The Blogger Games II – Week 1

Last summer, I started The Blogger Games on my blog, which was a five-week competition where I asked multiple choice questions about myself and encouraged you to answer them. There were medals and rivalries – it was great.

Well, I have passed the torch to Aaron at The Confusing Middle, who shall carry on the legacy. All of the questions are about him.

This means I finally get to participate in one of these quizzes and flex my…my…my…brains. My brains. My brain (singular?)? Flex my brain. If that’s even possible.

The theme for this week is Food. These are the questions Aaron has offered up to us:

1. Which of the following foods will I refuse to eat under any circumstance?
A) Chocolate
B) Spinach
C) Broccoli
D) Peanut Butter

I remember you saying bad things about peanut butter, though the answer to this could also be chocolate. I’ll go with peanut butter.

2. What is most frequently my go to bowl of cereal?
A) Frosted Flakes
B) Cinnamon Toast Crunch
C) Rice Krispies
D) Honey-Nut Cheerios

Rice Krispies are boring and noisy. I’m pretty sure Honey Nut Cheerios isn’t hyphenated, so they aren’t those because you wouldn’t make a mistake with your go-to bowl. Frosted Flakes? No. Cinnamon is the kind of spice people seek out, so I went with Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

3. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but which kind of pie do I consider the best?
A) Apple
B) Pumpkin
C) Key Lime
D) Lemon Merengue

This is C or D, I’m pretty sure.

4. What is the only drink I will order at Starbucks?
A) Pumpkin Spice Latte
B) Caramel Apple Spice
C) Caramel Macchiato
D) White Chocolate Mocha w/ Raspberry

I feel like if you don’t like peanut butter, then caramel is a non-starter. D sounds too specific, so I’m going with Pumpkin Spice Latte, even though I’m not sure that’s correct.

5. Which condiment would I never put on a hot dog?
A) Mayonnaise
B) Ketchup
C) Mustard
D) Chili

Well, I wouldn’t put any of these on a hot dog, except mustard. Mayonnaise seems too obvious, so I’m not falling for it. You’re a ketchup on a hot dog kind of guy, I feel. I’m not even going to address the chili because I have bad personal memories. So, if you like mayo and ketchup, then mustard must be too “Belle of the Ball” for you. Mustard, lock it in.

6. As a kid, when enjoying a glass of chocolate milk, what did I use to change the white milk to chocolate?
A) Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup
B) Ovaltine
C) Nestle Quik
D) Swiss Miss Cocoa Mix

What in the world is Ovaltine? Google says it’s a milk flavouring product. I could picture the Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup because kids like to squirt bottles.

7. Which fast food chain did I avoid until my early teens because I mistakenly believed that, as a picky eater, I could not specially request what I wanted?
A) Burger King
B) Taco Bell
C) Subway
D) Wendy’s

Okay, so this leads me to believe there is something about the restaurant’s menu that lead you astray. Wendy’s feels like it’s an option just because you like Wendy’s. Taco Bell – I don’t know if kids would think about the customization aspect. Then again, I’ve never had Taco Bell. I feel like if you’d ever been to a McDonald’s, you wouldn’t be hesitant about Burger King. It has to be Subway. Perhaps, the name made you think it would be the Subway or the highway.

That was an unintentional transportation joke.

8. What is my favorite flavor of Pop-Tart?
A) Apple Cinnamon
B) Grape
C) Frosted Strawberry
D) Unfrosted Strawberry

Not Grape. It won’t be Frosted Strawberry because you aren’t into sweets. It could be Apple Cinnamon but I already said Cinnamon Toast Crunch was your go-to cereal. I don’t know if I want to double down on cinnamon. Let’s go with Unfrosted Strawberry.

9. What is my preferred salad dressing?
A) Thousand Island
B) Ranch
C) Honey Mustard
D) Italian

I’ve already said you don’t put mustard on hot dogs, so the person you are in my head wouldn’t say Honey Mustard, but what about the person outside my head (you)? Ranch isn’t really a dressing that people advertise as their favourite. Not because there’s anything wrong with it; it’s just not flashy. Italian? I feel like it looks different depending on the company. Thousand Island – I’ve never had it, so I don’t know. Let’s go with HM, I can afford to get one wrong.

10. Which of the following topping combinations do I like on my pizza?
A) Chicken, Bacon, and Sausage
B) Pepperoni and Mushrooms
C) Ham and Pineapple
D) Peppers, Onions, and Sausage

I’m eliminating B and C because most pizza places are more likely to have 3-topping deals, than 2-topping deals, and that’s how they trick us into having three favourite toppings. I am very torn. I’ve eliminated sausage from the equation since it’s in both answers. It comes down to “the others”. Peppers and Onions are “the thinker’s” toppings, whereas Chicken and Bacon are the “give it to me” toppings. Let’s go with, A.

My Turn To Share

You want me to tell you about food and I? Okay.

Should I just rip the bandage off and go through the list of foods I’ve never had before, or are people tired of me doing that?

Burritos. Don’t care about you.

Tacos. I had one, once, but it wasn’t a real one and a classmate hoarded all of the toppings and left myself and others with scraps.

Chocolate Milk. Why?

I finally tried Nutella last year. Haven’t had it again since.

I like ketchup, but only with french fries. I don’t enjoy it anywhere else. Not on a hamburger. Not on a hot dog. Not on macaroni and cheese; are you a monster?

I like mustard, but only on hot dogs. Again, it doesn’t go well with hamburgers. Fast food restaurants love to throw mustard and ketchup onto their burgers, which is why I always got a plain cheeseburger, growing up.

Of course, they’d mess up the order sometimes and I’d have to use a spoon to scoop all the condiments out. The damage was done, I’m afraid. Mustard and ketchup seep into the bun.

I wouldn’t call myself a picky eater. There are just foods that don’t interest me.

Can I handle spicy foods? No. I once got pasta with sausage at a restaurant because who doesn’t like that? Ten minutes later, I had tears coming from my eyes because everything was on fire.

I like tuna fish and sardines, which I feel like are on many people’s “would not eat” list.

I am not a candy person, at all. I’ve never had gum. I’ve probably had 1% of any classic Halloween candy.

Caramel grosses me out.

Should I stop? I feel like I’m doing irreparable damage to my image.

Cantaloupe is the one food that makes me gag. I don’t know why. I’ve tried it twice in my life and I’ve gagged and spit it out both times.

Gala Apples are the superior apple.

An example of something I’d have for lunch is: an Everything Bagel with turkey, lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayonnaise (maybe I’ll throw a piece of cheese or salami on top if I have it). Carrots, celery, red grapes, and a Gala Apple or banana on the side. And potato chips.

I only drink pop (soda/soft drinks/whatever you call it) about once a month, nowadays.

One more thing before I go: I don’t really care about bacon. Whenever I ordered a Turkey Club at school, I’d say “no bacon”. Didn’t care who heard me. Crispy bacon is inedible. Soft bacon is better.

Well, that’s all!

I encourage you all to take part in The Blogger Games! The link to Aaron’s post is in my introduction – click the word “Food”. You have until tomorrow to complete Week 1.

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11 Responses to The Blogger Games II – Week 1

  1. Monty Vern says:

    Wow!!! You came out swinging and ended with some very bold position statements. I’m starting to waver on my chances.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. peckapalooza says:

    I will never judge you for your culinary choices. We all have our likes and dislikes and none of us should be judged for them.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Caramel is so yum!!!
    And Nutella too!!!
    You don’t like chocolate milk?? Why???
    You should try a proper Taco again then! And a burrito! They’re yum!


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  6. Hey, Is there any way you, Peckapalooza, or whoever is hosting the Blogging Games could put an empty copy of the questions I can cut and paste or simply share to my blog? I am having a hard time participating because it takes forever to cut and paste from someone, then delete their answers. Please Let Me Know.


  7. Belladonna says:

    You started to sound a little more human once I saw your choice of apple and your soda intake. I’m still coming for you because of tacos and caramel!!!🤭

    Liked by 1 person

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