The Super Bowl is this coming Sunday and many people are preparing snacks and meals for their Super Bowl parties already. When it comes to Super Bowl foods, most people tend to stick to finger foods because anyone can grab them up as they go. On Jan. 28 Fox News released some strange food facts that could effect your 2013 Super Bowl party snacks. Here is what Fox News has to say about your upcoming party snacks.
- The Super Bowl is the second largest chow fest during the year, right behind Thanksgiving. Most Americans double their daily food intake on Super Bowl day than any other day.
- If you are the one responsible for the food making and cooking, keep in mind that the average number of people at any one Super Bowl party is 17. Ordering a couple large pizzas and chicken wings likely won't be enough to feel everyone.
- One out of every 12 people will only be watching the Super Bowl to watch the commercials. Often times, they eat more than other party goers because of boredom.
- There are concerns of chicken wing shortage this Super Bowl weekend, however, chicken wings remain the top eaten food at Super Bowl parties. There will be enough chicken wings eaten this weekend that if you were to lay them end to end, they would reach from San Francisco's Candlestick Park to Baltimore M&T Stadium 27 times.
- An astounding 57 percent of people that eat chicken wings claim that they prefer to dip with ranch over bleu cheese dressing.
- Pizza Hut and Dominos is expected to sell twice as many pizzas on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year.
- Not all Super Bowl snacks are unhealthy. Approximately 69.6 million pounds of avocados will be consumed throughout America this weekend. It's a good thing that Avocado is a super food to help outweigh all that pizza and chicken wings.
- Beer is the most consumed drink of the Super Bowl. That makes Portland one of the best places to be Super Bowl weekend with more bars and breweries per square foot than any other city. It is estimated that 49.2 million cases of beer will be sold for Sunday's game alone.
Are you surprised to hear some of these food facts?