Last Sunday, an all-American tradition took place. Families gathered together to watch the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers for one final game. Whether it was Beyonce’s killer halftime show, the 27 minute power outage, or the suspenseful second half of the game, the 47th annual Super Bowl was a game to remember.
Every year, this culture-driven holiday unites sports fans, gamblers and advertisement junkies around a big-screen television. Together, Americans watched, laughed–and let’s not forget—ATE. Despite the athletic nature of the Super Bowl, Americans have managed to take this sporting event and make it all about the food. With Super Bowl parties across the nation teaming with chips and dip, hot dogs, and an array of desserts, Americans earn a trophy for biggest eaters.
- An estimated 1.25 BILLION chicken wings were consumed. Believe it or not, that’s actually less than last year.
- 11.2 MILLION POUNDS of potato chips
- 79 MILLION avocados. Thank you guacamole.
- 49. 2 MILLION cases of beer.
- 4.4 MILLION pizzas were ordered from Pizza Hut, Domino’s and Papa John’s
Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest day for food consumption in America—second only to Thanksgiving. So now that we all took a day off from our New Year’s resolutions, it’s time to get back to reality, like talking about which was the best Super Bowl advertisement. But seriously, who didn’t enjoy that Taco Bell commercial?
TELL US! What kinds of foods were you eating on Sunday?