Shelby Holliday
February 3, 2012

Bring on the Wings!


Super Bowl Sunday is supposed to be all about football, but
let’s be real…the big game would be nothing without food. In fact, Americans
are expected to scarf down 30 million pounds of snacks and enough fat to equal the
weight of 13,000 NFL offensive linemen… yikes!

If you need proof, just look at the projected numbers for Sunday. Americans
are expected to consume:

142 million avocados, or the equivalent of 71.4 million
pounds. That’s enough to cover Lucas Oil Stadium end zone to end zone in more than 27.5 feet of avocados.

Also on the menu? 11.2 million pounds of potato chips, 8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips, 4.3 million pounds of pretzels, 3.8 million pounds of popcorn and 2.5 million pounds of nuts, 1.25 billion chicken wings and and 3 million + pizzas.

In fact, pizza is so popular that Pizza Hut expects to sell 2 million pies – that’s enough pizza to lap the historic speedway in Indianapolis 176 times.

And here’s one more fun number for you…

20%. That’s the increase in sales of Pepto-Bismol, Tums and other antacids the day after the Super Bowl, according to 7/11.

Bring on the Super Stomachache!

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