Canstar Blue’s inaugural powdered gravy and stock review has seen Maggi, Oxo, Massel, MasterFoods, Gravox, Coles, Woolworths and Continental compared on taste, consistency, range variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction.
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* 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. Canstar Blue research finalised in May 2021, published in June 2021.
Maggi plates up best in powdered gravy and stock ratings
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 840 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. Those that received at least 30 responses are included in our ratings.
In our first-ever powdered gravy and stock review, Maggi was rated best in five out of six categories ─ including overall satisfaction.
Best Powdered Gravy & Stock
Here are the best brands of powdered gravy and stock, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s review:
Maggi rated best with a five-star review for overall satisfaction, while most other brands scooped up four stars. The only exception was Continental, which dipped on three stars for overall satisfaction. Special mention goes to Oxo, which scored full marks for consistency.
About the Winner ─ 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 Cheesy Lasagne Recipe Base
Maggi Beef Bourguignon Recipe Base
Maggi Chilli Con Carne Recipe Base
Prices start from just $1 for a 27g pack of gravy mix, and go up to $9.50 for a 24-pack of Maggi’s chicken stock cubes.
Maggi earned five-star reviews across the majority of the board, including for taste, variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction. It also got four stars for consistency.
About the author of this page
This report was written by Canstar Blue’s home & lifestyle journalist, Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito. She’s an expert on household appliances, grooming products and all things grocery and shopping. In addition to translating our expert research into consumer-friendly ratings reports, Tahnee spends her time helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services, while highlighting the best deals and anything you need to be aware of.
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, 848 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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