I was cleaning out my refrigerator this past weekend, and I couldn’t believe the number of condiments that were in it! After going through each one to check expiration dates, I began to wonder, does anyone else have this many condiments in their fridge, too?

So, what exactly is a condiment? By definition, it’s “something used to give a special flavor to food.” We all know that ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, and even BBQ sauce, are some of the most popular household staples. What about all the others?

What condiments do you like best and always have stocked in your home? Let me know in the comment section below!

Panel Members Top Condiment Choices

In the Top Condiments edition of NCP’s In The Know*, we shared a list of the most popular condiments reported by our panel members according to dollars spent.

Let’s look at the list:

  1. Mayonnaise
  2. Ketchup
  3. Barbecue Sauces
  4. Mustard
  5. Fish/Seafood/Cocktail Sauce
  6. Hot Sauce
  7. Chili
  8. Worcestershire Sauce

*NCP’s In The Know (or ITK) program is a way we share data with our panel members on a variety of topics.

Check out the Top Condiments edition of ITK for more fun facts about condiment purchases. And be sure to check out previous editions of ITK, too! You’ll find lots of fun and interesting information in them.

Favorite Condiments By State

Now that we know the condiments our panel members buy most often. Let’s find out which condiment is the favorite in each state!

According to www.bestlifeonline.com , here is a list of the favorite condiments in each U.S. state based on Google Trends data.

Alabama – Ketchup
Alaska – Tartar Sauce
Arizona – Ketchup
Arkansas – Worcestershire Sauce
California – Ketchup
Colorado – Ketchup
Connecticut – Ketchup
Delaware – BBQ Sauce
Florida – Ketchup
Georgia – Ketchup

Hawaii – Mayonnaise
Idaho – Ketchup
Illinois – Ketchup
Indiana – Ketchup
Iowa – Ketchup
Kansas – Ketchup
Kentucky – Gravy
Louisiana – Tabasco
Maine – Relish
Maryland – Ketchup
Massachusetts – Tomato Sauce
Michigan – Ketchup
Minnesota – Tomato Sauce
Mississippi – Gravy
Missouri – Gravy

Montana – Tartar Sauce
Nebraska – Ketchup
Nevada – Worcestershire Sauce
New Hampshire – Tomato Sauce
New Jersey – Ketchup
New Mexico – Vinaigrette
New York – Ketchup
North Carolina – BBQ Sauce
North Dakota – Ketchup
Ohio – Ketchup
Oklahoma – Gravy
Oregon – Tomato Sauce
Pennsylvania – Ketchup
Rhode Island – Cocktail Sauce
South Carolina – BBQ Sauce
South Dakota – Ranch Dressing
Tennessee – BBQ Sauce
Texas – Ketchup
Utah – Fry Sauce
Vermont – Sriracha Sauce

Virginia – BBQ Sauce
Washington – Tomato Sauce
West Virginia – Ketchup
Wisconsin – Ketchup
Wyoming – Ketchup

Interesting, right? As you can see, Ketchup is the resounding favorite!

Panel Members: Don’t forget to scan all the condiments that you, or other members of your household, purchase.

Ketchup with you later!

Best regards,


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