As humans we need to consume food on a daily basis if we are to survive. Of course, any food - and water - would do but nowadays we are spoiled for choice in terms of the food products that are available to us. Indeed, all we have to do is stop by any shop to be exposed to countless food products on the shelves. Some - such as bread, milk, meat, cheese and the like - are truly necessary. Others, such as chocolate, coffee, and chewing gum are not needed at all, but there is no denying that they make our lives that much more pleasant. Indeed, most of us would find life that much less exciting if we were forced to skip our daily cup of coffee or tea, or even a bar of chocolate.
In addition, nowadays we are also exposed to countless fast food chains, casual dining establishments and coffee shops. However, the sheer amount of products and dining establishments out there also makes it harder for us to choose between products and restaurants. As such, companies and restaurants have to invest in logos, slogans and other marketing material to entice customers to purchase from them and not from their competitors.
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1Match this memorable logo to the brand.
This memorable logo belongs to a snack brand that was first produced all the way back in 1967 although it was only available for purchase in every state of the U.S in 1975. In 1991 the saddle-shaped snack was marketed internationally and has since become a favorite among both young and old. As you can probably tell from the image to the right the logo is that of a male cartoon head with a large mustache, a red bow tie and bangs that are parted in the middle.
2Name this fast food chain.
Nowadays this is probably one of the most recognizable fast food logos in the world. And when you think about it, that makes perfect sense. After all, today this is the largest restaurant chain in the world (in terms of its revenue at least) and is in operation in over a 100 countries, serving millions of customers daily. This fast food restaurant was first set up in 1940 but it wasn't until 1953 that it first used its famous Golden Arches logo.
3What is the name of this carbonated drink?
If you had bought this carbonated drink back when it first came onto the market it would have been called "Brad's Drink", named so after its inventor and pharmacist Caleb Bradham. However, it was renamed five years later in 1898, and then again in 1961 (to its current name). Originally this drink was supposed to help one's digestion and improve one's energy levels. Indeed, the drink's name even somewhat suggested this for it was derived from the word "dyspepsia" (impaired digestion) and kola nuts (used to make the drink).
4Name this crisp brand known for its slogan "betcha can't eat just one".
This snack initially emerged onto the market all the way back in 1932 although at the very beginning it was sold in a very unusual way - from the trunk of the salesman's Herman Lay's car. Its famous, catchy slogan - "betcha can't eat just one" - was invented in the 1960's which is when this snack was also introduced to international markets. Currently, this potato snack has countless of flavors, including Classic, Sour Cream & Onion, Salt & Pepper, and Barbecue among many others.
5What is this parboiled rice brand called?
This is another one of those food brands that has been around for what seems like forever. Those who are not huge fans of cooking and who love easy, fast meals will doubtlessly know its name. This parboiled rice brand first emerged onto the American market back in 1943 and quickly became a favorite in the kitchen. Indeed, it was the top-selling rice for 50 years, from 1950 to sometime in the 1990's. The logo is said to be of an African-American man named Frank Brown who was a head waiter in Chicago.
6Name this lollipop brand.
This bright logo here represents a confectionery brand best known for its lollipops. Indeed, you might remember begging your parents to buy you this particular lollipop when you were a kid. Unlike previously mentioned food brands that were founded in the U.S, this brand is actually Spanish and was started by an apple jam factory worker named Enric Bernat who felt like sweets at the time were not made for kids and who wanted to change this. His lollipop venture was a success and in the 1980s his lollipops reached both European and U.S markets.
7Match the pizza brand logo to the name.
The logo in the image to the right accurately represents the name of this particular pizza brand. This pizza restaurant brand was founded in 1960 by two brothers, Tom and James Monaghan. Since they started their business by taking over an existing pizza chain they wanted to keep the original name - DomiNick's - but were forbidden to do so. Few know that the three dots in the logo represent the first three stores opened and that initially there was to be a new dot added every time a new pizza restaurant opened up. Obviously, due to quick expansion this was not possible (and indeed, would have looked ridiculous!)
8Colonel Harland David Sanders appears in which fast food brand's logo?
Lovers of deliciously greasy food will doubtlessly recognize this fast food restaurant that is known for its fried chicken. This fast food restaurant first opened up in 1952 and by 1960's it was already expanding into international markets. The man in the logo is none other than the restaurant's founder - a man named Colonel Harland David Sanders - who to this day is known as a symbol of hospitality. Nowadays it is one of the largest fast food restaurant chains.
9Match the logo to the brand.
It is hard to believe that this confectionery company was founded almost a 100 years ago (in 1920). The company was founded by a German man named Johannes "Hans" Riegel, Sr. who came up with the concept of gummy bear candy and in 1922 turned this concept into reality. The gummy bear candy was incredibly popular and thus expansion into international markers began in the 1960's with the gummy bears reaching the U.S in the 1980's. Nowadays its numerous factories make more than 100 million gummy bears per day.
10What is the name of this coffee shop chain?
Nowadays when it comes to grabbing a quick cup of coffee before work or college many of us turn to this particular coffee chain that is known for its speedy service and its quality coffee. This coffee shop first opened up 47 years ago, in 1971 and it was in the 1990s that it expanded into international markets. Today, this coffee chain is in operation on six continents and in 75 countries and its logo with a twin-tailed siren is recognized in countries all over the world.
11Name this chocolate brand that has been around for almost 200 years.
Those who can't live without chocolate will without doubt recognize this confectionery brand. Believe it or not, but this brand has been around for almost 200 years! It was founded in 1824 by an Englishman named John whose second name is the same as the name of the brand. Initially John sold coffee, drinking chocolate and tea and it wasn't until 1849 that he introduced the brand's first chocolate bar after seeing his competitor do the same a few years earlier. Nowadays its chocolate bars are famous worldwide.
12Match the logo to the brand.
It was in 1901 - more than a 100 years ago - that four oat mills merged together to create this company which today is best known for its breakfast cereals and other breakfast foods although it also produces snacks, mixes and drinks. Its logo - depicting a Quaker man - was designed in 1946 (previously its logo was that of a full-length Quaker man that looked a lot like the Quaker philosopher William Penn) and was supposed to represent honorable values such as honesty, purity and strength.
13Name this ice cream brand.
The brand behind this logo is known for its frozen desserts. It was founded 152 years ago (in 1866) by a man named William A. Breyer who initially sold ice cream in Philadelphia from his home and then later from a horse and wagon which looked very much like our ice cream trucks of today. This brand used to be known for producing ice cream with all-natural ingredients however in a fairly recent attempt to cut its costs it transitioned to using additive ingredients and as such its products can no longer be classified as ice cream.
14What is the name of this doughnut brand?
The founder of this doughnut brand was a man named Vernon Rudolph who was inspired to open up a store that sold hot doughnuts to grocery stores (as well as individual customers if they came in on time) after having worked at his uncle's general store where doughnuts were particularly popular with the customers. The first doughnut bakery was opened up in 1939 and ten years later expansion occurred. However, it was only in 2001 that this doughnut brand opened its very first store outside the U.S.
15Match the logo to the pizza chain.
This restaurant chain has been known for its pizza and pasta ever since 1958 when it was founded by two brothers and students Dan and Frank Carney although they sold their pizza brand 19 years later - in 1977 - to PepsiCo. Some of its buildings have preserved its traditional vintage "Red Roof" whereas others have been either closed or rebuilt. Nowadays this pizza chain has as many as 16,796 restaurants all over the world, which makes it the largest pizza chain worldwide.
16What is the name of this casual dining restaurant chain?
This casual dining restaurant chain was started in 1965 by a man named Alan Stillman. His motivation for opening this casual dining place was rather unique - he hoped that by opening this restaurant with cozy, cocktail party-like atmosphere he could meet women more easily. Whether the bar helped Stillman meet women or not is unknown but he did successfully create one of the very first bars for single people. Nowadays this chain has more than 900 restaurants in as many as 60 countries.
17This logo represents which carbonated soft drink?
