I am looking for confirmation of the “well-known fact” (as one report has it) that Salsa is the “most popular condiment” in the US and/or the world. I’m looking for hard data here: sales figures, consumer surveys, etc, not just people uttering above phrases. Several things need to be defined:
–Is “most popular” the same as highest-selling? I’m really more interested in the latter.
–Do we use sales in dollars, or in amount of condiment sold (i.e. tonnage)?
–Where exactly are the lines between condiment, sauce, dressing, spice, seasoning, etc? Not looking for Webster’s here, want some info from culinary-arts people.