Chicken Wings

Exactly a week from today, many of us will be watching the Super Bowl, and eating what has arguably become the most popular snack food on the game’s biggest day: the chicken wing.

How popular, you say? The authority on the matter, the National Chicken Council, notes that 1.23 billion wings will find their way into over-packed stomachs on Super Bowl Sunday. Yes, that’s a whole lot.

Over the past few days, it has been reported that there could be a wing shortage, naturally causing mass hysteria, and commodities brokers buying up nacho futures.

Fear not, says Bill Roenigk, the Chicken Council’s chief economist and market analyst. In his 2013 “Wing Report” (I kid you not), Roenigk writes, “The good news for consumers is that restaurants plan well in advance to ensure they have plenty of wings for the big game.” (UPI)

So sleep well glutinous game-watcher (myself included). Our mass consumption will catch up with us soon, but as long as the chicken has only two measly wings (and I’m sure someone is working on that “problem”), we haven’t seen the last of this issue.

H/t to ABC News for the initial fear mongering and philadelphia.foobooz for the picture.

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