No surprise here — wings top list of most popular Super Bowl foods

If you’re one of the 20 million people attending a Super Bowl party on Sunday, what you decide to eat while there may boil down to wingonomics.

That’s because chicken wings are predicted to be the No. 1 food served during the Super Bowl this year, according to several food websites.

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The Daily Meal was one that ranked the most popular foods to serve during the big game.

Its list includes pizza, giant subs, deviled eggs, Buffalo chicken dip, Spinach artichoke dip, pulled pork, chili, brownies and guacamole.

Cocktail weenies also ranked high on the list.

But if none of those are your thing, trust us, there’s plenty of others to consider.

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According to an analysis of Google metrics by the website, people are scrambling for ideas on what to serve for the game.

In Georgia, it’s loaded potato skins.

Our Carolina neighbors will whip up seven-layer dips.

Floridians will scarf down Buffalo chicken dip.

There will be Irish stew in Iowa, and party pinwheels in Ohio.

Elsewhere across the nation, our neighbors will cook up beef sliders and meatballs. Or they will fire up the grill for a little BBQ.

Some reports say we eat more on Super Bowl Sunday than on any of the big holidays of the year, including Thanksgiving.

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But what is it about this inseparable connection between wings and football?

The National Chicken Council, a non-profit trade association that represents U.S. chicken producers, released its annual Chicken Wing Report on Jan. 23, projecting that Americans will consume a record-breaking 1.4 billion chicken wings during the weekend of the Super Bowl, according to a report by New York-based media company PR Newswire.

"To put that in perspective, if Kansas City Chiefs' coach Andy Reid ate three wings per minute, it would take him about 900 years to eat 1.4 billion wings," the report said.



More than 190 million Americans are planning to watch the game, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET Sunday and could last beyond four hours given the lengthy commercials, halftime show and two roughly 90-minute halves.

For more insights into what we might eat during all that time, we looked back on what we ate during the 2019 Super Bowl, when the Patriots defeated the Rams 13-3 in Atlanta.

Last year, we consumed at least 30 million slices of pizza, 11 million pounds of potato chips, 100 million pounds of guacamole and more than 1 billion chicken wings, not to mention 325 million gallons of beer, according to varying media statistics.

Another stat which stands out: 1.5 million people call in sick the day after the game.