Loaves & Dishes
By Jennie Geisler Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posted: February 1st, 2013
Hey, super Super Bowl stats

I know I already posted today, but I just got this in and I have to use it now or never!

If you watch the Super Bowl, or any championship game in sports for that matter, you’ll notice that nearly every play is the first time something has ever happened in the Super Bowl: Lowest number of yards in the rain, fewest passes caught over the right shoulder, most boiled eggs eaten by an offensive lineman as a pregame snack.
Frankly, it gets a little old.

But here are some stats that are much more interesting, from the Calorie Control Council and Snack Food Association:

Americans will eat 30 million pounds of snacks on the big game day.

That breaks down to
11.2 million pounds of potato chips,
8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips,
4.3 million pounds of pretzels,
3.8 million pounds of popcorn and
2.5 million pounds of nuts.

The average fan will consume 1,200 calories and 50 grams of fat from snacking alone.
Potato chips will account for 27 billion calories and 1.8 billion grams of fat. That’s four million pounds of fat, equal to the weight of 13,000 National Football League (NFL) offensive linemen at 300 pounds each.

My co-worker asked me if that was per person. I want to go to his house.

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