HIGHLIGHTS: Here's what we'll be spending on food and drinks for our Super Bowl parties on Sunday: $1.2 billion on beer . . . $1.1 billion on wine and liquor . . . $500 million on chips . . . $99 million on MEAT SNACKS . . . and $13 million on veggie trays.
FULL STORY: What better way to spend Super Bowl Sunday than going to a friend's house, drinking 15 beers, and eating two pounds of MEAT SNACKS?
Nielsen just released the results of their study on how much we'll spend on food and drinks for the Super Bowl this year. Check it out . . .
1. $1.2 billion on beer. Believe it or not, a lot of that will go toward imported beers and craft beers. Only about one-sixth goes toward, quote, "budget" beer.
2. $1.1 billion on wine and liquor. That's $594 million on wine and $503 million on the hard stuff.
3. $500 million on chips. Potato chips are slightly more popular than tortilla chips. And we'll spend another $52 million on dips.
4. $99 million on MEAT SNACKS. This category includes things like pork rinds, beef jerky, cocktail weenies, and pigs in a blanket.
5. $82 million on chicken wings.
6. $71 million on cheese snacks.
7. And $13 million on veggie trays