Condiments can make any dish taste better instantly and the great part is that you can get small packets for free or el cheapo from restaurants, deli's, fast food places, or takeout. Go ahead and dedicate a box or bag to hoard all of the little packets of useful stuff somewhere where you can access them when you are packing your food for trips. Here are some things that are good to hold on to and are pretty common to find:
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard 
  • Mayo 
  • Relish
  • Barbeque Sauce
  • Hot Sauce
  • Soy Sauce
  • Salad Dressing Packets
  • Special Sauces
  • Jelly/Jam
  • Honey
  • Lemon Juice
  • Coffee Creamer
  • Sugar/artificial sweetener
  • Salt/Pepper packets
If you want to avoid the lag time in collecting these packets or can't find some of them that you want or need I have found that this site is great and has all of those mentioned and then some. I especially like their peanut butter packets!


  1. Condiment hoarders unite! You may want to check out www.condimentcookbook.wordpress.com for some borderline-crazy ideas on how to use them up when the collection gets out of hand.

  2. I tell all my friends and relitives when they are ask if the want condiments tell them everything. I never run out. It seems those young sales clerks just love throwing handfulls in the bags.