What contains snouts and cornmeal?

May 02, 2004

Anyone who knows the answer is on the way toward winning $50 in The Herald-Mail's Name That Food Contest

Do you know what's in the food you eat? The Herald-Mail Co. will award $50 to the person who can correctly name the food product that matches each of the following 10 ingredient lists. Ingredients are listed just about exactly as they appear on specific products, so be just as specific with your answers. Here are some other rules:

  • Herald-Mail employees and their relatives are not eligible to participate.

  • The individual who correctly names the most products will win.

  • If there's a tie, one winner will be drawn randomly from those who qualify.

  • Entries are due by 5 p.m. Friday, May 14. Mail your answers with your full name, address and daytime phone number to Lifestyle ingredients contest, P.O. Box 439, Hagers-town, MD 21741, or bring your answers to 100 Summit Ave. in Hagerstown, or send your answers via e-mail to

A photograph of and interview with the winner, along with the correct answers, will be published Wednesday, May 19.


The 10 items contain the following:

1. Water, vinegar, mustard seed, salt, white wine, fruit pectin, citric acid, tartaric acid, sugar, spice

2. Basil, soybean oil, garlic, Romano cheese (cultured part skim milk, salt, enzymes, cellulose), olive oil, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, spice, salt, lactic acid, torula yeast, citric acid, pine nuts, natural flavors

3. Precooked medium grain semolina

4. Whole wheat, raisins, wheat bran, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, salt, malt flavoring

5. Cornstarch, bicarbonate of soda, sodium aluminum sulfate, acid phosphate of calcium

6. Pork stock, pork livers, pork fat, pork snouts, cornmeal, pork hearts, wheat flour, salt, spices

7. Water, vinegar, molasses, high fructose corn syrup, anchovies, hydrolyzed soy and corn protein, onions, tamarinds, salt, garlic, cloves, chili peppers, natural flavorings, shallots

8. Corn syrup, sugar, dextrose, modified cornstarch, water, gelatin, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, artificial flavor, artificial color (Blue 1)

9. Unbleached wheat flour, water, canola oil, malt, salt, yeast, soda

10. Water, potatoes, grilled seasoned sirloin beef (sirloin beef, water, salt, sodium phosphates), carrots, tomato puree (water, tomato paste), corn, diced tomatoes in tomato juice, green beans, modified food starch, ribeye base (roasted ribeye with natural juices, salt, hydrolyzed soy and corn protein, corn oil, beef flavor, beef bone fat, onion powder, grill flavor from vegetable oil, caramel color, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, garlic powder, spice), dehydrated onions, vegetable flavor base (sauteed carrots, celery and onions, sugar, salt, corn oil, autolyzed yeast extract and natural flavoring), sugar, flavoring, monosodium glutamate, hydrolyzed yeast protein, beef stock, salt, yeast extract, beef fat, onion powder, beef, garlic powder, dehydrated parsley, dextrose, caramel color, maltodextrine, spice, partially hydrogenated soybean oil

Please fill out the information below for an entry form:

Name That Food Contest



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Return entries to Lifestyle at The Herald-Mail

Deliver responses to The Herald-Mail, 100 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.; mail your entry in care of Lifestyle ingredients contest, The Herald-Mail Co., P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741; send via e-mail to; or fax entry form to 301-714-0245.

Entries must be received at The Herald-Mail by 5 p.m. May 14, 2004.

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