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Google What's the Difference? - Food

Fill the blanks in these Google autocompletes that start with "What's the difference between".
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Last updated: August 8, 2023
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First submittedApril 26, 2014
Times taken61,735
Average score66.7%
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What's the difference between ...
Jam and Jelly
a Cupcake and a Muffin
Stew and Soup
a Fruit and a Vegetable
Butterscotch and Caramel
a Banana and a Plantain
Corned Beef and Pastrami
Prawns and Shrimp
What's the difference between ...
Coke and Pepsi
a Spring Roll and an Egg Roll
Gelato and Ice Cream
Baking Powder and Baking Soda
Apple Juice and Apple Cider
a Sweet Potato and a Yam
Regular Yogurt and Greek Yogurt
Teriyaki Sauce and Soy Sauce
What's the difference between ...
Mutton and Lamb
a Crepe and a Pancake
Sashimi and Sushi
Bisque and Chowder
Margarine and Butter
Lard and Shortening
a Rutabaga and a Turnip
Maize and Corn
75 Comments
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Level 74
May 4, 2014
wow. 100% with 3.46 left. Must have been the 1/2 liter of wine at lunch.

fun quiz. thanks

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Level 48
May 19, 2014
I also find I do better when I've been drinking.
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Level 59
Sep 16, 2016
Me too. Only that I'm old and have fat fingers and never learned to type - apart from poor GK :-( Hoping to reach level 50 before I die!
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Level 71
Mar 24, 2017
How are you feeling Isaacs?
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Level 75
May 2, 2017
4:51 and I was sober. (But I had taken the quiz a few months ago.)
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Level 50
Jul 27, 2014
Greek yogurt? Yogurt does not originate there lol.
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Level 77
Aug 13, 2019
And yet, that is what we call that type of yogurt.
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Level 83
Aug 10, 2023
Swedish meatballs? Meatballs do not originate there lol.

Kobe beef? Beef does not originate there lol.

Polish sausage? Sausage does not originate there lol.

Fuji apples? Apples do not originate there lol.

Swiss chard? Chard does not originate there lol.

Italian ice? Ice does not originate there lol.

English breakfast? Breakfast does not originate there lol.

Canadian bacon? Bacon does not originate there lol.

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Level 48
Sep 22, 2023
Mind wax? Wax does not originate there lol.
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Level 37
Jul 29, 2014
This quiz was great. It made me feel smart, whether I am or not.
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Level 65
Aug 2, 2014
very original quiz! Makes me want to google some of these now!
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Level 66
Sep 16, 2016
How about "hash" for "stew". (Could be a regional or ethnic thing.)
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Level 54
Sep 16, 2016
Fun quiz!
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Level 63
Sep 16, 2016
There's also Icelandic Yogurt which is very much like Greek Yogurt, only a bit milder in taste. But I guess less known internationally.
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Level 62
Sep 17, 2016
It's also called by a completely different name (Skyr) and isn't QUITE the same when you get into the process of making it. It finally became available to buy in Canada and some other countries last year after I'd been looking for it forever, not the totally authentic stuff but same manufacturing method, and oh MAN I love it. I hated most greek yogurt because it always left a nasty aftertaste in my mouth, but I LOVE skyr. The stuff behaves like Greek yogurt (crazy thick, lots of protein and no fat) but has none of the awful aftertaste.
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Level 63
Feb 6, 2017
I like them both. "Regular" low-fat yogurt tastes pretty disgusting so I'm very happy with those two. Maybe the taste and aftertaste depends on the actual brand and where/how it's produced. The Skyr I buy is from a Danish-Swedish dairy company (they produce their products for Germany in Germany though). It also used to be the only one. I saw another brand recently but haven't tried it yet. By now there are also quite a few brands of Greek or Greek style yogurt so I haven't tried them all. But they're rather the 10% fat version.
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Level 89
Sep 16, 2016
Pancake? Are you kidding me!? I thought for sure the answer would be blintz!
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Level 48
Sep 19, 2016
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Level 89
Aug 8, 2023
hmmm...this time I immediately typed pancake and didn't even think of blintz! *shrug*
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Level 68
Sep 20, 2023
It’s probably because British style pancakes are thin and basically the same as crepes (maybe exactly the same?). The thick and fluffy pancakes are (I think) unique to North America.
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Level 55
Sep 21, 2023
I wonder why that is?
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Level 81
Sep 16, 2016
100% with 4.31 to spare.
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Level 73
Sep 16, 2016
How about Crisco for shortening? That's what we always called it. Couldn't think of the generic name.
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Level 48
Sep 19, 2016
Confusing name brands for generic products is a different quiz.
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Level 76
Sep 16, 2016
I wonder what the answer would be if you googled the difference between "regular yogurt and ..." in Greece?
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Level 76
Sep 16, 2016
I just tried these google autocompletes, and here in New Zealand eight of the answers are different: jam and marmalade, corned beef and silverside, bourbon and whiskey, coke and diet coke, spring roll and pancake roll, sashimi and raw fish, bisque and soup, and lard and butter. I'd be interested to hear from people in different countries what other different answers come up!
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Level 83
Sep 18, 2016
I got lard and dripping.
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Level 59
Jul 11, 2020
I only got shortening because I lived in the States for a while. It isn't a word used in UK much if at all.

I didn't think of dripping but it is an excellent answer, too good for Googlers though it appears.

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Level 68
Sep 15, 2020
As a kiwi, those were pretty much my answers. I got the jelly and the pepsi and the sushi though. Don't know what an egg roll is, we would get either a spring roll or a curry roll.
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Level 58
Sep 15, 2020
I typed whiskey for that one and it worked in the quiz. As for the others, I can't say
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Level 42
Aug 9, 2023
I know?!?
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Level 66
Aug 24, 2023
When I searched "What is the difference between jam and" into Google, it suggests "conserve" and "marmalade".