This logo here represents a carbonated soft drink brand which was invented all the way back in the 1940's by two Tennessee bottlers and brothers Barney and Ally Hartman. Few people know that the name of the soft drink has an interesting meaning. Indeed, in Irish and Scottish slang it apparently means homemade whiskey (also known as moonshine). PepsiCo bought this drink brand back in 1964 and worked on re-branding it to make it more appealing to a younger generation.
18Match the logo to the name.
There's no denying that this is a rather distinctive logo. As many will probably know, it represents a casual dining chain which was founded in 1993 by an American businessman named Steve Ells. Restaurants that operate under this chain are known for their tacos and their burritos. The chain's name means a dried jalapeno chilli pepper in the language of Nahuas peoples, who are are indigenous people of Mexico and El Salvador. According to last year's statistics (2017), this chain has as many as 2,250 locations all over the world.
19Name this casual dining restaurant chain.
As far as food brands go, this one is fairly recent. Indeed, this fast casual dining restaurant chain was only started in 2001 and back then it was nothing more than a hot dog stand and then later a cart. In fact, this food brand was never supposed to become a chain. Rather, it was specifically tailored for New York City but its popularity meant that expansion was the only logical step forward. Currently, this casual restaurant chain has a 100 domestic locations as well as 59 international locations.
20What is the name of this fast food restaurant that was founded in 1969?
Those who have visited this fast food restaurant will have undoubtedly tried its uniquely square hamburgers, sea salt fries and its frozen dairy dessert known as Frosty. The very first restaurant of this chain was founded in 1969 by a man named Dave Thomas who loved the idea of old-fashioned hamburgers and who named his restaurant after his daughter. It didn't take long for this chain to expand into international markets and today it has as many as 6,500 locations all across the globe.
21Identify this dairy brand.
As far as logos go, this one is very distinctive and quite indicative of the brand's name. This brand - which has been created by the French company known as Fromageries Bel back in 1865 - is known for its cheese products and in particular its spreadable cheese. The logo has barely changed since the 1920's when it was first drawn by the French businessman Léon Bel, although in the initial sketch the cow was not laughing (but it did have, as Bel put it, a "ridiculous expression", whatever that means).
22Match the colorful logo to the product.
The man behind this very popular chewing gum was named William Wrigley Jr. and he started his career as a businessman by selling his father's soap. He later switched to selling baking powder and still later to chewing gum which proved to be the most in-demand and profitable product he had ever sold. As such, Wrigley stuck with selling chewing gum and today there are countless of different chewing gum types available under the Wrigley brand. Who knows the name of this particular one?
23What is the name of this chocolate?
Lovers of chocolate should recognize this brand without much difficulty. This chocolate brand was founded by a Belgian man named Charles Neuhaus as many as 135 years ago (in 1883) and since then has passed many hands - at one point it belonged to the coffee brand Jacobs, then Kraft General Foods and finally, Mondelez International. As you can probably tell from the image to the right, this brand's logo is made up of an elephant which is supposed to represent the African origin of the cocoa beans that are used in the making of this delicious chocolate.
24Match this logo to the brand.
This logo is slightly unusual in that it represents a fictional character that has been used in food and recipe advertisements, especially for things such as boxed cake mixes and canned frosting. The logo - and the fictional character behind it - was designed by the American manufacturing and marketing company Washburn-Crosby and the advertising expert Bruce Barton. Some of the products that feature this logo include Dunk-a-roos, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Roll-Ups and Hamburger Helper among many others.
25What is the name of this confectionery product line?
This confectionery product line was created relatively recently - in 1967 - by Ferrero Germany. Initially its products appeared only on the German market but only a year later it made its way onto the Italian market and then to countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. Before long, this product line - which consists of delicious chocolate treats such as wafer bars with a delicious hazelnut filling, hollow chocolate eggs with a surprise toy in the middle and wafer hippos - was sold worldwide.
26Which of the below pizza chains does this logo represent?
This pizza chain - which is currently the third largest pizza chain in the U.S - was founded by a husband and wife duo - Mike and Marian Ilitch - back in 1959. The original restaurant which was located in a suburb of Detroit is still open and in operation to this day. The chain is known for its affordable pizza that is much cheaper when compared to its competitors. Currently this pizza restaurant operates in as many as 5,463 locations, including countries such as Puerto Rico and Saudi Arabia.
