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December 27, 2009

The snacking habits of Ravens fans



If you had to guess what Ravens and Redskin fans say their favorite game-day snack is, what would it be?

I wouldn't have said wings; but according to a recent survey, wings and chips or other salty snacks (which would have been my guess) are tied at the top the list.

They are followed by spreads -- another unllkely choice -- to go on crackers or veggies.

Hey, this is a surprise: 82 percent of fans say none or only a few of the foods they eat during a football game would be considered healthy or "better for you" (better than what it doesn't say, which is kind of scary). ...


Other football snack traditions among those surveyed in the Baltimore/Washington area included brats, chili and crab.

Thanksgiving and the December holidays came in first and second on the list of times most calories are consumed, of course; but during the Superbowl came in third, beating out both New Year's Eve and birthdays. Of course, that could be just the beer.

Twelve percent of those surveyed said they bought their football-watching snacks at restaurants, caterers, gourmet food stores or delicatessens. That must have annoyed the supermarket chain that conducted the survey, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy.

Go Ravens.

(Robert K. Hamilton/Sun photographer)

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 5:57 AM | | Comments (10)


I wish I knew whom to credit for this description of football:
A game in which 22 men who desperately need rest are watched by tens of thousands who desperately need exercise.

jl, that is excellent!!!

Very funny (and very true) jl! Now I have to finish making the wings for todays game. GO RAVENS!!!

I've been making wings for my friends all season, so can't say I'm horribly surprised.

I typically make nacho's using hot Mexican Velveeta and chopped jalapenos. Occasionally, I'll make wings using Buffalo Wild Wings Wild sauce.

You know, I love these - but I would probably add some healthy snacks just so I didn't feel yucky at the end of the game.

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If I'm at the game it is definitely Attman's Pastrami on Rye with a beer for me, and chicken fingers and fries for my son.

At home, it's chicken wings, pigs in blankets and mini-meatballs.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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