It’s Superbowl Sunday this week, on 7 February! We’re here to answer those questions you may have thought about, but never dared to ask, such as: how many pounds of guacamole are consumed on Superbowl Sunday? Asking only the big questions here!
What is Superbowl Sunday?
For anyone who may not be up to scratch with American football, Superbowl Sunday is the day on which the Superbowl is played. This is the National Football League’s annual championship game.
It usually falls on the first Sunday of February, so it’s coming up this week, on Sunday 7 February.
2021’s Superbowl Sunday will see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Kansas City Chiefs.
It’s a pretty big day in the States, which typically involves groups getting together to enjoy in the festivities. It’s so important that some have even called for the day to be made a national holiday.
This year, due to coronavirus restrictions, it may be hard to think of ways to celebrate in covid-friendly ways. However, there are many tips online for celebrating safely, including throwing a virtual Superbowl party.
How many pounds of guacamole are consumed on Superbowl Sunday?
Now onto the big stuff. A huge aspect of Superbowl Sunday is, of course, the snacks on offer.
There are so many lists online that offer a great variety of foods to try on the big day, but one simple dip seems to be universally loved – guacamole.
Superbowl Sunday is the day where Americans chow down on the second-greatest amount of food – second only to Thanksgiving.
And, thanks to Bleacher Report, we know how many snacks people consume on the day.
Americans consume almost 15,000 tons of crisps and 4,000 tons of popcorn on Superbowl Sunday. As well as this, there are more pizza deliveries made during Superbowl Sunday compared to every other day of the year, with halftime being the single busiest hour of the year.
And as for guacamole? It’s the real star of the show here. It’s estimated that 13.2 million pounds of avocado – approximately 26 million individual avocados – are sold in preparation for the game.
As such, its been predicted that eight million pounds of guacamole are consumed on Superbowl Sunday.
Thanks to a PR campaign in the 1990s, guacamole became a big hit for Superbowl Sunday, with some arguing that the day saved the humble avocado from gastronomic obscurity.
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