When it comes to game day food, there’s no need to fumble. Supplement a big order of wings with these delectable or useful treats for a guaranteed touchdown.
NFL Sculpted Ceramic Gametime Bowl
It’s fun to watch the game with your friends—right up until everyone reaches for the bag of chips at the same time. The obvious solution: decant them into a bowl. But why use any old vessel when you can use this sturdy ceramic option, customized with your favorite team’s colors and graphics? Great for chips, dips, or even chili (the handles are specially designed so they don’t heat up).
To Buy: $15; bedbathandbeyond.com.
Dean & Deluca Dipping Pretzels
Remember those snack-sized packs of pretzel sticks? We loved them just as much as you did. This fun oversized version makes a fantastic addition to your game day spread. Salty and delicious on their own, they’re also irresistible dunked in salsa or cheese dip.
To Buy: $1.75 for one 2-ounce bag; deandeluca.com.
Zukali Mexican Gourmet Salsa Xalapa
This Texas-based salsa company knows how to pack a fiery punch. JalapeÃ±os are charred and then marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, lime juice, and a secret mix of spices. The texture is chunky, meaning pieces of spicy peppers in every bite. You won’t regret opting for this flavorful offering over basic supermarket picks—trust us.
To Buy: $8 for one 16-ounce container; amazon.com.
Garden of Eatin’ Red Hot Blues Corn Tortilla Chips
Meet a better for you chip (yes, that’s possible). Made from organic blue corn, they’re cooked in expeller-pressed safflower and sunflower oil, instead of the typical corn oil. But most important, they’re crunchy, sturdy (so you can pile on the dip), and surprisingly spicy—thanks to a dash of cayenne pepper. You might even want to keep a glass of water nearby, just in case.
To Buy: $3.90 for one 16-ounce bag; amazon.com.
Baba and Pops Handmade Buffalo Chicken Pierogis
Tailor-made for football fans, these giant pierogis combine the best of two worlds: the savory, juicy satisfaction of chicken wings, plus the convenience and fun of traditional finger foods. Filled with grilled chicken and covered in buffalo sauce, this is the quirky and mess-free snack you’ve been looking for all along.
To Buy: $79 for 24; goldbely.com.
4505 Meats Kettle-Cooked Spicy Pork Skins
In the tradition of the original chicharron, which was born centuries ago, this modern-day version is kettle cooked. The results are crisp and light as air. But they’re more than simply mouthwatering. They’re also sustainable—cooked in lard to minimize waste—and, as an added bonus, are fantastic with queso or served alongside hot dogs.
To Buy: $6 for one 1-ounce bag; mouth.com.