The best-selling and most consumed foods at the NFL Super Bowl

This year’s sporting event is about to revolutionize an entire country and part of the world: the 56th NFL Super Bowl, to be held this coming Sunday, February 13, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California. In a country where everything is lived in a big way, it is unsurprising that the figures surrounding the great American sporting event play in another league. Among them are those of eating.

According to the American Institute of Food Distribution, the Super Bowl is the second most consumed food day in the United States, behind only Thanksgiving. Every Super Bowl fan knows that it is only as enjoyable with its signature snacks and beverages. We tell you what the National Football League (NFL) final tastes like. And what we’ve already told you is that no one will go hungry that day.

Chicken wings, the favorite food during the Super Bowl

Chicken wings lead the ranking by far. According to the latest report from the National Chicken Council (NCC) -yes, there is a Chicken Council in the United States- Americans ate a whopping 1.42 billion wings last year. Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams fans consumed 27.6% and 37.3% more wings during the playoffs compared to the same period the previous year, a good thermometer to measure hunger, and not only for championships.

Fried chicken wings

Of course, the industry is prepared for the avalanche of orders: the pandemic and the confinement have considerably increased the consumption of wings in the last years, a food rightly thought of for delivery and took away the most benefited businesses. Overall, the American chicken industry has sufficient reserves for fans waiting for the upcoming Super Bowl betting odds and, of course, the big final event of Super Bowl 2024! 

Pizza, the American runner-up during the NFL’s grand finale

Pizza is America’s second favorite food during the Super Bowl. Some of America’s leading pizza vendors – and their respective delivery and take-away services – are already finalizing preparations to ensure that the thousands of Super Bowl spectators can enjoy their perfect combo: pizza & football.

According to the American Pizza Community, an association that brings together a large number of large and small American companies dedicated to the pizza market, 12.5 million pizzas may be sold on a day like this, which is a low estimate since these are data from a few years ago that have not been updated.

Nachos with guacamole, the third-star combination of the event

During the NFL final, thousands of Americans succumb to the so-called “chips and dips” to taste one of their favorite Mexican sauces: guacamole. Made from avocado and green chili or chili bell pepper, Nachos are usually served as an accompaniment to chips, crunchy corn tortillas, or tortilla chips. The combination of both is one of the star dishes of the Super Bowl every year due to its simplicity when preparing it and its almost addictive flavor.

Mexican Nachos with cheese, guacamole, and chili con carne

The Association of Avocado Producers and Packers Exporters of Mexico (APEAM) expects to break last year’s record by exceeding 135,000 tons of avocados exported to neighboring countries. The estimated figure? No more and no less than 144,000 tons, nearly 7% more. As if that were not enough, for yet another year (and that makes eight), avocados will star in one of the famous commercials during the event’s halftime show with comedian Andy Richter in case fans need any more incentive to enjoy this delicacy.

Chili con carne, another must-try delicacy

Chili con carne is an easy recipe: chopped onion, tomato, shredded cheese, spiced beef, cilantro, sour cream, jalapeños to taste, and hot sauce. This Tex-Mex-style mixture makes kilos and chili a must-have treat for Super Bowl viewers.

There are many versions when it comes to preparing a good bowl of chili, such as the one that results from mixing chicken, black beans, corn, and avocado. 

Hamburgers, the American classic that never fails

Hamburgers are omnipresent in the fast-food culture and another favorite resource of NFL fans. There are a thousand and one different ones, although cheddar cheese, lots of bacon, and a rich barbecue sauce to go with a good hamburger bun seems almost obligatory.

The infallible hot dogs

Hot dogs are the first cousins of hamburgers, which are another sinful snack perfect for flying with your favorite team’s touchdown. The preparation is as simple as can be a long bun opened in half, and a sausage will support whatever you want to put on top: ketchup, mustard, onion, bacon, and cheese. For the more daring avocado, church, or even pulled pork, a versatile filling like no other.

Beer: the essential drink to wash down all the food

In the United States and anywhere else, talking about soccer without a good beer is unthinkable. This is, without any possible rival, the most consumed beverage during the Super Bowl, either among those lucky enough to be in the stands or among those who choose to watch the game from a bar, at home, or in any restaurant.

According to the Beer Institute, the organization of beer producers in the U.S., 3 out of 4 Americans will drink beer during the Super Bowl game. In economic data, according to figures provided by Nielsen, in 2020, Americans spent $1.2 billion on beer in the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, compared to $568 million on distilled spirits and $652 million on wine, figures that this year are also expected to increase.

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