32 condiments we can’t live without – from ketchup to wasabi

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Prefer to pack a bottle of fish sauce than an extra pair of shoes? Think a jar of local chili paste sounds like a great travel souvenir? Only feel comfortable when there’s three types of vinegar and no less than four soy sauces to choose from?

The diagnosis is clear: You’re a condiment freak. Consider that a compliment.

There are things in bottles, jars, tubes and dispensers that we’d all struggle to survive without. So which are the most crucial?

Essentials like salt, pepper, sugar, herbs and spices aside, we’ve put together a list of the world’s most delicious condiments.

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It’s tasty on takoyaki with teriyaki sauce.

Or as a truffle mayo dip for fries.

Or simply spread over deep-fried chicken.

Forget that a spoonful contains more than 90 calories, this creamy rich substance has the power to make every food finger-suckingly good.

Soy sauce

Who knew fermented soybeans could make such a delicious dark sauce?