|Toni Johnson, a retail sales associate from Charlotte, NC
||Jeff Crosby, a youth ministry consultant from Rochester, NY
||Udit Banerjea, an international relations graduate student from Washington, DC (1-day total: $21,300)
Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Final Jeopardy! category: FOOD & DRINK
Final Jeopardy! clue: This cereal brand that’s been with us since the 1920s teamed up with a brewer in 2015 to create a Hefeweizen
What is Wheaties? (Toni said General Mills, Jeff Grape Nuts, and Udit Kellogs)
Toni 7800 – 7700 = 100
Jeff 12000 – 3600 = 8400 (1-day total: $8,400)
Udit 16200 – 8000 = 8200
I applaud Jeff’s wager. That was the exact number he had to bet and I’m very glad it worked out for him.
Meanwhile: General Mills is a manufacturer, not a brand.
The beer is named HefeWheaties.
Wheaties is wheat cereal. Hefeweizen is wheat beer. Now, General Mills has done the inevitable and created a Wheaties-branded Hefeweizen in partnership with Minneapolis craft brewery Fulton.
“We were intrigued from the get-go on this idea for many reasons, including that we’re both Minneapolis companies, and that the beer and the cereal both started from the same place in terms of raw ingredients and the same city,” Fulton president and co-founder Ryan Petz says in this General Mills blog post.
I’m slightly disappointed that Jeopardy! didn’t see fit to name-check Fulton in their Final Jeopardy! clue tonight. I bet that had it been Budweiser, it would have been in the clue. The flowery wording of “been with us since the 1920s” could have been axed in favor of the name of the brewer. My first thought when I saw the clue was “what brewer?”
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