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Oct 19, 2008 07:20 AM

How many condiments are in your refrigerator today?

Are we typical of c'hounders?
I realized that nearly half the real estate of my refrigerator is dedicated to condiments. I have three kinds of mustard; honey dijon, dijon, and spicy brown. There's pickle relish and ketchup, horseradish, and mayo, cocktail sauce, and of course ketchup. The Asian specialties include; chili sauce, black bean and garlic, kimchee, soy sauce and sesame oil, sushi ginger and a tube of wasabi. Trader Joe's cranberry chutney sits next to a jar of tiny capers.

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  1. I think I have more condiments than regular food in my fridge. All the above, plus mole paste, hot Indian lime pickle, three kinds of BBQ sauce, several hot sauces, white truffle oil and some stuff that I probably should have thrown out a while ago!

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    1. re: houndgirl

      Houndgirl, hot Indian lime pickle does not need to be refrigerated. It has enough natural preservatives in it to keep it for months/years. Just use a clean dry utensil when dipping into the jar. You know, just in case you needed to make room for some more condiments. :)

    2. You piqued my curiosity, so I counted. This morning's count is 53. I don't keep oils or vinegars in the fridge, and that doesn't count anything dairy, including pecarinos or romanos.

      1. Lucyis, I believe we have the exact same refridgerator. I love condiments...the sauces, the jams, the mustards, the pickled things...I barely have room for a carton of milk.

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        1. re: LA Buckeye Fan

          Milk carton must be small to make room for its own condiment, U-Bet syrup.

        2. I had to get a chair to do this embarassing inventory. 73. Way too long and boring to enumerate here, but I wrote down the whole list if anyone really needs to know. And this is fridges only; my pantry woud take the rest of the day.

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          1. re: Veggo

            Over 80 (an estimate). I have a small, second fridge, just for food, beer and wine. Many are sweet, so I seldom use them. Perhaps 10 jellies! Then there's all the hot stuff! Yee-ha

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