Billions of tomatoes have apparently given their lives in vain, because ketchup has not ascended to the condiment throne. According to a new in-depth analysis, the crown goes instead to mayonnaise, proving once and for all that you should never underestimate the power of a mean tuna salad.
Looking at the breakdown by Quartz, mayo didn't just edge out ketchup in sales -- it did the running man on its grave. While mayonnaise rakes in an unbelievable $2bil annually, ketchup makes less than half at (an embarrassing, frankly) $800mil. Soy sauce ranks third with $725mil, trailed by hot sauce at $550mil. In a dismal fifth place is the $450mil mustard market, which has actually been shrinking since way back in 2009, when it got busted for killing a guy with a candlestick.