Costco Johnny’s Black Garlic Vinaigrette Review

Sweet, flavorful black garlic vinaigrette from Costco to use as a salad dressing, dipping sauce or marinade!

Costco Johnny's Black Garlic Vinaigrette bottle
Costco Johnny’s Black Garlic Vinaigrette

Today I’m reviewing Johnny’s Black Garlic Vinaigrette from Costco. I don’t usually do a ton of sauce or dressing reviews, so I decided to pick this product up to review on the blog and enjoy at home.

Some of my favorite sauces, dips and marinades I’ve reviewed from Costco are the Kewpie Deep Roasted Sesame Dressing, Rao’s Marinara, La Terra Fina Queso Dip and the KFI Butter Chicken Sauce.

Location in Store

You can find Johnny’s Black Garlic Vinaigrette at Costco in the aisle with the sauces and salad dressing, it isn’t refrigerated. The item number is 1513748.

Costco Johnny's Black Garlic Vinaigrette  poured in a bowl
Costco Johnny’s Black Garlic Vinaigrette


I really enjoy the taste of this Costco Black Garlic Vinaigrette! I hoped it didn’t have a very strong garlic flavor and it doesn’t. You strongly taste balsamic so this vinaigrette is definitely more on the sweet side.

The dressing is slightly creamy and the texture is nice and thin so a little goes a long way.

The flavor of the vinaigrette goes well with various meats, vegetables, noodles or pasta and appetizers like spring rolls or dumplings. I would offer it to my guests because I think a lot of people would enjoy the simple, sweet, creamy flavor.


This vinaigrette from Costco is $5.99 Canadian for the 944 mL bottle of vinaigrette, it was on sale so I got it for two dollars less than the $7.99 regular price. The sale price isn’t bad for a big bottle of vinaigrette!


You can use this as dressing, marinade or dip! It tastes delicious on noodles like the Rice Ramen from Costco and is an amazing dip for the Bibigo Steamed Dumplings from Costco or the Bibigo Beef Bulgogi Mandu.

It also works well as a salad dressing or marinade or chicken or pork! The best before date is about six months from the date I purchased the vinaigrette and it needs to be kept refrigerated after opening.

Costco Johnny's Black Garlic Vinaigrette  Nutrition Facts
Costco Johnny’s Black Garlic Vinaigrette Nutrition Facts



Two tablespoons is 140 calories, 14 grams of fat, five grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fibre, five grams of sugar, zero grams of protein and 135 mg of sodium. That’s quite a bit of fat and calories so if you can try to limit yourself to only a few tablespoons.

Costco Johnny's Black Garlic Vinaigrette Ingredients
Costco Johnny’s Black Garlic Vinaigrette Ingredients


I have researched some of the ingredients that I wasn’t sure about, for example: propylene glycol alginate which is a food additive used to thicken and emulsify foods. Potassium sorbate is a chemical preservative.

If you’re trying to avoid chemical additives and processed foods in your diet, stick to making your own dressing or marinade with avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil.


Taste: 9/10

Cost: 9/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 1/10


Give it a try!

If you like a balsamic vinaigrette don’t let the black garlic in this turn you off of it! It’s not a strong garlic flavor and is quite delicious, although not the healthiest!

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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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4 thoughts on “Costco Johnny’s Black Garlic Vinaigrette Review”

  1. I love, love, love Johnny’s Black Garlic Balsamic Dressing. The balsamic taste is sweet, with a hint of garlic and works well on all proteins and salads. I can not find it any longer in Costco or Sams and would like it back in store for purchase.

  2. Thank you for this review. I really appreciate the nutrition and ingredients sections. My husband is allergic to sodium benzoate and other “benz” additives so this is important information for us!


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