chili peppers

Ed Finkel

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    The modest but steady growth in the sauces and condiments category during the past year has been particularly sparked by spiciness as well as globally inspired flavorings and a continued uptick in health-related claims.

    U.S. condiment category sales reached $5.3 billion for the 52 weeks ending July 2, 2022, up 4.6% over the prior year, according to figures from NielsenIQ. Mayonnaise was the top seller at $1.8 billion, up 11.3%; it was followed by ketchup, $1.0 billion, up 2.4%; hot sauce/ chili …

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    Ed Finkel is a freelance journalist based in Evanston, Ill. ([email protected]).