Vinegar Reviews

Canstar Blue’s 2021 vinegar review has seen Mazzetti, Cornwell’s, Paul Newman’s Own, Moro, Praise, Woolworths and Coles compared on taste, consistency, range variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction.

See our Ratings Methodology.

Most Satisfied Customers | Mazzetti

Mazzetti ranked number one in Canstar Blue’s 2021 vinegar ratings, achieving five-star reviews for taste, consistency, packaging design and overall satisfaction.

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Mazzetti bottles up win as best-rated vinegar

Vinegar might be the most versatile product in the house. It’s not only great for adding sharpness and balancing flavours when cooking ─ but it can also be used as a natural, eco-friendly way to clean dishwashers and other appliances and surfaces, removing the need for harsh chemicals often contained in cleaning products. That’s what several Aussies do at least, with more than a third (35%) of respondents using vinegar for cleaning. A small number of people also said they consume vinegar for its perceived health benefits (9%). Either way, one in five (21%) make sure to pick up a bottle during their regular grocery shop.

To help you pick the best vinegar for your pantry (and potentially home), Canstar Blue surveyed more than 740 Australian consumers for feedback on the vinegar they bought and consumed from a supermarket or grocer in the last three months. Respondents rated brands on taste, consistency, range variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction. Those that met the minimum sample size of 30 responses are included in our ratings.

Mazzetti cleared the board in our first-ever vinegar review, being the only brand to achieve five stars for overall satisfaction. It also rated best with full marks for taste, consistency and packaging design!

Best Vinegar

Best Mazzetti vinegar

Here are the best brands of vinegar, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s 2021 review:

  1. Mazzetti
  2. Cornwell’s
  3. Paul Newman’s Own
  4. Moro
  5. Praise
  6. Woolworths
  7. Coles

Mazzetti topped our vinegar ratings with five stars for overall satisfaction. Runner-up Cornwell’s, Paul Newman’s Own, Moro and Praise landed on four stars, while Woolworths and Coles followed behind on three stars for overall satisfaction.

It’s worth mentioning that when it comes to getting bang for your buck, Cornwell’s and Woolworths were the only two brands that achieved full marks. Paul Newman’s Own gave a matching score for variety.

About the Winner ─ Mazzetti

Mazzetti vinegar compared

Mazzetti L’Orginale certainly knows how to showcase the versatility of vinegar. It offers different types of products claimed to be ideal for mixing into sauces (and even ice cream), creating salad dressing and marinating foods such as fish and vegetables. Some products like the Mazzetti Organic Pomegranate Apple Cider Vinegar (with probiotics) can also be diluted and used to make a drink!

Some Mazzetti products available include:

  • Mazzetti Balsamic Vinegar of Modena ─ One Leaf
  • Mazzetti Apple Cider Vinegar With The Mother
  • Mazzetti Organic Apple Cider With The Mother ─ Honey & Ginger

Prices usually range between $3.50 for a 250ml bottle of Mazzetti’s balsamic vinegar and go up to $7 for Mazzetti’s Vinegar Balsamic Glaze.

  • Mazzetti was rated best with five stars for taste, consistency, packaging design and overall satisfaction. It also got four stars for value for money, plus three stars for variety.

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 and consumed vinegar from a supermarket or grocer in the last three months – in this case, 742 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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