Americans Consume 1.25 Billion Wings During Super Bowl
Americans Consume 1.25 Billion Wings During Super Bowl

Chicken wings, tortilla chips, potato chips, beer, pretzels and pizza top Super Bowl menus every year.

The amount of food consumed on Super Bowl Sunday rivals the biggest Thanksgiving Day feasts.

Americans down 1.25 billion, or 100 million pounds, of chicken wings, enough to circle the Earth more than twice, the National Chicken Council reports. Game watchers will nosh on 13.2 million pounds of pretzels, 43.2 million pounds of tortilla chips and 45.8 million pounds of potato chips, according to Nielsen. The Beer Council says 111 million gallons of beer will be consumed. And, according to stats from Pizza Hut, Domino's and Papa John's, 4.4 million pizza pies will be eaten.

Also edging their way into Super Bowl feasts are more healthier fare. There is a 25 percent increase in carrot eating on Super Bowl Sunday compared to other Sundays. And, 71.4 million pounds of heart-healthy avocados (used for guacamole dip) will also be eaten.

According to a Harris Interactive Survey, 54 percent of fans eat throughout the game instead of snacking at specific times; 12 percent start snacking before the game as a warm-up; and 9 percent start feasting after kickoff.

Thirty-two percent will snacks on dips and spreads; 23 percent will chew on chicken wings; 14 percent will dine on pizza and 14 percent will down salty snacks such as chips, peanuts, pretzels or popcorn, the survey found.

The number one player (past or present) fans would most like top have at their Super Bowl party is Joe Montana, Harris said. Tim Tebow takes the second spot, followed by Tom Brady.

Americans Consume 1.25 Billion Wings During Super Bowl
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