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Super Bowl: Stuff-Your-Face Food Facts

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Wow! The Super Bowl is ranked as the number two food consumption event of the year; second only to Thanksgiving.

So what’s on the menu?

–90 million pounds of wings

–4.3 million pounds of pretzels

–11.2 million pounds of potato chips

–8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips with 71.4 million pounds of guacamole

–3.8 million pounds of popcorn

–2.5 million pounds of nuts

All that salty stuff will make you thirsty for 325 million GALLONS of beer, perhaps Budweiser because we love their commercials so much.

Beer sales will increase by $17.9 million during Super Bowl week.

Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day of the year for pizza sales and even more so if the game is close.

Domino’s Pizza expects to sell about 9 million slices of pizza, about 44 percent more than a typical Sunday. Pizza Hut expects a 50% increase.

Delivery drivers will log about four million miles and can expect a normal two dollar tip to skyrocket to $20.

Pizza delivery drivers report more accidents to insurance companies on Super Bowl Sunday.

One out of every 12 people watching the game will be suffering through the boring football part just to see the commercials.

Antacid sales will increase by 20 percent on the Monday after the Super Bowl.

6% of Americans will call in sick the Monday after the Super Bowl.

What’s for dessert?

What about the all American favorite – Girl Scout cookies?

Not your grandma’s rice krispy bars

Or make desserts in your favorite team colors. The Seattle Mariners colors are blue & green – a bowl of blueberries & green grapes, blue & green cupcakes, or blue & green rice krispy bars? New England Patriots colors are nautical blue, silver, red, and white. How about vanilla ice cream mixed with blueberries, strawberries, and edible silver balls or red and blue cupcakes? Beware of deflated silver balls…

(sources/photos: JohnRieder.com and Gameday Style blogspot and 21 Random Facts about Super Bowl Sunday)


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