Americans say the food is officially more important than the game when it comes to reasons for attending a Super Bowl party.

All the delicious food that is your spread for the Super Bowl Party, they are the number one reason folks show up not just the game.

A recent survey looked at different types of Super Bowl gatherings and the psychology of those who attend, and the findings were surprising: the football game actually came in #3 behind “food” and “being social” when it comes to the top reasons for getting together on the biggest sporting day of the year.

Conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with snack and appetizer brand Farm Rich, the study of 2,000 Americans between the ages of 18 to 55+, showed that the top reasons people attend a Super Bowl party are for the food (56%) followed by simply being social (54%). Interestingly, 49% said the actual game was the main reason they’ve taken part in a Big Game party in the past. The number four and five spots include family time (45%) and the commercials (38%), respectively.

In fact, 40% of respondents noted that they have been so wrapped up in the food and social side of things they have missed most of the game.

With the food taking the center field, it makes sense that the number one game day essential is the snacks (44%), followed by alcohol (35%) and then non-alcoholic drinks (32%).

1. Chicken wings
2. Pizza
3. Chicken bites
4. Mozzarella sticks
5. Chips
6. Veggies & dip
7. Loaded potato skins
8. Cookies
9. Fruit
10. Hot dogs

Farm Rich

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