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If You Get 9/12 On This Food Quiz, You Can Treat Yourself To A Burger

Which came first: the chicken nugget or this country?

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🇺🇸 GREETINGS PATRIOTS. 🇺🇸 Independence Day is July 4, and that means it's time to celebrate the 241st anniversary of the United States of America. What better way to do that than through food?

Scroll through the questions and try to guess if these foods were created before or after the US declared independence on July 4, 1776.

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    Chocolate chip cookies were created by Ruth Whitman in 1938 when she chopped up a chocolate bar to level up some butterscotch cookies in 1938. Little did she know, American desserts would be changed forever.

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    Waaaaaaaaay older. Though this American favorite might have existed even before this, apple pie was mentioned in a poem by R. Green 500 years ago: "Thy breath is like the steeme of apple pies." Yum?

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    The oldest macaroni and cheese recipe appeared in 1769, and it likely existed even before then in Northern Europe. Thomas Jefferson popularized this creamy dish in the US by serving it at a state dinner in 1802.

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    Peanut butter was invented right here, in the United States! Contrary to popular belief, it was not invented by George Washington Carver, though his peanut research paved way for its development. Peanut butter as we know it first appeared in 1904 at the St. Louis World's Fair. It was also an important source of protein during the world wars.

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    Though gelatin dates back to the 15th century, the branded Jell-O that we're familiar with was created at the end of the 19th century by a couple who ran a floundering cough syrup and laxative business.

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    Joseph Priestley, a chemist, created the first soda water while studying gasses and printed his process in 1772. Prior to this, carbonated water existed in the form of natural mineral water.

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    Though iterations of stuffed eggs have appeared since the 13th century, deviled eggs as we know them now did not appear until 1896 in the "Boston Cooking School Cookbook."

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    Get this: the Graham cracker was first invented by evangelical minster Sylvester Graham in the 1830s to quell sexual desire. He believed America was falling prey to carnal urges due to a flavorful, fatty, and increasingly processed diet. Graham thought he could save humanity by introducing a dull, tasteless cracker. So um...yeah.

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    Just by a bit, though! Mayonnaise was invented by a French chef in 1756. He intended to create a sauce made with cream and eggs, but when no cream was available, he substituted it with olive oil to create "Mahonnaise."

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    Lemonade as we know it in America (a combination of water, sugar, and lemon juice) has been around since the 17th century at least.

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    Bagels could have been invented as early as the 14th century in Germany, or as late as 1683 by an Austrian baker trying to honor a Polish King. Either way, bagels are much older than the United States.

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    It's true! The beef patty itself is based on the Hamburg steak from Hamburg, Germany. In the 1920s, the steak finally found its way to a bun as a way as a way to consume the hit burgers when state fairs ran out of plates.

 
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