* Overall satisfaction is an individual rating and not a combined total of all ratings. By default, brands with equal overall satisfaction ratings are sorted by the mean overall satisfaction score as rated by consumers. You can click the arrows at the top of any column in the table to sort by the results in that column. ^ By clicking on a brand or ‘details’ button, you will leave Canstar Blue and be taken to our referral partner to compare. You agree that Canstar Blue’s terms and conditions apply to this referral. If you click on a brand that our referral partner does not cover, you will be taken to a brand page on Canstar Blue. Canstar Blue research finalised in February 2023, published in March 2023.
Aussies have rated Beerenberg best in Canstar Blue’s sauces and relish review for the FOURTH year in a row. The brand received five stars for taste, texture and consistency, packaging convenience, variety and range as well as overall satisfaction.
Our review compares sauces and relish on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which sauces and relish they think is best!
Canstar Blue surveyed 2,096 Australians for their feedback on the sauces and relish(s) they’ve purchased and consumed from a supermarket or grocer in the last three months. Note: this does not include homemade or those purchased from a market.
The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.
Respondents rate their satisfaction with their sauces and relish brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a sauces and relish brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
Taste: the sauce and relish taste authentic, and matched the flavour description on the packaging.
Value for money: the sauce and relish were reasonably priced given their quality and quantity.
Texture & Consistency: the sauce and relish had a pleasant texture, and had the expected consistency for its type.
Packaging Convenience: the packaging of the sauces and relish was easy to open and reseal.
Variety & Range : the sauce and relish brand offered a variety of product options (i.e. flavours, types etc.) and size options.
The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.
Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.
Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.
With a name which appropriately translates to ‘Berry Hill’, Beerenberg stirs up a variety of jams, chutneys, sauces and dressings from a family farm that served up its first batch of strawberry jam back in 1971. Regardless of whether you’re after something for to put on your morning toast, pair with your lunch or spice things up at dinner, Beerenberg seemingly has it all.
Beerenberg was rated five stars for taste, texture and consistency, packaging convenience, variety and range as well as overall satisfaction, with four stars for value for money.
What’s the difference between a sauce and a relish?
The difference is all in the texture and consistency! A sauce is generally a smoother, more liquid condiment with a pureed base, whereas a relish is usually chunkier and made up of preserved vegetables. Both sauces and relishes are added to dishes to make them more flavoursome.
This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.
Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.
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