27Identify the brand that this logo represents.
This U.S food processing company is no doubt best known for its tomato ketchup. It was originally founded in 1869 by a man named Henry J. Heinz and his first product was horseradish. It was not very successful however and thus his business went bankrupt. But Heinz was no at all crushed and soon started another company. One of its first products was ketchup and this time the company did extraordinarily well no doubt because it boasted of its "57 varieties" of ketchup, a number that was chosen completely at random by Heinz.
28Match the logo to the largest food company worldwide.
Today this is the largest food company worldwide. It was founded 152 years ago - in 1866. Initially the company produced baby food and then condensed milk but its product range increased during the First World War and the Second World War which was when it started selling coffee (which is still popular to this day but few know that it was a staple product in the U.S military) and then later chocolate. After the two wars the company continued to expand and today owns a number of different brands.
29Name this coffee brand.
This coffee brand was started when a man named Joel Cheek found the perfect coffee blend with a British coffee broker and gave it to Maxwell House Hotel for free. When the coffee that Cheek had given the hotel was consumed to the very last drop, the hotel resumed giving its customers its usual coffee. However, the customers rebelled by demanding the coffee that Cheek had supplied. Hearing of this success Cheek quit his job as a coffee broker and started a wholesale coffee distributing company. For a very long time this was the best selling coffee in the U.S.
30What is the name of this tea brand?
Those that drink tea on a regular basis will have no difficulty in answering this particular question. This U.S tea company was founded rather recently - in 1983 - and is known for its extremely high quality loose tea and luxuriously packaged tea as well as its wide selection of herbal tea which can cost anywhere between $2 and $50 for a pound of tea. Many high-class hotels and restaurants choose to serve this tea to their customers and a tea tasting room has been opened up in Soho in 2010.
31Name this German food brand.
This German food brand was founded by the German businessman Carl Heinrich Theodor Knorr back in 1838 but it was only in 1912 that it introduced its very first Bouillon cube for which the brand is still famous to this day (previously it sold dried soup). The popularity of this brand grew incredibly quickly. Indeed, while in the 1950's this brand's products were only available in eight countries, 50 years later - in 2000 - they were available in as many as 90 countries.
32Match the logo to the restaurant franchise.
Here we have another restaurant franchise that was founded relatively recently, at least when compared to other franchises and chains mentioned in this quiz. The very first restaurant - if you can call it that, for it was simply a converted broom closet - began operating in 1984 thanks to the initiative of an American entrepreneur named John Schnatter. Schnatter's pizzas proved to be incredibly popular and in a year's time he was able to move from the broom closet into the adjoining room. Today, this restaurant can be found in more than 4,700 locations across the world.
33Identify this butter brand from the logo.
Those that consume butter on a daily basis have probably used this particular brand at least once in their lives. This dairy product brand was founded in 1886 in New Zealand. It is still produced in New Zealand to this day but is then exported to countries such as U.S, Australia, China, Barbados, Russia and many others. It is known for its specialized product Anchor Spreadable which is simply butter that one can supposedly spread on his or her bread even if it was just taken out of the fridge.
34What is this ice cream brand called?
Many will agree that this ice cream is a staple in our freezers. This ice cream company - which also sells frozen yogurts and sorbets - was founded 40 years ago (in 1978) by two childhood friends Jerry Greenfield and Ben Cohen who had both completed a correspondence course on how to make ice cream. Their venture was obviously a success and today tubs of this ice cream with unique flavors - such as Vermonster and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough can be found in shops worldwide.
35Match the logo to the fast food restaurant.
The predecessor of this fast food restaurant was founded in 1953 by two men named Keith J. Kramer and Matthew Burns who were inspired by one of the first McDonald's restaurants. However, only a year later the restaurant suffered difficulties and was sold to David Edgerton and James McLamore who gave it the name it goes by today. Still, the restaurant changed hands a few more times but today it is a global fast food chain with as many as 15,000 locations across the globe.