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Super Bowl Food: Let’s Get the Party Started

January 31, 2011  
Filed under Smart & Savvy

super bowl foodSuper Bowl Sunday is this weekend and we all know what that means—time for the players to shine, die-hard football fans to unleash their suppressed emotions, advertisers to present their cleverest commercials, and party throwers to bring out their best platters.

With last year’s game averaging over 100 million viewers, Super Bowl Sunday has become a cultural phenomenon and one of the most watched sporting events in the world. Americans have turned game day into a de facto holiday, giving us a good excuse to take a day out and party like there’s no tomorrow.

So get ready to plop down on the couch, slather those fingers and lips with some pizza and chicken grease and have some fun.

5 Must-Have Food Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday

1.) Homeboy Industries Salsa & Chips

homeboy industries salsa and chips

They taste good and do good. There’s no better way to enjoy a bag of chips and salsa than to know that you’re supporting the LA-based nonprofit that provides rehabilitation services and job training to ex-gang members. The chips and salsa are now available at over 256 Ralphs locations. Salsa flavors: Morita, Mango (Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s personal favorite), Salsa Verde, Pico de Gallo, and Mole.

“Thanks to our good neighbor Ralphs, our prayers have been answered….Thanks to them, and so many other talented folks, we’re able to continue our mission of saving lives by creating ‘Jobs Not Jails’.” – Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries

2.) Tomato Pie Pizza

tomato pie logo

If chips and chicken wings just won’t cut it, hop into your car and pick up a box of New York style pizza from Tomato Pie, which has locations in Silver Lake and Melrose. They’ve been touted as one of the “25 best pizzas you’ll ever eat” on MSNBC and GQ magazine. They’ve also got hot wings, pasta and a slew of other appetizing dishes. (Delivery options available.)

3.) Parmesan Pastry Pups

mini beef franks

To add more variety to the food options, try serving these delish mini beef franks that are wrapped in a flaky puffed pastry and sprinkled with parmesan cheese. Available at your local Trader Joe’s in the frozen section.

4.) Hummus and veggie mix platter

If all that grease doesn’t jibe with some of your guests, buy a platter of veggies and a tub of hummus for a healthy dipping option.

5.) Halftime Sweets

bon bons

Balance that savory taste in your mouth with something sweet like these delectable Ice Cream Bon Bons. Available in chocolate or vanilla, this frozen treat has a chocolaty cookie crust layer below the ice cream, giving it that extra coating of scrumptiousness. If your guests are in a mintier mood, satisfy their sweet tooth with the Mini Mint Ice Cream Mouthfuls—imagine a scoop of mint chip ice cream sandwiched between two soft Oreo cookies, minus the cream.

trader joe's mini ice cream sandwiches

Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers

When: Sunday, February 6 | 3:25pm, PST

Where: Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas

National anthem: Christina Aguilera

Halftime show: Black Eyed Peas

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