Why We Love Food Facts (And You Should, Too!)

The Super Bowl is more than just a game - it's an experience filled with football, food, beer, music, celebrities, and more. It's the ultimate in entertainment and the single most watched sporting event in the US.  On top of that, it's the second largest day in the US for food consumption!

We've taken the liberty to  share  seven Super Bowl food stats that  can  help you win Jeopardy or simply  impress your friends this Super Bowl.  You're Welcome.


1) Chicken Wings : There may be concerns of a chicken wing shortage, but expect more than 1.23 billion wing portions to be consumed during Super Bowl weekend. 
       
     Recipe: http://www.melissas.com/Articles.asp?ID=574



2) Ranch Dressing : Move over bleu cheese.  Almost 57 percent of Americans who eat chicken wings say they like to dip their wings ranch dressing, according to a new National Chicken Council poll.  Only about 35 percent go for the bleu cheese dressing –unless you live in Northeast, where it’s nearly 50 percent.

3) Pizza : Super Bowl Sunday is the busiest day of the year for pizza restaurants, according to the National Restaurant Association.  In fact, chains Papa John’s, Pizza Hut and Domino’s will sell twice as many pies as they do on any other day.

     Recipe: http://www.melissas.com/Articles.asp?ID=1420


4) Potato Chips : Wings and pizza are the two most popular Super Bowl snacks, but potato chips are close behind. Some 11 million pounds of chips are expected to be consumed on Sunday, as well as an estimated 4 million pounds of pretzels and 2.5 million pounds of nuts.

     Recipe: http://www.melissas.com/Articles.asp?ID=326


5) Avocado : Luckily avocado is a Super Food, because 69.6 million pounds of avocados are consumed on Super Bowl, according to the Hass Avocado Board.

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6) Popcorn : Get popping.  Americans will eat about 3.8 million pounds of popcorn while watching the big game, according to the Calorie Control Council.


7) Hamburgers : The Super Bowl is second-biggest grilling weekend of the year --the 4th of July is first.  Some 14 billion hamburgers will be served up at parties across the country.  


Facts source: Fox News


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