Eat-Q Test: Salt, Sugar, and Fat (Answers)

1. True or false: in the United States, one in three adults is clinically obese.

Answer: True. One in three adults and one in five children is clinically obese.

2. According to psychologist Robert McBride, which of the following is the most important factor in creating the “bliss point,” or the optimal level of sensory pleasure?
A. saltiness
B. mouthfeel
C. sweetness
D. temperature

Answer: C. Australian psychologist Robert McBride’s presentation “The Bliss Point: Implications for Product Choice” argues that the taste of sugar is the most  powerful attribute when it comes to sensory satisfaction.

3. Which of these beverages were requested by John Lennon, Cher, the Beach Boys, and First Lady Hillary Clinton when they traveled outside of the United States?
A. Coca-Cola
B. Dr. Pepper
C. YooHoo
D. Diet Pepsi

Answer: B.

4. True or false: most of the salt we consume comes from salt we add to food at the table.

Answer: False. Most of the salt we consume comes from processed food.

5. What is “pink slime”?
A. fats added to fast-food items
B. processed chicken meat
C. meat product used to make hot dogs
D. ammonia-treated lean beef

Answer: D. Pink slime, which the USDA had referred to as “lean, finely textured beef,” was made up of pieces of beef processed and treated with ammonia. The mixture would then be combined with other meat to make hamburger.

Source: Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss