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Hot & Spicy Condiment Brands Are 44% of Top 25 Condiments

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03_tostitosOne way to gauge the impact of chile peppers on the American palate is to take a look at the top 25 condiments in the U.S., as reported by Bloomberg Business Week magazine.

No. 25 Best-Selling Condiment: Cholula Hot Sauce; Total sales: $16,002,860

No. 24 Best-Selling Condiment: Ortega Salsa; Total sales: $16,006,730

No. 23 Best-Selling Condiment: Texas Pete Hot Sauce; Total sales: $18,027,340

No. 18 Best-Selling Condiment: Newman’s Own Salsa; Total sales: $25,243,950

No. 16 Best-Selling Condiment: Herdez Salsa; Total sales: $27,170,240

No. 15 Best-Selling Condiment: Chi-Chi’s Salsa; Total sales: $34,640,500

No. 13 Best-Selling Condiment: McIllhenny Tabasco Sauce; Total sales: $40,572,270

No. 12 Best-Selling Condiment: Frank’s RedHot Sauce; Total sales: $43,907,580

No. 9 Best-Selling Condiment: Pace Salsa; Total sales: $74,117,570

No. 8 Best-Selling Condiment: Kraft Mayo (Chipotle and Hot & Spicy); Total sales: $79,211,620

No. 2 Best-Selling Condiment: Tostito’s Salsa; Total sales: $286,239,700

Hot and spicy condiments had 11 of the top 25 condiment products (44% of total brands) with total sales of $661,140,360 or 12 percent of  total condiment sales ($5.6 billion), which includes all the non-spicy mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup brands.

 

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