I like to ask some hard hitting questions on this blog. Like, why does a cheese advent calendar not exist? Or why did Pringles change their recipe for sour cream and chive? How do you pronounce Quorn?!
In a survey conducted by self confessed chicken lover Alexia Christofi, shocking research indicates that far more people know the answer to this question than once believed! Out of 80 votes, 79% of respondents voted for ‘Kworn’, whilst 21% firmly stood by their decision for ‘Corn.’
HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE QUORN?
— Alexia Christofi 🎉🎊 (@Lex_mate) June 11, 2019
The creators of our favourite meat subsitute were summoned to confirm this on Twitter:
Hi Alexia, that’s a great question! Quorn is pronounced as kworn, but feel free to play around with the pronunciation! 🙂
— Quorn Foods UK (@QuornFoods) June 11, 2019
So there you have it.
It’s Kworn, not corn, or kurn, koorn, or anything else you may have thought of.
Let’s think about this a little further. What other words start with ‘QU’ and how are those pronounced?
I can say with absolute certainty that when the letter Q joins U, there is a ‘kw’.
If you came searching for answers, I hope you have them now.