Costco Greenhouse Ginger Defence Immunity Review

When I first saw the Greenhouse Ginger Defence Immunity Organic Wellness Shots at Costco, I couldn’t decide whether they were a drink or some kind of medicine. I didn’t buy them right away. The first ones we actually tried were given to us by one of my husband’s coworkers when he had a cold. I don’t know how effective they are boosting your body’s immune system, but they’re very refreshing in their own unique way!

Image of the Costco Greenhouse Ginger Defence Immunity box sitting on a table unopened.
Costco Greenhouse Ginger Defence Immunity.

I’ve only reviewed a few products marketed for health from from Costco like the Organika Collagen Powder, Freshbell Pomegranate Collagen Jelly Stick, Greenhouse Organic Probiotic Lemonade, Sambazon Acai Superfood Drink, Wildbrine Raw Organic Sauerkraut and the GTS Organic & Raw Gingerade Kombucha.

Closeup image of a hand holding one bottle of ginger defence.
The ginger defence is packaged in a small glass bottle.

Location in Store

This is located in the refrigerated beverage section at Costco, near the iced coffee and juice. The item number is 1345535.

Image of the back of the box of ginger defence showing the health benefits like it's Non-GMO and plant-based.
Made in Canada, verified Non-GMO.


You can choose to dilute these with water or take them as a shot because they are strong. If you like really strong ginger flavor, you’ll enjoy these. They’re a bit spicy/hot from the mix of ginger and black pepper extract but the orange and apple help to alleviate the heat.

Image of a clear glass with ginger defence poured into the glass, there is not much in the glass, just a bit in the bottom.
This is actually how much is in each bottle! Not much!

The Ginger Defence tastes like a very strong, concentrated ginger juice and is quite refreshing when it’s cold! I enjoy taking them as a shot, especially when I’m sick.


There are 10 teeny tiny 60-milliliter containers in the box and I paid $15.99 Canadian, which isn’t cheap at all! Most products marketed like this aren’t cheap though.

Top down image of an open box of ginger defence showing 10 small unopened bottles in the box.
There are 10 bottles in the box.


The shots need to be kept refrigerated and the best-before date is about a year from when he purchased them.

Image of the side of the box saying you can shoot or dilute the ginger defence.
You can shoot or dilute it!

Each ginger defense comes in a small bottle with a twist off cap so it’s easy to drink it on the go and pop one in your purse, lunch bag or work bag. You can choose to drink it quickly straight from the bottle or dilute it in water or possibly warm tea.

Image of one small unopened bottle of ginger defence sitting on a table.
Ready to try!



Sometimes I find that the amount of calories and sugar in health products completely offsets any health benefits but I don’t find that with these.

One 60-milliliter bottle contains 20 calories, less than a gram of fat, five grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fibre, two grams of sugar, less than a gram of protein and one milligram of sodium.

Image of the nutrition facts for the ginger defence from the back of the box.
Nutrition facts.


Each bottle contains 9600 milligrams of fermented ginger and lemongrass, 5400 milligrams of ginger, and 3210 milligrams of turmeric. The ingredients list is short and sweet with all healthy ingredients listed.

The ginger defence is organic, gluten-free, dairy-free and doesn’t contain any added sugar or artificial sweetener. It’s also Non-GMO and bottled in glass!

Image of the ingredients for the ginger defence from the back of the box.


Taste: 7/10

Cost: 3/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 10/10


Give it a try!

I can’t say for sure these do anything to prevent or treat colds (we’re constantly sick from the viruses my daughter brings home from daycare) but I can say they’re refreshing and tasty.

Have you tried the Costco Greenhouse Ginger Defence? What did you think of it?

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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2 thoughts on “Costco Greenhouse Ginger Defence Immunity Review”

  1. I like to mix them with pineapple juice, coconut water and seltzer. Comes close the the drink ‘The Remedy’ that Earl’s has served off and on alongside their brunch menu.


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