Other than Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest food celebration in the US. We all know where most of those calories come from: wings, chips, and dip. Tasty, but predictable. It feels almost sacrilegious to admit, but not everyone loves buffalo sauce or guacamole.
This year, why not shake up your Super Bowl party with some new treats? There’s little or no work involved to get these snacks ready for kickoff. Better yet, all of them come from WBENC-Certified Women Owned companies. You can support women business owners and offer snacks customized to all of your Super Bowl guests.
For the Purist
Some fans get superstitious about the game. They want to sit in the same chair, wear the same lucky socks, and eat the same snacks every time. You can still bring some Women Owned flavor to a classic Super Bowl spread. My Brother’s Salsa offers traditional and fire roasted salsas, as well as exotic blends like peach tomatillo. Scoop it up with Regenie’s pita chips for extra crunch. They come in seven different flavors, and they’re sturdy enough to handle a heap of guac.
For the Resolution-Keeper
This friend not only made it to the gym on New Year’s Day, but kept up the new fitness plan for the whole month. Don’t fumble your buddy’s diet. Element Snacks’ chocolate-dipped rice cakes will satisfy a sweet tooth for under 100 calories. For a savory option, try 479 Popcorn. White Cheddar and Black Truffle or Creamery Butter hit the spot without packing on calories or fat.
Tip: If you’ve got gluten-free guests, they’ll love these, too!
For the Sweet Tooth
Pick a sweet snack and hope for an even sweeter Super Bowl victory. Several Women Owned businesses specialize in decadent desserts. Bixby & Co offers bars loaded with Goji berries, walnuts, or crystallized ginger. They’ve also created a line of rich drinking chocolate (try the vegan Mayan version, spiced with chipotle, cinnamon, and sea salt).
If the cold never bothers you anyway, grab a spoon. Batch crafts gourmet ice cream with fancy flavor combos like caramelized banana and walnuts or bourbon and pecans.
For the Kids
It’s hard to relax and enjoy the game when the youngest guests are turning up their noses at the bleu cheese dipping sauce. Please picky eaters with kid-approved treats. Jen and Joe’s cookie dough comes ready-to-bake in irresistible flavors like chocolate chunk, snicker doodle, and lemon drop. Don’t be surprised if the grown-ups dig in, too!
No time to bake? No problem. Ziegenfelder twin pops are a budget-friendly option that couldn’t be easier to serve up. Bright, fruity flavors appeal to kids’ palates. For drinks, stock up on Strawberry Lemonade and Honey Tangerine from Natalie’s Juice. (For bonus host points, grab some margarita mix for the parents while you’re at it.)
For the NFL Hopeful
Whether he’s hoping to make the varsity team or score a college scholarship, this guy is itching to be in the game, not just watch it. He’ll love protein-packed Fusion Jerky. With flavors like garlic jalapeño and rosemary citrus, this snack is a delicious way to help build touchdown-scoring muscle. Van Oriental is another great choice for meat-lovers. The crispy egg rolls are stuffed with white meat chicken, tender pork, and plump shrimp. They cook in the microwave, so you can pop some in during a commercial break.