Many believe the Super Bowl is the second-biggest eating holiday of the year next to Thanksgiving, and they’re likely not wrong. There are some crazy snack facts associated with the Super Bowl and Power Pressure Cooker is here to reveal some of them to you.
So without further ado, here are some Super Bowl snack facts that might just surprise you:
- Most Americans double their daily calories on Super Bowl Sunday compared to any other day of the year.
- That equates to about 33 million pounds consumed by Americans in one day.
- About 31 percent of those watching the game order either food take-out or delivery.
- Chicken wings are the most commonly consumed food on Super Bowl Sunday.
- It’s estimated that about 1.25 billion chicken wings are eaten on Super Bowl weekend.
- America’s top pizza chains sell about twice as many pizzas on Super Bowl Sunday compared to any other day of the year.
- About 1 million pounds of potato chips and 14 billion hamburgers are consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.
- Beer is the most commonly consumed beverage on Super Bowl Sunday and it is estimated that 49.2 million cases of beer get sold for the Big Game alone.
- Americans also spend approximately $2.37 million on soda and other soft drinks just for the Super Bowl.
- Avocado is also one of the most popular Super Bowl Sunday recipe ingredients, mostly because of its use in dips. Approximately 139.4 million pounds of avocado are consumed on game day.
- On Super Bowl Sunday, Americans consume about 12.5 million pounds of bacon, 10 million pounds of ribs, 8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips, 3 million pounds of nuts, and 2.8 million pounds of popcorn.
- Americans spend about $50 million on Super Bowl snacks and $237 million on beer and soft drinks for the Big Game.
So next time you’re enjoying the Super Bowl and feeling guilty about the massive amounts of calories you’re consuming, just know that you’re not alone. There’s nothing to feel guilty about (unless you spent too much money on take-out or delivery and didn’t utilize your Power Pressure Cooker enough).
People get excited about the Big Game that concludes the NFL season, but the numbers show that they also clearly get excited about the food associated with the Super Bowl.