There is evidence that pasta originated in places other than Italy and Salsa has, in fact, overtaken Ketchup in the Condiment Wars but Mayo is #1!
"The sales of mayonnaise—in both total sales and units sold—dwarfs both salsa and ketchup. According to SymphonyIRI Group, a market research firm in Chicago, more than 396,376,100 units of mayo were sold in the 52 weeks prior to Sept. 5, 2010, generating more than $1.258 billion in sales, compared with 271,312,400 units of salsa for $764,299,900, or 256,891,700 units of ketchup for $481,278,800."
Combined, that's $2.5 BILLION
in sales a year just in the USA and not counting other condiments. Mind Boggling!
post edited by Foodbme - 2011/07/03 02:07:50