Giants fans. Patriots fans. GoDaddy commercial fans. You’re all going to be eating on Super Bowl Sunday. Eating a lot. You won’t be able to stop it. Super Sunday is the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving, and it sucks us all in like a black hole made of deep-fried Oreos dipped in chocolate sauce.
The Calorie Control Council—yes, there is such an organization—predicts that 1,200 calories and 50 grams of fat will be consumed by the average viewer merely from game-time snacks alone this Sunday. Some of you may serve up a nice veggie plate or some quinoa salad, but that’s not what the CCC is talking about.
Those impressive gastronomic numbers are based on real snacks like pretzels, popcorn, tortilla chips—an estimated 177 million pounds of snacks will be sold for Super Sunday, including 46 million pounds of potato chips alone. And get that blue cheese dressing ready, because the National Chicken Council says that more than 1.25 billion chicken wings—that’s upwards of 100 million pounds!—will be eaten as well.
What’s your ultimate Super Bowl food? And it’s deep-fried Oreos dipped in chocolate sauce, please invite us over to watch the Big Game.