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Odder  ·  831 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Tabasco Sauce is in a Battle for Its Very Survival

Yeah, looks like it's a good time to be into condiments. Also, ew that's a lot of mayo.

Quatrarius  ·  831 days ago  ·  link  ·  

it might be because mayo is used to mix with other condiments

and it goes in more dishes than probably all the others

the potato salad consumption of the great lakes region probably accounts for about a quarter of that

_refugee_  ·  827 days ago  ·  link  ·  

almost all the kinds of fake salad I can think of have mayo as a main component (and i know my fake salads)

macaroni salad, potato salad, broccoli salad, tuna salad, chicken salad , jello salad (yes me too i'm also retching thinking about this), cabbage salad (i mean, erm, coleslaw)

on one hand it's a binding agent

primary alternative/substitute for this generally seems to be a vinaigrette dressing (german potato salad, idk what else)

on the other hand i guess the requirement for a dish to be a salad is that it has to have some kind of dressing and that's about all it takes to qualify. which is not really what the average person thinks of when they think of 'salad'

and now i've written salad way too many times and it doesn't look like a word to me anymore.

Quatrarius  ·  827 days ago  ·  link  ·  

yeah it's essentially the glue for a lot of things

you can do sour cream or greek yogurt or something in a fair bit of those but it does change the flavor and texture a bit