola Cubes

C – Sherbet Lemon

Q5:

What year did Barratt’s Dibdab come on the scene?

A – 1970’s

B – 1960’s

C – 1980’s

Q6:

Where did the flavour Liquorice originally come from?

A – Seed

B – Plant

C-Herb

Q7:

Which of the below sweets are traditionally said to have been made by accident, when a worker tripped while carrying a tray of different confectionery options to show a customer?

A – Barley Sugar

B – Liquorice Allsorts

C – Wine Gums

Q8:

What country did the BonBon originate form? (If you have read our previous blog, ‘Britian’s favourite sweets’  you will know this one.)

A – France

B – UK

C- America

Q9:

Which chocolate bar was advertised in 1983 with the slogan ‘don’t be angry have a bar of …’

A – Dairy Milk

B – Snickers

C – Aero

Q10:

Q10:

What was the original name of the famous lolly’s before they were changed to Chupa Chups?

A- Chup

B – GOL

C – POP

 

Okay how did you find that? Did that get you thinking or even reminiscing? It’s time to scroll down to find out how you did, don’t forget to tot up your score along the way. 

Answer to Q1:

What was Haribo’s ‘Golden bear’ originally called

A – Fruity bear

– Hans Riegel lay the first foundation stone for HARIBO’s success when he invents the DANCING BEAR – a fruit gummy bear that would one day become world-famous as the legendary HARIBO Gold bear.

 

 

Answer to Q2:

What came first the Jawbreaker or Gobstopper?

A: Jawbreaker-

The origins of the jawbreaker began in ancient Egypt, where sweets were created using natural ingredients such as the likes of fruits, nuts and seasonings, since sugar was sparse and extremely expensive.- however Gobstopper is mostly used in the UK and Jawbreaker is used in the USA.

Answer to Q3:

What country does the Maoam come from?

A – Germany

In 1900, Edmund Munster from Germany takes over a German liquorice company.  In 1903 Edmind acquires the licence to produce an innovative, fruity chew.  

Answer to Q4:

Which traditional sweet flavouring really took off after it was presented to Queen Victoria on a trip to Yorkshire in 1851?

A – Butterscotch

 A tray of Butterscotch was presented to her majesty on a trip to Doncaster!

Answer to Q5:

Q5: What year did Barrot’s Dib Dab come on the scene?

A- 1970’s

 

Answer to Q6:

Where did the flavourer Liquorice originally come from?

B-Plant

Liquorice candy originally gets its name from the liquorice plant, a herbaceous shrub that has a lot of imitators! The most common liquorice impersonator in food and confectionery is anise, the herb that makes the Greek liqueur Ouzo taste like liquorice.

Answer to Q7:

Q7:Which of the below sweets are traditionally said to have been made by accident, when a worker tripped while carrying a tray of different confectionery options to show a customer?

B – Liquorice Allsorts

Charlie Thompson is the name of the worker at Barratt’s who reportedly tripped and unwittingly created this confectionery classic.

Answer to Q8:

What country did the BonBon originate form? (If you have read our previous blog, ‘Britain’s favourite sweets’ you will know this one.

A – France

In fact Bonbon actually means good good in France.

Answer to Q9:

Which chocolate bar was advertised in 1983 with the slogan ‘don’t be angry have a bar of …’

C-Areo

Answer to Q10:

What was the original name of the famous lolly’s before they were changed to Chupa Chups?

B- GOL

The first name of Chupa Chup was GOL? Imagine this: the sweet looks a bit like a football, and your open mouth is a football net? Weirdly, it didn’t stick, and the name was changed to Chups in 1960.

Let us know how you did, tag us in your score sheet on Instagram. We found out a lot of facts when making this quiz, we hope you have enjoyed it and have learnt something new. 

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