Get ready for Super Snack Sunday

Last year, Super Bowl Sunday was the biggest pizza day of the year. It was also the biggest day for downing tortilla chips and wings. 

Go figure.

The experts at MyFitnessPal are sharing their super snack Sunday stats leading up to game day.

One fact: consider pizza and beer the adult version of peanut butter and jelly.  According to MyFitnessPal, the consumption of pizza and beer over the course of 2014 was correlated at .85 — that’s super high! In addition, men drank 144% — almost 2.5x — as much beer as women. But there’s a caveat: women drank 25% more wine than men.

  • Last year, Super Bowl Sunday was the biggest pizza day of the year (up 67% from average).
  • It was the second biggest beer day (up 90% from average) — right after July 4th.
  • It was also the biggest day of the year for tortilla chips (up 200% from average) and wings (up 327% from average).

Pizza and beer go together like peanut butter and jelly.

 

  • Consumption of pizza and beer over the course of 2014 was correlated at .85 — that’s super high! If you’re eating pizza, odds are, you’re also drinking beer.

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  • Interesting notes:
    • Pizza and beer both peak every weekend and drop during the week.
    • It’s also fun to look at the places where they *DON’T* move together — places where the dots fall far from the trend line in the scatter plot.
      • When are people eating  lots of pizza without beer? Halloween. Second biggest pizza day of the year, but beer is down from average.
      • When are people drinking lots of beer but not pairing it with pizza? July 4th and Thanksgiving.

Who’s eating (and drinking) what?

 

  • Men drank 144% — almost 2.5x — as much beer as women
  • But women drank 25% more wine than men.

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  • Men ate 15% more pizza and 37% more wings.
  • Although 20 somethings have a bad rap for binge drinking, people in the 21-30 age range drank 18% less beer than people 31-60.

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  • The older you are, the less pizza you eat.
  • People over 70 eat 61% less pizza than people 18-20.

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  • Do winners drink more than losers? Last year, people in Seattle drank 12% more beer than people in Denver. (BUT looking at the year before, the trend doesn’t hold — the losers ( SF ) drank 6% more than the winners in Baltimore.

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