What would happen if you ate every food advertised during the Super Bowl?
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Jon Eick examines the caloric content of Super Bowl commercials in How to Gain 60 Pounds While Watching the Super Bowl on PBS Food. Eick tracked all of the food and drinks visible on the screen and calculated how much weight you would gain if you ate and drank it all.
The most calorie-rich commercials by far came from Bud Light, with a combined total of nearly 90,000 calories over three ads. And according to Eick's calculations, if you had eaten every food and drink featured during recent Super Bowl ads, you would have gained 30 1/2 pounds in 2011, and a whopping 60 1/2 pounds in 2010.
You can read the full article on the PBS Food site.
Jessica Webster leads the Food & Grocery section for AnnArbor.com. You can reach her at JessicaWebster@AnnArbor.com.