Best-Rated Vinegar

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Most Satisfied Customers | Cornwell's

Aussies have rated Cornwell’s as the top brand in Canstar Blue’s latest vinegar ratings, with five stars for texture & consistency, variety & range and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate vinegar

Our review compares vinegar 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 vinegar they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 883 Australians for their feedback on the vinegar(s) they’ve purchased from a supermarket or grocer and consumed 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 vinegar 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 salad dressing brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality and quantity of the vinegar.
  • Texture & consistency: the vinegar had the expected consistency.
  • Packaging convenience: the vinegar packaging made it easy to open, dispense and store.
  • Taste: the vinegar tasted authentic and matched the flavour description on the packaging (i.e. light, etc.).
  • Variety & range: the vinegar brand had a wide range of products available, including multiple flavours and packaging sizes.

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.

  • Cornwell’s
  • Mazzetti
  • ALDI
  • Coles
  • Woolworths
  • Macro Organic
  • Moro

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Top Vinegar Brand ─ Cornwell’s

Cornwell's Vinegar

Established in 1895, Cornwell’s offers a variety of sauces, relishes and vinegars for shoppers to choose from on supermarket shelves, with its vinegar range including white vinegar, malt vinegar and apple cider vinegar. Each of Cornwell’s products contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, with its vinegar range available in 275ml, 750ml or 2L bottles.

  • Cornwell’s was rated five stars for texture & consistency, variety & range and overall satisfaction, with four stars for taste, packaging convenience and value for money.

What is vinegar made from?

Vinegar is made from combining acetic acid and water, with acetic acid itself made as a result of a fermentation process from yeast-based products, including alcohol.

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About our consumer experts

Dean Heckscher: Site Editor

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.


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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 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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Past ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s vinegar ratings:

  • 2022: Macro Wholefoods (Woolworths)
  • 2021: Mazzetti

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