If You've Eaten 23/30 of These Foods, We'd Guess You're a Baby Boomer

FOOD & DRINK

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Talin Vartanian

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The baby boomer generation may be known for the Apple II computer, the nanoscale motor and the universal serial bus port, but the people behind these inventions had to eat, too. And do you know what kinds of dishes they indulged in for dinner? Here's a hint: it wasn't cloud eggs, poke bowls or rainbow grilled cheese sandwiches.

We're talking about tasty recipes like boiled brussels sprouts, ham salad and glazed carrots. Back in the day, the food industry placed a heavy emphasis on convenience, especially with the rise of packaged and processed foods. From canned soup and chili to pinto beans and mushrooms, baby boomers could utilize these types of foods in an affordable and easy way. You could even eat some canned chicken and dumplings as a meal if you wanted to! When dining out, many baby boomers also tend to choose comforting and familiar dishes that aren't too adventurous. Some of these meals include beef dishes, seafood, fried chicken and pasta (especially spaghetti and meatballs). So while you may be aware of many of these types of foods, this old-fashioned quiz is about to explore the tastes of the baby boomer generation! (Don't worry, you can bring your unicorn frappuccino along, too)!

What's the best way to eat toast?

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How do you normally season your food?

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Have you ever tried meatloaf?

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How does a mayo-dressed salad with fruit sound to you?

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Would you ever try a Jell-O salad as an appetizer?

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Do you reach for orange juice from concentrate for a tasty beverage?

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A tasty TV dinner is the best meal to eat on a weeknight, right?

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How about some corn flakes for breakfast?

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Would you ever try some canned soup for a quick pick-me-up?

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Would you be happy about eating meat and potatoes for dinner?

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Surely you've had some American cheese loaf, right?

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On a scale of 1-5, how likely are you to try fruitcake during Christmas?

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Have you ever tried an ice-cold bottle of Budweiser?

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Does a quick snack call for a can of Vienna sausages?

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Be honest here: You definitely have some margarine in your fridge, right?

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What are your thoughts and feelings on ketchup?

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Would you ever bring some tuna noodle casserole to a dinner party?

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How do you feel about boiled vegetables?

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Would you ever try some butter mints after dinner?

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Does your heart have a weakness for some Watergate salad?

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How do you normally prepare stuffing for Thanksgiving?

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What's the best way to sweeten some coffee or tea?

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Are you aware of what a meat pâté is?

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How about some strawberry bon-bons for dessert?

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Imagine eating a bologna and cream cheese sandwich for lunch. How do you feel about this?

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Aren't you curious about trying some yummy aspic?

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Ever tried some delicious Wonder bread as a snack?

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How would you like to indulge in some milk chicken for dinner?

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Does ice cream really deserve some whipped topping as an alternative to whipped cream?

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Are you willing to try some instant mashed potatoes as a side dish?

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