Someone looked at the sauce or condiment each state googles more than other states. The people behind this say “salsa” would have made the cut, but they consider it a “dip,” not a “sauce.” But “mustard” got snubbed. Here’s what they found . .
- Ketchup, 24 states are obsessed. Especially in the Midwest and Northeast.
- Barbecue sauce, five states: And four of them border each other: North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The fifth state is Delaware.
- Tomato or spaghetti sauce, five states: Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oregon, and Washington. (We assume that also includes marinara.)
- Four states are covering everything in gravy: Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, and Oklahoma.
- Two states are forcing me to pronounce WORCESTERSHIRE sauce: Arkansas and Nevada. (It’s pronounced WUSS-tuh-shur . . . or . . . WUSS-tuh-sheer.) And tartar sauce got two states: Alaska and Montana.
- And eight condiments got one state each: Cocktail sauce in Rhode Island . . . mayonnaise in Hawaii . . . vinaigrette in New Mexico . . . relish in Maine . . . Tabasco in Louisiana . . . Sriracha in Vermont . . . ranch dressing in South Dakota . . . and fry sauce in Utah, which is half ketchup, half mayo.