Damn You, Mayonnaise
Well, I guess it had to happen sooner or later. You will probably never forget where you were when you heard this news: Ketchup is no longer the U.S.A.'s most popular condiment. Finally overtaken by it's arch rival, Mayonnaise, Ketchup is doomed to a life of also-ran, runner-up status. Some group of busybodies called Euromonitor has released the graph you see in this post, along with the RIP for Ketchup. But unless I'm seeing this wrong, Mayo has been #1 since 2000, and slowly increasing it's lead.
I say watch out for hot sauce, and soy sauce to pile on the Ketchup beat-down in the near future. It seems to me things really started to go downhill for Ketchup sometime between the different color marketing campaign, and the VeggieTales movie travesty. I don't think it helped matters that Ketchup also had to compete with Catsup…which must be splitting the vote more so than the Miracle Whip divide you've no doubt read about. And the release of the squeeze bottle was too little too late to stop the slide...
So find your favorite, grab a sandwich and watch to see how all this plays out.