Margarine Ratings


Canstar Blue reviews margarine brands including Bertolli, Flora, Nuttelex, Logicol, Olive Grove and supermarket private labels, based on taste, texture, packaging, value for money & overall customer satisfaction.

* Overall satisfaction is an individual rating and not a combined total of all ratings. Brands with equal overall satisfaction ratings are listed in alphabetical order.
Canstar Blue research finalised in February 2017, published in March 2017.

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2017 award for margarine

Most Satisfied Customers | Bertolli

Canstar Blue has compared 11 brands of margarine, but only Bertolli received five stars for overall customer satisfaction. It also rated five stars on taste and texture, as well as four stars on value for money and packaging. Bertolli replaces Nuttelex at the top of the ratings.

Bertolli beats the rest for spreadable satisfaction

Margarine is the best friend of toast-lovers right across Australia. Nothing beats a nice slice of toast drenched in your favourite margarine to kick-start the morning. Add vegemite or jam into the mix and you’ll really be in heaven! Most refrigerators across the country will include a tub of margarine, but with supermarkets selling so many products – including their own – how are you supposed to find the best margine for your tastebuds? That’s where our customer reviews can help.

Every year, Canstar Blue canvasses the opinions of thousands of consumers to determine which food staples are impressing most, providing the perfect balance between quality and price. You may also be interested in:

When it comes to margarine, our ratings feature 11 different brands, including the big names you’ve probably heard of, such as Flora and Olive Grove, as well as supermarket private labels from Coles, Woolworths and ALDI. However, this year Bertolli was the only brand to receive a five-star review for overall customer satisfaction. It also rated five stars on taste and texture, with four stars on value for money and packaging.

It seems Aussies are a fairly hard bunch to please when it comes to margarine, with five stars in short supply. Other notable results included:

  • Five stars on value for money and packaging for ALDI PureVita – the only brand to achieve top marks in these areas.
  • Five stars for Nuttelex in terms of texture – joining Bertolli as the only two brands to earn top reviews here.

While the majority of brands received four stars for taste, Bertolli proved a cleaner winner as it replaces Nuttelex at the top of the ratings from last year.

The Bertolli brand, along with Flora, is owned by Unilever – a global consumer goods company behind many of the leading brands you’ll see on supermarket shelves, from food and drinks to household cleaning and personal hygiene products.

Made with olive oil, Bertolli is claimed to be healthier than your average margine or butter. Its spreads are said to contain 65% less saturated fat than butter, made with Mediterranean olive oil and based on an “authentic Italian” recipe.

However, Bertolli isn’t the only brand promising a healthier alternative, so be sure to check the ingredients of all products when you’re looking for the best one for your diet. We hope you find our ratings helpful.

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Frequently asked question

Canstar Blue commissioned Colmar Brunton to survey 3,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have bought and eaten margarine from a supermarket or grocer in the last 3 months – in this case, 1,702 people.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then alphabetically. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.

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