What do most people expect to get at a concession stand at an NFL football game? Usually the same old thing you see with most concession stands – hot dogs, nachos, maybe a corn dog or popcorn, along with soft drinks. Fans can now enjoy a more varied range of foods and beverages when attending many sports events, including some of the following popular options.
Imagine a pizza topped with bacon and chocolate, drizzled in the sweet confection. This is what many found available last year at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City! Not for every taste preference, but surely enjoyed by many who enjoy the salty/sweet combination.
Another dish at Arrowhead Stadium presented to fans last year was the BBQ Stak, with charred corn, slow-smoked beef brisket, pepper jack cheese sauce, sweet potato poblano relish and more – atop waffle fries. Sounds filling, for sure!
Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL is where NFL fans found a tasty, if perhaps not so healthy, dish at the concession stand – Cuban Fry Stak. Concocted of roast pork and smoked ham along with scallions, smoked paprika, salami, and other goodies – atop skin-on fries, this was surely a fan favorite.
Now for the sweets – and it doesn’t get much sweeter than the Fluffernutter Pie, introduced at the FedEx Field in Landover, MD. Imagine a peanut butter blondie with a cake-like texture packed with peanut butter chips and peanuts before being topped with chopped peanut butter cups, marshmallow filling, and creamy peanut butter filling. Doesn’t get much sweeter (or richer) than this!! One has to wonder at the calories contained in this sweet indulgence.
One thing’s for certain; stadium concessions are a far cry from what most of us know from decades ago, when all it took was a hot dog, chips, and soft drink to satisfy our “snacky” cravings during a football game! Perhaps considering many today desire healthier options, we’ll begin seeing offerings that are a bit more health-friendly and less fattening in the future.
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