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America's favorite condiments

America's favorite condiments
Posted January 31st, 2014 @ 10:13am by Arden Dier, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– You put it on hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, and a whole slew of other stuff, but ketchup doesn't even come close to the king of condiments.

That would be mayonnaise — $2 billion of which is sold in the US each year, compared with around $800 million of the red stuff, Euromonitor data shows, per Quartz.

In fact, ketchup almost missed out on the number two spot to soy sauce, which came in at $725 million, followed by barbeque sauce at $660 million, hot sauce at $550 million, and mustard at $450 million.

If you're wondering about salsa, it was considered a dip in this case, but would have grabbed the No. 2 spot from ketchup.

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