What America is Eating for the Super Bowl this Year



The National Football League’s biggest game of the year is on Sunday and, whether you watch the Super Bowl for the football, the commercials, the halftime show, or all of the above, chances are you’re going to be stuffing your face while doing it!

Here are some super junk food stats to swallow ahead of the game, according to the Daily Mail:

[T]he average American consumes an incredible 2,400 calories during the four to five hour of the NFL’s climatic final.

That’s equal to a slice of pizza, four cans of beer, one serving of BBQ wings, one serving of fried chicken, a portion of Nachos with, a slice of cheese cake, a milkshake and fries. …

Overall, it is estimated the US eats one billion chicken wings over Superbowl weekend, 11 million slices of pizza on Sunday and 11 million pounds of potato chips.

Antacid sales are expected to increase by 20 per cent on the Monday after the big game.


All that junk food has got to have Michelle Obama ready to throw the flag for excessive calories. In fact, I think I can just hear her blowing the whistle from here…


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