Only 9% Of People Put This Condiment On Most Of Their Food

Hot dogs are great. Wings are great. Cold cut subs are great. Heck, even Big Macs are great. But what makes all of the above even better? A carefully chosen — and liberally applied — condiment. We drizzle mustard, ketchup, and relish on our dogs. We slather our wings in barbecue or buffalo sauce. We smear mayonnaise all over our subs. And what would a Big Mac be without the famous secret sauce? Basically, condiments are a game-changer when it comes to meal time.

But with so many to choose from, which one is the tastiest or the most versatile? To find out, in a YouTube poll, Mashed asked some 67,000 people worldwide what one condiment they would (or do) put on everything. Between ketchup, mustard, ranch, barbecue sauce, and "other," it was a close call. However, there was one squeezable, spreadable topping that just one in 10 people are obsessed with. Here's which condiment came away with 9 percent of the votes.

It's made from plant seeds

Despite how popular it is, seen on dinner tables and backyard barbecue spreads everywhere, mustard was only the must-have condiment for less than 10 percent of survey respondents. Made out of the seeds of the mustard plant, the tangy spread comes in all different varieties, from classic yellow to spicy brown to Dijon. While it didn't come out ahead in our poll, Statista reports that over 286 million people ate mustard in 2020. Apparently, however, it doesn't go so great on everything, which knocked it down in the survey results.  

If mustard got just 9 percent of the votes, which condiment took first place? That honor went to ketchup, with 38 percent of respondents dubbing it the best. It was followed by ranch with 19 percent and then "other" with 18 percent (write-ins included hot sauce, A-1 sauce, and mayonnaise). Just above mustard was BBQ sauce, receiving 15 percent of the votes.