The Super Bowl: not your everyday calories (I hope)
This has to be a commentary on where we are as a food nation.
This survey of Super Bowl fans found that a whopping 49% “would rather see their team lose than have to sit through the game without snacks.”
OK. The survey was conducted by Frito-Lay, a not exactly disinterested observer, but still.
It makes clear that the Super Bowl is only peripherally about sports. It is about eating junk food.
You don’t believe me? Try:
- Super Bowl foods better than a touchdown
- 7% of all chicken wings are consumed during the Super Bowl: 1.42 billion
- So are 300 million gallons of beer, 28 million pounds of chips
- 139.4 million pounds of avocados, 3.8 Million Pounds of popcorn
As for Super Bowl food politics, try getting your head around the danger Mexican truckers face bringing avocados North for your guacamole.
Enjoy the game!
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