Friday, January 29, 2010

Super Bowl Snacks

Are you stocking up on Super Bowl Snacks already?

Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest eating day of the year, barely lagging behind Thanksgiving. There is ONE big difference, though... the sheer volume of snack food consumed. In fact, the average arm-chair quarterback will consume roughly 1200 calories and 50 grams of fat from snacks alone... not counting the 'real' meals of the day. You'd have to run an hour and 45 minutes to burn it off.

Here's what the
American Institute of Food Distribution says for consumption on that day:

Nearly 9 million pounds of tortilla chips

8 million pounds of popcorn

29 million pounds of potato chips

An estimated 2+ million pizza's

450 million chicken wings, with Utah and Louisiana eating the most (makes me wonder where all the legs go?)

But there's a bright spot or two in the junk food consumption:

8 million pounds of avocados will be used to make guacamole
And I have no doubts tomatoes will do equally well, even if only there to support the guacamole or become salsa!

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