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Many Have Potato Chip Hangovers the Day After the Super Bowl

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We pigged out on Sunday.

Pizza delivery drivers were so busy Sunday across East Texas they had no down time, and may have actually seen an increase in business because of the power outage that caused a 34-minute delay at the Superdome.  What did we have to do besides eat during that half hour? Chips and pretzels were a huge part of game day snacking too.  How many calories do you think you consumed?

The Snack Food Association says Super Bowl viewers scarfed down an estimated 30 million pounds of snacks on Sunday. That included 11.2 million pounds of potato chips and 8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips.  Now is a good time to own stock in Frito Lay.  We also downed 4.3 million pounds of pretzels and 2.5 million pounds of nuts.  When you add that in with the pizza, beer, wings and various other indulgences, the Calorie Control Council estimates that the average viewer consumed 1,200 calories and 50 grams of fat on Super Bowl Sunday.

Feelin’ that today?  I’m the type of neurotic nut that weighs myself every day to keep a handle on things and make sure I’m within a two-pound window.  On Super Bowl Monday, I’m not weighing myself.  I ate like an offensive lineman, stopping only because the Bar Rafaeli-Walter kiss for Go Daddy grossed me out.  You?  Thanks to those folks that brought party leftovers to work today, we can stop by the break room anytime and keep on shoveling the chips.

The Ravens are on cloud nine today after winning the Super Bowl.  The rest of us are miserable.


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