Governor’s Super Bowl Wager Again Includes Koffee Kup Cupcakes
BOSTON — Ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts and Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania announced a friendly wager on the game’s outcome.
Baker wagered a variety of the Commonwealth’s local food offerings should the Eagles pull off an upset, including Boston crème cupcakes and lemon squares from Koffee Kup Bakery in Springfield, a favorite of the governor’s that he has included in several Patriots playoff wagers during his tenure.
Also included in his wager are clam chowder from Legal Sea Foods in Boston; Craisins from Ocean Spray in Middleborough; apple cider donuts from Smolak Farms in North Andover; apple pie, chicken pot pie, and maple syrup from Hollis Hills Farms in Fitchburg; and Grillo’s pickles from Needham.
“As the New England Patriots prepare for their eighth Super Bowl of the last 17 years, the full force of the Commonwealth and all of New England is behind them every step of the way because we know their jobs are not done yet,” Baker said. “We are proud to have another opportunity to offer up some of Massachusetts’ finest local products for a good cause and look forward to the Pats bringing home another Super Bowl win.”
Wolf wagered Federal donuts; soup from the Rooster Soup Co.; Reading Terminal Market scrapple, in honor of the market’s 125th anniversary; coffee from La Colombe in Philadelphia; and donated pizza slices from Rosa’s Fresh Pizza, a pay-it-forward pizzeria that provides hundreds of meals per week to homeless Philadelphians. The governors have agreed to donate the winnings to a local food pantry of their choice.
“Over the last year, the Eagles have battled adversity and inspired millions of fans, both on and off the field,” Wolf said. “I am putting some of my Philly favorites and Philly’s finest and most iconic food items on the line, but look forward to Gov. Baker sending some Massachusetts food to Pennsylvania.”