Are you a sauce enthusiast? I am what they call "a dipper" in the business. I love different sauces for different occasions. Obviously, I like to dip my fries in ketchup or sweet chili sauce if I'm feeling frisky. I like honey mustard or BBQ sauce for chicken tenders. And I like Frank's Red Hot Sauce on just about everything. I'm just like the old lady in the commercials! (remember her? She puts that s*it on everything!) I think it's very exciting when an establishment (typically a Mexican restaurant) has an entire hot sauce bar with different flavors and levels of spiciness to choose from. What a time to be alive!

Being the big dipper that I am, I was very curious about a study conducted about each state's favorite sauce. Their findings were surprising in some ways and predictable in others. The predictable data is that the most popular sauce is by far ketchup. As they state in the article, there's a reason it is on the tables at most restaurants. 24 states love ketchup the best and if you need me to crunch the numbers, that is almost 50%!

Hawaii is the only state to pick mayonnaise as their favorite. From what I understand It is a beautiful place to visit but based on their sauce selection alone, shame on them.

Maine's pick was relish!

What is the deal with relish, anyway? Is it just chopped up pickles in sauce form? Color me confused.

Both Massachusetts and New Hampshire picked Tomato Sauce!

Are we talking about tomato sauce like for pasta dishes, AKA marinara? I guess I like to dip my mozzarella sticks in marinara sauce but I wouldn't put it in the same category as ketchup. Am I being unreasonable?

Honestly, the only New England state that I respect is Vermont because they picked Siracha.

Check out the full study here.

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