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Most Satisfied Customers | Bickford's

Aussies have rated Bickford’s as the top pick in Canstar Blue’s latest cordial ratings, with five stars for taste, packaging, variety and range and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate cordial

Our review compares cordials 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 cordial they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 986 Australians for their feedback on cordial they have purchased from a supermarket or grocer and used in the last three months.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their cordial brand(s) from zero to 10, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and 10 is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a cordial brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Taste: as expected flavour described.
  • Variety and Range: good range of product options.
  • Value for money: the price was reasonable given the quality and quantity of the product.
  • Packaging: the packaging provides sufficient information, is easy to use, easy to store and functional.

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.

  • Bickford’s
  • Diet Rite
  • Golden Circle
  • Cottee’s
  • Aldi Westcliff
  • Woolworths
  • Coles

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Top Cordial Brand – Bickford’sBickford's

Bickford’s made its first lime juice cordial in 1874, and the Adelaide-based company has been selling cordial to Aussies ever since. Its range has expanded to include classic flavours, like creaming soda, lemon lime and bitters and ginger beer, as well as fruity favourites like pink grapefruit and peach iced tea. In addition to cordials, Bickford’s also makes sodas, juices and coffee syrups.

About our consumer experts


Kate King: Home & Lifestyle Content Producer

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Content Producer Kate King. Kate holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries from QUT majoring in Journalism and Media and Communications, and has written for a number of publications over the past five years.


Meet the Editorial Team


Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

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 two years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


Meet the Research Team

Past ratings

Here is the previous winner from Canstar Blue’s cordial ratings:

  • 2023: Cottee’s and Diet Rite
  • 2022: Bickford’s


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