The Super Bowl may be over, but it's always wing season!  Americans love their chicken wings, and here's a break down of how every state loves to partake.

According to a recent study conducted by Cree Lighting:

  • When it comes to wings, Americans prefer to be hands-on: 63% of Americans prefer bone-in wings to their boneless counterparts.

  • Flats vs. Drums: In the age-old battle for the best part of the wing, 42% of Americans want drumsticks, 32% opt for flat wings (wingettes), and 26% have no preference at all.

  • The three most popular chicken wing sauces are Buffalo (29%), Honey BBQ (17%), and Garlic Parmesan (13%).

  • Of Americans that watched the Super Bowl, 75% were expected to be eating chicken wings while watching the big game.

According to Alexa from Amazon, Americans eat 28 billion chicken wings per year.  That's billion... with a B.  I know I'm doing my share.  And apparently, according to, 1.42 billion of those were eaten during the Super Bowl.

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There's no right way or wrong way to enjoy your wings. Bone-in, bone-less, (although purists might argue that bone-less wings are nothing more than glorified chicken-nuggets), drumsticks, flats, lemon-pepper, buffalo, it's all wing-tastic.

And of course, there's the whole dipping sauce conundrum.  Ranch, blue-cheese, honey mustard... I actually like mine sans dipping sauce.  Why ruin a good "Louisiana Rub" with a ranch dip?

You can see how each state, including Louisiana, likes their wings in the graphic below.

Courtesy of Cree Lighting
Courtesy of Cree Lighting

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