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Massachusetts, Pennsylvania Governors Place Friendly Wagers on Super Bowl

The governors of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania announced a friendly wager Wednesday ahead of the Super Bowl matchup between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker wagered some of the state's foods, including:

  • 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
  • Grillo's Pickles from Needham
  • Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes and Lemon Squares from Koffee Kup Bakery in Springfield.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf wagered the following items:

  • Federal Donuts
  • Soup from the Rooster Soup Company
  • Reading Terminal Market Scrapple
  • Coffee from La Colombe in Philadelphia
  • Pizza slices from Rosa's Fresh Pizza

The governors have agreed to donate their winnings to a local food pantry of their choice.

"As the New England Patriots prepare for their eighth Super Bowl of the last seventeen 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."

"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 Governor Baker sending some Massachusetts food to Pennsylvania."

The Patriots are scheduled to play the Eagles at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis.

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