U.S. consumers don’t have to follow sports to appreciate the welcome feeling of normalcy offered by a little Sunday afternoon football on TV. Heck, it doesn’t even have to be football. Give them tennis, curling or even a chess tournament. Just the fact that these things are still going on in this crazy world right now is enough to comfort consumers amid these uncomfortable times.
What else can make them feel like the world is still on track? Yes, that’s right: appetizers. Americans love their chips and dips, their finger foods, their tailgate-worthy game day treats. But while people still want their proverbial (and literal) pigs n’ blankets, growing concerns about health and wellness can mean giving those guilt-inducing unhealthy game day snacks a hard pass. Instead, consumers are choosing better-for-you options for the big win.
Check out the 20 foods and beverages featured in this gallery for a full game day menu of dips and sauces, munchies, finger foods, hot appetizers, drinks and even something sweet for celebrating a big victory.