Should be accepted for the non-USA folk! Jam and jelly are entirely different in most of the world.

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Level 68
Sep 20, 2023
I assume you mean “preserves”?
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Level 81
Sep 16, 2016
Really? People don't know the difference between teriyaki sauce and soy sauce?
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Level 47
Sep 18, 2016
This also surprise me!
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Level 77
Aug 13, 2019
They do now that they've Googled it!
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Level 67
Sep 16, 2020
One I like. The other I don't.
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Level 84
Aug 8, 2023
Are you really making fun of people for making an effort to learn something new?? Were you just born with the information of that difference??
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Level 68
Sep 23, 2023
Yes, I was born knowing the difference between something super sweet and super salty. It is a stupid comparison and I question the perception of those that wonder about it.
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Level 60
Sep 18, 2016
If people don't know the difference between apple juice and apple cider they could be headed for a world of pain.
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Level 60
Mar 24, 2017
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Level 75
Mar 24, 2017
In the US cider and apple juice are basically the same thing. In some areas cider is the name given to freshly pressed apple juice in the raw state and apple juice is the filtered product, but there is no legal standard. Some companies label the same product as cider in the autumn, and apple juice the rest of the year. We refer to fermented apple cider as hard cider.
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Level 83
Nov 24, 2017
Good to know, it makes much more sense now. From this side of the pond it looks like asking what the difference is between grape juice and wine.
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Level 47
Sep 19, 2016
mine didnt say in any of the suggestions "Lard and shortening" it came up with crisco, butter, suet and dripping but never sortening. please put one of these suggestions up!!! THanks!!!

GREAT QUIZ!! ENTERTAINING LOOKING U THINGS IN GOOGLE

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Level 74
Dec 30, 2017
Could you accept Sodium Bicarbonate for baking soda pls? Even if it's not what Google comes up with, it is the same thing (and baking soda isn't an oft-used term here in UK)
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Level 79
Sep 15, 2020
I'd call it bicarbonate of soda
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Level ∞
Aug 8, 2023
Yes
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Level 60
Sep 20, 2023
Thanks for accepting it. I tried it, not thinking it would work, and was pleasantly surprised when it did.
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Level 67
Sep 24, 2023
What about bicarb(inate) soda? That's what I've always known it as.
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Level 14
Sep 17, 2018
I think Bi-carb Soda should be accepted for Baking soda - it took me a few guesses. :)
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Level 37
Mar 3, 2019
I prefer bisque to chowder because a bisque doesn't contain potatoes. I HATE potatoes!
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Level 45
Jul 23, 2020
Difference between corned beef and pastrami - pastrimi's nice corned beef not so nice
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Level 65
Sep 15, 2020
This quiz gave me cancer
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Level 85
Sep 15, 2020
Well? What IS the difference?
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Level 84
Aug 8, 2023
Maybe google knows...
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Level 78
Sep 17, 2020
Please accept chowdah.
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Level 58
Sep 21, 2020
This quiz seems to just be showcasing how Americans call things different names to the rest of the world
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Level 32
Nov 20, 2020
just found out the percentage of adults on jetpunk by reading the first two comments
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Level 67
Aug 9, 2023
Hahahah
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Level 20
Apr 24, 2021
Good quiz, some of this are like more English stuff tho.
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Level 41
Mar 12, 2022
In the UK we call 'baking soda' 'bicarbonate of soda' (or just bicarbonate soda) so maybe accept that.
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Level 77
Aug 8, 2023
If it's sweet and yellow, you've got juice there fella! If it's tangy and brown, you're in cider town!

- Ned Flanders

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Level 34
Sep 20, 2023
okalie dokalie!
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Level 89
Aug 8, 2023
Margarine and vegetable shortening (like Crisco) are actually the exact same thing. They are both vegetable oil in suspension with water. Margarine adds chemicals for color and revolting taste. Then people invariably use vastly larger amounts of that Crisco with its chemical additives than they would with "unhealthy" butter.

Perplexing.

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Level 75
Aug 9, 2023
Whenever I have butter I invariably use drastically hugely vastly larger amounts than I would when I use margarine because it's so much tastier, which is why I don't trust myself to buy butter very often!
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Level 71
Sep 20, 2023
They're not the "exact same thing" as you point out yourself (since margarine is flavored and colored and shortening usually isn't). But more importantly (because there is such a thing as butter-flavored shortening that adds salt and butter flavor, like margarine), shortening doesn't contain water, so your impression is incorrect.
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Level 67
Aug 9, 2023
Making me hungry
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Level 77
Aug 9, 2023
Sequel quiz: the answers
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Level 57
Sep 20, 2023
Half of these are animals, not food.
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Level 74
Sep 20, 2023
Just the other day I was savaged by a feral rutabaga
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Level 70
Sep 20, 2023
Interesting to see the comment that in the US cider and apple juice are basically the same thing. I'd like to be the fly on the wall watching US tourists in Somerset (UK) trying the local apple juice. It'd be a short watch. (Google 'scrumpy').
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Level 62
Sep 20, 2023
Can you accept 'soya sauce' in addition to 'soy sauce', please?
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Level ∞
Sep 20, 2023
Okay
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Level 34
Sep 20, 2023
Coca-Cola or Pepsi?

Personally, I like Coca-Cola far more than pepsi but maybe thats just me

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Level 68
Sep 20, 2023
With several people talking about what their autocompletes say in their countries, I was curious if these would all actually be the top answer in the US. Sure enough, I got all of the same autocompletes, except for lard (tallow) and bisque (soup). In both cases, the quiz’s answer was #2. (Technically the top autocomplete for crepe was chiffon, but since that is a different meaning of crepe, I didn’t count it)