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International Waffle Day Trivia and Quiz

Whatcha Know About Waffles?

While I absolutely adore toast, I definitely have a special place in my heart for waffles. If I have to choose between waffles and pancakes, waffles definitely win. I love the crispiness of the edges, and the way they cradle the syrup in their crevices.

If you love waffles as much as I do, then you'll be thrilled to hear that today is International Waffle Day. Want to learn more about waffles? Take our quiz! Ready?


Whatcha Know About Waffles?

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Where did International Waffle Day originate?
Correct Answer: Sweden

International Waffle Day originated in Sweden. It occurs nine months before Christmas, and is used to commemorate the first day of Spring.

What language is the word waffle derived from?
Correct Answer: Dutch

Waffle is derived from the Dutch word wafel

What's the main difference between Belgian waffles and American waffles?
Correct Answer: How they're leavened

American waffles are leavened with baking powder, whereas Belgian waffles are leavened with yeast.

During the 18th century, when there was a shortage of breads, what were waffles commonly made with?
Correct Answer: Potatoes

During this time, waffles were commonly made with mashed potatoes.

Since 1955 US restaurant chain Waffle House has served approximately how many waffles?
Correct Answer: 500 million

Since 1955 they have served nearly 500 million waffles.

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will205 will205 8 years
i see that waffles were at one time made with potatoes - i would love to try that!
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 8 years
5/5...I totally guessed
Emma412 Emma412 8 years
4/5 didn't know the difference between belgian and american waffles :p
terrormisu terrormisu 8 years
4/5. Waffles always sound like a great idea, but the reality is seldom as fact I feel that way about most breakfast sweets. Except cereal, which always kicks ass. NOM NOM NOM.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
I'm a little waffle challenged 2/5. Not my fav food unless they're Belgian like my Schipperke.
cvandoorn cvandoorn 8 years
I love the thick sugary waffles you can buy from street vendors in god I would kill for one right now.
lisabarn lisabarn 8 years
2/5, what can I say - I am a pancake fan.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
Waffles are my favourite breakfast food, even though I'm more of a dinner and dessert person.
lizzylu49 lizzylu49 8 years
5/5. Love waffles. By far my favorite breakfast food, particularly belgian waffles with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Yum!
almost-famous almost-famous 8 years
paulasmithy paulasmithy 8 years
Mmmmm..... waffles! My favorites are the Belgian waffles at the State Fair of Texas, with lots of whipped cream and strawberries!
jettagirl3 jettagirl3 8 years
5/5 - I'm awesome! I love waffles.
Advah Advah 8 years
4/5 too :P I love waffles so much. My mum uses the best recipe *ever*, with heavy cream, cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg.
BCeliberti BCeliberti 8 years
Waffles for dinner! Yay!
Schaianne Schaianne 8 years
Woot, 4/5 ... I think I'm officially a waffle addict! ;)
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