The Super Bowl isn't just a great time to enjoy football and commercials, it's also a time for gluttony. Every year, fans gather on sofas and at bars to sit back, relax, crack open a cold one and enjoy the game. And what better way to enjoy such an American event than to cook up a storm, making Super Bowl spreads that would make even the biggest eaters tap-out and say no more.
The beer and food statistics for Super Bowl weekend are enough to make one feel guilty before even beginning to indulge on Sunday. After the jump, a look at how much food Americans will lay waste to before the weekend is done.
According to CNBC's Darren Rovell, 1.25 billion chicken wings will be consumed this weekend. Not million; billion. With just over 300 million people living in America, that's enough for each and every person to have four wings. Guacamole is another Super Bowl favorite, with Americans powering through an estimated 69.6 million pounds of avocados.
The Super Bowl is also the eighth-biggest beer consumption day, behind holidays such as the Fourth of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day. I don't know about you, but that seems low to me.
Super Bowl Sunday is the second-biggest day for food consumption in American, trailing only Thanksgiving, a holiday centered specifically around food. In total, Americans will eat an estimated 30 million pounds of snacks and other delectable goodies throughout the day. On average, each viewer will consume 1,200 calories during the game.
Now that your appetite is sufficiently whetted, why not check out all of our delicious Super Bowl recipes to put those 1,200 calories to good use.