South Carolina’s Favorite Game Day Snack Might Surprise You
We all know the ‘big game’ is coming up this weekend. I know it sounds ridiculous to refer to it as the ‘big game.’ However, due to rules and licensing legalities, we mere mortals aren’t allowed to use the ‘S’ word. Anyway, it’s no secret that sometimes at the game watching parties the action on the field plays second fiddle to the snacks. Each state has their preferences. And, South Carolina’s favorite game day snack might surprise you.
Of course, most of us think of game day watching faves as wings or pizza, right? I mean, I think I read somewhere pizza restaurants count the big game as one of the highest selling days of the year for them. It’s rivaled only by Halloween. But, even if pizza is a favorite game day snack in other states, the story is different in South Carolina.
According to gambling.com, South Carolina’s favorite game day snack is simply French Fries. Wow. I have to admit I am a bit surprised and underwhelmed. I love fries as much as the next person. But, I view them as an accompaniment rather than a snack itself. However, South Carolina isn’t alone in their love of fries. Four other states chose the irresistible fried bite as their favorite game day snack. Among those states are Maryland, Nevada, Virginia and North Carolina. And, just last year, Cru Cafe in downtown Charleston, South Carolina made a list for the 50 Best Places for French Fries in America.
Obviously, wings were the number one choice across the nation with 9 states choosing the game day staple. And, to my surprise, only 2 states chose pizza, putting it in 10th place among favorite big game day snack choices. But, the study didn’t stop at just the snack choices. They went on to analyze America’s favorite dips.
This result was a no-brainer. Kudos to Ranch coming in at number 1, with 14 states choosing the creamy dipper as their go-to. Well, it actually tied with Salsa. But, both North and South Carolina vote for Ranch. My informal research shows this as every friend I know lives for Ranch. And, fries taste good after a dunk in Ranch, too!
So, now we know South Carolina’s favorite game day snack. To learn how other states voted, see the full story from gambling.com. And, ‘Go Taylor’s boyfriend!’