Canstar Blue’s latest powdered gravy and stock review has seen Maggi, Gravox, Massel, ALDI Chef’s Cupboard, Woolworths, OXO and Coles compared on taste, consistency, range variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction.
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Maggi plates up best in powdered gravy and stock ratings for 2nd year
There’s always a step in the cooking process in which you can’t help but just get excited. Whether it’s drizzling gravy over a juicy steak, or pouring your favourite stock into the slow cooker to create a mouth-watering lamb ragù, it’s hard to ignore the delicious ‘oomph’ a good gravy or stock can add to any dish. It’s no wonder why almost one in four (24%) Aussies make sure to, well, stock up on the good stuff during each grocery shop.
To find out what’s best, we asked more than 870 Australian consumers for their feedback on the powdered gravy or stock they purchased from a supermarket (and consumed) in the last three months. Respondents rated brands on taste, consistency, range variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction. Brands that received at least 30 responses are included in our ratings.
In our latest survey, Maggi was the only brand that scored a five-star review for overall satisfaction and several other categories.
Best Powdered Gravy & Stock
Here are the best brands of powdered gravy and stock, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s review:
ALDI Chef’s Cupboard
Maggi rated best with a five-star review for overall satisfaction, taste, consistency and packaging design. Most other brands scooped up four stars overall satisfaction, except for Coles which got three stars.
Gravox satisfied tastebuds when it came to consistency and variety, achieving full marks, as did ALDI Chef’s Cupboard and Woolworths when judged on value for money.
Top Powdered Gravy & Stock ─ Maggi
Maggi’s popularity has led the brand to become a pantry staple in itself, with many households around the globe storing something from its wide product range. This includes everything from two-minute noodles to Asian sauces, crumbing for crispy chicken, gravies and a variety of recipe bases. Some options from Maggi include:
Maggi Roast Meat Gravy
Maggi Brown Onion Gravy
Maggi Roast Chicken Gravy
Prices start from just $1 for a 27g pack of gravy mix, and go up to $1.60 for stock cubes (72g).
Maggi earned five-star reviews across the majority of the board, including for taste, consistency, packaging design and overall satisfaction It got four stars for variety of range and value for money.
About the author of this page
This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Content Producer Luciana Lawe Davies. She writes about streaming, appliances and consumer products and services. Luciana enjoys bringing readers the best in what’s on TV and at the shops, including the best deals and latest reviews.
Canstar Blue surveyed more than 3,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction, via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased (from a supermarket or grocer) and consumed powdered gravy or stock in the last three months – in this case, 877 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 by mean overall satisfaction. 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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