Super Bowl Fun Fact Friday

It is no surprise that the Super Bowl is this Sunday, February 2. So I thought today I would bring you some interesting Super Bowl facts.

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The first Super Bowl was played in 1967, and tickets sold for $6! Price increases have outpaced inflation and the face value for tickets this year range between $500 and $2,600.

In the U.S., spending on Super Bowl-related merchandise, apparel, and snacks is expected to reach $12.3 billion, or an average of $68.27 per consumer!

The game will be broadcast live in over 180 countries and territories and in more than 25 different languages. Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, Russia, and the United Kingdom all will have crews on-site for the game.

Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest day for consumption of food and drink for Americans, behind Thanksgiving Day!

The most consumed foods are dips and spreads, followed by chicken wings and pizza. Americans will consume an estimated 50 million cases of beer on Super Bowl Sunday! (I wonder how many people call in sick to work on Monday?!)

I really enjoy the commercials, the sneak peaks have not yet disappointed – I look forward to seeing what other great ones will be highlights this year.

And of course let’s not forget the food! This year in our house we narrowed our menu to four items: the classic spinach dip (my Hub’s favorite), a Black and Blue pizza (steak and blue cheesey goodness, you know how much I love pizza), veggies with an onion dip, and BBQ Pulled Pork Pepper Poppers that looked amazing when they were featured on Good Morning America.

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What snacks will you be preparing for the Super Bowl? Do you have a favorite commercial yet?

Pizza Perfect…Fun Fact Friday

Friday nights seem to be pizza night in our house. So today I thought I would share some fun pizza facts with you…

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Buffalo Chicken pizza – blue cheese as the base, chicken, buffalo sauce, and blue cheese/mozzarella cheese on the top!
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The “Kitchen Sink” pizza – homemade wheat crust, and what ever you can find in the fridge on top.
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Thai Chicken with peanut sauce pizza – sweet and spicy sauce on the bottom, grilled chicken, grated carrots, cilantro, and peanut sauce drizzled on top!

Did you know Americans eat about 100 acres (1 acre is about the size of a football field) of pizza a day!! Or 350 slices a second?!

Each man, woman, and child in America eats roughly 46 slices of pizza year!

Pepperoni is America’s favorite pizza.

In America, anchovies rank last on desired pizza toppings. (I like anchovies on my pizza!)

According to Domino’s, international favorites include: pickled ginger, minced mutton (old sheep meat) and tofu in India, squid (octopus), Mayou Jaga (mayonnaise, potato, and bacon) in Japan, and green peas in Brazil. In Russia, pizza is covered with mockba, which a combination of sardines, tuna, mackerel, salmon, and onions. In France, a popular pizza is the Flambee, with bacon, onion, and fresh cream.

For other fun facts on food check out the National Ag Day website.

What do you like on your pizza?