Super Bowl Sunday means that we will have a feast or party of some magnitude today. Me, I will stay home and rest. But what about the rest of you. After all, this is the second biggest food holiday in the US, after Thanksgiving!
Surprisingly, one in seven Americans order takeout today. Sixty six percent of those takeout orders are pizza. How boring.
More than 100 million pounds of chicken wings will be consumed. That’s 1.25 billion wings!
What about chips? Over 11.2 million pounds of potato chips will be consumed. Add to that 8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips and 4 million pounds of pretzels.
This is also the second biggest grilling weekend of the year, after the 4th of July. Over 14 million burgers will be grilled and served today.
What to eat while attending the game? Over 40,000 hot dogs and sausages were served at SB 47 in 2014 when I went (Nawlins).
Would you believe antacid sales increase 20% as a result, and 1.5 million of you will call in sick.
Guacamole (139 million pounds of avocados) is the number one food consumed at Super Bowl parties.
Other popular food items today are popcorn, ribs, shrimp, subs and sandwiches, chili, nuts, brownies, cookies, veggie trays,
Speaking of beer, 51.7 million cases of beer are consumed during the game. Soda sales will reach $2.4 million.
Fully one third of all households will tune in to the big game. I will enjoy the Puppy Bowl, and watch for my numbers in a football pool. We will have a ribeye steak, veggies, and rice, with a green salad today. A special dessert, manju, was purchased yesterday at Kogetsu-Do. Hopefully, it will bring us good luck for the Niners next season. And a bottle of Domaine Carneros brut rose’.
See you in Vegas on February 11, 2024.
I double dare you to create a menu with more imagination than the typical American today!
Super bowl sunday passes be by. It’s not on my radar. I’m rather surprised it’s the second largest food day after Thanksgiving.
I would have though Christmas and july 4th would take round out the top 3.
The power of beer and football, the great American holiday!!!