Football and food go hand-in-hand. And when it comes to the Super Bowl, or indeed any at-home game day experience, what you serve can make or break the party. So, whether you're dishing up a few nibbles or going for a full-on banquet, planning the menu is a big responsibility and part of what it takes to be the perfect host. But given that most of us will not want to spend the pre-game channeling our inner Gordon Ramsay, what can you serve that's a guaranteed touchdown? Well, don't worry, there's no need for a Hail Mary, as we've got you covered with a few suggestions to add to your game day table.
Watch the video to see four tasty treats that will make your game day party go with a bang!
What is the most popular game day food?
Of course, you can't please all of the people all of the time because everyone will have their game day favorites. But some people make it their business to take note of the most popular sporting foods.
According to The American Pizza Community, more than 12.5 million pizzas are ordered for the big game, making pizza the number one menu item at any Super Bowl party.
Anyone who's ever dribbled hot sauce down their game day jersey won't be surprised to learn that chicken wings are number two on the popularity chart. A 2022 study conducted by the National Chicken Council estimated that football fans chow down on 1.42 billion chicken wings over Super Bowl weekend.
Meantime the World Food Program USA (WFP) reports that Americans habitually consume some 28 million pounds of chips and more than 300 million gallons of beer on the big game day. Add in the burgers, nuts, nachos, popcorn, dips, and other assorted items on the typical Super Bowl Sunday menu, and the WFP estimates that Americans spend around $15 billion annually on food, drink, and party supplies for Super Bowl Sunday, which makes it one of the biggest food fests of the year.
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