The National Chicken Council released their 2016 Wing Report and it claims we're going to be eating a LOT of wings during Superbowl 50: 1.3 billion. That's BILLION with a B. No word on how many pounds of celery and carrots will be wasted in the process.
According to the Wing Report, only 25% of these wings will come from the grocery store. The other 75% will be coming from restaurants and caterers. Which makes sense, since wings are a Super Bowl staple and it's hard to make a whole lot of them yourself.
The 2015 wing report had us eating only 1.25 billion wings. So Americans are stepping up their wing game this year, bringing 39 million more wings to the table this year. Literally bringing them to the table.
In case you need some help wrapping your head around that number, the National Chicken Council has you covered. 1.3 billion chicken wings is enough for every single person in the country to have 4 wings each. It's also enough to put at least 600 wings on all the seats in all 32 NFL stadiums. And if you were to weigh all of those wings, they'd come out to about 162.5 million pounds... which is probably about how much you're going to feel you weigh by the end of Sunday night.
Also check out these fun dips for your Super Bowl party:
Every layer dips for the Super Bowl
Americans will eat 1.3 billion wings on Super Bowl Sunday
Five-Layer Reuben Dip
These five layers are inspired by a favorite dinner sandwich; we love to serve this with rye bread toasts or crackers for an extra boost of caraway. Make this dip the day before and refrigerate to save time on game day.
This dip is nine layers of deliciousness and really delivers on its namesake. Your partygoers won't believe how much it tastes like the real thing! Make this dip the day before and refrigerate to save time on game day.
All the usual suspects on a Chicago dog are found in this crowd-pleasing layered dip. If you can't find sport peppers in your area, try pepperoncini instead. Make this dip the day before and refrigerate to save time on game day.